Bloomingdale SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Bloomingdale SCHOOL OF MUSIC

NOW CELEBRATING 60 YEARS AS YOUR UPPER WEST SIDE CENTER FOR MUSIC EDUCATION!

Since 1964, the mission of Bloomingdale School of Music has been to provide access to high-quality music education to all who seek it. From early childhood to adulthood, music lessons and classes are available for all ages and ability levels on over 20 instruments.

MUSIC FOR ALL! We make music education affordable through financial aid and scholarships, payment plans, and frequent discounts. We bring people together with free events and concerts throughout the year where all students have the opportunity to perform to an audience open to the whole community.

Now’s the best time to join our vibrant musical community as our 60th anniversary celebration begins!

NOW CELEBRATING 60 YEARS AS YOUR UPPER WEST SIDE CENTER FOR MUSIC EDUCATION!

Since 1964, the mission of Bloomingdale School of Music has been to provide access to high-quality music education to all who seek it. From early childhood to adulthood, music lessons and classes are available for all ages and ability levels on over 20 instruments.

MUSIC FOR ALL! We make music education affordable through financial aid and scholarships, payment plans, and frequent discounts. We bring people together with free events and concerts throughout the year where all students have the opportunity to perform to an audience open to the whole community.

Now’s the best time to join our vibrant musical community as our 60th anniversary celebration begins!

SAVE $50 OR MORE ON FALL GROUP CLASSES - ACT NOW!

ONE WEEK ONLY! JULY 14 - 20

ONE WEEK ONLY!
JULY 14 - 20

When you register for fall group classes during the week of July 14 – 20, you can take advantage of our Fall Flash Sale and save on Group Classes for Early Childhood, Adult, Children, and Teens! 

Group Class Fall Semester Discount:

$50 off of your group class fall semester registration

– Use code GROUP50 at check out

OR Save MORE on group classes when you Pay-In-Full:

10% off of your group class fall semester registration (a savings of $75-$84)

– Use code PIF10 at check out

When you register for fall group classes during the week of July 14 – 20, you can take advantage of our Fall Flash Sale and save on Group Classes for Early Childhood, Adult, Children, and Teens! 

Group Class Fall Semester Discount:

  • $50 off of your group class fall semester registration

  • Use code GROUP50 at check out

OR Save MORE on group classes when you Pay-In-Full:

  • 10% off of your group class fall semester registration (a savings of $75-$84)

  • Use code PIF10 at check out

To apply your discount, simply enter one of the discount codes at checkout. You can either have 10% pay in full discount (code PIF10) or you can have the $50 class discount (code GROUP50) if you prefer to defer payment and opt for a payment plan. Please note that this discount does not include ensembles or Music Theory classes.

PRIVATE LESSONS FOR ALL AGES

The one on one connection between a student and their private instructor is a unique shared experience. Bloomingdale offers in person and online lessons in nearly 20 instruments. Give it a try for only $30!

MUSIC CLASSES FOR BABIES & TODDLERS

Introduce your budding artist to the wonders of music this Fall! Join a “Parent and Me” class, perfect for bonding with your baby, or enroll your child in a fun-filled music class ideal for toddlers where they can sing, play, and socialize with other musical friends!

MUSIC CLASSES FOR CHILDREN

Our group classes offer a fantastic introduction to music education, perfectly tailored for elementary and middle school students. Classes are thoughtfully organized by age group, ensuring an enriching experience for every young musician.

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MUSIC CLASSES FOR TEENS

Immerse your teen in our group music classes designed for students of all skill levels (up to 12th grade). Ideal for aspiring musicians, our program offers introductory to advanced music classes, providing a progressive path for enhancing and perfecting their skills among peers.

MUSIC CLASSES FOR ADULTS

Now’s the time to explore your personal growth and bring music into your life! Whether you’re picking up a new instrument or reigniting an old passion, our programs offer classes and lessons for all skill levels or you can share the appreciation of music with other adults in one of our lecture series.

BLOOMINGDALE ENSEMBLES

Experience the joy of making music with others this fall at Bloomingdale. Ideal for music enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels, our diverse ensemble offerings cater to a wide range of interests and abilities. Join us and be part of the harmony in our 60th year.

CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF MUSIC FOR ALL!

At Bloomingdale, all students and families are welcome to be a part of a greater community. After lessons and classes, we invite you to join us for our free faculty concert series, instrument festivals, student recitals and for community events that bring faculty, students, staff and board members together over music, food, and fun. Students have opportunities to perform in concerts, recitals, festivals, and other programs at no additional cost to them. We look forward to welcoming all students and families to share the music at Bloomingdale in our 60th anniversary year!

CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF
MUSIC FOR ALL!

At Bloomingdale, all students and families are welcome to be a part of a greater community. After lessons and classes, we invite you to join us for our free faculty concert series, instrument festivals, student recitals and for community events that bring faculty, students, staff and board members together over music, food, and fun. Students have opportunities to perform in concerts, recitals, festivals, and other programs at no additional cost to them. We look forward to welcoming all students and families to share the music at Bloomingdale in our 60th anniversary year!

PRIVATE LESSONS

BLOOMINGDALE OFFERS HIGH QUALITY PRIVATE LESSONS FOR STUDENTS OF ALL AGES AND ABILITIES.

Our private lessons are ideal for students looking for a thoroughly personalized and dynamic learning experience. Private one-on-one lessons are available in person as well as online. Instrument rentals available upon request.

EARLY CHILDHOOD

BLOOMINGDALE OFFERS WEEKLY EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC CLASSES FOR AGES 6 WKS - 5 YRS.

GROUP CLASSES:

Baby’s Sing & Play Along I – Wednesdays | Ages 6 weeks – 9 months
Baby’s Sing & Play Along II – Wednesdays | Ages 9 – 12 months
Baby’s Musical Mornings
– Fridays or Saturdays | Ages 12 months – 2 years
Music Wellness Mornings – Thursdays | Ages 2 – 3 years
Intro to Dalcroze – Mondays or Sundays | Ages 2- 3 years
Toddler’s Musical Mornings – Fridays or Saturdays | Ages 2.5 – 3.5 years
Afternoon Music Makers – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Fridays | Ages 3 – 5 years
Dalcroze Eurythmics – Mondays or Sundays | Ages 3 – 5 years
Piano Discovery – Tuesdays or Saturdays | Ages 4 -5 years
Preschool Musical Mornings – Fridays or Saturdays | Ages 3.5 – 5 years

Baby’s Sing & Play Along I
Wednesdays | Ages 6 wks – 9 mos

Baby’s Sing & Play Along II
Wednesdays | Ages 9 – 12 mos

Baby’s Musical Mornings
Fridays or Saturdays | Ages 12 mos – 2 yrs

Music Wellness Mornings 
Thursdays | Ages 2 – 3 years

Intro to Dalcroze 
Mondays or Sundays | Ages 2- 3 years

Toddler’s Musical Mornings 
Fridays or Saturdays | Ages 2.5 – 3.5 years

Afternoon Music Makers 
Tues, Wed, or Fri | Ages 3 – 5 years

Dalcroze Eurythmics 
Mondays or Sundays | Ages 3 – 5 years

Piano Discovery 
Tuesdays or Saturdays | Ages 4 -5 years

Preschool Musical Mornings
Fridays or Saturdays | Ages 3.5 – 5 years

Our private lessons are ideal for students looking for a thoroughly personalized and dynamic learning experience. Private one-on-one lessons are available in person as well as online.

All Summer Lesson Packages will include 4 lessons to be scheduled as you like. You may buy one or multiple packages at your convenience, so you can be flexible with your lessons or fill your summer with music!

Click on the lesson package of your choice below to learn more!

CLASSES FOR CHILDREN

BLOOMINGDALE OFFERS FALL MUSIC CLASSES AND ENSEMBLES FOR CHILDREN AGES 5 - 12.

