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Music Education

Fine Arts Chamber Players'/Basically Beethoven's Music Residencies bring professional teaching artists into Dallas schools for individual and group lessons in violin, voice, and piano. Music instruction is completely free of charge to all students - and school districts - involved, and is provided for a minimum of one year. During the 2023 - 2024 school year, Basically Beethoven teaching artists led 448 individual or group lessons in 2 Dallas schools for more than 62 students. That’s equivalent to 14 hours of free music education each week!


Basically Beethoven recruits the highest quality teachers for our programs. All teaching artists are local professional musicians.

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Basically Beethoven Music Residencies

Currently, Fine Arts Chamber Players / Basically Beethoven has long-term music residencies at the following Dallas public schools:

Uplift Preparatory

East Dallas

Teaching artists teach an after-school violin program to 26 students in 4th grade at Atlas Preparatory, a charter school in east Dallas. Students receive violin instruction and music theory lessons at no cost. Fine Arts Chamber Players provides each student a violin and instructional materials, and also helps to coordinate field trips to symphony performances and arrange master classes by local artists.

David W. Carter High School* 

Voice and Piano
South Dallas

Fine Arts Chamber Players subsidizes 4 teaching artists in voice and piano to supplement the existing music programs at Carter. These teaching artists teach private lessons, coach small groups, and even help conduct and prepare large ensembles for concerts and state competitions, both during school hours and after school.

* The Program at David W. Carter High School is sponsored in part from a generous donation from Virginia & Robert Dupuy

Congratulations are in order for FACP’s Music Education team and the music team at David W. Carter School for winning a $5,000 grant from The Grammy Museum Recording Academy.

David W. Carter School is one of the Dallas schools where FACP has music residencies. Carter Teaching Artists are Arielle Collier (Voice) and John Tatum (Piano). FACP’s education at Carter is largely sponsored and by

Virginia & Robert DuPuy.

Mr. Demetrius Ethley, choir teacher at Carter, said:

“About a year ago, someone from the Hoesterey Family Foundation had taken notice of the work being done at Carter and chose us.”

Ethley said that Grammy Museum Recording Academy provides grants to public school music programs that demonstrate a need and a compelling plan to address that need. This program is presented through the generous support from the Ford Motor Company Fund, the Chuck Lorre Family Foundation, and Brian Hoesterey.

FACP is honored to have been part of the success of this program - and applauds the incredible work of Ms. Collier, Mr. Tatum, and Mr. Ethley - including FACP’s Production Manager Jeff Tullis, who coordinates our Music Education program. We also warmly congratulate Virginia DuPuy, who works incredibly hard to keep music education in Dallas schools.

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Meet our Teaching Artists

Our Teaching Artists are professional musicians
dedicated to Music Education.

This section is under construction as we begin the new school year

Thank you for your patience.

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