Private Lessons


Age: All Ages
Time: 10 AM-9:00 PM Friday-Sunday
Duration: 30-60min
Currently accepting students for semester: All Semesters
To Register Call Registration Desk at 718.622.3300
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Age: All Ages
Type: Private Lessons
Term: Annual
Schedule: Call to Schedule
Duration: 30 min, 45 min, 60 min


  • 30 Minute Lesson: $1,108 per semester | $2,216 annually
  • 45 Minute Lesson: $1,280 per semester | $2,560 annually
  • 60 Minute Lesson: $1,544 per semester | $3,088 annually

Private lessons, available on every major instrument and voice, are the core of the learning experience at BKCM. Drawing from a diverse faculty pool of world-class musicians and educators, we match each student to a teacher whose approach and experience fit their learning style. Our teachers motivate students by sparking their creativity, encouraging curiosity and designing individualized curriculum around each student’s goals and interests. Private lesson students ages 7 and up can take advantage of our flourishing ensemble scene from chamber ensembles to Jazz and Bluegrass. Private lesson students receive free enrollment in most ensembles and reduced tuition for BKCM classes and programs.

To be matched with the right teacher, please call the registration desk at 718-622-3300.

Students under the age of 18 are registered annually, while adult students have the option to register on a semester basis. Installment-based payment plans are available for all students. Registration is open throughout the year.


Private voice lessons are recommended for students ages 8 and up. Specializing in genres ranging from musical theatre and opera to pop, rock and jazz, our voice faculty focus on building solid vocal technique and developing habits that will help keep your voice healthy and strong. Students gain music skills such as sight-reading, matching pitch, harmonizing and interpreting songs, and they prepare for performances and recitals with a live accompanist.


Knowledge of the piano can be a tremendous benefit to all musicians, and at BKCM we welcome players of all ability levels and beginners of all ages. Students learn how to read music, interpret music and develop the necessary hand, eye and ear coordination, working alongside faculty members versed in classical, jazz, pop and beyond. Our faculty guide students in choosing repertoire that is suitably challenging, choosing from a variety of method books that suit each learning style.


Our faculty teach all styles of guitar playing, from rock and pop to classical and jazz. Beginners of all ages learn how to properly care for and tune the guitar, pick melodies and strum chords, with our youngest beginners starting on appropriately sized acoustic guitars that fit their hands and fingers. Students at all levels work with their teachers to identify appropriate repertoire that motivates them to practice and inspires them to want to perform.


BKCM offers violin, viola, cello and bass lessons, under the guidance of experienced teachers whose expertise ranges from classical to bluegrass to jazz. Our teachers take a gentle approach to the fundamentals of string playing, such as bow technique, posture and body awareness, which help students achieve excellence in pitch and tone. In the early years, teachers and caregivers work together to assure that the proper technique is being practiced at home and that a suitable practice routine is in place.


BKCM offers lessons on trumpet, trombone, French horn, saxophone, clarinet, flute, oboe and bassoon. Our brass and woodwind lessons are generally for students ages 9 and up. Students develop a foundation for excellent technique by working on sound production and breath control, and they hone their sound, articulation and expression by playing duets. Often, private lessons are used to supplement participation in elementary and middle school band programs. From classical to jazz to pop, the repertoire is a mix of student offerings, band program materials and method books. Our brass and woodwind students are invited to take advantage of our plentiful ensemble offerings, including our Jazz, Chamber Music and Brass Band programs.


Our percussion students jam on familiar songs and rhythms from around the world, from rock and roll to classical to jazz. Students learn drum notation, rhythmic studies, limb independence and stick technique in a variety of genres and styles. We encourage our drum students to join one of our many ensembles in jazz, world and contemporary music, and we help them prepare for recitals with a live ensemble, giving them a real-world experience as a drummer.

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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