Looking for the best music and theater classes and programs for kids in Brooklyn, NY? Our listings will have your kid learning everything from guitar to clarinet to stage performance in musical theater, even Shakespeare in no time. Brooklyn is filled with great music and theater classes, so sign up now.
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
58 7th Ave., Brooklyn
Get immersed in the music you and your children love! We offer music classes for all ages that focus on vocal and instrumental instruction in jazz, rock, and classical. Even the youngest children can find a creative outlet to explore their musical abilities. Find a program you love. Register now for a challenging, fun, and fulfilling semester of music!
Brooklyn Music House
1645 Bath Ave., Brooklyn
Specialized in music education, lessons are individually planned to meet your child's needs in a way to explore and develop the child's interest and talent in music. Each student will have the opportunity to experience and perform on stage in our annual school concert. We prepare students for all major exams including worldwide Royal School of Music Exams. Innumerable students have benefited from our instrument training, like piano, violin, cello, etc., and successfully entered talent classes in schools like Mark Twain.
2739 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn
Summer camp #718-282-6077
At Cortelyou Academy, you will find small class sizes, a high percentage of proficiency on NYS State exams, a great after-school program, convenient location, a balanced nutritional breakfast, lunch and snack, and variety in arts enrichment for students in 1st-5th grades. Stop by today and sign up! Cortelyou Academy, where leaders are made. Call or visit our website for more information.
EzraGuitar for Little Stars
EzraGuitar for Little Stars is a fresh and innovative guitar method for children age 4-7. Children will learn the basic elements of music making, from reading music to performance. Through creative games and ensemble work, children will leave each lesson with a sense of accomplishment and musical knowledge that will remain with them as a foundation for any future musical endeavors. Call 646-660-4249 or check ezraguitar.com
Joe's Music Center and Performing Arts
545 Brooklyn Ave., Brooklyn
Little Gym of Bay Ridge-Bensonhurst
8681 18th Ave.
A feeling of success is one of the many benefits your child receives at The Little Gym®. We provide gymnastics-based motor skill development programs for ages 4 months-12 years. Through sequential skill-building, movement, gymnastics, exercise, music, and games, our curriculum teaches students to build their physical, social, emotional, and intellectual skills. Classes are non-competitive and taught in a fun, safe, and nurturing environment. Currently offering gymnastics, dance, sports skill, and karate classes. Schedule your free trial class. Celebrate your child’s birthday. Party slots fill up months in advance; reserve today!
Music for the Family
Fred Ellis is a NYC elementary music teacher and music therapist. His objectives are to not only teach musical skills and knowledge, but to help children develop their mental, physical, communication, and social skills. His CD can be used to reach these objectives. The students are comprised of children from around the world, who have responded to the songs by socializing, singing, and playing together. The songs are designed to encourage socialization, love, and respect for cultural diversity. Through music, we as people can form together as one big family. Purchase via fredellis.com, itunes.com, cdbaby.com, or amazon.com
275 90th St. (3rd Ave.)
Bay Ridge / Bensonhurst / Midwood
Park Slope / Kensington / Prospect Heights
South Slope / Windsor Terrace
Sing, dance, and play instruments with your child! Family music and movement classes for ages newborn–five years, and the grown-ups who love them.
Music Together of Bay Ridge/Bensonhurst
Music Together is a nationwide educational program founded on the belief that all children are musical, and that music is a perfect way for children to learn and grow. We sing, dance, and play instruments in a fun, informal, supportive atmosphere. Limited to 12 children with parent or caregiver. 45-minute classes meet once a week. Morning, afternoon, evening, or weekend class times available. Birth to age 5. Free demonstration classes offered. Sessions Start in September, January, April, and July.
Music Together Of Park Slope
Park Slope/Prospect Heights/Kensington (4 locations)
Music Together is a nationwide educational program founded on the belief that all children are musical and that music is a perfect way for children to learn and grow. We sing, dance and play instruments in a fun, informal, supportive atmosphere. Limited to 12 children, with parent or caregiver: 45 minute classes meet once per week. Mornings, afternoons, evenings, Saturdays and Sundays. Ages birth–5. Free demonstration classes. Sessions start in September, January, April, and July.
