Spend your summer with BKCM! We have many day camps and intensives for students of all ages, including adults! Camp registration for Summer 2024 is now open!

Piano Explorers Camp

Ages: 5 – 7 (Rising Kindergartners to Rising 2nd Graders) | Head to the keys this summer with our popular Piano Explorers Camp—a fun, interactive camp that focuses on learning piano, developing musicianship and making friends. Open to beginners and students with experience.

BKCM Summer Jazz Camp

Ages: 10-18 | Letʼs Jam and Improvise! All Instruments are welcome! Heat up your jazz and improvisation skills this summer! Students of all levels and experience with jazz are welcome. Students work in small groups and masterclasses with top-notch faculty.

Jazz Instrumental Lab Intensive (Adults)

In this week-long, small-group ensemble, jazz musicians of all skill levels have the opportunity to collaborate, improvise, rehearse and develop confidence for public performance.

Brooklyn Band Academy Summer Camp

Ages: 10-18 | Schoolʼs out! Letʼs keep the music going! For woodwinds, brass and percussion students who want to keep the music going this summer. Make a joyous sound and perform wind band selections and music from around the globe. 

Brooklyn Harmonics Teens Vocal Camp

Ages: 13-18 | A fun group and solo singing camp! Sing and perform close-harmony arrangements of pop, rock, jazz, world music and original tunes. 

BKCM Keys & Frets Camp

Ages: 8 to 14 | Sharpen your instrumental skills this summer! Open to piano, guitar and voice students who have been taking private lessons for at least one year as well as intermediate and advanced students who have several years of private lesson experience.

Suzuki Strings and Guitar Camp

Ages: 6 to 11 | Suzuki violin, cello, bass, and guitar students polish their technique, musicality, and tone while having fun and expanding their understanding of the world of music. Dedicated, world-class Suzuki-trained faculty work with them one-on-one and in group classes.

Chamber Festival Camp

Ages: 12-18 | Explore the joys of playing chamber music. All instruments are welcome! Perform in chamber groups, attend workshops and take semi-private lessons.

Summer Private Lessons

Registration begins April 16.

Music Therapy Summer Semester

Our Music Therapy program offers a six week summer semester.  Music Therapy students meet with their music therapist once a week.  Summer 2024 will run from 7/10 to 8/21.  An optional make-up week will be determined by therapist availability. 

Toddler playing a xylophone held by a teacher

Suzuki Early Childhood Education

Ages 0-4: In this Suzuki-inspired curriculum, teachers introduce songs, rhymes and activities designed to keep children engaged, develop social skills, foster connection and strengthen the foundational musical skills necessary for Suzuki instrumental instruction.

Students playing the trumpet in an ensemble at the Community Music Center

Community Music School Summer Camp

Ages 8-14: This free two-week summer camp at BKCM’s Community Music Center in Cypress Hills/East New York is a chance beginner and intermediate instrumentalists to get better and have fun playing music together and exploring movement.

Summer 2024 Policies

Summer Session: July 7th to August 30th

Summer private lessons are available for every major instrument including voice! Drawing from a diverse faculty of world-class musicians and educators, we match each student to a teacher whose approach and experience fit their learning style. Our teachers work with each student and family to set goals and prepare an individualized curriculum based on students’ goals and interests. Summer lessons are available for all ages, and no audition or experience is required to begin lessons.*

*Current Suzuki Program Students please see Suzuki Summer Lesson policies.

Please contact the registration staff at 718-622-3300 to schedule lessons. Registration begins on April 16th. Registration is open throughout the summer. 

Discount Packages

  • Book 5 or more lessons get a 10% discount 
  • Book 8 or more lessons get 15% discount

*Discounts cannot be combined and only apply at the time of registration. Discounts apply to one student per instrument only. Additional restrictions may apply.

Community Music School

  • Private 30 mins $89.50 per lesson 
  • Private 45 mins $104 per lesson
  • Private 60 mins $124 per lesson

Suzuki Program

  • Private 30 mins $90 per lesson 
  • Private 45 mins $118.50 per lesson
  • Private 60 mins $140 per lesson
  • Private 75 mins $160 per lesson
  • Private 90 mins $177 per lesson


  • $45 Registration Fee. There is a registration fee charged upon registration. This fee is paid once per family per school year. 

There are no credits or refunds for private lessons or camps during the summer term. Students have until June 30th, 2024, at 4:30pm to request changes to existing summer registrations for private lessons and summer camps. After 4:30pm on June 30th, there are no refunds, credits or changes for private lessons or camps. Trial lessons are not available for the summer term. 


Current Suzuki program students should take lessons only with their current private teacher. If their current teacher is unavailable, students may take lessons with a Suzuki substitute teacher and should consult with their private teacher for recommendations (through the Suzuki program at BKCM), subject to availability. 2024-25 Suzuki beginners are not eligible for summer lessons. 

Students not currently enrolled in the BKCM Suzuki program may only take lessons through Suzuki if they have been accepted as a transfer to our program for the upcoming school year. 

Financial aid is available for qualifying students. 

New Private Lesson Students:
There is no private lesson financial aid available for the summer semester for new students. We encourage you to apply for the 24-25 school year. Here is the application to apply for financial aid. 

Current Private Lesson Students:
Current Financial Aid recipients can email kris.mandapat@bkcm.org. Current students must be pre-registered for the 24-25 school year in order to qualify for financial aid in the summer. 

Summer Hours 

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

For complete information on our registration process and policies, click here.

Please visit bkcm.org/health-safety-policies for our updated COVID-19 policies.