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!

Enrollment

Open enrollment for the Winter Term of Music Play begins on Wednesday, December 5.

Faculty


Tahlia Cott

Tahlia Cott

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

Cathy Marks

Cathy Marks

All children have the potential to learn music, and early music classes foster lifelong music...(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 info@bmsmusic.org

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 (PDF)

Early Childhood Classes

Tuition Rates


  • 45 minutes
  • 8 weeks
Day Time Start Date Age Teacher Rate
Wednesday 9:30am 1/09/2019 2-3 Tahlia Cott $208
Wednesday 10:30am 1/09/2019 Birth-2 Tahlia Cott $208
Saturday 9:30am 1/12/2019 Birth-2 Tahlia Cott $208
Saturday 10:30am 1/12/2019 2-3 Tahlia Cott $208

Students must be 2 years old by September 1, 2018 to register for the 2-3 year old class.

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.


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.

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).


Thanksgiving Week
Office Hours

  • Sunday, Nov 18 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Monday, Nov 19 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, Nov 20 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, Nov 21 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Thursday, Nov 22 - Closed
  • Friday, Nov 23 - Closed
  • Saturday, Nov 24 - Closed
  • Sunday, Nov 25 - Closed