Lessons, Classes & Ensembles

For Students of All Ages and Skill Levels

Read the NEW 2021-2022 Course Catalog here

Private Lessons

Early Childhood Music

Instrument Friends

Theory & Composition

Classes for Adults

Ensembles

Voice & Musical Theatre

Amy Winehouse Jazz Program

Suzuki Method

Music Therapy

Youth

Teens

Adaptive Music Lessons

Children and adults who show an interest in learning to play an instrument, but who need extra support, can benefit from studying with a music educator with a degree in music therapy.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are a core learning experience at BKCM and are available for every major instrument including voice. Drawing from a diverse faculty of world-class musicians and educators, we match each student to a teacher whose approach and experience fit their learning style.

Instrument Adventures

A popular offering at BKCM, students discover music from various parts of the world and explore a range of instruments from the wind, brass, string and percussion families. Students learn how instruments work through hands-on demonstrations, instrument-building activities and guest musicians.

Sing & Play

Sing and Play will have you bouncing and singing with your little one all day long. Our repertoire promotes motor skill development, singing, listening and playing small percussion instruments.

Music Adventures

Students use their imagination to create their own adventures based on musical elements, getting an early taste of what it’s like to work as a musical ensemble.

SECE (Suzuki Early Childhood Education)

Bond with your little one through music! A gateway to our world-class Suzuki program, children and parents learn and interact with other families through music, gently developing social-emotional skills, vocabulary, motor, number, pitch, singing, and listening skills.

SING & PLAY IN THE GARDEN

Come join us in our tent (rain or shine) for a special 4 week, outdoors music and meetup with our popular Sing & Play teacher, Mary Jo McBride.

Guitar Friends

Ready to learn guitar? Students learn proper guitar technique such as how to play chords, strum, and pick.

Piano Friends

A fun introduction to the piano, students develop proper piano technique, learn how to read music, create group compositions and perform full ensemble pieces.

Violin Friends

Students begin their journey with the violin in a cheerful group setting which Integrates elements of improvisation and composition as well as essential musicianship skills such as sight reading, ear training and singing.

Notation, Ear Training and Theory

Our theory and composition classes in the community music school are more than just a supplement to private lessons. Leveled by age and experience; our beginner programs will help students advance in their private lessons while building essential musicianship skills and developing their creativity in a fun, low pressure group setting.

Composition Club

For the budding songwriter and future film composer, this class will ignite students’ imagination and provide a solid foundation in music theory.

Intro to Music Theory for Adults

This class is for adults who are interested in understanding the fundamentals of music and covers building blocks such as notation, harmony, melody and rhythm. No prior training in music is required for this class, which will bring a fresh perspective to the music you listen to everyday.

Intro to Music Theory for Adults Level 2

Designed for adult students who seek additional support, this class offers supplemental music knowledge in order to focus private lesson attention on performance technique and self expression. Students engage in small composition activities that engage them with musical concepts and provide a window into the mind of a composer.

Beat Making and DJ

A fun introduction to the fundamental and creative elements of DJ and what it takes to put together a DJ set. Students learn mixing, scratching and drum breaks along with song structure, musical phrasing and DJ notation.

Songwriting Workshop for Teens

One fleeting idea can spark a whole song! Come join Joy Askew, whose songs have captured the attention of Quincy Jones and has performed and worked with Peter Gabriel and Sufjan Stevens.

Community Klezmer Band

This is a great opportunity for those who might be interested in trying a new genre and who haven’t played klezmer music before! This session is geared toward advanced beginner / intermediate players ages 16+ with 2+ years of experience.

Intro to Music Theory for Adults

This class is for adults who are interested in understanding the fundamentals of music and covers building blocks such as notation, harmony, melody and rhythm. No prior training in music is required for this class, which will bring a fresh perspective to the music you listen to everyday.

Intro to Music Theory for Adults Level 2

Designed for adult students who seek additional support, this class offers supplemental music knowledge in order to focus private lesson attention on performance technique and self expression. Students engage in small composition activities that engage them with musical concepts and provide a window into the mind of a composer.

Beginner Group Piano (Adults)

This class is open to adults who are either completely new to the piano or have had some prior experience at a beginner level. In a relaxed small group setting, students receive individual attention and helpful resources to familiarize them with the piano.

Beginner Group Guitar (Adults)

Almost any song can be learned with the knowledge of a few chords. Open to adults who are either completely new to the guitar or have had minimal prior experience, this relaxed small group class gives students individual attention and helpful resources to learn simple chords and melodies.

Intro to Singing for Adults

If you’ve never had formal training or would like to start singing again, this course will help students discover vocal technique, warm-up exercises and guided meditations that bring an awareness to the body in preparation for singing. This class will expand both singing and speaking voices through connection of mind, body and emotion.

