For 40 years, the nonprofit BTEC has been the conduit for excellence in individual and community music instruction and performances, and is committed to opening access for students of all ages, neighborhoods and skill levels. Through BTEC’s long-standing commitment to the highest quality in arts education, BTEC strings holds the honor of being one of the oldest and most successful community music schools in the nation. Our City Schools students achieve as musicians and scholars, parlaying elements of their BTEC experience to state orchestras, conservatories, science competitions and universities. Most important, BTEC brings families and communities together.

May 3, 2014 at 2PM          BTEC’s All-City Concert

Fall 2014 registration now open.

Levels: We welcome students beginning at age 5, and through high school, and exceptions can be made based on talent and commitment assessment.

Instruments: Violin, Cello, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Viola. BTEC Strings believes home, parent-involved practices require each student to bring home their own instrument. Instruments are available on a first-come, first served basis and are reserved for Baltimore City public school students. Arrangements will be made elsewhere for private or homeschool students for their instruments.

In every part of Baltimore: For the 2014-15 school year semester, classes are offered at 14 locations throughout the City, and include, but not limited to:

MONDAYS: Patterson Park Charter School AND Westside Elementary TUESDAYS: Southwest Baltimore Charter School AND Tunbridge Public Charter School AND Furman Templeton Academy  WEDNESDAYS: 29th Street Community Center Tunbridge Public Charter School AND Bay Brook Elementary THURSDAYS: Northwestern High School  AND Liberty Elementary (some locations have multiple days). NOTE: BTEC Strings is expected to add more locations in the FALL 2014 semester. Check back here to see if a new location fits your family’s schedule. Email us at: Call us at 410-215-2262.

“Art is not in some far-off place. A work of Art is the expression of a man’s whole personality, sensibility and ability.” Dr. Shini’chi Suzuki