Register for fall 2020 at Bloomingdale

WHY CHOOSE BLOOMINGDALE SCHOOL OF MUSIC FOR YOUR ONLINE MUSIC LESSONS

We believe music has the power to change lives and our curriculum is designed to reflect this philosophy. We offer classes for a variety of instruments and for every type of student at all skill levels.

CONVENIENT

Taking online lessons means no traveling to our school and lessons when you want them. No more lugging instruments around the city and extremely flexible options for scheduling.

ACCESSIBLE

Our online lessons are available to anyone, anywhere. The only requirements are a reliable internet connection, your instrument and a video chat software such as Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts or FaceTime.

OPTIONS AND LEVELS

From beginner classes to ensembles for advanced students, we offers options for early childhood learners, K-12 students, and adults, in addition to opportunities for intergenerational learning and classes where no prior musical experience is necessary.

Early Childhood Music

BLOOMINGDALE EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC CLASS BENEFITS

Through the use of movement, active listening, singing,  and simple percussion instruments, every early childhood music lesson aims to teach the little ones important musical concepts. 

EXPERT INSTRUCTION

Instructors are trained and certified in music and more specifically, early childhood music education.

SOCIALIZATION

Small group classes encourage interaction amongst the students and parents creating powerful social and emotional learning.

SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT

We foster a community of acceptance where students of all skill levels and backgrounds can learn.

EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC CLASSES (INFANT-PRE-K)

We nurture little ones by offering a sensory learning experience for infants as young as 3 months.

Bloomingdale will offer five days of Early Childhood class options, including options for the whole family to join in on the activity. BSM will continue to offer classes based in Dalcroze Theory, Music and Movement and Orff Instrument classes. 

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Private lessons

Lessons Offered

  • Bassoon
  • Cello
  • Chamber Music
  • Clarinet
  • Dalcroze
  • Double Bass
  • Early Childhood
  • Flute
  • French Horn
  • Guitar
  • Music Theory
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Recorder
  • Saxophone
  • Season Ticket
  • Sightsinging
  • Trial
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Ukulele
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Voice

Insanely busy? How about lessons on your time?

Sensible, simple, and convenient, a Season Ticket gives busy people the flexibility they need and the lessons they want.

Our private lessons offer individual attention, customization, and a personalized curriculum. Students and teachers are strategically matched based on skill, schedules, and the student’s preferred teaching style. Our private lessons can be transformative for students as they discover their unique talents and interest.

 

For students taking our popular private lessons, we have also been able to continue workshops and masterclasses with guest musicians coming into zoom sessions to work with students, providing them critical feedback and serving as a community resource. 

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30-minute trial MUSIC LESSONS

JOIN US FOR A trial LESSON

Get started by scheduling a 30-minute trial music lesson. The lesson will offer a taste of the Bloomingdale School of Music atmosphere and a chance to experience what we are all about. 

Lectures & Ensembles

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Lectures

Bloomingdale will offer over 20 lecture classes for students of all ages this fall. These classes are great for students new to music education with no instrument or private lesson experience, and also for those with one or many years of practice behind them. 

Lecture Topics include:

  • How to Listen to Music
  • Female Composers Throughout Music History
  • Música Americana: Alternative Repertoire South of the Rio Grande
  • Chopin and His Circle
  • Vocal Percussion and Rhythm Workshop
  • Songwriting Workshop
  • Music Business Essentials
  • Music Software learning experiences.

Many of these classes are for students aged 14 to adult and will include mixed intergenerational groups. 

MÚSICA AMERICANA: ALTERNATIVE REPERTOIRE SOUTH OF THE RIO GRANDE
A practical workshop on a broad range of Latin American repertoire.
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Ensembles

Ensembles are a fun, interactive way to get those instruments out and play with others. Our Instructors explore fun level-appropriate repertoire tailored to participants’ skill and experience levels. Each ensemble culminates in a virtual performance opportunity to put those newly acquired skills to the test. 

Using the lessons BSM learned in the spring and summer semesters of creating layered videos for final performances, using weekly sessions for coaching and peer feedback, BSM is excited to be hosting its

  • Trumpet Ensemble
  • Flute Choir
  • Broadway Ensemble 
  • Guitar Orchestras 

Chamber Music will return to BSM’s offerings as well with a digital landscape where students will both be able to interact with each other while also exploring important repertoire for their instruments. 

Theory

Bloomingdale is excited to have three complete yearlong levels of theory to explore for students between the ages of 8 and 18. For adults, we will continue with our popular Intro to Theory. 

If you want to learn about the inner workings of music – get your hands dirty with notes, chords, key signatures and rhythms – we have theory classes for students of all ages including adults.

We have built our theory program to be three year-long levels for students ages 8 to 18. Students learn together in fun and interactive classes playing games, using their instruments and writing on interactive staff paper live to understand the reasons music is more than just lines and dots on a paper. Students who have been studying an instrument for one year or more have experienced theory in their lessons but taking a theory class will help them to focus on it entirely and use that time in instrument lessons to focus on building their abilities at the instrument and through performance. 

Online Music education

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We provide access to music education to anyone who seeks it, regardless of economic status, ability, ethnicity, or religion, which has a profound impact on individual lives as well as on our entire community.

ADDITIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Music Programs

We offer in-depth programs for students ready to take on more than just a private lesson.

WE OFFER NEED-BASED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Our goal is to make music education accessible and to remove the financial barrier that may prevent students from participating. Therefore, we offer need-based financial aid to as many students as possible.