Brooklyn Music School was set up as an arm of the New York Music School Settlement in 1909 and was granted a separate charter from the State University of New York in 1912. BMS is dedicated to serving the community by delivering best quality instruction in a range of musical and dance genres without regard to income, age, previous experience or professional aspirations.


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  City Brooklyn, NY
  Zip Code 11217
  Address 126 Saint Felix St
  Phone Number (718) 638-5660

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The BMS has been a revelation for my daughter, who had previously spent 3-4 years playing violin when we decided to switch her over to cello, assuming the skills would carry over. Well, thanks to both her private instructor at BMS as well as her orchestral group her development has accelerated faster than even we expected. She’s since participated in a recital trip to Paris and had the most amazing group learning experience.
The teachers and faculty are becoming like family and this is probably the biggest factor in our daughter’s learning process. She looks forward to attending lessons, and that right there is the gamechanger. Of course none of this would matter if the instructors weren’t tier musicians themselves, but they are, so I am comfortable knowing that their skills and talent are rubbing off on our 9 year-old girl.
I personally cannot wait for my five year-old piano playing son to begin attending the school and unlocking his full potential. If you have a child that you want to introduce to the musical arts, I can’t think of a better home for music than the Brooklyn Music School.

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I go to the musical theater program every semester! Brooklyn music school is a safe,historic and inspiring experience,I’d recommend it for everyone.

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Fantastic performances today at the BMS. The quality of the teaching is obviously excellent. The catecabut theirxstudents and you can feel tgst in every oerson that performs. Great range of music and misic outreach

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Classes at Brooklyn Music School are amazing. The place has an 'old school' New York Theater/School feel--- old wood, echoing hallways, classic fixtures, etc...
The staff and crew are all pleasant, gracious and accommodating, and very knowledgeable.
If voice is your thing, no matter if you're a beginner or already at the top of the charts, Dakota Macleod is the one to see. Outstanding professionalism,
high expectations, and unparalleled dedication to her students.

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This is the second year my son attends the summer camp, and it has been great. He also took some dance classes. Overall the facility is in need of renovation, but the warmth and welcoming atmosphere makes up for it!

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BMS made my son very happy. We attended the African dance class for toddlers. The teacher was welcoming, the class energy was amazing. My 2.5 year old jumped right in. It really made our whole weekend so much better. I'm definitely coming back.

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BMS has been an amazing resource for me for both their after-school program (Arts Reaching Youth) and for their summer camp (Summer Institute). It's the perfect combination of cultural enrichment, fun and community. The staff is professional and personable and my son loves all of his counsellors and instructors.

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From Our Website

We are thrilled to begin offering Private Lessons online and in person! Our world-class instructors are talented, equipped and ready to teach from home or at our main Brooklyn facility. Q: What if my child is too young? A: Ask their teacher if Online Private Lessons are a good fit for their age range. In the event that these lessons are not an option, make-up lessons will be scheduled. Q: Do you offer Online Private Lessons for families? A: Yes! Get the whole family involved! Online Private Lessons for Families are offered at $18.50 per person for four-person classes, and $15.00 per person for classes with five or more people.


The Brooklyn Music School's Music Therapy Department offers a range of programming that promotes healing, connectivity, expression, and personal growth. We are at the forefront of creating exciting programming and community outreach. Our team of therapists and facilitators provide an array of private and group, in-person and online programs designed to promote mindfulness, soulfulness and expressivity. For all services, BMS offers a preliminary consultation, working with the clients and/or their families, to determine which programming may best suit the client's needs.