Frequently Asked Questions
At what age does BSM accept studentst?
We accept students who are at least four years old. All individuals aged four+ are welcome to enroll, including adult students. Once our program is at capacity, we only accept children.
What are BSM’s administrative office hours?
Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Due to the pandemic, unscheduled, walk-in visits are not permitted. To schedule a meeting with one of our administrative personnel, please call 347-202-5402 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Do you offer tours of your facility?
Yes! Due to the COVID Pandemic, we cannot accommodate walk-in visits, but if you would like a tour, please contact the administrative office and we will schedule a visit.
What is the best way to contact the administration?
Where are you located?
We are located in the Norwood neighborhood at 3348 Perry Ave., Bronx, NY 10467. We are the blue house on the east side of the block.
How is the COVID pandemic affecting the school?
Bronx School for Music is open and committed to offering all students and their families the opportunity to choose the lesson setting that they are most comfortable with. You can choose to have your lessons in-person, online or in a hybrid setting.
All students and their family members who attend in-person lessons must strictly follow our COVID-19 policies and procedures of hand washing, sanitizing, wearing face coverings, and social distancing while inside the facility.
All faculty and staff have been fully vaccinated, and we closely monitor CDC guidelines for regulation and administration of our policies and procedures.
How do I register for lessons?
Registration takes place two weeks before the start of each semester. However, we accept registrations on a rolling basis, so there is no deadline. You can use our easy, step-by-step online registration form if signing up during our registration periods. Once a semester’s lessons are underway, students must contact the administrative office and register by phone. If you missed the registration period before the start of one of our three terms, please call 347-202-5402 or email email@example.com and we will arrange for you to be signed up for lessons.
What is the cost of tuition?
See our tuition information by clicking here for up-to-date information.
Do you offer a payment plan?
Yes. Students may pay tuition in two installments by choosing the two-payment installment plan in the online registration form. Click here to see tuition information. Students who enroll past the seventh week of the fall or spring semester, or past the third week of our summer session, are not eligible for the installment plan.
For which instruments do you offer private lessons?
Piano, violin, viola, cello, guitar, bass guitar, and voice. View our program
My child has never studied music before. What instrument should s/he choose?
Children should choose instruments that inspire them and that they are excited about! If you are not sure which instrument you want your child to study, please let us know! We’re glad to offer trial lessons to find the best fit.
Do you offer group lessons?
We offer free group lessons in music theory, ear-training, eurythmics, music appreciation, and chorus. Students may participate in these classes only if they are enrolled in private lessons. Click here to see group musical development courses.
Do you offer any free lessons?
We offer free musical development courses for students enrolled in private lessons. Although we do not offer free private lessons, we do provide scholarships based on need or merit. Click here to learn more about out free musical development courses.
Do I have to buy an instrument when I take lessons?
Students must acquire an instrument. Faculty and staff will advise students on rentals and purchases.
What materials do I need to purchase for lessons?
Students must purchase notebooks, lesson books, sheet music, music scores, and any other materials required by their teacher.
If I miss a lesson, does BSM provide make-ups?
If a student cannot make it to a scheduled lesson, the lesson is forfeited. Lessons are only made up if the teacher misses the session. If you are expecting to miss several lessons, communicate the dates with your teacher, and they may be able to find time to schedule lesson time adjustments.
Something broke on my instrument. What should I do?
Contact your teacher and the administrative office immediately! Do not try to fix it on your own. We will guide you through the proper steps to get it repaired. Depending on the instrument or issue, we will recommend a good repair shop or technician.