CAROLINA SCHOOL of MUSIC is an educational wing of the music ministry of Colonial Baptist Church located at 6051Tryon Road in Cary, NC. Established in 2001, the Carolina School of Music (CSM) exists to raise up a generation of musicians who are “trained and skilled in music for the LORD.” (1 Chronicles 25:7, NIV) Exceptional Christian professionals instruct students of all levels, from beginner to advanced, at an affordable price.

We believe that establishing solid musical foundations opens doors for our students to use their talents and abilities in many ways. With this in mind, we begin with the basics. Music theory and technique are included in each lesson and music is selected according to the ability and interests of the individual.  Our experienced instructors teach a variety of styles including classical, pop, jazz, and traditional and contemporary Christian. Students are challenged to improve their musicianship in an encouraging environment which enables them to be an active participant in any musical venue.

Join us at Carolina School of Music where we strive for the exceptional to the glory of God.


Gary Hallquist, Director



Group class available:

Small Group Ensemble –

Registration for the spring small group ensemble will be available starting Nov. 27

Click on “Group Classes” on the menu bar for class description. 





Start lessons at any time.  Register below to begin. You will be contacted by phone or email to schedule lessons.

              REGISTER as a new student for the 2017-18 school year 

The registration fee pays the next full month tuition.

If you would like to begin lessons within the month, you pay for the number of lessons available by cash or check at the first lesson. 



MONTHLY TUITION for registered students only

Payment is due by the 15th of the previous month – (ex. payment by Sept. 15th pays the October tuition.)

You may via this link monthly, or choose to set up automatic payments. 

Note: Schedule last payment for July. All students must register in August for the new school year.




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