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Johnson String Instrument delivery

Johnson String Instrument delivery is scheduled for Wednesday, September 11. If you need an exchange, let them know by noon, Tuesday, September 10 at the latest.


Friday Faculty Feature

Join us THIS WEEK for Friday Faculty Feature at 6 PM!
The great Emile Blondel will perform first on the program, a piece written by his former teacher Kenneth Frazelle called The Road Up, depicting an exhilarating journey up a mountain road throbbing with bird calls and pulsing greens. BKCM Faculty Tom Chiu and Lyndol Descant present two subsequent sets that promise to be intriguing, inspiring and fun!

Michele Horner interviewed on Beyond the Music Lesson podcast

Michele Horner, BKCM’s guitar department head and author of Life Lens, is featured in Beyond the Music Lesson podcast.

Horner’s book Life Lens: Seeing your children in color illuminates the learning style, pace, motivation and other critical elements that will inform and transform teaching and communication. Both teachers and parents will see the positive home practice results!

Beyond the Music Lesson is an interview style podcast about learning music, teaching music, and parenting music students. Hosts Abigail Peterson and Christine Goodner share from their own experiences growing up learning music, as teachers, and as parents and each episode also features an interview with an expert to help share useful tips and information with listeners.

Practice violin with recorded piano accompaniments at any speed! is available for Violin Method Books 1 through 10 !

Long desired by teachers and students alike, and finally available after years of development, Accompany Suzuki (R) Edition now offers the most useful and effective tool for Suzuki Method (TM) students to practice Books 1-10, at ANY tempo, with no pitch distortion.  Loop option available for working on those tricky spots.

These are not midi; they are professionally and musically recorded accompaniments crafted by real pianists.  These are high quality sounds files recorded from a digital keyboard and painstakingly edited to perfection.

Accompany Music Suzuki (R) Edition is licensed by the International Suzuki Association and Alfred Publishing.

Violinists: Try it Free today!  Viola and Cello books are in Development and will be available in the New Year.

Guitar students busking for hurricane relief!

Guitar students busking for hurricane relief!

We are proud of our BKCM guitar students who raised $600 for a Houston Suzuki guitar family displaced by hurricane Harvey!  Our students played outside for two hours, giving the gift of music to make a difference in this family’s life.

It took a long time to get the check to them because they don’t have a mailing address since their house was destroyed!  The family drives an hour to get to their Suzuki lessons. We wish them all the best.
Guitar students

The New York Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concerts

The New York Philharmonic is bringing its famed Young People’s Concerts (YPCs) into the 21st century and around the world. Today we announced the launch of Young People’s Concerts Play!, a new online learning platform making YPCs available for on-demand streaming, enhanced by interactive lessons. Check out the first releases — YPCs focusing on Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra and Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream —for free at