The Brookline Music School Guitar Department includes acoustic guitar, electric guitar, oud, ukulele, and bass guitar.


Instructors recommend the starting age for guitar to be 7 (sometimes 6) due to the size of the instrument and the finger dexterity required. For students younger than this, we recommend our Introduction to Ukulele ClassPiano is always an excellent foundation instrument, providing your child with basic musical knowledge that can later be applied to guitar lessons when the student is older.


All students will need an instrument for home practice between lessons.

Length Per Term (16 weeks) Per Year (32 weeks) 4 Lesson Deposit
30min $768.00 $1,536.00 $192.00
45 min $1,088.00 $2,176.00 $272.00
60 min $1,400.00 $2,800.00 $350.00


Semesters 2017-2018

Brookline Music School welcomes students of all ages and ability levels. Enrollment is open year-round so students may begin private lesson study at any time, including during the summer.

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


Rental & Purchasing Options

Johnson String Instrument

1029 Chestnut Street 
Newton Upper Falls, MA
02464 (617) 964-0954

Mr. Music

128 Harvard Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 783-1609

Guitar Faculty

Brendan Burns

  • Guitar

For me, the study of guitar is a lifelong discipline that is deeply intertwined with education. I am extremely grateful to share my teachings with the BMS...(more)

Will Dick

  • Guitar

Even though I graduated from Harvard and from Longy School of Music, I feel that in many ways my real education as a music teacher has been right here at Brookline Music ...(more)

Justin Meyer

  • Upright Bass
  • Electric Bass

My goal as a teacher is for my students to have fun playing the kind(s) of music that they want to play, and to become better musicians as they do so. I teach both the...(more)

Scott Pittman

  • Drums
  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Ukulele

I love music, performing, recording, composing, teaching, practicing, and I especially love listening. It is the most rewarding food for the soul. There are pictures of me ...(more)

Jussi Reijonen

  • Guitar
  • Oud

Learning, I strongly believe, begins with having fun. It is very important to me that the student thoroughly enjoys the journey of learning music, and I structure my lessons ...(more)

Robert Ward

  • Guitar

I have been teaching music in Boston for the past 25 years. In that time I have taught students of all levels, from aspiring young professionals, students with a deep love of ...(more)

Bjorn Wennas

  • Guitar

Having taught the guitar for many years, I have come to realize what works in the teacher/student relationship and how to individualize my approach for each student...(more)

Private Lessons

Why Brookline Music School?

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

A good student-teacher relationship is essential, 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.


Our main location is 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. Click here for a full list and map of locations.


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


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Since 1924, Brookline Music School has provided excellence in music education to the greater Boston community. Call now to join the tradition (617) 277-4593, or fill out our New Student Inquiry Form.

New Student Inquiry Form