Our Story

Rowe FamilyCourtnay and Rowe Music Academy was founded over 30 years ago. Beginning with in home piano lessons, Marilyn Courtnay became one of Atlanta’s most sought after instructors. With demand outpacing her calendar, she turned to daughters Cecilia Courtnay Rowe and Ariane Courtnay Crumley to begin taking students and teach in her fun and innovative style, and later husband Jack Courtnay and Cecilia’s husband Sean Rowe as well. The whole family believes students love to learn and practice the music they love to hear! Therefore, Courtnay and Rowe teachers expose students to many genres of music and they give the student the opportunity to choose.

Their love of teaching music led them to expand lessons to include a variety of instruments. Combined with hand selecting the best music instructors Atlanta has to offer, Courtnay and Rowe has grown into Atlanta’s Premier In-Home Music and Education service. In 2011, Courtnay and Rowe opened The Music Studio at Vinings allowing the opportunity for even more students to develop a love for music. Since the Courtnay and Rowe families have lived in Vinings for years, it made the Smyrna/Vinings neighborhood an obvious fit. Under the direction of Cecilia Rowe, the studio has grown exponentially, completing their third expansion in summer 2015.

When asked, Cecilia states, “OUR GOAL IS A HAPPY STUDENT”! Happy students will learn and practice, and more importantly, will always remember their lessons with fond memories and forever keep the love of music! We love hearing from old students sharing they are taking an instrument with them to college, singing with their children or just still playing music for their own enjoyment!”

The Music Studio at Vinings and Courtnay and Rowe In-Home Music Academy are both accepting new students. Please call today to learn more, or send us an email.

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