Chamber Music

From woodwind and brass ensembles to string quartets and mixed instrument ensembles, our chamber groups are specifically tailored to the interest and skill level of the members. In our chamber program there is something for everyone!

Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra

Experience the joys of performing in a full orchestra! Open by audition to adult orchestral musicians from intermediate to advanced levels, the BCCO performs works of the great orchestral repertoire.

Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale

This dynamic 40+ member mixed choir performs a rich variety of musical styles, both a cappella and with accompaniment from the Renaissance to today.

Big Bad Brass Band

Dust off your old trombone, saxophone, clarinet, or snare drum! All brass and wind instruments and percussion are welcome, at any level and any age, for BKCM’s community brass band.

Brooklyn Harmonics Teens

This teen singing ensemble will learn and perform music across the spectrum of pop, rock, jazz, and world music, arranged especially for this ensemble’s skill level by Jeff Klitz.

Piano Ensemble

In a fun and rewarding social setting, grouped with like instruments in small groups, students perform classic pop, rock and classical pieces that are tailor made to match their level and experience.

String Ensemble

In a fun and rewarding social setting, grouped with like instruments in small groups, students perform classic pop, rock and classical pieces that are tailor made to match their level and experience.

Guitar Ensemble

In a fun and rewarding social setting, grouped with like instruments in small groups, students perform classic pop, rock and classical pieces that are tailor made to match their level and experience.

Community Klezmer Band

This is a great opportunity for those who might be interested in trying a new genre and who haven’t played klezmer music before! This session is geared toward advanced beginner / intermediate players ages 16+ with 2+ years of experience.

Brass Ensemble

Brass ensemble is for young students with at least two years of private lessons. Playing in an ensemble is essential for any brass musician where they can learn important elements such as how to play in tune, blend and support their sound and balance within a section. Students work on intermediate brass repertoire including classical, pop and jazz selections.

Bluegrass Ensemble

Vocalists and string, guitar and mandolin players are invited to experience the historicAmerican music of bluegrass. Taught by expert bluegrass musicians, in a fun jam-style approach, students experience the joys of leading, improvising and accompanying traditional folk songs and old-time music.

Jazz Instrumental Lab

In this weekly small group ensemble, jazz musicians at an intermediate level have the opportunity to collaborate, improvise, rehearse and develop the confidence for public performance.

Beat Making and DJ

A fun introduction to the fundamental and creative elements of DJ and what it takes to put together a DJ set. Students learn mixing, scratching and drum breaks along with song structure, musical phrasing and DJ notation.

Music Partners Brooklyn Band Academy

The Brooklyn Band Academy brings together students who have participated in Music Partners programs throughout Brooklyn. Working with our first rate teaching artists, students will continue study of their instrument, and will explore film composing, digital music games, and go on virtual field trips to learn about different careers in music.

Academia de Banda de Brooklyn

La academia de banda une a estudiantes que han participado en el programa Music Partners en Brooklyn. Mientras trabajan con maestros de primer nivel, los estudiantes continuaran aprendiendo su instrumento y exploraran el mundo de la composición para películas, juegos digitales, y viajes digitales en donde aprenderán acerca de diferentes carreras en música.

Musical Theatre Workshop Level 1

Young performers learn proper singing technique—including breath control, posture, and diction—while exploring classic and contemporary music theatre repertoire.

Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale

This dynamic 40+ member mixed choir performs a rich variety of musical styles, both a cappella and with accompaniment from the Renaissance to today.

Brooklyn Harmonics Teens

This teen singing ensemble will learn and perform music across the spectrum of pop, rock, jazz, and world music, arranged especially for this ensemble’s skill level by Jeff Klitz.

Musical Theatre Workshop Level 2

For students with some experience in musical theatre, young performers expand healthy singing techniques—including breath control, posture and diction—while exploring classic and contemporary musical theatre repertoire.

Songwriting Workshop for Teens

One fleeting idea can spark a whole song! Come join Joy Askew, whose songs have captured the attention of Quincy Jones and has performed and worked with Peter Gabriel and Sufjan Stevens.

Intro to Singing for Adults

If you’ve never had formal training or would like to start singing again, this course will help students discover vocal technique, warm-up exercises and guided meditations that bring an awareness to the body in preparation for singing. This class will expand both singing and speaking voices through connection of mind, body and emotion.

Jazz Travelers

This high-caliber jazz ensemble program offers teens the chance to explore the world of jazz and improvisation. Students dig deep into classic jazz standards, contemporary works, original compositions, and music from around the world.

