FTC Saturday Kids

Music lessons can pay off for decades, even for those who no longer play instruments. Music keeps the mind sharp, serving as a challenging cognitive exercise. It also feeds the soul, develops character and boosts creativity. Music does not discriminate between race, income, or social status. It benefits children equally.
- Childhood Music Lessons May Provide Lifelong Boost in Brain Functioning, Science Daily

What We Do

FTC, in partnership with KEYS (Kids Empowered by Your Support) is proud to offer FREE music education opportunities for elementary and middle school music students from the Bridgeport public school system.

The classes, which run from September through June, are a mix of individual music lessons as well as workshops for dozens of students in piano, classical guitar, strings and chorus.  Subjects taught include technique, reading music and collaborative playing. Workshops end with a short recital on StageOne. The program serves over 60 individual students per year, offering over 600 individual lessons. It is made possible through the generous support of FTC donors.  

Our Partners

KEYS, a Connecticut-based nonprofit provides private cello, piano, violin, and classical guitar lessons, taught by experienced instructors, during the school day to Bridgeport children whose families do not have the means to pay for music instruction. KEYS also conducts music awareness, music fundamentals, group recorder, and group choral lessons, all on school grounds, both after-school and during the summer.