The BBCM was established in 1992. Professional, amateur and children’s classes focus on comprehensive music education including the Kodály system and the Sáry system, history, analysis and performance skills. Emphasis is placed on those aspects of aural and history studies which are not covered elsewhere. The curriculum and concerts include folk-songs of many nations as well as European art music from the past 1000 years or so. Instrumental playing is an optional but integrated part of the classes. . Musical literacy at its ultimate is a high priority: the sight of a musical score (however complex) translates into full sound in the mind without the aid of any instrument; the sound in the mind can be transferred to paper without mechanical help. The BBCM provides regular weekly classes for young children from age 2 as well as for highly trained professional musicians.

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