Music is best learned if informal music guidance is begun as early in life as possible. In Music Play classes, students are exposed to a playful and rich musical environment that nurtures their music development needs with singing, chanting, moving, creating, and listening. Experienced teachers musically interact with each student, guiding them through the music learning stages with individualized instruction and engaging group activities. Props such as scarves, balls, egg shakers, and hoops are utilized to help children engage with music and movement. These classes are designed for active participation of both adult and child. Please come ready to sing, move, and have fun!

About Early Childhood Classes

Our early childhood classes (Music Play & Musical Adventures) 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 the programs with you. Contact us at

The Early Childhood Department has three semesters:

  1. FALL semester beginning on September 21, 2020 (10 weeks)
  2. WINTER semester beginning on January 4, 2021 (8 weeks)
  3. Spring semester beginning March 16, 2021 (10 weeks)

More info available at Early Childhood School Calendar

Classes For Young Children


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Jessie Doyle

Jessie Doyle

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Tuition Rates 2019-2020

Day Time Length Start Date Age Teacher Spring Term Rate
Sunday 9:30am 25 minutes May 10 Newborn-3 Jessie Doyle 6 weeks $80

Early Childhood Demo Classes

The Early Childhood Department offers demo classes to try Music Play & Musical Adventures classes. Please complete an inquiry form to ensure you are placed on the emailing list to learn of the next demo event.

Early Childhood - Bring a Sibling Discount
  • - Under 7 Months: Free
  • - 7 Months and Older: 10% off class fee
  • - Both siblings must attend the same class
  • - Limited space available

Teacher approval and full-term enrollment required. For additional information on discounts click here

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


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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).

Summer Office Hours

  • Monday - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Tuesday - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Wednesday - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Thursday - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Friday - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Saturday - 9:00am to 12:30pm
  • Sunday - Closed