Community Klezmer Band


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Age: Adults & Students, Ages 16+
Type: Ensemble
Term: Fall | Spring
Term Length: 15 Weeks
Schedule: Mondays at 7:30pm
Duration: 90 Minutes
Class Size: 15
Price: $527 | $264 for students enrolled in private lessons
Prerequisite: Intermediate Instrumental Skills
Instructor: Ira Temple

Strings, winds, brass, percussion and accordion players are invited to join our celebrated Community Klezmer Band in the Klezmer capital of the world–New York City. Explore a century’s worth of Klezmer, examining how the music grew and changed with the migration of Jews from Eastern Europe to North America. No previous background in Klezmer or reading music is required and learning by ear is encouraged and charts and written resources are available for those who would like to read notation. Students perform alongside master Klezmer musicians in events throughout the year such as the annual Klezmer Hanukkah Party.

Interested in this class? Call our registrars at 718-622-3300 to sign up for a free trial class. 


BKCM offers a wide range of ensembles for students of all ages, levels and experience. Students are motivated to practice repertoire outside of class and encouraged by their peers to take on new challenges. Taught by experts in the field, our ensembles include performance opportunities and a chance to connect with a community of other instrumentalists who are interested in developing their artistry. Students enrolled in our private lessons are eligible to join many ensembles at a highly discounted rate. Contact our registration desk for more information.

Registration Info

Do you want to register for a class? Please call 718-622-3300 to speak to one of our registrars, who will guide you through the registration process and answer any questions you might have.

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