Noel Pointer School of Music
1368 Fulton Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn
Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
234 Roosevelt Hall, 2900 Bedford Ave.
For over 30 years, the Preparatory Center has offered music (including Suzuki violin, cello, and flute for very young children), theater and dance classes, and private lessons for children of all ages and levels. We also welcome adult students for private instruction and group classes. Our experienced professional teachers, many of whom have extensive performance experience and advanced conservatory degrees, encourage students’ growth at all levels. Registration is currently underway for our 2012-2013 school year, which begins September 10. Please call for an individual registration consultation or a Suzuki interview.
Red Rabbit Music
Rebecca Cherry, Instructor/Director
437 Bergen St., Park Slope
Specializing in violin, viola and beginner music theory. Private and group instruction for students ages 4 to adult, all backgrounds and skill levels. We care about the training you or your child receive: whether just beginning an instrument, taking up an old pastime, or an advanced student with an active future in music. Our instructor has studied at top conservatories and maintains an active, prestigious performing career. Conveniently located in Park Slope. Flexible schedule to accommodate busy schedules. Reasonably priced. Special discounts for group classes when taken along-side individual instruction.
Shore Front YM-YWHA Day Camp
3300 Coney Island Ave., Brooklyn
Margaret Slovak is a professional guitarist, composer and teacher. She has a B.F.A. in music and has released three CD's featuring her original compositions. Margaret is a patient, caring instructor and enjoys teaching students of all ages and levels, including those with injuries or disabilities. She specializes in jazz, but also teaches classical, blues, and folk styles. Margaret has been teaching for 22 years, and taught at several Oregon colleges.
Stefan Held Productions
150 South 1st St, Ste 4F, Williamsburg
Record your own CD with award winning producer, Stefan Held. A voting member of the Grammys, Stefan works with Grammy/Tony/Emmy/Obie winners and composes/produces music for MTV, MTV2, Bravo, VH1 & more! Studio in heart of Williamsburg—one stop from Manhattan on L, J, M or Z. Stefan provides instrumental tracks you choose, professionally records your vocals, then mixes/remasters the songs. Receive 5 CD copies of your finished songs, plus a CD with the instrumental track, so you can perform anywhere. Be a star at parties, family gatherings, special occasions. A memorable gift.
7426 15th Ave.
4724 Ave. N
Between our two Brooklyn-area locations and in-house theatre, Acting Out! offers an extensive performing arts curriculum for students, kindergarten to college. Our staff is comprised of professional actors and musicians. Our after-school program includes all levels of acting, musical theatre, improvisation, and film/television, as well as private lessons for singing, piano, and audition preparation. Many Acting Out! students have graced Broadway stages and prestigious performing arts institutions, but most important, all our students are improving their futures and increasing self-confidence under our caring and passionate guidance because we love what we do!
BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
421 Fifth Ave. (corner of 8th Street), Park Slope
Fernando Maneca, director
Located in the heart of Park Slope, BAX has been recognized for excellence in arts education since 1991. BAX is deeply invested in developing and encouraging the artist in each student, offering a full range of youth classes in dance, theater, and tumbling, six days a week for children ages 18 mos.-18 years.
Dimensions On Stage Brooklyn Center for Theatre and Performance
7601 Third Ave., Bay Ridge
Acting, Singing, Musical Theater, Film/TV, voice lessons, and audition prep! Build confidence, increase listening and public-speaking skills, and find your creative voice through performing arts training. Whether you dream of being a star, or simply the brightest version of yourself, our qualified faculty is committed to making sure everyone shines. By teaching elements of professional theater, our after-school and Saturday classes provide necessary training for success in the arts and valuable skills for success in life!
Drama Kids International
Drama Kids International is the largest after-school program in the world with over 55,000 students. We use theatre arts to increase speaking skills, build creativity, and confidence.
Shore Front YM-YWHA Day Camp
3300 Coney Island Ave., Brooklyn
2736 Gerritsen Ave., Brooklyn
Let Stage Dreamers make you feel like a celebrity. Parties can include karaoke, dance, acting, magic, balloon sculptures, clowns, puppet shows, face painting, costumed characters, and pizza. Call today and create your birthday party package. People of all ages can enjoy a Stage Dreamers Party! We also provide classes in Acting, Dancing, Singing, Musical Theater, and Creative Writing. Kids create and perform in their very own musical.