OPUS Community Music School

OPUS Community Music School


It was so exciting to hear all the student's progress during our dress rehearsal for next week's recital! Stay tuned for our recital next week! 😄🎶🎹🎻
OPUS Community Music School
Festival of Trees is here at John Street Quarters in Westminster!

Come visit us today before 8pm, or tomorrow from 10-2.
Beautiful music provided by OPUS Community Music School

This weekend in worship, special music from our partners at OPUS Community Music School in Sykesville. 🎶
Megan, 23, from Eldersburg, Maryland, is on track to one day securing a job and experiencing the rewards of earning a paycheck. Meanwhile, though, she’s putting her skills to work, and learning new ones, volunteering two days a week at OPUS Community Music School and Visiting Angels, a provider of home care services for seniors.

A reader who loves solving math problems, Megan’s intellectual curiosity and great proficiency with computers and typing, among other talents, defy the stereotypes of someone who was born with autism, who is mostly nonverbal, and who has obsessive compulsive disorder, a condition that drives her laser-focused organizational skills and need to put things in their proper place.

Read all about Megan in our latest article here - https://www.penn-mar.org/megan-holt-forging-a-pathway-to-employment/
The lovely OPUS Community Music School puts out an awesome newsletter, and this month's featured a familiar face, Megan!

Megan volunteers at Opus weekly, and they gave her a nice welcome in their latest newsletter.

Help us congratulate Megan on her volunteering gig!
All ages are invited to watch virtually as the Opus Community Music School faculty perform an evening of classical music LIVE from The Carroll Arts Center tonight, 11/5 at 7pm here on Facebook. In collaboration with Carroll County Public Library, Carroll County Arts Council, Community Media Center of Carroll County, and OPUS Community Music School.
An early announcement of my recital with fellow Opus faculty member Bagus Wiswakarma (violin) on November 8, at 4 p.m.. This is part of a concert series and will be live-streamed from the venue, with in-person 30% seating of up to 150 people. The program is Franz Schubert's Sonatina in D, Bela Bartok's Romanian Dances and Cesar Franck's sonata in A. Details to follow in October.
Today was Maryland Arts Day, an annual opportunity for MD arts organizations to advocate for arts funding at the Maryland House of Delegates in Annapolis.
Our delegation from Carroll County included representatives from the CCAC staff and board, Common Ground on the Hill, Carroll County Cloggers, Carroll County Public Library, and the OPUS Community Music School of Sykesville.
We had the chance to meet with Carroll County delegates Justin Ready, April Rose, and Haven Shoemaker to tell them about our organizations and how the arts have positively impacted Carroll County.
Our delegation encouraged them to support the governor’s proposed FY2021 budget for arts funding, the establishment of the Maryland Arts and Culture Capital Grant program, and the continuation of the Preservation of the Cultural Arts fund.
These three calls to action will ensure that the arts stay alive and well in Maryland for another year (and many more)!
Thanks to everyone at Maryland Citizens for the Arts (MCA) for making this day possible.
On Saturday, October 12th at 7 pm at the Carroll Arts Center, OPUS Community Music School faculty members join Dr. David Krieder to present: "B"eautiful: An Evening of Chamber Music! 🎶 They will be performing chamber music by the famous four B's: Bach, Bartok, Beethoven, and Brahms. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org/eventdetail.asp?event_id=2130

#CarrollArtsCenter #OPUSMusicSchool #ChamberMusic
Dear Opus Community students, families, friends and fellow faculty: Here's a full bio for David Simpson, the cellist I'm giving a recital with on Saturday, July 20 at the Steinway store in Hunt Valley, MD at the Hunt Valley Mall. The concert starts at 4 p.m. and will last one hour. It's free and open to the public. No tickets required.

The program is Chopin's g minor Sonata for cello and piano, Faure's Sicilienne for cello and piano, and Debussy's Clair de Lune for solo piano.

For many years David Simpson has been an active performer in contemporary music and in ensembles devoted to Baroque music on period instruments. As a member of l'Ensemble Kaleidocollage, l'Itinéraire, l'Ensemble 2e2m, and l'Ensemble TM+, he has participated in numerous premiere performances of contemporary solo and chamber works. As for early music, he has been solo (continuo) cellist for Les Arts Florissants since 1983, and has directed several of the group's concert series. He is also a member of the Atlantis Quartet, a string quartet on period instruments whose goal is to "rediscover" both well-known and lesser-known works of the Classical repertory in the light of period performance practice. In solo recitals he will frequently perform a mixture of Baroque and contemporary works.

