Registration Info

How do I register for classes?

The Brooklyn Conservatory operates two 15-week semesters in fall/spring for private instruction and a shorter summer semester.

Creating an account is the first step to registration.  Click on the LINK to create your account online, or call 718-622-3300 to have a registrar create an account for you.

Students can register in person or on the phone with a registrar. Registrars can advise on teacher placement, group class enrollment, and teacher availability.  Registration is not complete until payment for the class has been processed; 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. At registration a credit card number must be provided to process your scheduled installments. Payment plan dates are set by BCM. Please note that if you have a past due balance you will not be able to re-register until the balance is paid in full.

Important Conservatory Polices

Can I try before I buy?
Yes. If you plan to register for private lessons for the first time, you may pay for one individual trial lesson with no obligation to register for further lessons. Trial lessons may be rescheduled once with 24 hours notice. There are no trial lessons offered during the Summer semester. Class trials are also available.

Additional Fees
The following are nonrefundable fees which are assessed in addition to lesson and class tuition.
$35 Registration Fee: paid once per school year per family account.
$35 Payment Plan Fee: Fall/Spring only
$35 Returned Check
$35 Missed Payment Fee: Missed payments must be paid immediately. All late payments will assess a $30 fee. 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.

5% Seniors and Siblings
5% for multiple class registration
5% pre-registration for returning students
10% Park Slope Parents for House Party only
Discounts are combinable up to 15%.

What is the absence/makeup policy?
Each program has its own makeup policy. Regardless of program, any missed class or lesson due to a teacher’s absence will be made up.
Suzuki: There are no makeups for student absences from private lessons or group classes.
Community Music School Private Lessons: Students are allowed 1 makeup per semester. If the student is unable to attend a lesson, the school or teacher must be notified 24 hours in advance. An unexcused absence is one in which the school has not been given 24 hours notice and therefore will not be made up. If a student is absent for 3 consecutive weeks without notice, the student will be considered withdrawn and will forfeit the lesson time.
Community Music School Group Classes: Makeups are not given for student absences at group class sessions.

What is the lateness policy?
Instructors are only obligated to wait halfway into a lesson for a late student. If the student has not informed the registration desk or instructor by the halfway point of the lesson, the instructor is allowed to leave. When a student arrives late, instructors are only obligated to teach until the lesson’s scheduled endpoint. If an instructor is late, the remaining time will be taught, with the missed time made up at a later date by the instructor.

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.

Group classes and private lessons: All withdrawal requests must be submitted in writing (mail, fax, or email) to the Registration Office. A withdrawal survey will be emailed to you, and must be completed before a refund can be issued. Refunds will only be given through the fourth week of the semester. Students requesting withdrawals will be held responsible for prorated tuition for completed sessions (including absences) plus 10% of the total contracted tuition. If you register after the fourth week of the semester, you are committing to the remainder of the semester and are not eligible for a refund. Registration and Payment Plan fees are not refundable in the event of withdrawal. Refunds take 4-8 weeks to process.
Suzuki: Students are expected to continue in the program for the full school year from September through June. Tuition is non-refundable after August 1. Prior to August 1, 10% of tuition plus fees are withheld. Refunds take 4-8 weeks to be processed.

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.

Office Hours

Mon – Fri: 10:00 am – 9:30 PM
Sat: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sun: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

The registration desk closes 30 minutes before the building closes.
For office hours between semesters and during holidays, call 718.622.3300.

Check the BKCM calendar for registration dates, class dates and school closures