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

PLEASE NOTE

  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 end of class.

Frequently Asked Questions

Enroll

The Term I enrollment period for Music Moves is currently closed. Please fill out an inquiry form, or call the office to learn more about registration for Term II.

Faculty


Clare Sung
Clare Sung

My primary goal is to give my students an incredibly positive experience with learning music... (more)

Siu Yan Luk
Siu Yan Luk

My goals of teaching are to develop students’ critical hearing and thinking skills in music. Music... (more)

Cathy Marks
Cathy Marks

All children have the potential to learn music, and early music classes foster lifelong music... (more)

Krista Jadro
Krista Jadro

Every child has the potential to learn music. Music learning begins before birth and flourishes with... (more)

Jessie Doyle
Jessie Doyle

All children have the potential to be musical and succeed musically in more ways than one... (more)

Rachel Adler Golden
Rachel Adler Golden

Rachel strives to enable all students to find their unique entryway into the world of music... (more)

Cynthia Sanger
Cynthia Sanger

My primary goal for all of my students is to instill in them a desire to learn and constantly... (more)

Shena Miura
Shena Miura

I believe learning music offers both children and adults many benefits beyond the music itself... (more)

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 info@bmsmusic.org

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

2019-2020


Day Time Book Grade Start Date Teacher Length Per Term Full Year
Sunday 9:30am A1 Kindergarten* 9/15/2019 Siu Yan Luk 50 mins CLASS IS FULL CLASS IS FULL
Sunday 11:30am A1 Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten* 9/15/2019 Siu Yan Luk 50 mins CLASS IS FULL CLASS IS FULL
Sunday 1:00pm A1 Pre-Kindergarten* 9/22/2019 BMS Faculty 50 mins CLASS IS FULL CLASS IS FULL
Sunday 2:00pm A1 Pre-Kindergarten* 9/22/2019 BMS Faculty 50 mins $505 $1,010
Thursday 2:00pm A1 Pre-Kindergarten* 9/12/2019 Clare Sung 50 mins CLASS IS FULL CLASS IS FULL
Thursday 3:00pm A1 Pre-Kindergarten* 9/12/2019 BMS Faculty 50 mins CLASS IS FULL CLASS IS FULL
Friday 1:00pm A1 Pre-Kindergarten* 9/13/2019 Cathy Marks 50 mins CLASS IS FULL CLASS IS FULL
Sunday 1:00pm 1 Prep 1st Grade* 9/15/2019 Siu Yan Luk 50 mins CLASS IS FULL CLASS IS FULL
Monday 2:45pm 1 Prep 1st Grade* 9/9/2019 Clare Sung 50 mins CLASS IS FULL CLASS IS FULL
Wednesday 3:00pm 1 Prep 1st Grade* 9/11/2019 Siu Yan Luk 50 mins CLASS IS FULL CLASS IS FULL
Friday 5:00pm 1 Prep 1st Grade* 9/13/2019 Cathy Marks 50 mins CLASS IS FULL CLASS IS FULL

*as of Fall 2019

Materials fee for all classes: $20

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

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Call now, or fill out our inquiry form for more information

Fees & Aid
  • There is a once-yearly non-refundable $35 registration fee per student ($50 per family).
  • There is a $20 fee per term for payment plans.
  • No registration fee is charged for summer study.

2019-2020 Policies

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

  • 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
  • Sunday - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Brookline Music School will be closing at noon on Wednesday, November 27 to observe Thanksgiving. We will reopen on Monday, December 2.

Enjoy your holiday!