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About Us

Family Safety Plan was founded by
Music Academy Owner & Director Marty Fort


Marty currently owns and operates the largest community music schools in the state of South Carolina, the Columbia Arts Academy®, the Lexington School of Music, and the Irmo Music Academy. The schools serve over 1,500 students studying guitar, voice, bass, drums, and piano. His schools work with 80 music teachers and he is responsible for hiring and overseeing the teaching staff.


Since 2008, Marty has coached hundreds of music school owners on six continents with the Music Academy Success® program. He has taught his members create a consistent and predictable system of enrolling the students that they need for their academies.


Marty is also the inventor of the Musical Ladder System®, recipient of nine US Patents and used by 25,000 music students worldwide. As well as the author of the #1 Amazon best-selling book "The Ultimate Guide To Music Lessons". His work has been featured in books by Entrepreneur Press and Forbes Books Radio. 


Marty created and designed his own music school because he felt that some extra-curricular institutions were not very safe for children. He sought to develop a wonderful, compassionate environment that had a Family Safety Plan built into the program because safety is one of his top priorities as a father.

If you're ready to implement the Family Safety Plan in YOUR music school, click below to get a badge to show that you're part of a nationwide program to keep your students, staff, and teachers safe.

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