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Age: 6+
Type: Private Lessons


  • Annual (Students Under 18)
  • Semester (Adults Only)

Term Length:

  • 32 Weeks (Annual)
  • 16 Weeks (Semester)
Duration: 30 min, 45 min, 60 min


  • 30 Minute Lesson: $1,191 per semester | $2,382 annually
  • 45 Minute Lesson: $1,376 per semester | $2,752 annually
  • 60 Minute Lesson: $1,660 per semester | $3,320 annually

Private Lesson students of all ages are also eligible for free or reduced tuition for many of our Group Classes and Ensembles. CLICK HERE to browse our full class offerings.

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. Our teachers design an individualized curriculum around each student’s goals and interests. Every student performs in a recital twice per year in our state-of-the-art concert hall. For guidance in finding your next instructor please call the registration desk at 718-622-3300.

PIANO: Students learn to read and interpret music, develop proper technique, finger dexterity and ear training. Our world-class piano faculty are experienced in teaching a range of styles from classical to jazz to pop. Students perform repertoire that is suitably challenging and follows their interest, from a variety of method books, songs and composers–and all on our 19 brand-new Steinway pianos.

GUITAR: 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. Our youngest beginners start on appropriately sized acoustic guitars that fit their hands and fingers. Older students learn to read and interpret standard notation, earn advanced chords and finger patterns and build skills in improvisation and accompaniment for singing.

STRINGS: BKCM offers lessons in violin, viola, cello and bass, 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 so that students may 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.

BRASS & WOODWINDS: BKCM offers lessons on trumpet, trombone, French horn, saxophone, clarinet, flute, oboe and bassoon. Brass and woodwind lessons are generally suitable for students ages 9 and up. Students develop a foundation for an excellent sound by playing duets and studying breath control, articulation and expression. A great supplement to participation in elementary, middle and high school band programs, our brass and woodwind students are invited to take advantage of our plentiful ensemble offerings, including Jazz, Chamber Music and Brass Band.

DRUMS & PERCUSSION: Our percussion students jam on familiar songs and rhythms, including rock and roll, classical, Jazz, African, Latin American, South American and contemporary music. Students learn drum notation, rhythmic studies, limb independence and stick technique. We encourage our drum students to join one of our many ensembles. Students prepare and perform for recitals with a live ensemble, giving them a real-world experience as a drummer.

VOICE: 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 have the opportunity to prepare for performances and recitals with a live accompanist. Private voice lessons are recommended for students ages 8 and up.

Registration Info

To be matched with the right teacher and sign up for a trial lesson, call the registration desk at 718-622-3300.