A good student-teacher relationship is essential to a positive and productive music learning experience. At Brookline Music School, students are placed with a teacher based upon learning style, experience, and musical interests to ensure that each student receives the best personalized instruction.
Students at BMS are part of a vibrant musical community, offering rich musical experiences, including:
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.
Brookline Music School is open year-round, and students may continue private instruction throughout summer with flexible scheduling. Students may also select from a variety of summer classes and workshops.
Our main location is conveniently located off of Route 9 at 25 Kennard Road, Brookline, MA (on the campus of Lincoln Elementary School). Brookline Music School also offers lessons at locations throughout Brookline. More info available at our Locations page.
Brookline Music School offers private instruction seven days a week. Individual lesson times depend on teacher availability. 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 School Calendars.
Street parking is available on Kennard Road, all adjacent streets, and during non-school hours, behind Lincoln School via Hedge Road.
A scholarship program, funded primarily by the School’s Annual Appeal, provides tuition assistance to students who are in need of financial support. Please visit the Tuition Assistance page for more information.
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.
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.
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.
Dedicated to the arts promotion, education, collaboration, and advocacy in Brookline. Organizations include: