5 Music Programs in Fort Worth

Home to T-Bone Burnett and Kelly Clarkson, Fort Worth has helped multiple music

successes find their voice. The city offers a variety of programs for aspiring musicians, from a

youth orchestra to a real-life “School of Rock.” Check out these five music programs in Fort

Worth, and you might find yourself being crowned the next American Idol.




1. B Sharp Kids

With a mission to “harmonize communities through music,” the B Sharp Youth Music

Program is a free after school program for young musicians. A program of the Goff Family

Foundation, B Sharp has its own auditioned youth orchestra and summer camps at Bass Hall.

B Sharp meets at Como Elementary School. Providing over ten hours of weekly instruction, B

Sharp will keep you wanting to come Bach for more.

Website: http://bsharpkids.org

Address: 4000 Horne Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107


2. Recording Connection Audio Institute

For hands on experience in the recording industry, check out Fort Worth’s Recording

Connection Audio Institute. Recording Connection has many branches nationwide, however,

the Fort Worth branch goes above and beyond since the city has multiple globally acclaimed

recording studios to support its prolific music scene. Meant for serious music lovers, Recording

Connection offers a six-month long course in which students study under a music industry

professional. The program has an incredible success rate with over 70% of Recording

Connection alums going on to work in the music industry.

Website: http://www.recordingconnection.com/school-locations/fort-worth/

Phone number: (800) 755-7597



3. Fort Worth Youth Orchestra

Bringing the classics to a new generation, the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra is an

ensemble of Fort Worth’s youngest, and most talented, music-makers. The orchestra performs

regularly at Bass Performance Hall and throughout the metroplex, sometimes accompanied by

world-renowned musicians in the past such as Van Cliburn and Morton Gould. Furthermore,

the ensemble goes on international tours, giving young musicians a chance to see the world.

For kids who don’t know how to play an instrument, the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra’s Suzuki

Program offers private violin, viola, cello, and bass lessons for children ages three and up.

Website: http://www.fwyo.org/pages/fwyo-suzuki-program

Phone number: (817) 923-3121

Address: 4401 Trail Lake Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76109


4. Early Childhood Music at TCU

Send your baby to college! Texas Christian University has music programs for families

with children from birth to seven years. The program claims that the earlier children are

exposed to music the better, espousing the benefits of music on child development. Early

Childhood Music offers two Music Together programs in which children will enjoy singing,

musical games, dramatic play, and folk dances along with their mom or dad who can join their

0-5 year old. For Mozarts in training, check out TCU Kids Keyboard or Pre-school Piano

Readiness where young students learn the basics of reading music and playing the piano. A

family affair, Early Childhood Music, which meets in TCU’s Ed Landreth Hall, is an educational

and interactive introduction to the world of music.

Website: http://www.musicprep.tcu.edu/earlychildhood.asp

Phone number: (817) 257-6134

Address: 2800 South University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76129



5. Fort Worth School of Rock

School of Rock isn’t just a movie anymore; it’s a program in Fort Worth that can help

you find your inner Mick or Freddie. With private lessons in guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals, and

drums, School of Rock also encourages its students to take part in weekly group lessons where

young musicians meet together and jam. One of the goals of School of Rock is to get its young

rockers to be comfortable to perform in front of live audiences, an important skill for a program

that has produced acts for numerous music festivals such as Austin City Limits. Fort Worth

School of Rock drowns out the competition with its high volume fun.

Website: https://fortworth.schoolofrock.com

Phone number: (817) 332-7625

Address: 905 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107

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