Health & Covid-19 Information

Brookline Music School monitors local, state, and federal advice and directives on how to safely operate during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We regularly update our policies, keeping the health and safety of our community at the forefront of all policy decisions.

Be Healthy at BMS

BMS is guided by the Public Schools of Brookline Protocols and the CDC Guidelines. It is of the utmost importance that staff, faculty, and students do not come to work/teach or a lesson/group class if they are experiencing any signs of illness. We ask that everyone follows CDC and local protocols when recovering from illness and returning to normal activities.

Masks and Instrument Coverings

Any individual who wishes to wear a mask will be supported in that choice.

Air Purification

BMS installed a new HVAC system during the 2020-2021 school year, which includes an air purification system running through the ducts of our building. This system is active all of the time.

Remote Lessons

If a student or faculty member needs to continue learning/teaching remotely, they should contact the BMS Director of Education for assistance. For health and safety reasons, BMS may revert from in-person to remote lessons for some or all students depending on the status of any health crisis.

Hand sanitizers are located on each floor of Kennard House and should be used by everyone entering Kennard House. In addition, students and employees will be instructed to wash hands frequently, especially before and after lessons and group instruction. Piano keys will also be wiped down regularly.

This policy is subject to change based on local, state and federal advice and directives on how to safely operate the school during the COVID pandemic.