Registration Info

Important 2019-20 Registration Dates

Summer 2019 Semester:

June 19, 2019 – August 31, 2019

Fall 2019 Semester:

September 15, 2019 – February 4, 2020

Spring 2020 Semester:

February 7, 2020 – June 22, 2020

Office Hours

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

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.

Suzuki Program

Click here for Suzuki Program Policies

Music Therapy Program

For Music Therapy policy questions please contact the front desk at 718-622-3300 or Christina Sterrett Caliz, Music Therapy Onsite Coordinator at

Community Music School Program

CLICK HERE for remote lesson policies applying to students registered after 4/7/2020

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. Creating an account is the first step to registration. Click here to create a Registration account for your family.
  2. An annual family survey is required for all students to complete prior to enrolling. Click here to complete it!
  3. After creating a registration account, call our Registration Team at 718-622-3300, or visit us in person to register!

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 lesson before committing to the full term. Following a trial lesson, please contact registration to confirm your enrollment. After the trial lesson we hold your spot for 24 hours after the trial lesson.

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. Audits are not for our beginner group instrumental classes on Piano and Guitar. We do not offer trial lessons during the summer semester.


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 payments 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.

Onsite Absences, Make Ups, and Lateness

Consistent weekly lessons and classes are important for artistic growth and development. For any planned teacher absences, a highly qualified substitute teacher will be provided. If an appropriate sub is not available, the teacher will reschedule the lesson. Last minute teacher absences will also be rescheduled by the teacher.

Due to space and scheduling restrictions, BKCM does not require teachers to make up lessons for student absences. There are no refunds for private lessons missed due to student absence; however, with 24 hours notice in advance to the registration staff, students may reschedule 1 lesson per year. To report a student absence call the registration desk at 718-622-3300 and leave a detailed message if no one is available to take your call. There are no makeups for group classes.

If a student arrives late, instructors are only obligated to teach until the lesson’s scheduled endpoint. If half 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.

Private lesson students who have 3 or more unexcused consecutive absences, will be subject to withdrawal. Each group class has its own policy regarding how many classes may be missed in a semester.

Onsite Private Lesson Withdrawal policy

Students who wish to withdraw must fill out a private lesson withdrawal request form here.

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, BKCM will withhold the cost of lessons that have already transpired (including student absences), plus the cost of 4 lessons tuition from date the withdrawal is confirmed. Payment plan, registration, and late payment fees are non-refundable.

Onsite Group Class Withdrawal and Refunds

Students who wish to withdraw must fill out a group class withdrawal request form here.

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 less the cost of the number of classes that have transpired including student absences. Registration and Installment fees are non-refundable.

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 medical withdrawal, please complete our medical withdrawal form.

Course Cancellation

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music reserves the right to cancel a class for any reason, including 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. Teachers will make recommendations on where to purchase your music books and class materials as necessary.

Summer Policies

Policies in the summer differ from those during the school year to accommodate student availability.

For private lessons, BKCM offers a buy 4 get 1 free promotion. Please contact the front desk for more details.

There is no session-long commitment with summer lessons. Returning students are required to book minimum 1 lesson with their current teacher. New students or returning students wishing to study with a different teacher are required to book minimum 3 lessons with a new teacher.

There are no refunds or credits during the summer. Lessons can be transferred to different times, dates, or teachers before July 2. After July 2, all scheduled lessons and camps are unchangeable.