Founded in 1924, BMS is the largest and oldest cultural nonprofit organization in Brookline, MA. Your donation to Brookline Music School allows us to:

  • broadcast concerts locally to reach isolated members of our community
  • build The Community Instrument Fund to provide free instruments to underserved students
  • offer scholarships so that music lessons can be experienced by all regardless of ability to pay
  • through remote recitals, bring together family and friends globally to celebrate students’ achievements
  • support faculty education to assist our talented and multifaceted teachers

We are truly grateful to you for your support of music, education and our school!

Fall 2020

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Online Learning

We're excited to be learning in new ways, focusing on, and appreciating music even more. The strength of our almost 100-year BMS teaching tradition comes from emphasizing the importance of student-faculty interactions and effective teaching methods that help our students learn and enjoy music.

Music Connects Us

School projects like Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, & Don't Stop Believin' lift our spirits and emphasize the value of learning music in a collaborative and fun school community environment.

Meet Our Faculty

Our teachers are among the best and most experienced in New England, holding advanced degrees from the world’s finest conservatories and universities, performing as soloists, collaborators, and bringing years of experience and a commitment to teaching at the highest levels... Learn More

Meet Our Faculty

Our teachers are among the best and most experienced in New England, holding advanced degrees from the world’s finest conservatories and universities, performing as soloists, collaborators, and bringing years of experience and a commitment to teaching at the highest levels... Learn More

Private Lessons

A good student-teacher relationship is essential to a positive and productive music-learning experience. Each BMS student is matched with a teacher based upon learning style, experience, and musical interests, to ensure that you receive the best personalized instruction to build your skills, appreciation, and enjoyment of music.



Classes & Programs

From Classes for Young Children to Jazz/Rock & Chamber Ensembles for Adults, BMS offers group classes and programs to meet your needs at every age and level of musical study. Begin, grow with us, build your skills, or return to revive your love of music!



Upcoming Events


  • First Light

    Celebrate First Light with BMS

    December 3, 2020 | 5:30pm - 7:00pm

  • Faculty Artist Series: April Sun

    "From the heart, may it return to the heart"

    December 6, 2020 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm

  • School-wide Recital

    A student recital featuring a mixture of instruments

    December 10, 2020 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm

  • School-wide Recital

    A student recital featuring a mixture of instruments

    December 13, 2020 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm

  • School-wide Recital

    A student recital featuring a mixture of instruments

    December 13, 2020 | 4:30pm - 5:30pm

  • Teen Salon

    A student-only workshop for teen performers

    December 17, 2020 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm

  • Holiday Concert

    Holiday concert performed by the String Department students

    December 19, 2020 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm

All Events & School Calendars

Contact Us

Brookline Music School is a nonprofit organization that has provided excellence in music education to the greater Boston community since 1924. We rely on the generous support of our donors to benefit the community through music.

Brookline Music School welcomes students of all ages. Enrollment is open year-round so students may begin private lesson study at any time. Join us!


Office Hours

  • Monday - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Tuesday - 9:00am to 5:30pm
  • Wednesday - 9:00am to 5:30pm
  • Thursday - 9:00am to 5:30pm
  • Friday - 9:00am to 5:30pm
  • Saturday - 8:00am to 1:00pm
  • Sunday - Closed

Thanksgiving Break Office Hours
  • Monday, November 23 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 24 - 10:00am to 8:00pm
  • Wednesday, November 25 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Thursday, November 26 - CLOSED
  • Friday, November 27 - CLOSED
  • Saturday, November 28 - CLOSED
  • Sunday, November 29 - CLOSED