All Classes

Music Theory for Adults

This class is for adults who are interested in understanding the fundamentals of music and covers building blocks such as form, harmony, melody and rhythm. No prior training in music is required for this class, which will bring a fresh perspective to the music you listen to everyday.


For the budding composer, this class will ignite students’ imaginations while exploring concepts such as theme, variation, song-form and orchestration. Students interact with online notation software to edit their own scores, and are encouraged to experiment and compose at home. No prior experience in composition is necessary for this class, but it is recommended that students have two years of private lessons or experience playing an instrument prior to taking this course.

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.

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 16+ with 2+ years of experience.

Violin Friends

Intended for budding violinists aged 5-6 years old, 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. Students learn how to hold the violin, pluck individual strings and how to use the bow with the right hand. Students also learn to identify strings, read basic rhythmic notation and begin to identify notes on the staff. 

Music Theory

Leveled by experience, students build essential musicianship skills and develop their musical knowledge in a fun, low-pressure group setting. Each class includes active listening, analysis, composition and notation. Ear training and rhythmic diction are part of every class. Students learn chords, scales, harmony and melody and musical elements such as key signatures, time signatures and music vocabulary. Level 1 is an excellent supplement to private lessons and will enhance the students' understanding of how music is put together. Levels 2 and 3 will prepare students for advanced middle school, high school and college music programs.

Guitar Ensemble

Multiple guitars in one group create a sonic experience by combining harmony, melody and rhythm. This ensemble will improve students’ sight-reading, chord knowledge, and build right hand and left hand technique. Leveled by experience, students read notation, explore diverse repertoire including classical, pop and jazz and learn valuable ensemble skills such as blend, expression, soloing and accompaniment. Students also dive into scales, arpeggios and fingerings that music.

Beginner String Ensemble

In addition to private lessons, playing in an ensemble with other strings is essential for students to focus on sound production, sight-reading, tuning, rhythm and setup of the instrument. Young players develop their bow technique, expression and dynamics in a fun group experience.

Piano Ensemble

Piano Ensemble supports young pianists in developing musicianship and listening skills. Students with two years of private lesson experience have fun learning individual parts that combine to create an ensemble sound. Students improve their rhythm, sight-reading, and expressive tools and take part in crafting arrangements, composing original songs and exploring improvisation. Piano Ensemble lays the foundation for students to join chamber groups, jazz ensembles and even explore new instruments.

Music Adventures

Intended for children 3-4 Years Old (3K and Pre-K) with a caregiver, students experience music as a group through stories, movement, and songs from different cultures. This class offers an introduction to playing tuned and non-pitched instruments. Students learn rhythms, patterns and melodic shapes. Parents and caregivers benefit by learning skills that support musical learning at home.