Amy Winehouse Jazz Explorers

This program focuses on developing young female identifying and gender non-binary leaders in jazz through mentorship, performance, and collaboration with professional musicians.

Creative Music Ensemble

Students learn advanced jazz repertoire and theory and are encouraged to compose, arrange and rehearse their own music in class. This course will prepare students for advanced high school and college level jazz programs.

SECE (Suzuki Early Childhood Education)

Bond with your little one through music! A gateway to our world-class Suzuki program, children and parents learn and interact with other families through music, gently developing social-emotional skills, vocabulary, motor, number, pitch, singing, and listening skills.

Suzuki Method

The Suzuki Method is recognized worldwide as a highly effective approach for teaching children the language of music. Generations of students have begun a lifelong journey of musical enrichment through this approach.

BKCM Summer Strings and Piano Workshops (STRINGS WEEK)

Join us for a great week of summer music making! This five-day drop-off mini-camp for violin, viola, cello, guitar & bass students includes a daily semi-private lesson plus an ensemble class featuring Skye Steele.

BKCM Summer Strings and Piano Workshops (PIANO WEEK)

Join us for a great week of summer music making! This five-day drop-off mini-camp for piano students includes a daily semi-private lesson plus an ensemble class featuring FABULOUS GUEST PIANO TEACHER.

Adaptive Music Lessons

Children and adults who show an interest in learning to play an instrument, but who need extra support, can benefit from studying with a music educator with a degree in music therapy.

On-Site Music Therapy

In Music Therapy, the developmental, emotional, psychological and social needs of children and adults are addressed through active music-making in a relationship with a music therapist.

Adaptive Music Lessons

Children and adults who show an interest in learning to play an instrument, but who need extra support, can benefit from studying with a music educator with a degree in music therapy.

Chamber Music

From woodwind and brass ensembles to string quartets and mixed instrument ensembles, our chamber groups are specifically tailored to the interest and skill level of the members. In our chamber program there is something for everyone!

Guitar Friends

Ready to learn guitar? Students learn proper guitar technique such as how to play chords, strum, and pick.

On-Site Music Therapy

In Music Therapy, the developmental, emotional, psychological and social needs of children and adults are addressed through active music-making in a relationship with a music therapist.

Jazz Travelers

This high-caliber jazz ensemble program offers teens the chance to explore the world of jazz and improvisation. Students dig deep into classic jazz standards, contemporary works, original compositions, and music from around the world.

Piano Friends

A fun introduction to the piano, students develop proper piano technique, learn how to read music, create group compositions and perform full ensemble pieces.

Suzuki Method

The Suzuki Method is recognized worldwide as a highly effective approach for teaching children the language of music. Generations of students have begun a lifelong journey of musical enrichment through this approach.

Bluegrass Summer Jam

Calling all vocalists, string and guitar players—come experience the truly American music of Bluegrass!

Amy Winehouse Jazz Explorers

This program focuses on developing young female identifying and gender non-binary leaders in jazz through mentorship, performance, and collaboration with professional musicians.

Composition Club Summer Camp

What’s your song? Music composition encourages students to dream big and explore the power of music. No prior experience in music notation is necessary.

Piano Ensemble

In a fun and rewarding social setting, grouped with like instruments in small groups, students perform classic pop, rock and classical pieces that are tailor made to match their level and experience.

String Ensemble

In a fun and rewarding social setting, grouped with like instruments in small groups, students perform classic pop, rock and classical pieces that are tailor made to match their level and experience.

Guitar Ensemble

In a fun and rewarding social setting, grouped with like instruments in small groups, students perform classic pop, rock and classical pieces that are tailor made to match their level and experience.

Violin Friends

Students begin their journey with the violin in a cheerful group setting which Integrates elements of improvisation and composition as well as essential musicianship skills such as sight reading, ear training and singing.

PIANO EXPLORERS SUMMER CAMP

Based on our popular Piano Friends classes, this camp offers a fun, interactive approach to learning piano in small groups of 4 students. Our engaging curriculum will have students reading and playing music in no time. This summer series is a perfect starter for complete beginners, and those with 1-2 years of experience will love participating in an ensemble.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are a core learning experience at BKCM and are available for every major instrument including voice. Drawing from a diverse faculty of world-class musicians and educators, we match each student to a teacher whose approach and experience fit their learning style.

Music Partners Brooklyn Band Academy

The Brooklyn Band Academy brings together students who have participated in Music Partners programs throughout Brooklyn. Working with our first rate teaching artists, students will continue study of their instrument, and will explore film composing, digital music games, and go on virtual field trips to learn about different careers in music.

