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10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852

The Strathmore historic Mansion featured small performances and art exhibitions since 1983 and began developing theMore plan for the Music Center shortly after. The Music Center at Strathmore opened on February 5, 2005. The concert hall seats 1,976 and the education center offers more than 75 arts and music education classes every week. The grounds surrounding the mansion and music center includes several sculptures, including the Tetra Con Brio, a 4,500 pound sculpture.

In addition to musical, arts and entertainment events, the Strathmore is available for private event rentals for weddings, corporate events, intimate gatherings and more.

Shifrin's Violin Studio
10105 Wildwood Rd, Kensington, MD 20895
Ms. Charlotte Shifrin teaches private violin lessons to students of all ages. In the fall, she will be resuming herMore music appreciation class on Saturdays. The class is a chronological exploration of the composers' accomplishments in the history of music. Ms. Shifrin will play a a portion of the composer's work that she has covered for discussion. She will teach the Russian composers, including Prokofiev,  Shostakovich and Bartok, and 20th century composers. The music appreciation class will run for six to eight weeks. Afterwards, Ms. Shifrin will teach an opera appreciation class. She has a bachelor's degree in music from the Peabody Conservatory of Music and a master's degree from American University. She has performed with regional chamber orchestras and opera companies, and some of her students have become professional violinists.
Golden Sound Studio
3843 Farragut Ave, Kensington, MD 20895
Founded by Scott Harlan in 2002, Golden Sound Studio provides a variety of services in audio production and musicMore composition.  The staff consists of musicians and sound engineers who can compose new music, record sound for a video or music for a CD.  The studio also provides audio help at your location.  Classes are offered from time to time.  Some of the clients are Discovery, Smithsonian, NASA, advertisement agencies, rock bands and singers.