Brooklyn's best After School Program, Arts Reaching Youth (ARY), offers a range of creative options with classes in music, dance, theater, and the performing arts, along with homework support and healthy snacks. BMS offers free after school pick up from selected schools, and our location in Brooklyn's cultural district makes us convenient for families with kids in grades K-5 from around Brooklyn. See details below or call our registrar at (718) 638-5660 for more information.

CLASS SCHEDULE

This year the class schedules will be divided into 3 periods, early (3:45 pm to 4:30 pm) 1st period (4:40 pm to 5:25 pm) and 2nd period (5:30 pm to 6:15 pm). During those periods there will be a variety of classes to chose from and you can select what classes are best for your student as well as your schedule.

 

PICK UP, SNACK, & HOMEWORK HELP

Brooklyn Music School provides pick from local participating schools. Students are walked to BMS with between 2 and 4 (depending of the size of the group) BMS staff members. Upon arrival students go to assigned homerooms where they receive homework help, are given a healthy snack, and enjoy creative recreational time until 1st period at 4:40 pm.

PRICING

The Brooklyn Music School’s Arts Reaching Youth After School is priced per period at a rate of $15.00 per class with a commitment of one 3 month term*.

* Terms are outlined according to the DOE schedule and prorated to reflect school holidays, vacations, & closures.

Pick Up, Snack, & Homework Help is priced at $10.00 per day and $20.00 for regularly scheduled ½ days with a commitment of one 3 month term*.

* Terms are outlined according to the DOE schedule and prorated to reflect school holidays, vacations, & closures.

If you require pick up and at least two periods of class you will be charged flat fee of $30.00 per day and $40.00 for regularly scheduled ½ days with a commitment of one 3 month term*.

* Terms are outlined according to the DOE schedule and prorated to reflect school holidays, vacations, & closures.

PERFORMANCE GROUPS

The Brooklyn Music School has a long and proud tradition of providing performance opportunities to all of it’s students. For the 2016-2017 school year we’re proud to announce that we’ll be offering classes and ensembles dedicated to preparing students to perform at the highest level.

ORCHESTRA

The BMS Orchestra has been a staple of our Saturday programing since we 1st opened our doors in 1909. During the 2016-2017 school year we’ll be drawing on that proud tradition as we bring Orchestra to the ARY After School program, led by String Dept. Chair Seth Bedford, We’ll be combining  the the skills students are learning in group music class with the strong foundations in musicality they’re learning in Musical Theory to conduct a fun beginner orchestra

Students participating in performances are required to take the following classes:

Orchestra 1x per week

  Music Theory 1x per week

Private Music Lesson 1x per week

(additional fees apply, all ARY students are eligible to take private lessons at a discounted rate)

ROCK BAND

Over the past two years Guitar Dept. Chair Alex Rivers has been working with the ARY program to develop our after school rock band and make it one our most successful programs. Working in small groups on a variety of instruments ARY Rock Band students not only hone their instrumental chops but also learn the value of teamwork and community as they rehearse a setlist of their choosing during two hour and a ½ sessions per week. Rock Band students are given to opportunity to perform in a variety of venues including local community events such as FAB Fridays, local school events like the PS 11 school fair, and at arts institutions like the children's museum of the arts, as well as our historic theater.

New students will be asked to attend a brief, casual auditions (not required for returning rock band students)  

Students participating in performances are required to take the following classes:

Rock Band 1x per week

Music Theory 1x per week

Private Music Lesson 1x per week (additional fees apply, all ARY students are eligible to take private lessons at a discounted rate)

 

GROUP MUSIC AND DANCE CLASSES

At the Brooklyn Music School, our mission has always been to make music affordable & accessible for everyone in our community. There’s nowhere we demonstrate that more than our afternoon group music & dance classes. Our After School music and dance program is a great way to introduce your student to variety of instruments and dance styles in a fun, supportive, & accessible environment.  With small class sizes students receive more attention and progress quickly to master the basic elements of the given class. Whether it’s piano, violin, hip-hop dance, or any of our many other offerings BMS has something for everyone.

Students participating in performances are required to take the following classes:

Group Music or Dance class 2x per week (unless class only meets weekly)

Music Fundamentals 1x per week

 

MUSICAL THEATER

Musical Theater combines songs, acting, and dance to tell a story.  

Students participating in performances are required to take the following classes:

Musical Theater 2x per week

Choir 1x per week

Drama 1x per week

 

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