Join us for our 41st Year of Excellence for all Baltimore students and families!

BTEC is proud of its Baltimore Bows Program, which premiered this Fall as our first site-specific string orchestra. Congratulations to the Baltimore Bows for their inclusion in a NPR story aboutSuzuki vs. O’Connor. When it comes to music, what matters is the insistence on tone, posture and position. Since 1974 that guidance has produced many fine musicians! Hear the NPR piece here.

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.

Classes will resume in Fall 2015. Check back for registration information.

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: BTEC strives to be available at locations most convenient to your family and school Check this space in August 2015 for confirmation on locations for the 2015/16 school year.

“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