Photo of Jim Morgan, a folk musician and music teacher in Columbia, SC

About Me


I'm a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and music teacher located in Columbia, South Carolina. I'll attempt to play anything with strings and have a love of Appalachian music traditions. Here you'll find information about my music, lessons, and who/where/when I'm playing in the near future. If you see anything you're interested in, drop me a line. I'm always happy to talk music.

I also provide live music for public and private events. Contact me for more information about booking.


Photo of Jim with a student during a banjo lesson at Bill's Music Shop

Everyone has the ability to learn a musical instrument! Whether your goals are playing for your own enjoyment or performing for others I'd love to help you reach them.

I offer guitar, banjo, mandolin & fiddle lessons to students of all ages, in the Columbia, SC area. I use my own materials and tend to focus on traditional Appalachian music, i.e. bluegrass and old time, but can help students get started and progress in any style. For my banjo students, I teach both Scruggs style (i.e. bluegrass) and clawhammer. contact me for more information, or to schedule a lesson.

I'm currently teaching out of Bill's Music Shop & Picking Parlor in West Columbia.


Contact Me

Send me a note using the form below. I'll do my best to get back to you as soon as possible. You can also contact me the old fashioned way by:

Phone: (803) 386-8478