Registration Info

Important 2018-19 Registration Dates

Priority Registration for returning students – June 2nd

Open Registration for 2018-2019 school year – June 23rd 

Summer 2018 Semester: June 19 – August 31  

Fall 2018 Semester: September 16, 2018 – January 28th, 2019

The last date for withdrawal refunds will be October 28th 2018.

Spring 2018 Semester: February 3, 2019 – June 18th, 2019

The last date for withdrawal refunds will be March 3rd, 2019.

Office Hours

Mon – Fri: 9:30 am – 10:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The registration desk closes 30 minutes before the building closes.
For office hours between semesters and during holidays, call 718-622-3300.

Please refer to the BKCM Calendar for registration dates, class dates and closures.

Please refer to the BKCM Events Page for timing of specific events.


The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music’s (BKCM) Community Music School division offers annual registration on a 32 week calendar year for private lessons in all major instruments. BKCM also offers a variety of group classes, ensembles, and private lessons for adults (18 and over) over two 15 week fall and spring semesters.

Our Registration team is here to help field inquiries and answer any questions you may have about our course and lesson offerings, teachers, and to help find the right fit for every student!

The Registration Process

Creating an account is the first step to registration.  Click here to create a Registration account for your family. 

An annual family survey is required for all students to complete prior to enrolling. Click here to complete it!

After creating a registration account, call our Registration Team at 718-622-3300, or visit us in person to register! 

Trial Lessons

Trial private lessons are available for lessons taken onsite at our Community Music School. Students who want to be sure that private lessons are the right fit or just want to try out a specific teacher, have the option to enroll and pay for a single lesson before committing to the full term. Following a trial lesson, students have 24 hours to decide whether they want to enroll, otherwise the trial lesson spot will be released.

Students can take as many trial lessons as they would like, but may only take one trial lesson per teacher.

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music also offers audits for group classes based on class availability.

We do not offer trials during the summer semester.

Tuition and Fees


Lessons and classes vary in price per program. Please check the individual program page for pricing for specific programs, lessons, and classes.


Payments are required in order to confirm registration; no lesson times or class slots will be held until payment has been made towards the tuition.

Payment plans are available for an additional fee of $35. Payment plan dates are set by BKCM and run automatically.

Additional Fees: BKCM requires several nonrefundable administrative fees in addition to lesson and class tuition.
$35 Registration Fee: paid once per school year per family account.
$35 Payment Plan Fee
$35 Missed Payment Fee – If an automatic payment plan installment is late, students have 24 hours to call or come by the Conservatory to settle their account. After 24 hours, a $35 missed payment fee will be applied. Classes and lessons are at risk of being paused due to non-payment. Any lessons and classes missed during a pause for non-payment will not be made up.

Please note that if you have a past due balance you will not be able to re-enroll until the balance is paid in full.

Absences, Make Ups, and Lateness

Absences and Make Ups

BKCM believes that having consistent weekly lessons and classes provides the best pedagogical practices and consistency to mastering an instrument and fine tuning musical skills. For any teacher absences, a highly qualified substitute teacher will be provided.

BKCM does not provide make up lessons for student absences.

What is the lateness policy?

If a student arrives late, instructors are only obligated to teach until the lesson’s scheduled endpoint. If an instructor is late, they will be obligated to make up time missed at a later date.

Withdrawal and Refunds

All withdrawal requests must be submitted in writing (email, mail or fax) to Head Registrar Fatima Jihada at A withdrawal survey is required in order to process refunds and withdrawals and will be e-mailed once a request to withdraw is received in writing. Refunds take 4 to 8 weeks to process.

CMS Annual Registration

BKCM offers withdrawals with refunds for CMS annual private lesson students up to 6 weeks from the start of the annual term (September 16th, 2018), or 6 weeks from the date of enrollment if the student registers after the term has begun; however, students are only eligible for withdrawal with refund up until January 16th, 2019. After that date, no withdrawals with refund will be issued.

Students requesting withdrawals will be held responsible for prorated tuition for all sessions that have transpired (including absences) plus 10% of the total contracted tuition, and all administrative fees.

  • Students who register prior to the start of the semester may withdraw with a refund up to 6 weeks from the first day of the semester. The 2018-19 term begins in September 19th. The last date for refunds will be October 28th
  • Students who enroll once the semester has begun may withdraw with a refund up to 6 weeks from the date of enrollment.
  • Students who enroll after November 28th, 2018 may withdraw with a refund up until January 16th, 2019.
  • Students who enroll after January 16th, 2019 are not eligible for refunds.

Students requesting withdrawals will be held responsible for prorated tuition for all sessions that have transpired (including absences) plus 10% of the total contracted tuition, and all administrative fees.


Students are expected to continue in the program for the full school year from September through June. Tuition is non-refundable after July 1st, 2018. Prior to July 1st, 2018, 10% of tuition plus fees are withheld.

Course Cancellation

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music reserves the right to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. If a class is cancelled, the student will receive a prorated refund for all remaining sessions and administrative fees.


The student is responsible for providing his or her own music books, sheet music, instruments, and materials, except where fees have been charged along with the class tuition.