Instrument Discovery

Grades (K)

In Instrument Discovery, students develop their understanding of music through a vocabulary of tonal and rhythm patterns, movement, song, rhythmic chants and improvisation.  These musical skills are applied as students learn the basics of the following instruments over the course of the year: piano, ukulele, percussion, violin, recorder and tone chimes.

Day Time Age Start Date Rate
Thursday 5:00pm Kindergarten 2/1/2018 $370.00
Saturday 10:30am Kindergarten 2/3/2018 $370.00


Semesters 2017-2018

Open enrollment for Spring semester begins on January 9. Instrument Discovery Classes have two semesters:

  1. FALL semester begins on September 16
  2. SPRING semester begins on January 30

Students registered for classes in Fall Term are automatically reenrolled in Spring Term.

More info available at Academic Calendars

Academic Calendars

Fees & Aid

  • There is a once-yearly non-refundable $35 registration fee per student ($50 per family)
  • There is a $15 fee per term for payment plans
  • No registration fee is charged for summer study

BMS is committed to removing any financial barriers. Tuition assistance is available.

Tuition Assistance


Do you have any questions about this class?
Call 617-277-4593 or email


Tahila Cott

Tahila Cott

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Discovering Instruments Classes

Our Discovering Instruments Classes are based on Music Learning Theory and research on how children learn music. Students are guided through the stages of music learning (acculturation, imitation and assimilation) to provide understanding for a lifelong enjoyment of music and to prepare for formal instruction.

Our staff and faculty are skilled in early childhood music development and are happy to discuss any of these programs with you.  Contact us at