Summer 2024 registration will be open on Tuesday 5/14/2024! Click here to create your account. or click on “create account” in the menu under “Enroll”. Please be sure to read “How to register” before signing up.

Admission

Bronx School for Music offers private and group music lessons to children of the Bronx community. Students must be at least five years old to be eligible for private lessons. Students under the age of 5 must first take our Early Childhood Music Development Classes.

Because the Bronx School for Music is near capacity, new students will have to meet certain criteria to be accepted into the program.

BSM will be prioritizing enrollment for children under the age of 9. Exceptions to this rule will only be made for summer lessons, where enrollment will be open to all ages.

In addition, priority for lesson scheduling and enrollment will be given to families who take any of Bronx School for Music’s early childhood music development courses or private lesson preparatory classes. Students wishing to take private lessons in the fall must take the Bronx School for Music’s introduction to private lessons course called “Prelude Prep”. This is a four week program that will take place in August 2024 that requires both child and parent to attend.

New students wishing to study piano must be between the ages of 5 and 9 years old. Our admissions policies will be less strict in the summer session when our enrollment drops. If you want a guaranteed spot in the fall, we highly recommend taking summer lessons.

Free Introduction to Strings: Students wishing to take strings lessons must first take our introduction to violin and cello courses first. This is a semester long course that introduces students to the instrument, but students will only be admitted after an auditory skill and rhythm skill test. String instruments require a special ability to hear intonation, and auditory skills are key. BSM will send out audition sign-up forms in August 2024 for this program.

Adult Students: Because the Bronx School for Music is near capacity, we must keep any spots available in the program for children in the community. When Bronx School for Music can return to giving adult and senior lessons, we will let our community know.

Admission to Bronx School for Music may require audition if the School’s student retention rate between semesters is high and if the program is at capacity. Please contact the administrative office before enrolling in fall lessons to see if there is space still available.

To register, simply create an account in BSM’s online registration system, add students to the account, select courses for students, checkout and make a payment. We will be notified of registration after checkout is completed and a representative from our administrative office will be in touch to assign students to a lesson time.

If you miss BSM’s registration period at the start of each semester, do not worry! Students are admitted on a rolling basis, and we accept new students as long as there is room in our teachers’ schedules. New students who register after the registration period is closed should contact the administrative office to see if there is still space available.

Office: 347-202-5402 or email [email protected]

Lesson Scheduling

Lesson times are determined after registration is completed and submitted. Priority for lesson times is given to returning students, students actively enrolled in lessons, students who have taken early-childhood music, and students who have completed Prelude Prep. Lesson times for new students are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. Although we try our best to accommodate students’ lesson-time preferences, lesson schedules are at or near capacity and preferred availability may be limited. In the event that we are not able to schedule a lesson time, a full-refund will be returned to the student/family who registered online.

Click here to download the Summer Program Calendar

Tuition and Fees

2024 Summer Program Tuition:

Private lessons:

  • 30-Minute Private Lesson: $224 (7 weeks at $32 per lesson)
  • 60-Minute Private Lesson: $413 (7 weeks at $59 per lesson)

Bronx Bops Early Childhood Music:

  • 45-Minute Early Childhood Music: $140 (7 weeks at $20 per class)

Group Classes:

  • 60-Minute Beginner Group Guitar Class: $210 (17 weeks at $30 per class)
  • 60-Minute Rock Band Class: $210 (7 weeks at $30 per class)

Play Group on Perry:

  • $600 for the full summer program (4 weeks at $150 per week)
  • Early drop off or late pick-up fee: $32.5 per week
  • Both early drop off and late pick-up fee: $65 per week

2024 – 2025 Fall & Spring Semester Tuition:

Private lessons:

  • 30-Minute Private Lesson: $544 (17 weeks at $32 per lesson)
  • 60-Minute Private Lesson: $1,003 (17 weeks at $59 per lesson)

Bronx Bops Early Childhood Music:

  • 45-Minute Early Childhood Music Full Semester: $280 (14 weeks at $20 per class)

Group Classes:

  • 60-Minute Beginner Group Guitar Class: $510 (17 weeks at $30 per class)
  • 60-Minute Rock Band Class: $510 (17 weeks at $30 per class)
  • 60 Minute Guitar Technique Class: $510 (17 weeks at $30 per class)

Registration Fee: $35 per student

Installment Fee (if elected) $10 per payment. Maximum of 4 payments allowed

Click here to see the Installment Plan Agreement & Terms

Tuition Installment Plan:

Students or their parents/guardians must pay tuition at registration in order to be placed in a teacher’s lesson schedule.

For students unable to pay tuition in full at the start of each semester, BSM’s payment-deferral plan allows students to pay tuition in two installments or on a monthly basis. Monthly installments are only offered to customers who have a cart balance greater than $1,200. A two-payment installment plans is offered to all customers regardless of checkout cart total. The two installment plan takes half the semester’s tuition, registration fees, and the $20 installment fee.

Payment methods: We accept payments in credit card, debit card, ACH transfer or Zelle. Those wishing to pay for lessons with cash, money order, ACH transfer or Zelle should contact the administrative office. Students or families who register and sign up for the tuition-installment plan must pay by credit or debit card online and add a card to hold on file.