Lessons, Classes & Ensembles

For Students of All Ages and Skill Levels

Read the 2020-2021 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

Summer

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

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

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.

Ukulele Adventures

This class is for the child that is ready to learn basic chords and accompany themselves. An extension to our popular Instrument Adventures program, this class features music that students will be familiar with and are fun to learn and sing along to.

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.

Music Theory for Youth and Teens

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.

Music Theory for Adults (Beginner Level)

This class covers the building blocks of music such as notation, harmony, melody and rhythm. For adults who are interested in appreciating and understanding how music works, this class requires no prior training in music and will bring a fresh perspective to the music you listen to everyday.

Theory of Harmony (Advanced Level)

This course is designed for advanced musicians who have had previous experience studying theory and harmony. This introductory course to the Schoenberg Theory of Harmony will cover topics including chord voicing, 4 part writing, voice leading, progressions and the preparation and resolution of dissonance.

Music Theory for Adults (Beginner Level)

This class covers the building blocks of music such as notation, harmony, melody and rhythm. For adults who are interested in appreciating and understanding how music works, this class requires no prior training in music and will bring a fresh perspective to the music you listen to everyday.

Theory of Harmony (Advanced Level)

This course is designed for advanced musicians who have had previous experience studying theory and harmony. This introductory course to the Schoenberg Theory of Harmony will cover topics including chord voicing, 4 part writing, voice leading, progressions and the preparation and resolution of dissonance.

Beginner Piano for Adults

Open to adults who are either completely new to the piano 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 Vocal Class

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.

Vocal Workshop for Singers and Singer-Songwriters

For singers who have experience singing in groups and solo, this workshop is designed to develop a personal approach to interpreting songs, build performance skills In a small, nurturing environment, students develop vocal technique and breath control, discover warm-up exercises and guided meditations that bring an awareness to the body in preparation for singing.

Jazz and Gender

This philosophy, sociology and history class considers the unsung heroes in jazz (including women and musicians identifying as LGBTQIA+) and gender as a construct in our society.

An Introduction to Indian Classical Music

This course will introduce students to the building blocks of Indian classical music (Ragas). No previous technical knowledge of music is necessary. Students will gain an understanding of how to listen and appreciate the music by studying cornerstone artists, the style’s historical evolution and technical development through lecture, discussion, videos, readings and deep listening.

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.

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 12+ 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 Jam

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.

Intro to 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.

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.

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.

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.

Beginner Vocal Class

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.

Vocal Workshop for Singers and Singer-Songwriters

For singers who have experience singing in groups and solo, this workshop is designed to develop a personal approach to interpreting songs, build performance skills In a small, nurturing environment, students develop vocal technique and breath control, discover warm-up exercises and guided meditations that bring an awareness to the body in preparation for singing.

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.

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.

Summer Sound Bytes

For students enrolled in individual adaptive lessons and group classes, our remote Summer Sound Bytes classes provide an opportunity to practice musical skills in a group context. Groups are led by music educators with degrees in music therapy and focus on enhancing the musical skills and experiences gained through our regular program. Summer Sound Bytes classes are open to all students currently enrolled in individual adaptive lessons and group classes.

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 Online 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 Online Session)

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.

IJAM

A unique experience melding visual art and music. Students will travel from the Middle Ages through the Contemporary period, learning how to identify music and art from each era, all while having a great time!

Dr. Suzuki’s World of Composers

We cover a different composer each week from our Suzuki repertoire and learn all about them.

Indian Rhythm Workshop

Konnakol, Bols, and Spoken Rhythms – an introduction to the Vocal Rhythm Systems of North and South India!

Yoga for Young Musicians

With stories created around the Suzuki book 1 repertoire, children ages 3 – 6 will sing, move and experience the pieces in their bodies before learning them on their instruments.

PIANO EXPLORERS SUMMER CAMP ONLINE

Based on our popular Piano Friends classes, this online camp offers a fun, interactive approach to learning piano in small groups of 4-6 students. Our engaging curriculum will have students reading and playing music in no time, with access to online videos and materials to practice at home.

Summer Sound Bytes

For students enrolled in individual adaptive lessons and group classes, our remote Summer Sound Bytes classes provide an opportunity to practice musical skills in a group context. Groups are led by music educators with degrees in music therapy and focus on enhancing the musical skills and experiences gained through our regular program. Summer Sound Bytes classes are open to all students currently enrolled in individual adaptive lessons and group classes.

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.

