Our Mission

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music aims to transform lives and build community through the expressive, educational and therapeutic powers of music.

Our Vision

We envision a world where every New Yorker, regardless of age, income or level of ability, has access to high-quality music instruction and music therapy. We believe that neighborhoods traditionally under-served by New York City cultural institutions need and deserve hands-on musical experiences, and that by creating these opportunities we are building a more vibrant, interconnected city.

Our Programs

Music Partners

With over 30 outreach sites in public schools, senior centers, childcare centers, and other community settings, Music Partners serves more than 3,500 students across NYC. Programs are tailored to suit each partner site’s needs, with offerings including bucket drumming, early childhood music and movement, band and more.

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Music Therapy

BKCM is proud to serve as an esteemed provider of music therapy, a psychotherapeutic practice in which clinically trained professionals use music as a tool to promote the developmental and social-emotional growth of clients of all abilities. We currently work with clients at our Park Slope home and 44 community outreach sites citywide through private and group sessions.

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Community Music School

Our Park Slope home is filled with the sounds of private lessons, group classes, ensembles and workshops for music-makers ages 2 to 83 every day of the week.  We teach almost every instrument imaginable and are home to several ensembles and fellowship programs.  Our students and faculty are guided by CMS’s core values: joy, community, perseverance, quality and creativity.

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Suzuki Program

Since 2006, BKCM has offered families the chance to train in the Suzuki method: a nurturing pedagogy based on the concept that all children have the ability to master the language of music.  We offer the study of violin, cello, bass, guitar, flute and piano. Suzuki parents are uniquely involved in their children’s musical growth, as they learn alongside their children in initial classes. 

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