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