Suzuki Method

Private Lessons

Group Classes

Theory Classes

Parent Classes

The Suzuki program builds on the principle that if properly trained, all children can master music just as they can learn their mother tongue.

Full Suzuki package

Includes private lessons, group instrumental class and theory class, two recitals and two festival concerts. Prices for the 2022-2023 school year, for 30 weeks:

30-minute lesson package $3,708.00
45-minute lesson package $4,158.00
60-minute lesson package $4,574.00
75-minute lesson package $5,128.00
90-minute lesson package $5,752.00

Financial Aid is available! If you’d like to apply now, please submit your application here.

If you have any questions regarding Financial Aid, email Kris.Mandapat@bkcm.org

Suzuki is an annual program. Students are expected to continue in the program for the full school year from September through June.

Supplementary Lessons

Additional private lessons outside of the package. Prices per lesson for 2022-2023 school year.
30-minute lesson $83.20
45-minute lesson $109.73
60-minute lesson $129.33
75-minute lesson $147.87

Tuition Policy

Suzuki Program: Suzuki is an ANNUAL program. It is expected that students will continue in the program for the full school year. Schedules remain the same from September – June. Deposits for new families who have reserved spots in the Suzuki Program are refundable until June 12th. Tuition is non-refundable after July 1 and families are responsible for any remaining balance. Prior to July 1, 10% of tuition plus fees are withheld. Students who wish to withdraw must submit a Suzuki Program withdraw request via email to Julianne.Carney-Chung@bkcm.org. Refunds take 4-8 weeks to be processed.

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The Suzuki Method is recognized worldwide as a highly effective approach for teaching children the language of music. Generations of students have begun a lifelong journey of musical enrichment through this approach. The Suzuki Program at the Conservatory offers programs in violin, viola, cello, guitar, flute, piano and bass. The curriculum incorporates three elements that provide the essentials needed for instrumental music education: private lessons, theory classes and group classes. Parent involvement is an integral component of the Suzuki approach. Parents learn and practice alongside the child, functioning as role models and providing encouragement.

Suzuki is an annual program which requires a full-year commitment. Children ages 3.5 and up are eligible to participate.

To sign up for more information about enrollment, please join our BKCM Suzuki Instrumental Program Interest List.

For more information, please email Suzuki.Enrollment@bkcm.org

Attending a Suzuki parent orientation is a required stage of the application process. There will be 3 orientations: the first will take place on Sunday, January 8, 2023 (5:45 PM – 7:00 PM) and the following two dates will be announced in the near future. To register for the orientation, please call registration staff at 718-622-3300.

Enrollment is annual, and follows a three-stage process which begins in February, and includes a required parent orientation, observation and an intake interview.

Prospective Parent Orientations for Suzuki Program

Orientation #1:
Sunday, January 8, 2023, 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM

Orientation #2: 
TBA

Orientation #3:
TBA

To register for the required parent orientations, please call registration staff at 718-622-3300. Orientations in 2023 will take place in-person in the Concert Hall at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (58 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY). 

In general, some instruments fill up quickly; which instruments will fill up is difficult to predict from year to year. Spots are available on a first-come/first-served basis.

Orientation will be held in person. The orientation meeting is for PARENTS ONLY. Please make arrangements to participate in the meeting without interruptions.

You must arrive on time and stay for the entire orientation to be eligible for the program.

During the orientation, the Suzuki Director will discuss the Suzuki philosophy, educational approach, and the important role parents play in the child’s progress. Attendees will also be informed of scheduling requirements and what to expect during the first semester. Orientation is 75 minutes, including Q & A.

Following the orientation, families will be eligible to sign up for an intake interview. Attendance at the orientation is required in order to attend an intake interview.

Enrollment in the Suzuki Program is first-come, first served, with popular instruments filling up quickly. Registration for the program will start in June. If you are interested in applying, please join our BKCM Suzuki Instrumental Program Interest List here.

The BKCM Suzuki Program is happy to announce the availability of Financial Aid for 2022-2023! If you’d like to apply now, please submit your application here. If you have any questions regarding Financial Aid, email Kris.Mandapat@bkcm.org