Why Brookline Music School?

Brookline Music School is committed to ensuring that each student has a positive musical experience.

Distinguished Faculty

Our faculty is composed of experienced, diversely talented teaching artists, many of whom maintain active performing careers. All are committed to providing engaging and personalized musical mentorship for each student.

Private Lesson Placement

A good student-teacher relationship is essential to a positive private lesson experience, so students are individually placed with a teacher based on learning style, experience, and musical interests. Our distinguished faculty members are dedicated to providing engaging and personalized musical mentorship for each student. In addition, private lesson students have the opportunity to perform in recitals and salons as well as participate in exclusive departmental events, Dynamic Duos, evaluations, workshops, and masterclasses. Private lessons also include written progress reports from faculty and end-of-year parent/teacher phone conferences. 

Musical Opportunities Beyond Lessons

Students at BMS are part of a vibrant musical community, offering rich musical experiences including: Performance Opportunities: 

Convenient Locations

Our main location is conveniently located off of Route 9 at 25 Kennard Road, Brookline, MA (on the campus of Lincoln Elementary School). Brookline Music School also offers lessons at Brookline High School, Driscoll School, Lawrence School, Lincoln School, Pierce School, Runkle School, and Heath School. 


The ability to make music education available to everyone in the community has always been of great importance to Brookline Music School. A Scholarship Program, funded primarily by the School’s Annual Fund, provides tuition assistance to students who might not otherwise be able to take music lessons. Please visit the Tuition Assistance page for more information.


Brookline Music School is open year-round, and students may continue private instruction throughout summer with flexible scheduling. Students may also select from a variety of summer classes and workshops 


Brookline Music School offers private instruction seven days a week. Individual lesson times depend on teacher availability. Brookline Music School follows the Public Schools of Brookline for closures. Term I starts in September and continues for 16 weeks through January. Term II starts in February and continues for 16 weeks through June. Students are welcome to start mid-semester (depending on availability) with a pro-rated tuition. Summer lessons (July & August) are à la carte. More info available at Academic Calendars