Klezmer Summer Fiddle Band (String Players Only)

This session is open to all string players on violin, viola, cello and bass with 2+ years experience on their instrument. This session is geared toward advanced beginner / intermediate players, and no previous background in klezmer or reading music is required.

Bluegrass Summer Online 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.

Indian Rhythm Workshop

Konnakol, Bols, and Spoken Rhythms – an introduction to the Vocal Rhythm Systems of North and South India!

AMY WINEHOUSE TEEN JAZZ CAMP ONLINE

Heat up your jazz and improvisation skills this summer online! 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.

BROOKLYN HARMONICS TEENS VOCAL ARRANGING AND PERFORMANCE CAMP ONLINE

This camp offers young singers an opportunity to advance their singing technique while empowering them with arranging and recording skills. They’ll learn healthy singing technique, vocal arranging skills and performance preparation as both an ensemble singer and soloist.

Klezmer Accompaniment Crash Course: Learning How to Play “Sekund”

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)

Summer Sound Bytes

For students enrolled in individual adaptive lessons and group classes, our remote Summer Sound Bytes classes provide an opportunity to practice musical skills in a group context. Groups are led by music educators with degrees in music therapy and focus on enhancing the musical skills and experiences gained through our regular program. Summer Sound Bytes classes are open to all students currently enrolled in individual adaptive lessons and group classes.

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.

Beginner Vocal Class

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.

Vocal Workshop for Singers and Singer-Songwriters

For singers who have experience singing in groups and solo, this workshop is designed to develop a personal approach to interpreting songs, build performance skills In a small, nurturing environment, students develop vocal technique and breath control, discover warm-up exercises and guided meditations that bring an awareness to the body in preparation for singing.

Intro to 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.

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.

Klezmer Summer Fiddle Band (String Players Only)

This session is open to all string players on violin, viola, cello and bass with 2+ years experience on their instrument. This session is geared toward advanced beginner / intermediate players, and no previous background in klezmer or reading music is required.

Bluegrass Summer Online Jam

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

Composition Club (Summer Online Session)

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.

Summer Remote Private Lessons

Private lessons, available on every major instrument and voice, are the core of the learning experience at BKCM. Lessons are available online for all skill levels

IJAM

A unique experience melding visual art and music. Students will travel from the Middle Ages through the Contemporary period, learning how to identify music and art from each era, all while having a great time!

Basic Music Theory for Parents of Young Musicians

Over the course of their child’s music lessons, parents would like to understand the music theory on a deeper level. This class will cover a more in depth level of music theory to help parents have greater understanding.

Dr. Suzuki’s World of Composers

We cover a different composer each week from our Suzuki repertoire and learn all about them.

Indian Rhythm Workshop

Konnakol, Bols, and Spoken Rhythms – an introduction to the Vocal Rhythm Systems of North and South India!

Yoga for Young Musicians

With stories created around the Suzuki book 1 repertoire, children ages 3 – 6 will sing, move and experience the pieces in their bodies before learning them on their instruments.

Ruth’s Rhythm Dance Party

Put your instrument away and just show up ready to MOVE! Sharpen your rhythm-reading skills, build coordination, and fertilize your brain while moving to your favorite pop, movie, classical, and Broadway tunes.

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.

PIANO EXPLORERS SUMMER CAMP ONLINE

Based on our popular Piano Friends classes, this online camp offers a fun, interactive approach to learning piano in small groups of 4-6 students. Our engaging curriculum will have students reading and playing music in no time, with access to online videos and materials to practice at home.

AMY WINEHOUSE TEEN JAZZ CAMP ONLINE

Heat up your jazz and improvisation skills this summer online! 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.

BROOKLYN HARMONICS TEENS VOCAL ARRANGING AND PERFORMANCE CAMP ONLINE

This camp offers young singers an opportunity to advance their singing technique while empowering them with arranging and recording skills. They’ll learn healthy singing technique, vocal arranging skills and performance preparation as both an ensemble singer and soloist.

Klezmer Accompaniment Crash Course: Learning How to Play “Sekund”

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)

Summer Sound Bytes

For students enrolled in individual adaptive lessons and group classes, our remote Summer Sound Bytes classes provide an opportunity to practice musical skills in a group context. Groups are led by music educators with degrees in music therapy and focus on enhancing the musical skills and experiences gained through our regular program. Summer Sound Bytes classes are open to all students currently enrolled in individual adaptive lessons and group classes.

Instrument Adventures Summer Extension

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