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!


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Tahlia Cott

Tahlia Cott

Teaching children to learn music in a similar way in which they learn language provides children...(more)

About Early Childhood Classes

All early childhood classes 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:

  • FALL semester beginning on September 23, 2018 (10 weeks)
  • WINTER semester beginning on January 6, 2019 (8 weeks)
  • SPRING semester beginning on March 17, 2019 (10 weeks)

More info available at Early Childhood School Calendar

Early Childhood Classes

Tuition Rates

Day Time Length Start Date Age Teacher Spring Term Rate
Wednesday 10:00am 45 minutes 3/20/2019 Birth-3 Tahlia Cott 10 weeks Class Is Full
Saturday 10:30am 45 minutes 3/23/2019 Birth-3 Tahlia Cott 10 weeks $260.00

Early Childhood Bring a Sibling Discount: Siblings must be enrolled and attend the same class. Limited space available, teacher approval and full term enrollment required. Under 7 Months: free; 7 Months and Older: 25% off class fee.


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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.

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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).

Office Hours

  • Sunday - 9:00am to 2:00pm
  • Monday - 9:00am to 9:00pm
  • Tuesday - 9:00am to 9:00pm
  • Wednesday - 9:00am to 9:00pm
  • Thursday - 9:00am to 9:00pm
  • Friday - 9:00am to 5:30pm
  • Saturday - 8:00am to 4:00pm