GROUP CLASSES:

Cello for Children – Wednesdays | Ages 6 – 9 years
Children’s Chorus – Saturdays | Ages 8 – 12 years
Clarinet for Pre-Teens – Saturdays | Ages 10 – 13 years
Dalcroze Eurythmics for 5 – 7 – Sundays | Ages 5 – 7 years
Flute for Pre-Teens – Saturdays | Ages 10 – 13 years
Guitar for Children – Tuesdays | Ages 8 – 12 years
Guitar for Pre-Teens – Wednesdays | Ages 10 – 13 years
Keyboard for Children – Mondays, Saturdays, or Sundays | Ages 6 – 9 years
Music Theory 101 – Saturdays | Ages 8 – 18 years
Music Theory 201 – Thursdays | Ages 8 – 18 years
Recorder for Children – Wednesdays | Ages 6 – 9 years
Saxophone for Children – Thursdays | Ages 7 – 10 years
Ukulele for Children – Saturdays | Ages 6 – 9 years
Violin for Children – Sundays | Ages 6 – 9 years
Voice for Children
– Tuesdays, Saturdays, or Sundays | Ages 6 – 9 years

Cello for Children 
Wednesdays | Ages 6 – 9 years

Children’s Chorus
Saturdays | Ages 8 – 12 years

Clarinet for Pre-Teens
Saturdays | Ages 10 – 13 years

Dalcroze Eurythmics for 5 – 7 
Sundays | Ages 5 – 7 years

Flute for Pre-Teens
Saturdays | Ages 10 – 13 years

Guitar for Children 
Tuesdays | Ages 8 – 12 years

Guitar for Pre-Teens 
Wednesdays | Ages 10 – 13 years

Keyboard for Children 
Mon, Sat, or Sun | Ages 6 – 9 years

Music Theory 101
Saturdays | Ages 8 – 18 yrs

Music Theory 201
Thursdays | Ages 8 – 18 yrs

Recorder for Children 
Wednesdays | Ages 6 – 9 years

Saxophone for Children 
Thursdays | Ages 7 – 10 years

Ukulele for Children 
Saturdays | Ages 6 – 9 years

Violin for Children 
Sundays | Ages 6 – 9 years

Voice for Children 
Tues, Sat, or Sun | Ages 6 – 9 years

ENSEMBLES:

Beginner OrchestraThursdays | Ages 8 – 11 years
Center Stage Ensemble – Wednesdays | Ages 8 – 12 years
Guitar Orchestra – Mondays | Ages 10 – 14 years
Intermediate Orchestra – Wednesdays | Ages 10 – 14 years

Beginner Orchestra
Thursdays | Ages 8 – 11 years

Center Stage Ensemble 
Wednesdays | Ages 8 – 12 years

Guitar Orchestra 
Mondays | Ages 10 – 14 years

Intermediate Orchestra 
Wednesdays | Ages 10 – 14 years

CLASSES FOR TEENS

BLOOMINGDALE OFFERS FALL MUSIC CLASSES AND ENSEMBLES FOR YOUNG ADULTS AGES 12 - 21.

GROUP CLASSES:

Clarinet for Pre-Teens
Saturdays | Ages 10 – 13 years

Flute for Pre-Teens
Saturdays | Ages 10 – 13 years

Guitar for Teens 
Wednesdays | Ages 14 – 18 years

Music Theory 101
Saturdays | Ages 8 – 18 years

Music Theory 201
Thursdays | Ages 8 – 18 years

Music Theory 301
Thursdays | Ages 8 – 18 years

Sight Singing for Teens 
Wednesdays | Ages 14 and up

Clarinet for Pre-Teens – Saturdays | Ages 10 – 13 years
Flute for Pre-Teens – Saturdays | Ages 10 – 13 years
Guitar for Pre-Teens
– Wednesdays | Ages 10 – 13 years
Guitar for Teens – Wednesdays | Ages 14 – 18 years
Music Theory 101 – Saturdays | Ages 8 – 18 years
Music Theory 201 – Thursdays | Ages 8 – 18 years
Music Theory 301 – Thursdays | Ages 8 – 18 years
Sight Singing for Teens – Wednesdays | Ages 14 and up

ENSEMBLES:

Advanced Guitar Ensemble – Mondays | Ages 14 – 18 years
Advanced Orchestra – Thursdays | Ages 13 – 19 years
Advanced Trumpet Ensemble – Sundays | Ages 13 – 18 years
Broadway Ensemble – Wednesdays | Ages 13 – 21 years
Guitar Orchestra Mondays | Ages 10 – 14 years
Intermediate Orchestra – Wednesdays | Ages 10 – 14 years
Online Flute Choir – Mondays | Ages 12 and up
Youth Jazz Ensemble – Saturdays | Ages 12 – 18 years

