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

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:

  1. FALL semester beginning on September 23, 2019 (10 weeks)
  2. WINTER semester beginning on January 5, 2020 (8 weeks)
  3. SPRING semester beginning on March 15, 2020 (10 weeks)

More info available at Early Childhood School Calendar

Early Childhood Classes

Winter Term Enrollment

Payment Deadline for returning students is November 25.
Open Enrollment for new students is December 2.
Call now, or fill out our inquiry form for more information.


Cathy Marks

Cathy Marks

All children have the potential to learn music, and early music classes foster lifelong music...(more)

Stephanie Sousa

Stephanie Sousa

My personal teaching philosophy is to teach students in a safe and respectful environment...(more)

Clare Sung

Clare Sung

My primary goal is to give my students an incredibly positive experience with learning music...(more)

Tuition Rates 2019-2020

Day Time Length Start Date Age Teacher Fall Term Rate
Thursday 11:00am 50 minutes 1/9/2020 Birth-3 Clare Sung 8 weeks $216.00
Friday 11:00am 50 minutes 1/10/2020 Birth-3 Cathy Marks 8 weeks $216.00
Saturday 9:30am 50 minutes 1/11/2020 Birth-3 Stephanie Sousa 8 weeks $216.00

*Students must be 2 years old by September 1, 2019 to register for this class.

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 $35 registration fee per student ($50 per family).
  • There is a $20 fee per term for payment plans.
  • No registration fee is charged for summer study.

2019-2020 Policies


Payment Deadline for returning students is November 25.
Open Enrollment for new students is December 2.
Call now, or fill out our inquiry form for more information.

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).

Office Hours

  • 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
  • Sunday - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Brookline Music School will be closing at noon on Wednesday, November 27 to observe Thanksgiving. We will reopen on Monday, December 2.

Enjoy your holiday!