Strings


The Brookline Music School String Department includes violin, viola, cello, double bass, and harp.

Ages

Students 7 and up (sometimes 6) are usually ready for strings private instruction. We strongly recommend that students ages 4-6 start with violin in our Suzuki Program. Afterwards, they are welcome to continue with the Suzuki Program or enroll in Private Lessons. Because of it's size, double bass is recommend for students 9 and up

Requirements

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

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

Johnson String Instrument

1029 Chestnut Street
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464 
(617) 964-0954 
www.johnsonstring.com   

Carriage House Violins

1039 Chestnut Street
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464
(617) 262-0051
www.carriagehouseviolins.com

South End Strings

551 Tremont Street
#201 Boston MA 02116
(617) 292-7788
Please call for an appointment.

Strings Faculty

Konstantin Arakelov

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  • Violin
  • Suzuki Violin

I am a very patient and supportive teacher and I strongly believe that music helps to develop the personality of each child and helps them to become a better person...(more)

Narine Arustamyan

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  • Violin
  • Suzuki Violin

I have a passion for teaching violin and I love working with students of all ages, from very young beginners to adults. I find that learning to practice effectively is one of the...(more)

Sasha Callahan

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  • Violin

Fifteen years of teaching students of all ages and abilities has made me strive to listen to what each student needs and what their natural strengths and weaknesses are ...(more)

Allison Dobbs

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  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Suzuki Violin

My teaching is personalized to each individual, since students come to lessons from varied backgrounds, and with different goals. I welcome beginners just getting...(more)

Leo Eguchi

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  • Cello

Learning to play music changes a person in ways that are completely immeasurable. From the simple joy of learning a tune to the lifelong lessons of discipline...(more)

Stephanie Fong

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  • Violin
  • Viola

My primary goal as a teacher is to share my love for music with my students. By engaging students in a fun and stimulating way, I aim to provide a supportive and ...(more)

Ariel Friedman

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  • Cello

I believe in pushing the boundaries of cello playing. My goals as a teacher are to expose my students to a wide variety of genres and to cultivate musicianship through the study...(more)

Luis Antonio Ibanez

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  • Violin

My approach to violin teaching is a combination of the many schools and methods of violin playing, including the traditional European School (Russian, French, Belgian)...(more)

Tomoko Iwamoto

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  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Suzuki Violin

I want my students to think of music as their lifetime companion and mastering the violin takes a lifetime of dedication. In order to achieve this, I always encourage my...(more)

Egle Jarkova

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  • Violin
  • Chamber Ensembles

I love teaching music and inspiring my students to enjoy the beauty of the violin sound, which I find so close the human voice. I aim to create a healthy study environment,...(more)

Justin Meyer

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  • 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)

Karine Nowick

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  • Violin

I believe in allowing the student to develop their skills based upon their natural desire and ability. I will encourage my students to play and learn their instrument to the best ...(more)

Nara Shahbazyan

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  • Cello

I have a great passion for teaching music and strongly believe that it is important to develop a unique approach for each student. I think that it is critical to continually...(more)

Valerie Thompson

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  • Cello

I believe that educating a student in music is not just about learning an instrument but that it creates a space for students to more deeply access their own creativity and ...(more)

Celia Zhang

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  • Violin

I am a firm believer in the old adage that “knowledge is never wasted”. With Music’s unique combination of technical and creative facets, it becomes the perfect tool with...(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