Advanced Guitar Ensemble 
Mondays | Ages 14 – 18 years

Advanced Orchestra 
Tuesdays | Ages 13 – 19 years

Advanced Trumpet Ensemble 
Sundays | Ages 13 – 18 years

Broadway Ensemble 
Wednesdays | Ages 13 – 21 years

Intermediate Orchestra 
Wednesdays | Ages 10 – 14 years

Online Flute Choir 
Mondays | Ages 12 and up

Youth Jazz Ensemble 
Saturdays | Ages 12 – 18 years

CLASSES FOR ADULTS

BLOOMINGDALE OFFERS FALL MUSIC, ENSEMBLE, AND LECTURE CLASSES FOR ADULTS OVER THE AGE OF 18.

GROUP CLASSES:

Introduction to Cello – Wednesdays at 7:00 P.M.
Introduction to Flute – Saturdays at 1:00 P.M.
Introduction to Guitar – Mondays at 1:30 P.M. or Wednesdays at 8:00 P.M.
Introduction to Piano – Mon at 8:00 P.M., Tues at 7:30 P.M. or Thurs at 7:30 P.M.
Introduction to Singing – Tuesdays at 1:00 P.M.
Introduction to Violin – Sundays at 1:00 P.M.
Music Theory for Adults – Tuesdays at 7:00 P.M.
Sight Singing for Adults – Wednesdays at 8:00 P.M

Introduction to Cello 
Wednesdays at 7:00 P.M.

Introduction to Flute 
Saturdays at 1:00 P.M.

Introduction to Guitar 
Mon at 1:30 P.M. or Wed at 8:00 P.M.

Introduction to Piano 
Mon at 8:00 P.M. or Tues/Thurs at 7:30 P.M.

Introduction to Singing 
Tuesdays at 1:00 P.M.

Introduction to Violin 
Sundays at 1:00 P.M.

Music Theory for Adults 
Tuesdays at 7:00 P.M.

Sight Singing for Adults
Wednesdays at 8:00 P.M.

ENSEMBLES:

Adult Guitar EnsembleMondays at 7:15 P.M.
Adult Jazz Ensemble – Wednesdays at 6:00 P.M. 
Advanced OrchestraThursdays at 4:30 P.M.
Online Adult Jazz Ensemble – Tuesdays at 5:30 P.M.
Online Flute Choir – Mondays at 7:00 P.M.

Adult Guitar Ensemble 
Mondays at 7:15 P.M.

Adult Jazz Ensemble 
Wednesdays at 6:00 P.M. 

Advanced Orchestra 
Thursdays at 4:30 P.M.

Online Adult Jazz Ensemble 
Tuesdays at 5:30 P.M.

Online Flute Choir 
Mondays at 7:00 P.M.

ENSEMBLES FOR ALL!

BLOOMINGDALE OFFERS FALL ENSEMBLES AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY WITH YOUR PEERS.

Adult Guitar EnsembleMondays | Ages 18+ years
Adult Jazz Ensemble
Wednesdays | Ages 18+ years
Advanced Guitar Ensemble
– Mondays | Ages 14 – 18 years
Advanced Orchestra – Thursdays | Ages 13 – 19 years
Advanced Trumpet Ensemble – Sundays | Ages 13 – 18 years
Beginner OrchestraThursdays | Ages 8 – 11 years
Broadway Ensemble – Wednesdays | Ages 13 – 21 years
Center Stage Ensemble – Wednesdays | Ages 8 – 12 years
Children’s Chorus – Saturdays | Ages 8 – 12 years
Guitar Orchestra – Mondays | Ages 10 – 14 years
Intermediate Orchestra – Wednesdays | Ages 10 – 14 years
Online Adult Jazz Ensemble – Tuesdays | Ages 18+ years
Online Flute Choir – Mondays | Ages 12+ years
Youth Jazz Ensemble – Saturdays | Ages 12 – 18 years

Adult Guitar Ensemble 
Mondays | Ages 18+

Adult Jazz Ensemble 
Wednesdays | Ages 18+ 

Advanced Guitar Ensemble 
Mondays | Ages 14 – 18 years

Advanced Orchestra 
Tuesdays | Ages 13 – 19 years

Advanced Trumpet Ensemble 
Sundays | Ages 13 – 18 years

Beginner Orchestra
Thursdays | Ages 8 – 11 years

Broadway Ensemble 
Wednesdays | Ages 13 – 21 years

Center Stage Ensemble 
Wednesdays | Ages 8 – 12 years

Children’s Chorus
Saturdays | Ages 8 – 12 years

Guitar Orchestra 
Mondays | Ages 10 – 14 years

Intermediate Orchestra 
Wednesdays | Ages 10 – 14 years

Online Adult Jazz Ensemble 
Tuesdays | Ages 18+

Online Flute Choir 
Mondays | Ages 12+

Youth Jazz Ensemble 
Saturdays | Ages 12 – 18

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.

Deadline to apply for financial aid is August 15th, 2024. 

General financial aid is available for all classes and programs.

GOT QUESTIONS? WE'RE HERE TO HELP!

Contact our registration team 7 days a week at (212) 663-6021 with any questions about our classes and offerings, email us at registrar@bsmny.org or visit our FAQ page.

MEET THE FACULTY

Bloomingdale is deeply proud of our experienced, qualified, and caring faculty, staff, and board. Learn more about our faculty on our Faculty, Staff, and Board page.

Bloomingdale is deeply proud of our experienced, qualified, and caring faculty, staff, and board.
Learn more about our faculty on our Faculty, Staff, and Board page.

Bloomingdale School of Music

SEE WHAT OUR FAMILIES HAVE TO SAY

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.

PRIVATE LESSONS FOR ALL AGES

Our 30, 45 and 60-minute music lessons give prospective students the opportunity to experience our community and the hands-on learning students enjoy. Lessons are taught by passionate and experienced faculty who customize lessons for each student. 30-minute Trial classes are $30.

Fall/Spring Packages

30 Minutes

$1,190/ per 17-week semester ($70 per lesson)

Fall/Spring Packages

45 Minutes

$1,530/ per 17-week semester ($90 per lesson)

Fall/Spring Packages

60 Minutes

$1,768/ per 17-week semester ($104 per lesson)

Early Childhood Classes

Join our Early Childhood faculty for fun, interactive, and music-filled classes to engage the youngest learners throughout the Summer months. Offerings are available in person in our newly renovated recital hall, on a variety of days and times to suit every family’s scheduling needs and every child’s delight. Children from 3 months to 5 years old will learn musical concepts through hands-on percussive experiences, as well as song and dance. 

classes for children and teens

Our beginner classes for children and teens provide an excellent introduction to our most popular instruments. The supportive group class settings allow students to work together, learn together, and help one another as they come across musical challenges together.

Ensembles for all ages

Students ages 8 and up can participate in performance-based classes with a wide variety of offerings for all instruments and ages, both in-person and online. Each of our ensembles provides students with invaluable group rehearsal and performance experience and creates an immersive environment that allows students of various ages and ability levels to connect, collaborate, and learn together!

CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

GUITAR ENSEMBLES

JAZZ ENSEMBLES

Voice & Theatre

Woodwinds & Brass

classes for adults

Students ages 8 and up can participate in performance-based classes with a wide variety of offerings for all instruments and ages, both in-person and online. Each of our ensembles provides students with invaluable group rehearsal and performance experience and creates an immersive environment that allows students of various ages and ability levels to connect, collaborate, and learn together!

Virtual Lecture Classes

Bloomingdale Resident Teaching Artist, Marc Peloquin, leads a series of 4-week music courses for adults designed to give students a basic understanding of music and inspire an appreciation for music through a variety of musical styles. Each class in this lecture series will feature live demonstrations of musical concepts, discussion, and recorded listening examples. These courses will give you tools and context to better appreciate the magical world of music.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

Due to the world-wide Microsoft outage, our online registration systems are also down, BUT YOU CAN STILL REGISTER FOR CLASSES and take advantage of our FLASH SALE by calling (212) 663-6021, or by emailing registrar@bsmny.org. We appreciate your patience and look forward to working with you!