Since 1988 David Simpson has taught Baroque cello at the Paris Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional , where he also teaches Baroque ornamentation and a class on tuning and temperaments. From 1984 to 1987 he directed the Atelier de Music Baroque at the Lille Conservatory, and has given master classes as part of early music courses in France (Pézenas, Digne, Angoulême, Chinon, Amilly), Austria (Vienna), Sweden (Boras), Italy (Urbino), and the US (Juilliard School, New York).

David Simpson was born in 1952 in New Haven, Connecticut. His interest in the sciences led him to Harvard University, where he studied applied mathematics, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree cm laude in 1974. He studied music at the Juilliard School in New York and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, winning First Prizes in cello and chamber music. His cello teachers were George Finckel, Michael Rudiakov, Bernard Greenhouse, Benjamin Zander, and André Navarra. Classes with the composer Leon Kirchner at Harvard, with Nadia Boulanger, and with cellist Anner Bylsma also contributed strongly to his musical education

His numerous chamber music recordings on CDs include "Triphon" for cello solo by Giacinto Scelsi, cello sonatas by Barrière and Geminiani with harpsichordist Noëlle Spieth, cantatas by Marcello and Haendel with countertenor Henri Ledroit (all on the SOLSTICE label), and Schoenberg's "Pierrot Lunaire" with l'Ensemble Kaleidocollage (LE CHANT DU MONDE).

Music Lessons for children, teens, and adults of all levels in Eldersburg, Carroll County, Maryland. Opus Community Music School celebrates almost 15 years of teaching excellence in Carroll County.

We are proud to be locally owned, proud to have partnered with other non-profits and local businesses, and especially proud of the high quality of our music education. Through community support, we are able to offer instruction to students of every age, ability and background.

Operating as usual

Timeline photos 04/03/2022

Timeline photos



Did you play the piano today on World Piano Day?

Happy World Piano Day! 🎹


Someone give this guy an Oscar!



🎺 Catch the Carroll Concert Band this afternoon at 3pm at Winters Mill High School!
It's a great opportunity to catch some live classical music and support their summer music scholarship programs.

Only $10 for adults and FREE for students! Tickets available at the door.
This concert is funded in part by a CCAC Mini Grant.


Cute.....thanks to Musical Humor for sharing.....


Met Concert for Ukraine 3/14 @8pm

WBJC will be broadcasting a special concert from the Met on Monday, March 14th at 8pm.

A Concert for Ukraine, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leading the Met Orchestra and Chorus, featuring a roster of star soloists. The special concert will offer solidarity for Ukrainian citizens under attack, with all ticket sales and proceeds supporting relief efforts in the country.

In announcing the special concert, Met General Manager Peter Gelb said, “The Met and its artists, led by Yannick, wish to lend our support to the innocent victims of Ukraine, whose lives have been torn asunder. We hope the power of our performance will provide some measure of artistic solace, while helping to inspire empathetic people around the world to make donations.”

“Music truly has the power to heal, and I hope this special concert will demonstrate our unwavering support for the suffering people of Ukraine,” said Maestro Nézet-Séguin. “In times of crisis, it is so important that artists unite and provide consolation and inspiration through our work.”

- Ukrainian National Anthem
- “A Prayer for the Ukraine” by Valentin Silvestrov
- Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber
- “Va, pensiero” from Verdi’s Nabucco
- Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss - Lise Davidsen
- Finale from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 - Elza van den Heever, Jamie Barton, Piotr Beczała, and Ryan Speedo Green

More information about the live, in-person concert and tickets can be found at metopera.org.


Violinist plays in Ukrainian air-raid shelter

🎻 This video from Ukraine needs no words. As the bombs fall outside, a young woman in an air-raid shelter plays the violin.


Pray for peace.....


This is a gentle reminder that Opus is open today. We do not always follow the CCPS calendar, so be sure to refer to the OPUS calendar to check our scheduled holidays.

We look forward to seeing all our Monday students today. 🎹🎺🎷🥁🎻🎼

Musically Yours,
Your Opus Team

Dolphins respond to flute-playing, proving live music could improve aquatic communication 02/19/2022

Dolphins respond to flute-playing, proving live music could improve aquatic communication


Dolphins respond to flute-playing, proving live music could improve aquatic communication Researchers at Australian National University suggest that music could be the (major) key to helping humans communicate with the aquatic mammals.

How music can help kids learn literacy skills - MindShift 02/17/2022

How music can help kids learn literacy skills - MindShift

Literacy depends on detecting sound patterns. “When we think about rhythm, we think about music. But there is rhythm in speech."

How music can help kids learn literacy skills - MindShift One of the many benefits of music education is the way it can help with reading and language skills.


A heart-shaped love song from the 15th century. Because music and matters of the heart have always been linked... ❤️


Happy Valentine's Day! 💕🎵💕🎵 Music is a universal language. What is your favorite love song? Comment below!


