Music Moves for Piano teaches student musicians to hear what they play and play what they hear in engaging, creative and fun classes.

Lesson activities sequentially apply what research says about how children best learn music and encourage students to listen, think, move, sing, improvise and perform. Students develop solid piano technique and keyboard skills through solos, duets and improvisations. Four students is the maximum per class.

In Music Moves for Piano students learn to:

  • Improvise, play by ear, transpose, and harmonize
  • Sing and play
  • Perform with comfort and fluency in a variety of social settings
  • Play with technical ease and freedom from muscular tension
  • Listen to and perform music with understanding
  • Think about music in the context of a meter and a tonality
  • Become independent music thinkers


  1. This class is a full year program comprised of two 16 week terms. New students are encouraged to start in the fall term, or can join an ongoing class in the spring depending on availability.
  2. This is a drop-off class. Parents are invited into the classroom for the last 5 to 10 minutes of each class.

Frequently Asked Questions


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About Discovering Instruments Classes

Our Discovering Instruments Classes are based on Music Learning Theory and research on how children learn music. Students are guided through the stages of music learning (acculturation, imitation and assimilation) to provide understanding for a lifelong enjoyment of music and to prepare for formal instruction.

Our staff and faculty are skilled in early childhood music development and are happy to discuss any of these programs with you. Contact us at

Piano For All Children

Piano For All Children provides developmentally appropriate piano instruction to children who fall outside the range of typical development in the social, psychological, cognitive, motor, or emotional realms. Click here for more information.

Discovering Instruments Classes

Tuition Rates

Day Time Book Grade Start Date Teacher Length Spring Term (16 weeks)
Sunday 2:00pm A2 PK-K 2/3/19 Siu Yan Luk 50 minutes Class is full
Monday 5:00pm A2 PK-K 2/11/2019 Clare Sung 50 minutes Class is full
Wednesday 3:00pm A2 PK-K 1/30/2019 Cathy Marks/ Clare Sung 50 minutes $488.00 + materials
Thursday 4:00pm A2 PK-K 1/31/2019 Clare Sung 50 minutes Class is full
Friday 3:30pm A2 PK-K 2/1/2019 Tahlia Cott 50 minutes $488.00 + materials
Sunday 2:00pm B2 1st grade 2/3/2019 Tahlia Cott 50 minutes $488.00 + materials
Wednesday 3:00pm B2 1st grade 1/30/2019 Tahlia Cott 50 minutes Class is full
Thursday 5:00pm B2 1st grade 1/31/2019 Cathy Marks/ Krista Jadro 50 minutes $488.00 + materials
Friday 2:00pm B2 1st grade 2/1/2019 Tahlia Cott 50 minutes $488.00 + materials
Saturday 2:00pm B2 1st grade 2/2/2019 Tahlia Cott 50 minutes $488.00 + materials
Friday 5:00pm 1A 2nd grade 2/1/2019 Tahlia Cott 50 minutes $488.00 + materials

Materials fees: $20 for A2, B2 and Book 1 Prep; $35 for Book 1A

Term: 16 weeks | Full Year: 32 weeks
Students registered for classes in Fall Term are automatically reenrolled in Spring Term


Term II open enrollment will begin on January 9, 2019 and spaces are limited.
To be put on our mailing list for more registration information as it becomes available, please fill out our Class Inquiry Form.

Fees & Aid
  • There is a once-yearly non-refundable $35 registration fee per student ($50 per family)
  • There is a $15 fee per term for payment plans
  • No registration fee is charged for summer study

BMS is committed to removing any financial barriers. Tuition assistance is available.

Contact Us

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).

Office Hours

  • Sunday - 9:00am to 2:00pm
  • 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 5:30pm
  • Saturday - 8:00am to 4:00pm