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Bloomingdale Training Program: Guitar

Bloomingdale Training Program (BTP) aims to strengthen student’s musical abilities and provide them with the required tools they would need to push them to the next level of achievement.

Program Highlights

Bloomingdale Training Program (BTP) is the comprehensive music education program that Bloomingdale is excited to debut in fall 2019 with both piano and guitar tracks. It is an intensive program designed for students ages 8 to 17 who are interested in making the most of their music education by enhancing their private lesson studies with chamber music, theory, and other special events.

Well-rounded experience

Master Classes and Playing Classes


Each Semester Includes the Following

  • 45-minute or 60-minute weekly private lessons
  • 45-minute weekly music theory class
  • For the Fall 2020 semester to accomodate online learning, Bloomingdale is excited to offer multiple class options for BTP participants including Online Guitar Orchestra or Introduction to Guitar
  • Student commitment to practicing regularly throughout the week
  • Preparation of a minimum of two contrasting solo piece
  • Performance in BTP Recitals featuring solo and ensemble performances
  • Perform in a jury, with evaluation and feedback on solos, scales, and sight-reading

Special Events

  • 2-3 times/year – attend Master Classes, playing classes, or other special events – during which students will be expected to perform and receive feedback from a guest artist, a faculty member, and/or their peers
  • Students are also strongly encouraged to participate in the school’s annual events – such as Student Composers Program, Instrument Festivals, Performathon, Performance Competition, and other special events.

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Jane Doesier

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What you need to know

After registering online, the program coordinator will be in touch to schedule an audition and all students will be placed in a music theory class based on their age, level of performance and completion of a music theory placement form if applicable.


  • 1-2 years of private study on primary instrument 
  • Current BSM students: Recommendation of private teacher that student is ready for a comprehensive music program and the work that it will take to prepare for biannual juries and extra performances. 
  • New students to BSM:  conversation and playing assessment with BTP Instrument Coordinator

application deadline

Applications will be accepted throughout the school year

Audition date

Scheduled individually with Program Cordinator

Annual Tuition

45 minute private lessons: $5800
60 minute private lessons: $6200

Register Online

Questions and Information

José Maldonado
Guitar Program Director

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