Go practice!!🎹🎻🎷🎺🥁🎸🎶🎵



The Holocaust-surviving violins that endured atrocities to tell a vital story 01/28/2022

The Holocaust-surviving violins that endured atrocities to tell a vital story

"Some of these instruments survived, even if the musicians did not."


The Holocaust-surviving violins that endured atrocities to tell a vital story The Violins of Hope contain in their wooden forms the stories of utmost pain, loss and hope, having survived a period in history that many of their owners didn’t.


A musical smile for Monday.....thanks to Music Through the Night for sharing.....


Backstage with Claire Chase

Claire Chase plays FIVE different kinds of flute ❤️


This 97-year-old piano prodigy has such an inspiring story

What a wonderful story!🎶🎹


Weather Update: Opus is open today Thursday Jan 20th, 2022! Happy extra practicing! 😄
#OpusCommunityMusicSchool #WeatherUpdate #WeAreOpenToday #HappyPracticing


Since it is snowing here...❄☃️❄☃️❄☃️

How a whole generation learned classical music from watching old cartoons 01/16/2022

How a whole generation learned classical music from watching old cartoons

How a whole generation learned classical music from watching old cartoons For those whose childhoods are inextricably linked with Bugs Bunny’s virtuoso pianism, take a trip down memory lane with this brilliant Twitter thread.



A musical smile for Thursday.....thanks to Classical 89 for sharing.....


❄️Dear Opus Families and Faculty❄️,

Our policy is "If the CCPS and/or Snow Emergency Plan is in effect, all Opus activities are cancelled”. ❄️⛄ So, our physical location is CLOSED today, Friday January 7, 2022.

If you and your teacher have discussed virtual lessons, such as FaceTime or Skyping, confirm that with your teacher if you wish to do so for today.

Stay safe and warm!
Your Opus Team

Opus Community Music School — Contact 01/05/2022

Opus Community Music School — Contact

Are you looking to start off 2022 with a new endeavor? Did you make a resolution to try something you haven't tried before? How about taking lessons from one of our awesome faculty members? Contact us today at https://www.opuscms.org/contact-1 to schedule a free trial lesson.
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching our community by providing the highest quality, affordable music lessons to students of every age, ability and background. Your support makes our programming possible.
Opus Community Music School is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Organization. Donations are tax deductible. Also, check to see if your company or workplace can match your donation!
Donate via our paypal:
For donations over $100, please contact us at [email protected].

Opus Community Music School — Contact Get in touch to request a free 30 minute trial lesson with one of our teachers.Many questions are answered on our FAQ page. Many of our teachers are available for remote learning.

Donate to Opus Community Music School 12/28/2021

Donate to Opus Community Music School

It's almost the end of 2021! Are you looking for some tax deductions? Donate to OPUS! No amount is too small. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching our community by providing the highest quality, affordable music lessons to students of every age, ability and background. Your support makes our programming possible.

Opus Community Music School is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Organization. Donations are tax deductible. Also, check to see if your company or workplace can match your donation!

Donate via our paypal:

For donations over $100, please contact us at [email protected].

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Happy Holidays from your team at Opus!! 🎶😊🎶
#OpusCommunityMusicSchool #HappyHolidays


Christmas on Classic FM: Berlioz 'The Shepherd's Farewell'

Berlioz’s sublime ‘Shepherd’s Farewell’, performed by the Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras under Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

Watch this performance as part of a full concert stream of ‘L’enfance du Christ’ on 22 December at 8pm, on Deutsche Grammophon - DG Stage 👉 https://dgt.link/stage_gardiner_berlioz

Classic FM | The Home of Christmas Music


Cute.....thanks to Piano Lessons with Jennifer - Piano Teacher for sharing.....


A musical Christmas groan for Sunday.....

Photos from OPUS Community Music School's post 12/20/2021

Bravi tutti on a wonderful recital! It has been so much fun to watch all of the progress our students have made this past semester. Keep up the hard work everyone and Happy Holidays! 🎶🎻🎹😄
#OpusCommunityMusicSchool #FallSemester #Recital #Bravo

Stanton's Sheet Music 12/13/2021

Stanton's Sheet Music

Stanton's Sheet Music Stanton's offers sheet music for concert band, jazz, choral, vocal, piano, guitar tabs, methods, solos & ensembles. Sheet music downloads available online.

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OPUS Community Music School offers private and group lessons for the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, guitar, flute, oboe, clarinet, sax, trumpet, french horn, voice, and recorder.




6217 Sykesville Rd
Eldersburg, MD

Opening Hours

Monday 3pm - 7pm
Tuesday 3pm - 7pm
Wednesday 3pm - 7pm
Thursday 3pm - 7pm
Friday 3pm - 7pm

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