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How is the pandemic affecting the Conservatory?

We’re now able to offer a mix of online and in-person lessons. We anticipate a complete return to in-person instruction this coming Fall 2022.

During this time, you must have internet access and a computer to receive instruction. Our schedule is unchanged: lessons take place on Saturdays unless there is a conflict that can be resolved at the teacher’s and the School’s discretion.

What are your administrative office hours?

Saturdays 9am – 5pm. Please note that the offices are closed during the pandemic. You may call the office phone number, 718-841-7415, and leave a message. We will return your call as soon as possible.

What is the best way to contact the administration?

Email us at:

Where are you located?

Our main location is at the Bronx Community College, in Guggenheim Hall Room 203. See our Locations page.

Can I register during the week at your main location?

No. Our administrative office, normally open on Saturdays, is closed due to the pandemic. However, you may leave a message on our office phone number, 718-841-7415, and we will return your call to do registration over the phone.

What is the cost of tuition?

See our Admissions and Fees page for up to date information.

Do you offer a payment plan?

Yes. You can defer half of tuition by choosing the 2 payment installment plan. See our Admissions and Fees page for more information.

What instruments do you offer private lessons for?

Piano, violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar, and voice

Do you offer group lessons?

We offer group lessons in musicianship skills, which classes are free to student enrolled in private lessons.

Do I have to buy an instrument when I take lessons?

You must acquire an instrument within the first 2-3 weeks of the semester. Faculty may advise you on rentals and purchases.

Do you loan instruments for students to use at home?

Yes. A limited number of keyboards, string instruments, and guitars are available on loan, free of charge.

Please contact the administrative office for information about our instrument rental library.

What materials do I need to purchase for lessons?

You will need to purchase lesson books, music scores, notebooks and any other materials required by your teacher.

My child has never studied music before, what instrument should they choose?

Let them choose the instrument they want to learn most! The healthiest learning environment will grow when a student chooses the instrument he or she wants to study.

What are your “Musicianship Skills” courses?

The Musicianship Skills courses are a mix of music theory, rhythm, and ear-training combined. They meet for one hour on Saturdays and are open to all students age 7 and up.

If I miss a lesson, do you provide make-ups?

If you or your child cannot make it to your lesson, you unfortunately forfeit the lesson. Lessons are only made up if the teacher misses a class.

Something broke on my child’s instrument. What should I do?

Notify your teacher and/or contact a local music store.