Academia de Banda de Brooklyn

La academia de banda une a estudiantes que han participado en el programa Music Partners en Brooklyn. Mientras trabajan con maestros de primer nivel, los estudiantes continuaran aprendiendo su instrumento y exploraran el mundo de la composición para películas, juegos digitales, y viajes digitales en donde aprenderán acerca de diferentes carreras en música.

BKCM Summer Strings and Piano Workshops (STRINGS WEEK)

Join us for a great week of summer music making! This five-day drop-off mini-camp for violin, viola, cello, guitar & bass students includes a daily semi-private lesson plus an ensemble class featuring Skye Steele.

BKCM Summer Strings and Piano Workshops (PIANO WEEK)

Join us for a great week of summer music making! This five-day drop-off mini-camp for piano students includes a daily semi-private lesson plus an ensemble class featuring FABULOUS GUEST PIANO TEACHER.

Adaptive Music Lessons

Children and adults who show an interest in learning to play an instrument, but who need extra support, can benefit from studying with a music educator with a degree in music therapy.

Chamber Music

From woodwind and brass ensembles to string quartets and mixed instrument ensembles, our chamber groups are specifically tailored to the interest and skill level of the members. In our chamber program there is something for everyone!

On-Site Music Therapy

In Music Therapy, the developmental, emotional, psychological and social needs of children and adults are addressed through active music-making in a relationship with a music therapist.

Jazz Instrumental Lab Summer Session

In this weekly small-group ensemble, jazz musicians of all skill levels have the opportunity to collaborate, improvise, rehearse, and develop the confidence for public performance.

Jazz Travelers

This high-caliber jazz ensemble program offers teens the chance to explore the world of jazz and improvisation. Students dig deep into classic jazz standards, contemporary works, original compositions, and music from around the world.

Bluegrass Summer Jam

Calling all vocalists, string and guitar players—come experience the truly American music of Bluegrass!

Brooklyn Harmonics Teens

This teen singing ensemble will learn and perform music across the spectrum of pop, rock, jazz, and world music, arranged especially for this ensemble’s skill level by Jeff Klitz.

Guitar Ensemble

In a fun and rewarding social setting, grouped with like instruments in small groups, students perform classic pop, rock and classical pieces that are tailor made to match their level and experience.

Creative Music Ensemble

Students learn advanced jazz repertoire and theory and are encouraged to compose, arrange and rehearse their own music in class. This course will prepare students for advanced high school and college level jazz programs.

Amy Winehouse Summer Jazz Camp

Heat up your jazz and improvisation skills this summer! Students of all levels and experience with jazz are welcome. Students work in small groups and masterclasses with a top-notch faculty who are active in the creative jazz community, developing skills in improvisation and jazz theory.

Klezmer Summer Intensive

This session is open to all strings, woodwinds, brass, piano and accordion players with 2+ years experience on their instrument. This session is geared toward advanced beginner / intermediate players who want to learn the secrets and inner workings of Klezmer Sekund! (accompaniment)

Private Lessons

Private lessons are a core learning experience at BKCM and are available for every major instrument including voice. Drawing from a diverse faculty of world-class musicians and educators, we match each student to a teacher whose approach and experience fit their learning style.

Beat Making and DJ

A fun introduction to the fundamental and creative elements of DJ and what it takes to put together a DJ set. Students learn mixing, scratching and drum breaks along with song structure, musical phrasing and DJ notation.

Songwriting Workshop for Teens

One fleeting idea can spark a whole song! Come join Joy Askew, whose songs have captured the attention of Quincy Jones and has performed and worked with Peter Gabriel and Sufjan Stevens.

Music Partners Brooklyn Band Academy

The Brooklyn Band Academy brings together students who have participated in Music Partners programs throughout Brooklyn. Working with our first rate teaching artists, students will continue study of their instrument, and will explore film composing, digital music games, and go on virtual field trips to learn about different careers in music.

Academia de Banda de Brooklyn

La academia de banda une a estudiantes que han participado en el programa Music Partners en Brooklyn. Mientras trabajan con maestros de primer nivel, los estudiantes continuaran aprendiendo su instrumento y exploraran el mundo de la composición para películas, juegos digitales, y viajes digitales en donde aprenderán acerca de diferentes carreras en música.

BKCM Summer Strings and Piano Workshops (STRINGS WEEK)

Join us for a great week of summer music making! This five-day drop-off mini-camp for violin, viola, cello, guitar & bass students includes a daily semi-private lesson plus an ensemble class featuring Skye Steele.

BKCM Summer Strings and Piano Workshops (PIANO WEEK)

Join us for a great week of summer music making! This five-day drop-off mini-camp for piano students includes a daily semi-private lesson plus an ensemble class featuring FABULOUS GUEST PIANO TEACHER.