This class offers cello students of intermediate and advanced levels the opportunity to explore all things cello within a collegial group setting. This allows for peer input and the chance to explore a particular topic or theme in greater depth than can be covered in weekly private lessons alone. Topics may include how to prepare for auditions (including MMEA junior and senior districts); new ways to approach scale practice; listening to historical cello performances; ensemble playing; and exploring non-classical repertoire styles on the cello. The Fall 2020 monthly Seminar will be held remotely on Zoom. 


Valerie Thompson

Valerie Thompson

I believe that educating a student in music is not just about learning an instrument but that it...(more)


Fall 2020

Day Time Length Start Date Age Faculty Per Term
Sunday 3:00 PM 75 minutes 10/18/2020 10-18 Valerie Thompson $160.00
  • · Fall Term 2020 term is 4 sessions
  • · Students registered for classes in Fall Term are automatically reenrolled in Spring Term
Fees & Aid
  • There is a once-yearly non-refundable $40 registration fee per family.
  • There is a $20 fee per term for payment plans.
  • No registration fee is charged for summer study.

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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).

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