Piano


The Brookline Music School Piano Department includes piano, harpsichord, and accordion.

Ages

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.  

Requirements

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
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

Enroll


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

Questions?

Do you have any questions about this class?
Call 617-277-4593 or email info@bmsmusic.org

Resources


Rental & Purchasing Options

Williams Piano Shop

123 Harvard Street
Brookline MA 02446
(617) 232-8870
www.williamspianoshop.com

M. Steinert and Sons

1 Columbus Avenue
Boston MA 02116
(617) 426-1900 
www.msteinert.com

Piano Faculty

Lindsay Albert

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I believe that an effective teacher motivates their students through positivity, encouragement and constancy. With each of my students, I strive to create a safe ...(more)

Karine Bagdasarian

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All great music-making, whether at the beginner or highest level of performance, has one common element – joy. This does not mean that challenges should be bypassed...(more)

Sara Chen

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Sara enjoys working with all ages and is especially successful working with young beginners. She encourages students to actively participate in their practice and...(more)

Bryan Eyberg

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When I teach I try to inspire students and engender a feeling of love for music. I feel that if a student doesn’t enjoy playing music, the reason for playing is lessened. ...(more)

Niva Fried

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It is a wonderful feeling to see students develop a genuine love for making music and a commitment to intelligent and rigorous practicing. In the beginning stages, an...(more)

Brian Friedland

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My priority is to help students build a strong foundation of musical knowledge in the belief that possessing a deeper understanding of music leads to a greater enjoyment...(more)

Augustine Mayuga Gonzales

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Playing the piano has always been an important part of my life, and has brought me much joy. There is simply no better feeling than preparing and mastering a piece,...(more)

Atsuko Jozaki

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My teaching philosophy is to focus on building well-rounded musicianship in my students, which enables them to fully enjoy the music, express themselves, ...(more)

Jayoung Kim

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As music education is a two-way communication, I believe that mutual understanding between teacher and student is essential to guiding a student’s musical journey...(more)

Leah Kosch

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As a musician and teacher, I am, unabashedly, a piano-phile. The piano is a wonderful instrument that serves many functions, but is above all, a great foundational ...(more)

Svetlana Krasnova

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I would like my students to become not only enthusiastic and educated music lovers, but also to be able to express themselves through music, and the art of piano playing...(more)

Franco Leon

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My passion for music and piano is something that I look forward to sharing with others every day, be it when teaching or performing. It is truly wonderful to be by my...(more)

Valerie Ross

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I believe anyone, of any age, has the capacity to enjoy playing and performing on the piano, and it is my goal to help students realize this potential through a combination of ...(more)

Cynthia Sanger

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My primary goal for all of my students is to instill in them a desire to learn and constantly improve their music making. I enjoy guiding and eventually watching my...(more)

Sophie Scolnik-Brower

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For students of any age or level, playing the piano should be enjoyable and inspirational. I seek to involve students in their own music-making process, giving them ...(more)

Dan Sedgwick

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Musicking is a wholly fulfilling, challenging, fun, serious, personal, universal, expressive, mysterious endeavor. To teach it is to convey all of these aspects with...(more)

Jessica Teal

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My love for music has shaped my life and I am fortunate to help my students explore this passion each day. I encourage students to learn both solid foundation skills as...(more)

Gregory Tolwinski

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Music, like all art, offers an analogy for how we perceive, feel, and communicate—ultimately an evolving personal representation of who we are. Analogy is thus central...(more)

Aimee Tsuchiya

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Music is a window into ourselves, our culture and communities, linking our past and our present. It engages us as performers and audiences, students and teachers...(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.

Locations

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.

Schedule

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

Departments

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Enroll

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