Community Music School
Suzuki
Music Therapy
Music Partners
Community Music Center

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music aims to transform lives and build community through the expressive, educational and therapeutic powers of music.

Community Music School

More than 800 students partake in CMS’s robust curriculum offerings that include private lessons, group classes, ensembles and workshops. Our students represent a wide array of backgrounds and abilities, from budding musicians to virtuosos. Students are challenged and inspired by one another and by our world-class educators, making for a dynamic and interconnected music community.

Suzuki Program

The Suzuki Program builds on the principle that if surrounded by a nurturing environment, all children can master music just as they learn their home language. Suzuki is an annual program which requires a full-year commitment. Children ages 3-5 and up are eligible to participate.

Music Therapy

Music Therapy is an evidence-based clinical discipline where music is used to effect positive change and foster creative expression in children and adults. In addition to achieving clinical goals and improving social functioning of those with different abilities, Music Therapy provides people with opportunities to expand their lives and explore issues through creative expression.

Music Partners

Music Partners was created in 1988 in response to a critical need in the community-the rising number of New York City public schools offering no music instruction. It now serves 4,500 students off-site at 24 schools, 8 youth centers, and 3 senior centers in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens, making this the largest off-site music program of any community school in New York City.

Community Music Center

In partnership with Chestnut Commons and the Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, this location is the inaugural site of our Community Music Center Initiative which offers top-quality music education programming at locations convenient and accessible to families across New York City. Chestnut Commons is a new mixed-use building serving residents of Cypress Hills and East New York.

THANKS FOR JOINING US!

It was such a blast to share the streets, stoops, and playgrounds of Park Slope with so many of you and to listen and dance to so much wonderful music together! Thank you for being part of our favorite Open Stages yet.

About BKCM

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music is a 127-year-old non-profit community music school. Our Park Slope home offers private music lessons, group classes, ensembles, and music therapy. Throughout NYC, BKCM provides music education, music therapy services and opportunities for musical engagement at more than 80 sites across all five boroughs. BKCM’s programs serve more than 10,000 New Yorkers from all walks of life. 

Programs & Rentals

BKCM encompasses five unique programs: Community Music School, Suzuki, Music Partners, Music Therapy, and as of 2022, our Community Music Center in Cypress Hills/East New York. We also offer studio rentals in our Park Slope home as well as concerts and events for the whole community to enjoy.

Community Music School

Community Music School

Through our community engagement programs, BKCM brings high-quality music education and music therapy to thousands of students and clients at public schools and community-based organizations across the city.

Suzuki

Suzuki

The Suzuki program builds on the principle that if surrounded by a nurturing environment, all children can master music just as they learn their home language.

Music Therapy

Music Therapy

BKCM offers clinical level music therapy within a community music school to support positive growth and change, serving thousands of learners. Our over twenty credentialed music therapists work with clients at BKCM and at dozens of community outreach sites citywide.

Music Partners

Music Partners

Music Partners was created in 1988 in response to a critical need in the community – the rising number of New York City public schools offering no music instruction. It now serves 4,500 students off-site at 24 schools, 8 youth centers, and 3 senior centers in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens, making this the largest off-site music program of any community school in New York City.

Community Music Center

Community Music Center

Launched in November 2022, the BKCM Community Music Center offers private instrument lessons, a Saturday band program and a summer band camp to students ages 9 to 14, at little to no cost.

Rentals at BKCM

Rentals at BKCM

BKCM has several rental opportunities available to the community and fellow musicians. Host a recital at the Concert Hall, plan a special event in the Garden, or record your next album in one of BKCM’s 17 on-site Music Studios.

Events at BKCM

BKCM produces over 200 events annually, from intimate concerts, block parties, children’s workshops, and more – our events teach our students about music, culture and, ultimately, themselves. We educate, inspire, and  create and foster a unique sense of community.