Piano Lessons


Piano lessons are open to children and adults of all skill levels. Children 7 and up (sometimes 6) are usually ready for private piano instruction. For younger children (starting at age 4), Brookline Music School offers Music Moves for Piano group classes.

Brookline Music School is committed to ensuring that students of all ages and abilities have a positive private lesson experience. Students are individually placed with a teacher based on learning style, experience, and musical interests.

Private lesson students also receive the benefit of multiple opportunities to perform in recitals, salons, exclusive departmental events, workshops, and masterclasses.

The Brookline Music School Piano Department includes piano, harpsichord, and accordion.


All students will need a piano or keyboard for home practice between lessons. Brookline Music School provides instruction on an acoustic piano in all of our lesson locations.


Online Lessons

Our teaching tradition has been growing for almost 100-years, and BMS Online Learning continues to emphasize the importance of strong faculty-student interactions. Experiencing BMS private lessons and group classes online is a valuable opportunity to learn, focus on and appreciate music more fully personally, while being part of an active school community.

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Studio Class

Studio classes foster community and comradery among students who are studying with the same teacher. During studio classes, participants have the chance to practice performing for one another, to share their process on specific musical projects, and to offer feedback and encouragement to their peers, in a supportive environment.

Exclusive School-Wide & Department Events

Students enrolled in private lessons at BMS have the opportunity to participate in exciting BMS-exclusive events including masterclasses, special recitals, Salons, Dynamic Duos, and more, at no extra cost. More information about events can be found here.

"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

How To Enroll

BMS makes a thoughtful match between each student and faculty member, based on information submitted by inquiry form and a follow-up discussion with our Director of Education.


Please complete a private lesson inquiry form*. Our Director of Education will follow up with you to discuss learning style, educational approaches, scheduling and other preferences to help place you or your child with a teacher.

*If this is your first time using our online registration system, you'll need to create an account/password at https://bmsmusic.asapconnected.com/ This is a quick process.


Once assigned a teacher/lesson time by the Director of Education, log in to ASAP to pay (You must enroll before the first lesson).

Effective: September 1, 2021

2021-2022 Private Lesson Tuition Info

Length Per Term (16 weeks) Full Year (32 weeks) Per Lesson
30 minutes $844.00 $1,688.00 $52.75
45 minutes $1,192.00 $2,384.00 $74.50
60 minutes $1,536.00 $3,072.00 $96.00

From September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021

2020-2021 Private Lesson Tuition Info

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
  • - Term - 16 weeks| Year - 32 weeks
  • - New students may register on a rolling basis (depending on availability) after the start of a term
  • - Tuition will be prorated based on the number of lessons left in the term
  • - Students registered for classes in Fall Term are automatically reenrolled in Spring Term
  • - For info on shared lessons, please contact the office at info@bmsmusic.org or 617-277-4593
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.

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Enrollment is open year-round so students may begin private lesson study at any time, including during the summer.

Enroll Today

Talk to our Director of Education at (617) 277-4593 or fill out our Private Lessons Inquiry Form

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!

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 9:00pm
  • Saturday - 8:00am to 7:00pm
  • Sunday - 8:00am to 7:00pm