This class will inspire students to think creatively, teaching fundamental techniques for both composition and improvisation. Students will gain an understanding of how to construct and embellish melodies, create chord progressions, write for several instruments, and use their ears to spontaneously improvise with other musicians. These skills will be gained through group and individual exercises, listening to/analysis of music in a variety of styles, and assigned projects. Music theory (scales, chords, and notation) will be covered and reinforced, but always to serve the creative process.


Prerequisites: 2 years of private lessons on any instrument. Concurrent lessons preferred, but not required.


To inquire about the next enrollment period, please call 617-277-4593 or email

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Since 1924, Brookline Music School has provided excellence in music education to the greater Boston community. Call now to join the tradition.

Brookline Music School welcomes students of all ages and ability. Enrollment is open year-round so students may begin private lesson study at any time (including the summer).

Summer Office Hours

July 1 - August 31

  • 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