The Suzuki Method is based on the philosophy that music may be learned by young students in much the same way language is. Just as infants learn to speak by hearing and imitating their parents, young children learn music by being immersed in sounds and songs. Through listening, imitation, and repetition, music is taught and absorbed as a language. The three defining aspects of the Suzuki Program at BMS are:

  1. Parent involvement: Parents attend every lesson and actively support at-home practice. The learning experience becomes shared by parent and child.
  2. Supplemental Group Classes: Reinforce the material and concepts covered in private lessons, and provide a sense of community with other students and parents.
  3. Emphasis on listening: Developing strong aural skills and the ability to play by ear is given early importance, even as note-reading and theory are introduced.

Students may begin Suzuki instruction as early as age 4.

Faculty


Anthea Kechley

Anthea Kechley

Flutist Anthea Kechley endeavors to give students the experience of enrichment through music...(more)

Julianne Johnston

Julianne Johnston

My philosophy as a music teacher is to instill a lifelong love of music. I want my students to have ...(more)

Tuition


Fall 2020

Day Time Length Start Date Age Faculty Per Term
Thursday 3:45pm 45 minutes 10/1/20 4+ Anthea Kechley $335.00
  • · Fall Term is 14 weeks
  • · Students registered for classes in Fall Term are automatically reenrolled in Spring Term

The Suzuki Flute Group meets weekly, reinforcing the skills and concepts introduced in private lessons, and enhancing young flutists’ musical development in a social environment. Students perform their repertoire and receive comments from the group; address topics related to music theory and ear training; focus on specific aspects of technique; and play fun games related to everything they learn.

All students must be concurrently enrolled in private flute lessons with a Suzuki flute instructor. Class will be held remotely on Zoom for the Fall 2020 semester. Each class will include 30 minutes of live screen time as a group, plus a 15-minute warm-up exercise that the students will receive each week, to watch individually before class.

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.

2020-2021 Policies

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 5:00pm
  • Tuesday - 9:00am to 5:30pm
  • Wednesday - 9:00am to 5:30pm
  • Thursday - 9:00am to 5:30pm
  • Friday - 9:00am to 5:30pm
  • Saturday - 8:00am to 1:00pm
  • Sunday - Closed

Thanksgiving Break Office Hours
  • Monday, November 23 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 24 - 10:00am to 8:00pm
  • Wednesday, November 25 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Thursday, November 26 - CLOSED
  • Friday, November 27 - CLOSED
  • Saturday, November 28 - CLOSED
  • Sunday, November 29 - CLOSED