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Group Piano Classes

Music Moves_webOpen Enrollment for new students begins January 7, 2016.

To register, call the office at 617-277-4593.
Classes fill quickly!

If you have questions, email Early Childhood Music Coordinator Krista Jadro kjadro@bmsmusic.org.

At Brookline Music School, we value offering classes that are research-based and provide developmentally appropriate instruction to our students. Our classes help children to develop the skills necessary for formal music learning and a lifelong enjoyment of music. Music Moves for Piano is the perfect extension of the early childhood program, providing students with both musical understanding and piano skills in a creative, engaging, rich and fun class.

In Music Moves for Piano students learn to:

  • Improvise, play by ear, transpose, and harmonize
  • Compose, arrange, read, and write music notation
  • Sing and play – accompany singers and instrumentalists
  • Perform with comfort and fluency in a variety of social settings
  • Play with technical ease and freedom from muscular tension
  • Listen to and perform music with understanding
  • Think about music in the context of a meter and a tonality
  • Become independent music thinkers

Music Moves for Piano:

  • Is based on research
  • Is versatile and adaptable – appropriate for all ages
  • Helps students to learn music as an aural art – ‘sound before sight’
  • Builds lifetime skills through movement, chanting, and singing
  • Is creative – students make music from the beginning
  • Develops the entire musician
  • Internalizes improvisation skills and musical understanding

MUSIC MOVES FOR PIANO CLASSES:

KEYBOARD GAMES A: PRE-K (4 years old before September 1st)
KEYBOARD GAMES A: K (5 years old before September 1st)

Keyboard Games A is a two term class that includes singing, chanting, moving, responding to musical patterns, creating at the keyboard, and playing short pieces. Classes help students recognize the sounds of music using syllables, imitate musical patterns accurately, sing in tune, move with the beat, and develop beginning piano technique and keyboard skills using rote instruction. Includes piano book with CD.

KEYBOARD GAMES B: First, Second or Third Grade

Music moves lessons train musicians to hear what they play and play what they hear. Lesson activities sequentially apply what research says about how children best learn music and encourage students to listen, think, move, sing and play. Students in first grade and above take one semester of Keyboard Games B and then continue with Level 1 group piano lessons. Includes piano book with CD.

Class Sections for NEW STUDENTS Term II (Spring 2016)

Each class has a maximum of 4 students. There is a materials fee of $20

Class Age Day Time Length Starts Instructor Cost  

KEYBOARD GAMES A

PK: 4-5 W 3:00 15 wks, 50 mins

2/10/16

Cathryn Fassbender $390 Register

KEYBOARD GAMES A

PK: 4-5 Su 2:00 15 wks, 50 mins

2/7/16

Cathryn Fassbender $390 Register

KEYBOARD GAMES A

K: 5-6 Fri 5:00 15 wks, 50 mins

2/5/16

Cathryn Fassbender $390 Register

KEYBOARD GAMES A

K: 5-6 Su 2:00 15 wks, 50 mins

2/7/16

Maria Mandico $390 Register

KEYBOARD GAMES B

1st, 2nd W 6:00 15 wks, 50 mins

2/10/16

Cathryn Fassbender $390 Register

KEYBOARD GAMES B

1st, 2nd Su 11:30 15 wks, 50 mins

2/7/16

Cathryn Fassbender $390 Register

Class Sections for CONTINUING STUDENTS Term II (Spring 2016)

Class Age Day Time Length Starts Instructor Cost  

KEYBOARD GAMES A CONTINUED

PK: 4-5 Su 9:30 15 wks, 50 mins

2/7/16

Cathryn Fassbender $390 Register

KEYBOARD GAMES A CONTINUED

PK: 4-5 Th 5:00 15 wks, 50 mins

2/4/16

Cathryn Fassbender $390 Register

KEYBOARD GAMES A CONTINUED

PK: 4-5 Fri 3:00 15 wks, 50 mins

2/5/16

Cathryn Fassbender $390 Register

KEYBOARD GAMES A CONTINUED

PK: 4-5 Sa 9:30 15 wks, 50 mins

2/6/16

Ruby Lee $390 Register

KEYBOARD GAMES A CONTINUED

PK: 4-5 Sa 10:30 15 wks, 50 mins

2/6/16

Ruby Lee $390 Register

KEYBOARD GAMES A CONTINUED

K: 5-6 Su 9:30 15 wks, 50 mins

2/7/16

Maria Mandico $390 Register

KEYBOARD GAMES A CONTINUED

K: 5-6 Su 11:30 15 wks, 50 mins

2/7/16

Maria Mandico $390 Register

KEYBOARD GAMES A CONTINUED

K: 5-6 Th 3:00 15 wks, 50 mins

2/4/16

Cathryn Fassbender $390 Register

KEYBOARD GAMES A CONTINUED

K: 5-6 F 4:00 15 wks, 50 mins

2/5/16

Cathryn Fassbender $390 Register

KEYBOARD GAMES A CONTINUED

K: 5-6 Sa 1:00 15 wks, 50 mins

2/6/16

Marie Henry $390 Register

KEYBOARD GAMES A CONTINUED

K: 5-6 Sa 2:00 15 wks, 50 mins

2/6/16

Cathryn Fassbender $390 Register

KEYBOARD GAMES B

K: 5-6 Su 10:30 15 wks, 50 mins

2/7/16

Maria Mandico
$390 Register

KEYBOARD GAMES B

K: 5-6 Su 1:00 15 wks, 50 mins

2/7/16

Maria Mandico $390 Register

KEYBOARD GAMES B

K: 5-6 Tu 4:00 15 wks, 50 mins

2/2/16

Krista Jadro $390 Register

KEYBOARD GAMES B

K: 5-6 W 4:00 15 wks, 50 mins

2/10/16

Cathryn Fassbender $390 Register

LEVEL 1

1st, 2nd Su 10:30 15 wks, 50 mins

2/7/16

Maria Mandico $390 Register

LEVEL 1

1st, 2nd Tu 3:00 15 wks, 50 mins

2/2/16

Krista Jadro $390 Register

LEVEL 1

1st, 2nd W 5:00 15 wks, 50 mins

2/10/16

Cathryn Fassbender $390 Register

LEVEL 1

1st, 2nd Sa 11:30 15 wks, 50 mins

2/6/16

Ruby Lee $390 Register

LEVEL 1

1st, 2nd Sa 1:00 15 wks, 50 mins

2/6/16

Cathryn Fassbender $390 Register

LEVEL 2

2nd, 3rd Su 1:00 15 wks, 50 mins

2/7/16

Cathryn Fassbender $390 Register

For additional questions, please contact Early Childhood Coordinator Krista Jadro at kjadro@bmsmusic.org. 

Visit our Resources pages for more information:

Acoustic vs. Digital Pianos

Purchasing a Digital Piano

Purchasing an Acoustic Piano

Where to Rent or Purchase