Registration Info

Important 2020-21 Registration Dates

Fall 2020 Semester:

September 2020 – January 2021

Spring 2021 Semester:

February 2021 – June 2021

Summer 2021 Semester:

July 2021 – August 2021

Summer Office Hours

BKCM reopened for hybrid learning, on October 19 2020, offering both virtual and in-person lessons. See this page for hybrid learning information, and see the Hybrid Rotation Calendar here.

Mon – Thurs: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Fri: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Sat: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Sun: CLOSED

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.

Suzuki Program

Click here for Suzuki Program Policies

Music Therapy Program

Click here for Music Therapy Program Policies

Music Partners Program

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Para mas información acerca políticas del programa, de click aqui

Community Music School Program

Click here for Summer 2021 Registration Policies

Onsite Registration

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 and ensembles. Adult private lesson students (18 and over) have the option to register in two 16-week 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

  1. Click here to fill out our registration survey for all families. 
  2. Click here to create a Registration account for your family. 
  3. Give us a call to register at 718-622-3300.

Trial Lessons

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 trial lesson before committing to the full term. Trial lessons are scheduled for the next available lesson day for the cost of a single lesson. After the trial lesson, students have 24 hours to contact our Registration team to enroll for the full term. If Registration is not confirmed within 24 hours, the lesson time will be released. Registrars will work with you to set a trial lesson time that works for your regular schedule. Payment is required to complete registration.
 
Once a trial lesson is booked, it can be rescheduled or refunded with 24 hours notice prior to the trial lesson occurring. Same day cancellations or missed trial lessons are non refundable. Students may take as many trial lessons as they would like, however, you may only book one trial lesson per teacher. Brooklyn Conservatory of Music also offers audits for group classes based on class availability. Audits are not for our beginner group instrumental classes on Piano and Guitar. We do not offer trial lessons during the summer semester.
 
POLICIES
Absences, Make Ups, and Lateness for Private Lessons
Consistent weekly lessons and classes are important for artistic growth and development.  In the event that a teacher is absent, the Community Music School will provide a highly qualified substitute for your lessons. There are no makeups for group classes.
 
Excused Student Absences
Each private lesson student is allowed one excused absence per school year.  Notice for an excused absence must be given at least 24 hours in advance by phone (718-622-3300) or by filling out this form.
 
Unexcused Student Absences
Student absences are not considered excused without 24 hours advance notice.  There are no refunds / credits for unexcused absences. Private lesson students who have 3 or more unexcused consecutive absences without notification, will be subject to withdrawal.
 
Lateness
If a student arrives late, instructors are only obligated to teach until the lesson’s scheduled endpoint.  If 15 minutes of the lesson has passed the teacher is not obligated to stay for the remainder of the time.  If an instructor is late by more than 5 minutes or more, they will be obligated to make up the lesson at a later date.
 
CMS Group Class Closure Due to Low Enrollment
The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music reserves the right to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. In the event that a class is cancelled, you will receive a prorated refund for the remaining sessions. If no classes have occured, then the student will receive the full tuition as a refund. Registration and installment fees (if any) will also be refunded to students / families not enrolled in other lessons or classes within the same term. Refunds take 1 to 2 weeks to be processed.
 
Private Lesson Withdrawal policy

Students may withdraw at any time during the term for a refund or credit. Community Music School students who wish to withdraw must fill out a private lesson withdrawal request form. Our staff will contact you within 5 business days of your request. Every withdrawal situation is different, and BKCM will work to find an adequate and rapid solution to each case. The withdrawal approval may take up to 10 business days to process. Upon approval of withdrawal, students may choose to be issued either a refund or a credit for the remaining balance. BKCM will withhold the cost of lessons that have already transpired (including student absences). For refunds, BKCM will withhold a penalty of the cost of 4 additional lessons tuition from the date that withdrawal is confirmed. There is no penalty for credit withdrawals. Credits for private lessons are active for one year from the date the credit is issued.* From the point at which your withdrawal is approved it may take up to 14 business days to receive a refund / credit to your account. BKCM Credits expire one year from the date issued. Payment plan, registration, and late payment fees are non-refundable.

*Credits for withdrawals posted from March 2020 to June 2020 due Covid-19 are extended for an additional year from the original date issued.

Group Class Withdrawal and Refunds
Students who wish to withdraw must fill out a group class withdrawal request form.  Students enrolled in 15 week classes have 24 hours prior to the 3rd class to notify registration for withdrawal. 10 week classes have 24 hours prior to the 2nd class to notify registration for withdrawal. Students withdrawing from group classes will be refunded the remaining tuition for classes that have not yet transpired from the date the withdrawal request form is filled out. Registration and Installment fees are non-refundable. There is no penalty for credit withdrawals. Credits for group classes are active for one year from the date the credit is issued.
 
