Woodwinds Department

The Brookline Music School Woodwind Department includes flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, recorder, harmonica, and bassoon.

Woodwinds Lessons


Flute, recorder, and harmonica may be started as young as age 4. We recommend flute students ages 4-6 start with our Suzuki Program, which involves a weekly private lesson and regular group lessons. Students 7 and up (sometimes 6) are ready for private flute instruction. Many of the other woodwind instruments require physical size and stamina, so it is recommended to begin oboe, clarinet, saxophone, or bassoon at age 9 and up.


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


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


Music & Arts - Newton Centre

839 Beacon Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459

Virtuosity Musical Instruments

234 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Leonards Music

128 Great Road
Bedford, MA 01730
(781) 271-1189

Flutistry Boston

801 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 519-8966

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).

Thanksgiving Week
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