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 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


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


Junior District Mock Auditions

January 06, 2019 | 1:00pm

Honors Evaluations

May 05, 2019 | 12:00pm

All Events


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

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


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