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.

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Faculty


Narine Arustamyan

Narine Arustamyan

I have a passion for teaching violin and I love working with students of all ages, from very young...(more)

Konstantin Arakelov

Konstantin Arakelov

I am a very patient and supportive teacher and I strongly believe that music helps to develop the...(more)

Tomoko Iwamoto

Tomoko Iwamoto

I want my students to think of music as their lifetime companion and mastering the violin takes a...(more)

Tuition Rates

2019-2020


Length Per Term (16 weeks) Full Year (32 weeks)
30 minutes $255.00 $510.00
45 minutes $380.00 $760.00

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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).


Summer Office Hours

  • 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 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
  • Sunday - Closed