Registration Info

Important 2022-23 Dates

Fall 2022 Semester:

September 2022 – January 2023

Spring 2023 Semester:

February 2023 – June 2023

Summer 2023 Semester:

July 2023 – August 2023

Office Hours

BKCM is offering in-person lessons. See this page for COVID policy information

Mon – Fri: 9:30am – 9:30pm
Sat: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Sun: 9:30am – 5:30pm

Summer 2023 Hours (July – August)

Monday – Thursday: 9:00am – 9:00pm 
Friday: 9:00am – 2:00pm 
Saturday: 9:00am – 3:00pm 
Sunday: 9:00am – 3:00pm

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

Contact Marie Lewis at or 718-622-3300 (ext. 212) for registration information on our Music Therapy Program. Click here for more info on our Music Therapy Program.

Music Partners Program

For information about BKCM’s Music Partners Program, email

Para información acerca división de Music Partners del conservatorio de Brooklyn, enviar un correo electrónico a

Community Music School Program

Click here for BKCM’s Summer 2023 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 family survey for all families. 
  2. (For new families) Click here to create a Registration account
  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.
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 email to or by calling the front desk at 718-622-3300 and leaving a message.
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.
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 and once credited, cannot be refunded. Payment plan, registration, and late payment fees are non-refundable. There are no credits or refunds for private lessons during the summer term.

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 be eligible for withdrawal. Students enrolled in10-week classes have 24 hours prior to the 2nd class to be eligible 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. Credits for group classes are valid for one year from the date the credit is issued and once credited, cannot be refunded. There are no credits or refunds for the summer term. 
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. BKCM credits are valid for one year from the date issued and once credited, cannot be refunded. BKCM Registration and Installment fees are non-refundable. 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 email the registration desk at or call 718-622-3300.

$40 Registration Fee. The registration fee is charged upon registration. This fee is paid once per family per school year.  

$40 Payment Plan Fee. If you choose to enroll using one of our automatic payment plan options, you must provide a valid credit card for your payments. The payment plan fee is paid whenever a student registers and doesn’t pay in full. Once per term (annual or semester), per family unit. There are no payment plans for the Summer term.  
$40 Late/Missed Payment Fee.
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. 

*Policies are subject to change

Financial Aid

Click here to apply for financial aid for the CMS.