Percussion Department

The Brookline Music School Percussion Department includes drum kit, hand percussion, and classical percussion.

Percussion Lessons

Ages

Students benefit most from starting lessons on the drum set starting at age 7 (sometimes students are ready at age 6). Students under age 7 that are drawn to drums may also enjoy a Creative Dance Class that includes organizing physical responses to musical cues. Piano is always an excellent foundation instrument, providing your child with basic musical knowledge that can later be applied to percussion 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 Private Lessons 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.

Resources

Boston Drum Center

115 Great Road (Route 2A)
Acton, Massachusetts 01720
https://www.bostondrum.com/

24/7 Drums

5 Park Street
Winchester Ma 01890
https://247drums.myshopify.com/

Tuition Rates

2019-2020 Rates

Private Lessons

Length Per Term (16 weeks) Full Year (32 weeks) Per Lesson
30 minutes $816.00 $1,632.00 $51.00
45 minutes $1,152.00 $2,304.00 $72.00
60 minutes $1,488.00 $2,976.00 $93.00

There is a $20 fee per term for payment plans

2018-2019

Length Per Term Full Year Per Lesson
30 minutes $792.00 $1,584.00 $49.50
45 minutes $1,120.00 $2,240.00 $70.00
60 minutes $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

Enroll Today

Talk to Greg Tolwinski, Director of Education at (617) 277-4593 or fill out our Private Lessons 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).


Summer Office Hours

July 1 - August 31

  • Monday - 9:00am to 8:00pm
  • Tuesday - 9:00am to 8:00pm
  • Wednesday - 9:00am to 8:00pm
  • Thursday - 9:00am to 8:00pm
  • Friday - 9:00am to 5:30pm
  • Saturday - 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Sunday - Closed