Music Moves for Piano teaches student musicians to hear what they play and play what they hear in engaging, creative and fun classes.

Lesson activities sequentially apply what research says about how children best learn music and encourage students to listen, think, move, sing, improvise and perform. Students develop solid piano technique and keyboard skills through solos, duets, and improvisations. Four students is the maximum per class.

In Music Moves for Piano students learn to:

  • Improvise, play by ear, transpose, and harmonize
  • Sing and play
  • Perform with comfort and fluency in a variety of social settings
  • Play with technical ease and freedom from muscular tension
  • Listen to and perform music with understanding
  • Think about music in the context of a meter and a tonality
  • Become independent music thinkers


  1. This class is a full year program comprised of two 16 week terms. New students are encouraged to start in the fall term, or can join an ongoing class in the spring depending on availability.
  2. This class will be taught remotely for the Fall 2020 term. Parents are required to be present for the entirety of the class due to the remote learning format.
  3. Students must be 4 years old by September 1, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions


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Clare Sung
Clare Sung

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Siu Yan Luk
Siu Yan Luk

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Cathy Marks
Cathy Marks

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Jessie Doyle
Jessie Doyle

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Rachel Adler Golden
Rachel Adler Golden

Rachel strives to enable all students to find their unique entryway into the world of music... (more)

Cynthia Sanger
Cynthia Sanger

My primary goal for all of my students is to instill in them a desire to learn and constantly... (more)

Shena Miura
Shena Miura

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Krista Jadro
Krista Jadro

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About Classes For Young Children

Our Classes For Young Children are based on Music Learning Theory and research on how children learn music. Students are guided through the stages of music learning (acculturation, imitation and assimilation) to provide understanding for a lifelong enjoyment of music and to prepare for formal instruction.

Our staff and faculty are skilled in early childhood music development and are happy to discuss any of these programs with you. Contact us at


Spring 2021

  • Book A Pre K (Ages 4-5)
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  • Book A Prek/K (Ages 4-6)
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  • Book A K (Ages 5-6)
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  • Book B (Ages 6-7)
  • · Classes are 40 minutes in length
  • · Tuition is $550.00 per semester
  • · Spring Term 2021 is 16 weeks
  • · Students registered for classes in Fall Term are automatically reenrolled in Spring Term
Fees & Aid
  • There is a once-yearly non-refundable $40 registration fee per family.
  • There is a $20 fee per term for payment plans.
  • No registration fee is charged for summer study.

2020-2021 Policies

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 - 9:00am to 2:00pm