Where are we located?
126 St. Felix Street Brooklyn NY. We are right by the Atlantic Terminal/Barclays Center.
What public transportation is in the area?
Buses: B45, B67, B25, B26, B52
Do we offer discounts? Do we offer a sibling discount?
There is a 5% discount applied to payment plans that involve payment for an entire semester or year of enrollment.
We offer an “early bird” discount for early registration for our academies and Summer Institute.
Although we do not offer a sibling discount for families with multiple children for the majority of our programming, we do offer scholarships and financial aid, for which you can apply via our online application. Supplemental documentation must be submitted to complete the application along with payment for 1 month of tuition while we process your application. There IS a sibling discount for our Homeschool Program.
Financial aid is awarded on a needs-basis and maintained on merit. Students who have been awarded financial aid are expected to meet a standard of attendance and participation in student recitals, concerts, and other activities here at BMS.
For our young students enrolled in private lessons we offer free ensembles ranging from Jazz to Youth Orchestra and a free music theory class.
If your child is 15 years or older and has previous musical experience, please check out our mentor program: https://www.brooklynmusicschool.org/mentor-program/
Do we offer payment plans for my tuition balance?
Yes! We offer several payment plans: monthly, trimester, and pay-in-full. Payments are scheduled on the 1st or 15th of each payment month according to your preference.
Can my 3 year old take private lessons?
For private lessons, ARY and most group classes the minimum age is 5 years old. We offer programming for students of ALL ages, however! The classes we have available to students under age 5 are:
This includes Musical Explorers: African Drumming and Dance and Musical Explorers: Keyboard Adventures
What are our hours?
Monday – Friday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
What is the price of a private lesson?
Our lesson rates are:
Weekdays: 3:00 PM-6:00 PM & Saturdays: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
60 mins : $65.00
45 mins : $57.00
30 mins : $50.00
All other times:
60 mins : $60.00
45 mins : $52.00
30 mins : $47.00
How do I apply for a job at BMS?
Email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
I want to donate an instrument to BMS. What do I do?
How do I rent out the theater?
Send an inquiry to email@example.com
When does the school close?
We follow the DOE calendar. If NYC public schools are closed then we are also closed. All private lessons missed due to school closures are automatically excused. There are no makeups for missed group classes.
Are we affiliated or a part of BAM?
Do we have group classes for adults?
Yes. Currently we offer Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra, African Drumming, and private lessons for Adults.
How do I register for group classes and academies (Winter break, Spring break, and Summer programs)?
Online. If you have problems registering or have questions about our payment plans please call or email the registrar at: 718-638-5660, firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there a lost and found?
Yes. It is in a locked room. Please come to the front desk if you feel you have misplaced something and we will assist you in accessing the lost and found.
Do we rent or sell music/instruments/equipment?
Yes! Instrument rentals are $20/month. We sell sheet music, most books are $10. Equipment rentals must be handled on a case by case basis. Please contact the office for more info.
What is your make-up policy? What if I have to miss a lesson?
If the lesson is canceled/notice is given 24 hours ahead of the time of the lesson there can be a makeup schedules.
Missed lessons can be marked as an excused absence as long as the registrar is notified 24-hours in advance of the missed lesson. This excused absence can be made-up at a later date before then end of the academic year. Lessons that are unable to be recovered by the end of the academic year can be credited towards the student's account and applied towards future enrollments.
A missed lesson that was not notified 24 hours in advance will be considered UNEXCUSED and the teacher is within their right to bill for the missed lesson without scheduling a makeup.
Can I pay per lesson?
No. With the exception of trial lessons, all students must register for a payment plan. Please see information regarding our payment plans above.
How do I sign myself/my child up for private lessons? What is the process?
If you are interested in private lessons you can fill out a lesson inquiry form online (https://bms.asapconnected.com/#PrivateLessons) or call us at (917) 633-1659.
The process of signing up students for private lessons can take anywhere from 1 to 2 weeks depending on availability. Once a teacher is found we then register students with a trial lesson to make sure the lesson time and the teacher is a good match.
If you wish to continue taking lessons after the trial lesson we register students through the full academic year (Fall,Winter, and Spring), or duration remaining at the time of registration.
Example: If a trial lesson is taken mid-winter term, following lessons would be scheduled for the duration of winter and spring terms.
Can I register online ?
Yes, you can! Please go to our online registration page found here: https://bms.asapconnected.com/