Music Programs

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Baltimore City

Baltimore School for the Arts TWIGS Program

712 Cathedral St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Age: 7-14
Average Class Sizes: 15
Becky Mossing
(443) 642 - 5167
Instruments Offered: Full range of instruments: strings, piano and harp instruction starting at grade 2. Instruction for all other instruments - grades 5-8.

This a free program for Baltimore City residents only. Students are accepted by audition only. Auditions take place in the spring for the following school year. This is a Saturday program; students have a private lesson, musicianship class, and ensemble.

Baltimore School of Music

4200 St. Paul St.
Baltimore, MD 21218

Age: 4-up
Average Class Sizes:
(443) 687 - 7000
Instruments Offered: Piano, Guitar, voice, Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Horn, Tuba,

Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras

1212 Cathedral St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Age: Up to 18 yrs.
Average Class Sizes:
Alicia Kosack
(410) 783 - 8076
Instruments Offered: Strings, winds, brass, percussion

Three ensembles tailored to specific age groups and skill levels, offering each student individualized attention and a supportive, collaborative performance environment. Students have opportunities to interact with BSO musicians as well as other exclusive learning opportunities and collaborations.

Baltimore County

Beyond the Natural

5110 Frederick Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21229

Age: 5-18
Average Class Sizes: small group or individual
Robert Levine
(410) 934 - 7252
Instruments Offered: drum, piano, guitar

Beyond The Natural Foundation (BTNF) is a music arts enrichment nonprofit organization created to empower youth through music. We provide fun small group classes on drumming, piano, guitar, songwriting and music production. We even have opportunities for children with special needs in our Music Therapy program. We also offer private lessons on playing the drum set, piano, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, and music production. We serve youth ages 5 through 18. JOIN OUR COMMUNITY and invest in a child’s creative future TODAY!

Baltimore School for Drumming

2407 E. Joppa Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21234

Age: 5-up
Average Class Sizes: Individual instruction only
Mark Jones
(410) 661 - 4535
Instruments Offered: Drums, mallets, timpani, hand drums

Baltimore School of Music

4200 St. Paul St.
Baltimore, MD 21218

Age: 4-up
Average Class Sizes:
James Lowe
(443) 687 - 7000
Instruments Offered: Piano, guitar, voice, violin, viola, cello, flute, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, horn, tuba, euphonium

BASICS Music Institute (The)

9533 Bel Air Road
Nottingham, MD 21236

Age: Kindergarten - Adult
Average Class Sizes: Individual and Group
Anthony Mitchell
(410) 661 - 6848
Instruments Offered: Brass, Woodwinds, Voice, Recording Arts, Piano, Performance, Strings, Guitar

Music Performance Based School

Howard County

Bethany Music Center

3030 Bethany Ln.
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Age: infant-adult
Average Class Sizes: 5-15 (depending upon child's age), private lessons also available
Sherrie McKay
(410) 465 - 0150
Instruments Offered: voice, piano, cello, viola, violin, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, trumpet, and drums

Children’s Music Classes: Wednesdays, 6-7 PM; private lessons by appointment most weekdays and evenings