Phil Berman

Music Play - Spring | Musical Adventures - Spring

Teaching Philosophy

Phil is a lifelong musician and passionate early childhood educator who believes access to playful and joyful music-making can be a transformational experience for children, families, and communities. Through singing, creative movement, storytelling, instruments, puppetry, and imaginative play, students will develop a strong sense of musicianship, improvisation, and social-emotional skills that will serve them wherever their futures lead.

Teaching Biography

Phil co-created the Brookline Puppet Showplace Theater’s Puppet Playtime series in 2012 and has been working with young children ever since. In 2014, he joined Rock and Roll Daycare as Music Director and ran their immersive music and Montessori program in Cambridge for eight years. During that time, Phil co-founded Fiddlefox music, collecting, translating, and adapting 37 collections of children’s songs and folk tales from around the world. Phil also teaches music in residence at the Gardner Pilot Academy, Horizons for Homeless Children, and Children’s Village Inc. He has been lucky to study a wide range of constructivist musical pedagogies, including Dalcroze Eurhythmics at Longy School of Music, Orff Schulwerk at George Mason University, and most recently Music Learning Theory through the Gordon Institute of Music Learning.

Performance Biography

Phil Berman is a singer-songwriter, puppeteer, and theater artist who frequently performs in the Boston Area with his Americana vaudeville band, Phil and the Flying Leap. Phil has performed as an actor, puppeteer, and musician in many puppet shows and theater pieces including The Joshua Show, Astro Boy and the God of Comics (Company One), Brundibar and But the Giraffe! (Underground Railway Theater), Floyd Collins (Moonbox Productions), The Embryos (Fresh Ink Theater), and his annual Holiday Sing-Along at Puppet Showplace Theater.


B.F.A. Theater Arts, Cum Laude, Boston University College of Fine Arts

Contact Us

Brookline Music School is a nonprofit organization that has provided excellence in music education to the Greater Boston community since 1924. We rely on the generous support of our donors to benefit the community through music.

Brookline Music School welcomes students of all ages. Enrollment is open year-round so students may begin private lesson study at any time. Join us!

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 9:00pm
  • Saturday - 8:00am to 7:00pm
  • Sunday - 8:00am to 7:00pm