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 last 5 to 10 minutes of each class.

Frequently Asked Questions

NOTE: Term II open enrollment will begin in January 2019 and spaces are limited.
To be put on our mailing list for more registration information as it becomes available, please fill out our New Student Inquiry Form or email cmarks@bmsmusic.org.

Enrollment

Call (617) 277-4593 or fill out our New Student Inquiry Form to be put on our mailing list for more registration information as it becomes available

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

NOTE: Term II open enrollment will begin in January 2019 and spaces are limited.
To be put on our mailing list for more registration information as it becomes available, please fill out our New Student Inquiry Form or email cmarks@bmsmusic.org.


Book A1 - Pre-Kindergarten

(4 years old by September 1, 2018)

  • 50 minutes
  • TBD
Day Time Start Date Teacher Per Term (16 weeks) Full Year (32 weeks)
TBD TBD TBD TBD $488.00 + materials $976.00 + materials

Materials rate: $20

Book A1 - Pre-Kindergarten/ Kindergarten

(4-5 years old by September 1, 2018)

  • 50 minutes
  • TBD
Day Time Start Date Teacher Per Term (16 weeks) Full Year (32 weeks)
TBD TBD TBD TBD $488.00 + materials $976.00 + materials

Materials rate: $20

Book A1 - Kindergarten

(5 years old as of September 1, 2018)

  • 50 minutes
  • TBD
Day Time Start Date Teacher Per Term (16 weeks) Full Year (32 weeks)
TBD TBD TBD TBD $488.00 + materials $976.00 + materials

Materials rate: $20

Book 1 Prep - 1st Grade

(6 years old as of September 1, 2018)

  • 50 minutes
  • TBD
Day Time Start Date Teacher Per Term (16 weeks) Full Year (32 weeks)
TBD TBD TBD TBD $488.00 + materials $976.00 + materials

Materials rate: $20 in Fall & $35 in Spring

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

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).


Thanksgiving Week
Office Hours

  • Sunday, Nov 18 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Monday, Nov 19 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, Nov 20 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, Nov 21 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Thursday, Nov 22 - Closed
  • Friday, Nov 23 - Closed
  • Saturday, Nov 24 - Closed
  • Sunday, Nov 25 - Closed