Beginner Ensemble

Age 9-11

BMS Beginner Ensemble offers young musicians the opportunity to be in a band designed to fit the abilities of the participants. Playing music together is an invaluable experience that goes beyond music - an exercise in listening and cooperation, as well as a step toward playing in more advanced ensembles. Participants must be actively taking lessons on their instrument or have an adult at home who plays their instrument and can help them work on the music outside of ensemble time.

For the Fall 2022 Term, Beginner Ensemble will run for 14 weeks and will meet on Tuesdays.

Beginner Ensemble

Class Details

Fall 2022

Location Dates Days Times Length Age Instructor Rate Status
Kennard 10/4 - 1/17 Tuesday 4:00pm - 5:00pm 60 minutes 9-11 Russ Gershon $460.00 Register

How To Enroll

To enroll in Beginner Ensemble, visit our registration site. If you have any questions about Beginner Ensemble, please fill out our inquiry form.

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.


Russ Gershon

Russ Gershon

I’m open to exploring with my students, calibrating our ensembles to their abilities and interests....

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Performing Ensembles

Performing ensembles at Brookline Music School offer students the unique chance to work together in a social, collaborative atmosphere to sharpen their musical skills and have fun! Ensemble playing requires members to listen carefully to themselves and each other, building a strong sense of rhythm and meter, and a keen ear for intonation, articulation, and dynamics. Students of classical chamber music will be exposed to new composers, forms, and styles that will expand their musical imagination and knowledge. Jazz, pop, and rock ensembles allow endless group combinations and stylistic possibilities for instrumentalists and singers alike.

Placement in an ensemble is based off of an informal placement audition. Each group will receive a weekly coaching with one of our distinguished faculty members.

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!

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