Medical Withdrawals
The Brooklyn Conservatory of music offers medical withdrawals with refunds or credit on a case by case basis with a doctor’s note. Basis for withdrawals include injuries or illnesses that genuinely impede a student’s abilities to successfully participate in their musical instruction or instrument learning. To request a medical withdrawal, please complete the withdrawal form.
 
Schedule / Teacher / Instrument Change Request
If you are looking to make a change to a different day or time, change the length of your lesson, or switch instructors, please fill out the change / request form and a member of the CMS staff will be in contact within five business days.
 
Payment Plan Options*

Bi-Annual Payment Plan

  • 50% at time of registration and 50% on January 16th

Monthly Installment Payment Plan

  • First installment due at the time of registration. Monthly payments are prorated based on when you register and charged monthly ending December 16th

Extended Monthly Payment Plan 

  • First installment due at the time of registration. Monthly payments are prorated based on when you register and charged monthly ending April 16th. 
 

Summer 2021 Private Lesson Registration and Information 

Summer term begins on July 5th and ends on August 21st, 2021. Fully remote and hybrid in-person options are available, however hybrid in-person lessons are limited and may not be available for every teacher. Please contact the registration staff at 718-622-3300 and fill out our summer private lesson inquiry form here.

Summer Fees and Promotions

  • 30 Minute Lesson: $69.25 per lesson
  • 45 Minute Lesson: $80 per lesson
  • 60 Minute Lesson: $96.50 per lesson

BKCM offers a buy 6 get 1 free promotion. This is a limited offer that may not be available for all teachers and only applies while schedules allow. 

Summer 2021 Policies

Registration is open throughout the summer. Lessons are booked the same day/time each week, for continuity of schedules. Additional bookings on a separate day/time might be available. 

Current Suzuki Program students should plan to take lessons with their current private teacher. If their current teacher is unavailable, we strongly recommend that the student take a minimum of three lessons with another Suzuki teacher, which allows for establishing a rapport that is especially important for younger students. 

There are no credits, refunds or makeups during the summer term.

Summer 2021 Trial Lessons

Trial lessons are available for the summer term for new students. After the trial lesson, students have the option to enroll for the remainder of the summer term. Trial lessons are not available for camps and summer workshops or for private lessons within the Suzuki Program.

Summer 2021 Covid Policies

All faculty, staff, students and family members coming into the building will be required to present a negative PCR COVID-19 test. The test must be taken within a one week period prior to the start of your first lesson, camp or session in the building. BKCM will require a digital copy or physical print out of your test results. Covid-19 test results should be emailed to Registrar Alex Selawsky at alex.selawsky@bkcm.org. All test results will remain strictly confidential. Even if you have been vaccinated against Covid-19, you are still required to follow our testing requirements. A new test is required if you have traveled in accordance with the current CDC policies for travel.* 

Camps will be in person, with small pods of students. Each pod will remain together for the duration of the camp and within each pod, maximum of 12, students will continue to practice social distance, stagger start times and follow all safety protocols as outlined by the current BKCM covid safety guidelines posted on our website.

Aerosol based instruments and voice have limited in person availability for camps, private lessons and adaptive lessons. 

BKCM will not permit families or caretakers to wait inside our building. Families and caretakers are expected to drop off all children five years of age and older.** Families will only be allowed to accompany children under five years old to their classrooms. BKCM Safety Monitors will be available to escort students of any age to their studios. Additional accommodations will be permissible for extenuating circumstances.

At this time our expectation is that the outside premises of our building—our outdoor garden area and walking path around the building—will be reserved for socially distanced building ingress and egress, and will not be available as a waiting area.

*Some exceptions may apply for Music Therapy clients regarding testing requirements.

**Suzuki families will be permitted to have parents/caretakers attend and participate in lessons and classes as is consistent with the Suzuki method and pedagogy.

For more information and to apply for any of our summer offerings click here.

Covid-19 Hybrid Rotation Policy*

For students on a hybrid in person and remote schedule there is a Covid-19 Testing requirement. Prior to resuming in person learning, all faculty, staff, students and family members coming into the building will be required to present a negative PCR COVID-19 test. The test must be taken within the two week period prior to the start of your in person lesson and is only required once per block of time for each student. BKCM will require a digital copy or physical print out of your test results. Covid-19 test results should be emailed to Registrar Alex Selawsky at alex.selawsky@bkcm.org. All test results will remain strictly confidential. 

Faculty and staff coming into the building on a regular basis will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test every 8 weeks to continue to be permitted to come onto campus. 

Even if you have been vaccinated against Covid-19, we still require all students to follow our testing policy. BKCM’s Covid-19 testing policy is subject to change at any time”

*Policies are subject to change