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Piano for All Children

A program for children with exceptionalities

At Brookline Music School, we are committed to offering music education to all children. Our research-based piano classes provide developmentally appropriate, creative, and engaging instruction, guiding children to develop the skills necessary for formal music learning and a lifelong enjoyment of music.

The goal of Piano for All Children is to provide developmentally appropriate piano instruction to children who fall outside the range of typical development in the social, psychological, cognitive, motor, or emotional realms. 

Piano for All Children offers adapted Keyboard Games classes with:

  • teachers trained to work with children with exceptionalities

  • resources and support throughout the term to promote success

  • smaller class sizes – capped at three students

  • options for students to follow the curriculum in private lessons or shared classes (two students)

In Keyboard Games students learn to:

  • Improvise, play by ear, transpose, and harmonize

  • Sing and play piano

  • 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

Keyboard Games:

  • Is based on research

  • Is versatile, adaptable and developmentally appropriate for many levels of skill

  • 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

Brookline Music School considers each child’s need and strengths, and also offers children the opportunity to participate in integrated classes.

Call 617-277-4593 for class times.

If you have any questions, please email Director of Early Childhood Education Krista Jadro at kjadro@bmsmusic.org.

Piano for All Children Classes

Brookline Music School
25 Kennard Road
Brookline, MA 02445
Phone: (617) 277-4593
Fax: (617) 277-4437

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