About Us


Mission

Brookline Music School seeks to awaken and nurture musical interest, appreciation, and artistic excellence in a friendly and stimulating atmosphere; to offer a high standard of comprehensive music instruction to people of all ages and backgrounds from the local community; and to serve the community by teaching in multiple locations, offering tuition assistance, and sponsoring a full schedule of concerts and public performances throughout the year.

History

Brookline Music School, a private, nonprofit community school for the arts, is the oldest and largest cultural institution in Brookline. Founded in 1924 by the Brookline Public Schools, the School became a private organization in the 1940s and was incorporated as a private, nonprofit school in 1967. In 1994, following a successful capital campaign, the School moved into its permanent home in the Hill-Kennard-Ogden House. Brookline Music School constitutes a unique model of cooperation between public and private sectors. Its original purpose was to enhance the Brookline Public School orchestras by providing music lessons to the children of Brookline after hours on school premises.


Affiliations

Member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education

As a National Guild member, Brookline Music School is committed to making arts education accessible to all.  The National Guild supports and advances access to lifelong learning opportunities in the arts. As a Guild member, you become part of a vibrant network of community arts education professionals, volunteers and philanthropic supporters working together to share knowledge, resources and strategies for success.

Member of the Consortium For the Arts in Brookline (CoFAB)

Dedicated to the arts promotion, education, collaboration, and advocacy in Brookline.  Organizations include:

Main Location


Kennard House

25 Kennard Road, Brookline, MA 02445
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Office

Phone: (617) 277-4593 Fax: (617) 277-4437 Email: info@bmsmusic.org

Summer Office Hours

(July 1st - September 2nd)

  • Monday - 9:00am to 8:00pm
  • Tuesday - 9:00am to 8:00pm
  • Wednesday - 9:00am to 8:00pm
  • Thursday - 9:00am to 8:00pm
  • Friday - 9:00am to 5:30pm
  • Saturday - 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Sunday - Closed

Summer Building Hours

Lessons are available 9:00am-9:00pm at our Kennard House location Monday through Friday, and 9:00am-8:00pm on Saturday (closed Sundays).

Parking

Street parking is available on Kennard Road, all adjacent streets, and during non-school hours, behind Lincoln School via Hedge Road.

Contact Forms

New Student Inquiry Form | General Inquiry Form