Brookline Music School seeks to awaken and nurture musical interest, appreciation, and artistic excellence in a friendly and stimulating atmosphere; to offer a high standard of comprehensive music instruction to people of all ages and backgrounds from the local community; and to serve the community by teaching in multiple locations, offering tuition assistance, and sponsoring a full schedule of concerts and public performances throughout the year.
A private, nonprofit community school for the arts, BMS is the oldest and largest cultural institution in Brookline. Founded in 1924 by the Brookline Public Schools, its original purpose was to enhance school orchestras by providing music lessons after hours on school premises. BMS became a private organization in the 1940s and was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1967.
The superb quality of the School’s educational offerings is made possible by the high level of arts education, musicianship and pedagogical experience of the faculty. Over half of our internationally trained faculty members hold a Masters degree or higher. In order to attract and retain such stellar musicians, a Faculty Professional Development Program awards grants so that faculty members may continue to hone their skills with advanced training courses, workshops, master classes and ongoing lessons.
Brookline Music School does not discriminate on the basis of a person’s race, color, religion, disability, pregnancy or conditions related to the pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, protected genetic information, veteran status, military service or other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws.