Lessons, Classes & Ensembles

For Students of All Ages and Skill Levels

Read the 2019-2020 Course Catalog here

Remote

Jazz

Musical Theatre

Vocal

Group Classes

Theory

All Ages

Early Childhood

Youth

Teen

Adult

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 open to all strings, woodwinds, brass, piano and accordion players.

Remote Private Lessons

Private lessons, available on every major instrument including voice, are the core of the learning experience at BKCM. Offered remotely, join the BKCM community with world-class teachers, technology assistance, online materials, and all the support you need for a successful remote lesson.

Jazz Instrumental Lab

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.

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.

Musical Theatre Workshop

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

Musical Theatre Friends

For our youngest singers, this introduction to classic musical theatre repertoire combines fun music theatre games, music skills, and choreography.

Musical Theatre Workshop

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.

Musical Theatre Friends

For our youngest singers, this introduction to classic musical theatre repertoire combines fun music theatre games, music skills, and choreography.

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.

Beginner Vocal Ensemble

Are you a singer looking to find your voice? If you’ve never had formal training or would like to start singing again, this course will help you build confidence and discover vocal technique in a fun, supportive and nurturing setting.

Intermediate Vocal Ensemble

For singers who have some experience singing in groups and solo, this class is designed to develop your personal approach and interpretation to a song.

Musical Theatre Workshop

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

Guitar Friends

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

Musical Theatre Friends

For our youngest singers, this introduction to classic musical theatre repertoire combines fun music theatre games, music skills, and choreography.

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.

Drumming Friends

Young drummers travel the world through rhythm! From South America to the Middle East, students learn proper drum technique, excellent rhythm, listening, and collaboration skills through movement, singing and improvisation.

Instrument Adventures

Students travel the world through music and explore in-depth a range of instruments found in the wind, brass, string, and percussion families.

Composition Club I, II

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. Students will have their compositions performed by a live ensemble of professional musicians.

Violin Friends

In level 1, students learn how to hold the violin, plucking, posture and an introduction to the bow. Essential musicianship skills such as reading notation, singing, improvisation and composition are part of every class. This basic introduction to the violin will prepare students for Violin friends level 2 where students continue to develop the basic music skills and techniques necessary for violin performance.

History of Jazz

This class is a guided listening experience that covers jazz from the early 1920s to the present day, this class will open your ears to one of America’s original art forms.

Composition Club I, II

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. Students will have their compositions performed by a live ensemble of professional musicians.

Music Theory I, II

Our newest offering at BKCM, a series of classes designed to supplement private lessons with a modern, active approach to music theory that engages students in listening, improvisation and composition.

Private Lessons

One-on-one private lessons are the core of the learning experience at BKCM. Students receive instruction which is tailored to their experience level and learning style.

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!

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 open to all strings, woodwinds, brass, piano and accordion players.

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.

Remote Private Lessons

Private lessons, available on every major instrument including voice, are the core of the learning experience at BKCM. Offered remotely, join the BKCM community with world-class teachers, technology assistance, online materials, and all the support you need for a successful remote lesson.

Suzuki Early Childhood Education

Bond with your little one through music! A gateway to our world-class Suzuki program.

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.

BAO BAO! CHANG! (宝宝唱)

From lullabies to traveling songs, Bao Bao! Chang! (Baby! Sing!) is a Mandarin Chinese immersion music class that will transport you and your little one halfway across the world.

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.

Private Lessons

One-on-one private lessons are the core of the learning experience at BKCM. Students receive instruction which is tailored to their experience level and learning style.

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.

Musical Theatre Workshop

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

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.

Musical Theatre Friends

For our youngest singers, this introduction to classic musical theatre repertoire combines fun music theatre games, music skills, and choreography.

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.

Drumming Friends

Young drummers travel the world through rhythm! From South America to the Middle East, students learn proper drum technique, excellent rhythm, listening, and collaboration skills through movement, singing and improvisation.

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.

Bluegrass Jam

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

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.

Instrument Adventures

Students travel the world through music and explore in-depth a range of instruments found in the wind, brass, string, and percussion families.

Composition Club I, II

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. Students will have their compositions performed by a live ensemble of professional musicians.

Piano Explorers Day Camp (August 3 – 7, August 10 – 14)

Embark on a Piano Journey This Summer! Based on our popular Piano Friends classes and taught by our expert teachers…

Summer Strings and Piano Workshop (July 20-24 and 27-31)

This five-day drop-off workshop, open to intermediate/experienced violin, viola, cello, guitar and piano students, will focus on strengthening technique during daily semi-private master class, improvisation, Dalcroze, conducting, ensemble skills, and fun!

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.

Drum Ensemble

Students study rhythms from around the world and learn interlocking parts through call and response, notation and memorization. Congas, djembes, small hand percussion instruments and drum sets combine to create a world percussion ensemble.

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.

Private Lessons

One-on-one private lessons are the core of the learning experience at BKCM. Students receive instruction which is tailored to their experience level and learning style.

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!

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.

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

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.

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 open to all strings, woodwinds, brass, piano and accordion players.

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.

Amy Winehouse Teen Jazz Camp (July 6-10 and 13-17)

Heat up your jazz and improvisation skills this summer! Students of all levels and experience with jazz are welcome. Developing…

Bluegrass Jam

Calling all 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.

Summer Strings and Piano Workshop (July 20-24 and 27-31)

This five-day drop-off workshop, open to intermediate/experienced violin, viola, cello, guitar and piano students, will focus on strengthening technique during daily semi-private master class, improvisation, Dalcroze, conducting, ensemble skills, and fun!

Music Theory I, II

Our newest offering at BKCM, a series of classes designed to supplement private lessons with a modern, active approach to music theory that engages students in listening, improvisation and composition.

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.

Beginner Vocal Ensemble

Are you a singer looking to find your voice? If you’ve never had formal training or would like to start singing again, this course will help you build confidence and discover vocal technique in a fun, supportive and nurturing setting.

Intermediate Vocal Ensemble

For singers who have some experience singing in groups and solo, this class is designed to develop your personal approach and interpretation to a song.

Brooklyn Harmonics Teens Vocal Arranging & Performance Camp (July 13-17)

For singers ages 12-18 who want to keep their technique sharp and their voices strong this summer–while also learning invaluable…

Private Lessons

One-on-one private lessons are the core of the learning experience at BKCM. Students receive instruction which is tailored to their experience level and learning style.

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!

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.

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

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.

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 open to all strings, woodwinds, brass, piano and accordion players.

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.

Beginner Vocal Ensemble

Are you a singer looking to find your voice? If you’ve never had formal training or would like to start singing again, this course will help you build confidence and discover vocal technique in a fun, supportive and nurturing setting.

Intermediate Vocal Ensemble

For singers who have some experience singing in groups and solo, this class is designed to develop your personal approach and interpretation to a song.

History of Jazz

This class is a guided listening experience that covers jazz from the early 1920s to the present day, this class will open your ears to one of America’s original art forms.