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Opus Community Music School

6217 Sykesville Rd

Eldersburg, MD 21784

Phone (Mon-Fri): 443-300-8702

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Opus Community Music School is 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.

The Opus Community Music School is celebrating more than ten years of teaching excellence in Carroll County. We are proud to be locally owned, and especially proud to feature the highest quality of music instruction. Through community support, we are able to offer music instruction to students of every age, ability and background.

Founded in 2007 as the "Carroll County String Project" by retired violin and viola teacher Margaret Motter Ward, Opus was designed to address several perceived challenges:

1) The shortage of qualified teachers for private study of string instruments
2) The lack of a facility to train string teachers
3) The lack of specific string instruction in the public schools where most instrumental music teachers were players of band instruments
4) The inability of Carroll County string students to compare favorably with string students from other counties in Maryland.
Our students attend festivals nationwide and have won numerous scholarships and awards. Our new Eldersburg location is giving us even greater access to students where they are, and providing music lessons to residents of the south Carroll and Freedom area without needing to travel to Howard County, Peabody or Westminster.  


Your support makes our programming possible. Opus Community Music School is a 501.3c Non Profit Organization. Donations are tax deductible.

We are happy to accept donations electronically through our website! Donations on behalf of others make thoughtful gifts. 

For donations over $100, please contact us.

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Our piano technician, Ray Strauss, stopped by our studio to deconstruct an 1889 Estey. Since the piano has become unplayable, it's parts will be lovingly repurposed in the months to come.