Creative Theory & Musicianship

Taught in a spirit of collaborative learning and fun, weekly class sessions explore and reinforce a variety of musical concepts, including: note-reading the treble and bass clefs; identifying intervals on the staff and by ear; major and minor scales and chords; and basic rhythm and meter. Weekly listening examples, musical games, and exploratory group activities contribute to a varied and engaging experience with the dual goal of heightening students’ musical enjoyment, and accelerating their progress in private instrumental lessons.

Day Time Start Date Rate
Monday 3:30pm 2/5/2018 $370


Semesters 2017-2018

Open enrollment for Spring semester begins on January 9. Creative Theory & Musicianship Classes have two semesters:

  1. FALL semester begins on September 16
  2. SPRING semester begins on January 30

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


Valerie Ross

Valerie Ross

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)

Theory Classes

Music Theory classes are recommended for all students beginning and continuing in private lessons. Theory classes closely investigate the inner workings of music as a language, helping students to reinforce essential musical skills and concepts such as note and rhythm reading, intervals, scales, harmony, and ear training.