Students 7 and up (sometimes 6) are usually ready for private piano instruction. Starting at age 4, Brookline Music School offers Music Moves for Piano group classes.
All students will need a piano or keyboard for home practice between lessons. Brookline Music School provides instruction on an acoustic piano in all of our lesson locations.
|Length||Per Term (16 weeks)||Per Year (32 weeks)||4 Lesson Deposit|
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.
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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