Guitar Department

The Brookline Music School Guitar Department includes acoustic guitar, electric guitar, oud, ukulele, and bass guitar.

Guitar Lessons

Ages

Instructors recommend the starting age for guitar to be 7 (sometimes 6) due to the size of the instrument and the finger dexterity required. For students younger than this, we recommend our Introduction to Ukulele Class. Piano is always an excellent foundation instrument, providing your child with basic musical knowledge that can later be applied to guitar lessons when the student is older.

Requirements

All students will need an instrument for home practice between lessons.

Enroll Today

Talk to Greg Tolwinski, Director of Education at (617) 277-4593 or fill out our New Student Inquiry Form

A good student-teacher relationship is essential, so students are individually placed with a teacher based on learning style, experience, and musical interests. Our distinguished faculty members are dedicated to providing engaging and personalized musical mentorship for each student. In addition, private lesson students have the opportunity to perform in recitals and salons as well as participate in exclusive departmental events, Dynamic Duos, evaluations, workshops, and masterclasses. Private lessons also include written progress reports from faculty and end-of-year parent/teacher phone conferences.

"Brookline Music School is amazing. I mean it! We have three kids enrolled and it’s our home away from home"

D.S., Brookline Music School Parent

Location

Our main location is at 25 Kennard Road, Brookline, MA. Click here for a full list and map of locations.

Guitar Certificate

Brookline Music School's Guitar Certificate Program guides private lesson students with a structured approach to guitar studies. At no additional cost, the Guitar Certificate Program sets a standard for students in melody, harmony, rhythm, technique, & repertoire.

Certificate Inquiry Form

Resources

Johnson String Instrument

1029 Chestnut Street
Newton Upper Falls, MA
02464 (617) 964-0954
www.johnsonstring.com

Mr. Music

128 Harvard Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 783-1609
www.mrmusicguitars.com

Tuition Rates

Length Per Term Full Year Per Lesson
30min $792.00 $1,584.00 $49.50
45 min $1,120.00 $2,240.00 $70.00
60 min $1,400.00 $2,800.00 $90.00

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

Fees & Aid

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