Music Lessons

FNKY Music Studios offers private music lessons (both in-person and virtually online), group lessons, pre-school classes, and summer camps. For information on recording services, CLICK HERE.  Read on for lesson info…

Starting in 2019, we have moved to our new downtown Seneca location and have expanded to include group classes, virtual online lessons, “Little Melody Makers” pre-school classes, more private instruction instruments, and a small retail store with beginner instruments and accessories.

CLICK HERE for info on group classes, and all our offerings for Little Musicians and to learn about the director of our kids program, the fabulous Rebecca Smith!  Rebecca also teaches privately on ukulele, banjo, guitar, piano and voice

As of 2020, we now offer private instruction on percussion (drums & mallets), brass, and woodwinds (sax, clarinet, flute) all taught by degreed and experienced staff.

BJ Callahan, owner of FNKY, has over 19 years of music teaching experience and offers lessons on Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, Bass, Songwriting & Theory, and Music Technology.  I teach all ages, skill levels, and genres.  Private lessons are personally tailored to you and your learning style and incorporate my custom curriculum developed over 19 years. Feel free to get in touch to learn more and schedule a tour before you commit to lessons.

When I began my own musical journey at age 11, I studied both the classical method in school for saxophone while simultaneously self-teaching myself guitar. My education continued through a college degree in Music Theory & Composition. Now, I appreciate and encourage combining both a classical and modern practical approach to gain a totally comprehensive musical education that trains your fingers, ears, and brain equally.

Get the edge you need to help separate you from the crowd … musical intelligence. Lessons are taught at FNKY Music Studios at 219 Main St. in Seneca, SC.

Please contact for rates and availability. For info on ukulele and pre-school classes, contact Rebecca at

2020 Private Lesson Rates (for lessons with BJ, contact for other rates):
30 min – $27.50
45 min – $40
60 min – $45
*sibling discounts available!*
*gift certificates available too!*

Student Testimonial, from Paul in 2019:

“As a 60 year old retiree, it was time to follow through on my dream to play the guitar.  I found BJ through a friend’s recommendation for an instructor that was skilled at teaching both young and old students.  It was obvious listening to BJ play that he is an accomplished musician.  After about a year of instruction I have confirmed he is also an accomplished teacher.  He has patiently and comprehensively taken a slow learning “old timer” to a level of acoustic guitar playing that is beyond what I anticipated.  Thank you BJ for helping me reach one of my “bucket list” goals!”