Suzuki Instruction

Private Lessons & Group Classes

Suzuki Violin & Flute

Brookline Music School offers Suzuki Instruction in Violin and Flute. Students may begin Suzuki instruction as early as age 4.

The Suzuki Method is based on the philosophy that music may be learned by young students in much the same way language is. Just as infants learn to speak by hearing and imitating their parents, young children learn music by being immersed in sounds and songs. Through listening, imitation, and repetition, music is taught and absorbed as a language. The three defining aspects of the Suzuki Program at BMS are:

  1. Parent involvement: Parents attend every lesson and actively support at-home practice. The learning experience becomes shared by parent and child.
  2. Group Classes: Reinforce the material and concepts covered in private lessons, and provide a sense of community with other students and parents.
  3. Emphasis on listening: Developing strong aural skills and the ability to play by ear is given early importance, even as note-reading and theory are introduced.

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.

Tuition Rates


Suzuki Private Lessons

Length Per Term (16 weeks) Full Year (32 weeks) 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

Students registered for classes in Fall Term are automatically reenrolled in Spring Term

Suzuki Group Classes

All students enrolled in Suzuki group classes must be concurrently enrolled in private lessons

Length Per Term (16 weeks) Full Year (32 weeks)
30min $248.00 $496.00
45 min $368.00 $736.00
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).


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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