Orchestra Skills for String Players is the perfect class for young string players new to ensemble-playing and beginning or soon to begin playing in a youth orchestra.

This class focuses on developing important orchestra-playing skills, including:

  • Interpreting and following a conductor
  • Matching bowings, articulations, and tone quality
  • Identifying melody versus accompaniment
  • Communicating with fellow players using eye contact and breath phrasing

Students will have the chance to workshop solo pieces relevant to class topics, and to prepare ensemble selections for performance at the semester’s end.


Prerequisites: 1 year of private lessons on violin, viola, cello, or upright bass.


To inquire about the next enrollment period, please call 617-277-4593 or email info@bmsmusic.org.


Celia Zhang

Celia Zhang

I am a firm believer in the old adage that “knowledge is never wasted”. With music’s unique...(more)

Tuition Rates

Day Time Length Start Date Age Teacher Per Term Per Year

Term: 16 weeks | Full Year: 32 weeks
Students registered for classes in Fall Term are automatically reenrolled in Spring Term

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.

Contact Us

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).

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Office Hours

  • Sunday, Nov 18 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Monday, Nov 19 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, Nov 20 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, Nov 21 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Thursday, Nov 22 - Closed
  • Friday, Nov 23 - Closed
  • Saturday, Nov 24 - Closed
  • Sunday, Nov 25 - Closed