Music Academy

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Music is what feelings sound like.
— Georgia Cates

Sounds of Carolina Music Academy strives to serve the community through excellence in musical education opportunities, giving students the skills they need to bring more harmony to our world.


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Sounds of Carolina is a great place to learn to play an instrument. The instructors (Mike and Caitlin are the ones I’ve interacted with) are top notch and really work with you in a no pressure environment. Definitely recommend them for all ages.
— Jamie Hill
Sounds of Music is an excellent place to take your child for music lessons. Caitlin teaches violin and beginner piano. She is amazing with my son. He loves working with her. She connects with him on his level. The atmosphere is cozy and calm. I recommend to anyone wanting to get their child a personalized lesson.
— Cheryl Hopkins
Our daughter has been taking violin for 7 years. Until the end of 2017, she had had basically only one teacher, other than 1 year that this teacher was on maternity leave. When this teacher moved too far away, we reluctantly had to find a new studio/teacher. Thankfully, we found Caitlin Whitehouse at Sounds of Carolina. We thought we were going to have to sample several teachers before finding the right one, but we made the decision to stick with Caitlin after only one lesson. She has been the perfect fit! She understands and encourages a variety of musical styles, and works to provide performance opportunities beyond the standard recital format. She is conveniently located and the fees are competitive.
— kristy w
The studio is warm and inviting, lessons are taught with kindness, laughter and realistic expectations. Caitlin and Brent work well with not only our three children but also with input from us as parents, towards the common goal of instilling a love of music in our children.
— peter maes


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About Us

Music education has been scientifically proven to help students improve academic skills, coordination and motor skills, communication skills, discipline and patience, and self-esteem.

We teach students of all ages, 4 and up. Numerous benefits come with musical instruction, regardless your age.

If you are an adult on the fence about whether to try music lessons, don’t hesitate to book a free trial with us.



Each person is unique, and that is a beautiful thing! Here at SOC, we believe that musical instruction should also be unique to the student. We strive for a balance of excellence, discipline, and fun.

Our private lessons are available in three different lengths: 30, 45, and 60 minutes. The lesson length needed depends upon the student, and can be determined at your trial lesson.


In this digital age, we need as much face time and opportunity for interaction as we can get. Students learn to collaborate with their teachers to make music sound beautiful. Students improve their ability to accept constructive criticism, follow directions, communicate their needs, and work as team.

We also incorporate group classes to supplement private instruction. Please contact us for more information.

Performance Opportunities

SOC provides students with at least three recitals per year. These are held at the Arts Center, are free of charge, and all student families and close friends are welcome to attend. We usually hold a short reception afterward so that families may meet and chat.

Other performance and community outreach opportunities become available throughout the year and are announced accordingly.


Last but not least; community. It is our most valuable asset at SOC. We are proud of the community we have built and are excited to watch it grow. At the end of the day, we just hope that each student that graduates from our academy uses the skills they’ve learned to make the world a better place.