Brookline Music School seeks to awaken and nurture musical interest, appreciation, and artistic excellence in a friendly and stimulating atmosphere; to offer a high standard of comprehensive music instruction to people of all ages and backgrounds from the local community; and to serve the community by teaching in multiple locations, offering tuition assistance, and sponsoring a full schedule of concerts and public performances throughout the year.
Brookline Music School, a private, nonprofit community school for the arts, is the oldest and largest cultural institution in Brookline. Founded in 1924 by the Brookline Public Schools, the School became a private organization in the 1940s and was incorporated as a private, nonprofit school in 1967. In 1994, following a successful capital campaign, the School moved into its permanent home in the Hill-Kennard-Ogden House. Brookline Music School constitutes a unique model of cooperation between public and private sectors. Its original purpose was to enhance the Brookline Public School orchestras by providing music lessons to the children of Brookline after hours on school premises.
As a National Guild member, Brookline Music School is committed to making arts education accessible to all. The National Guild supports and advances access to lifelong learning opportunities in the arts. As a Guild member, you become part of a vibrant network of community arts education professionals, volunteers and philanthropic supporters working together to share knowledge, resources and strategies for success.
Dedicated to the arts promotion, education, collaboration, and advocacy in Brookline. Organizations include:
Lessons are available 9:00am-9:00pm at our Kennard House location Monday through Friday, and 9:00am-8:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Public School hours vary by location, but in general lessons start shortly after the school day ends and are available until the building closes.
Street parking is available on Kennard Road, all adjacent streets, and during non-school hours, behind Lincoln School via Hedge Road .
NOTE: Parking is not allowed in the Lincoln School traffic circle–cars will be ticketed and towed during public school hours (8:00am-3:30pm).