Welcome to Beyond the Grade, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. BtG was started by Mark Turk in 2014, to support the needs of his at-risk students in the Austin area school districts and to supplement his income as an Austin musician. Beyond the Grade was born.
Our vision is to provide music educational opportunities to students, beyond the traditional classes offered in schools. Giving students opportunities to learn from local music professionals that are working in the Austin music scene.
BtG is currently providing music education for Austin Independent School District and other Austin area private schools.