Summer Programs


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Summer is a great time to delve deeper in to musical study, or begin exploring a musical instrument. During the summer, scheduling for private lessons and chamber music ensembles is flexible. Additionally, many of our programs offer multiple sessions and options for full-day or half-day making it easy to find a class that fits your schedule.

Brookline Music School is located right off of Route 9 on Kennard Road in Brookline. Most of our summer programs take place at the Kennard House, which is easily accessible by car, public transportation, bike, or by foot.

Summer Programs

Early Childhood

Music Play (newborn-3)

Students are exposed to a playful and rich musical environment that nurtures their music development needs with singing, chanting, moving, creating, and listening.


Music Adventures (3-4)

Students actively participate in activities that provide a strong musical foundation, including singing, chanting, stylized movement, dance, improvisation, and playing percussive instruments.


Discovering Instruments

Music Moves For Piano (Pre K-K)

Music Moves for Piano teaches student musicians to hear what they play and play what they hear in engaging, creative and fun classes.


Vocal Discovery (7-10)

Vocal Discovery offers preparatory vocal training in a group setting for students not old enough for private voice lessons.


Instrument Discovery (5-6)

Students will develop an understanding of music with a vocabulary of tonal and rhythm patterns through movement, song, rhythmic chants, and improvisation.


Meet The Instruments (6-9)

The perfect hands-on introduction to musical instruments, students will touch, tap, pluck, and play a variety of instruments including cello, clarinet, drums, flute, french horn, guitar, percussion, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, violin, and more!


Summer Study

Private Instruction (6+)

Private Instruction is central to musical study for most students ages 6 and older. Scheduling is flexible, making it easy to fit private instruction in to a busy summer.


Full & Half Day Programs

Music & More (4-8)

A BMS summer favorite! Each two-week session focuses on a theme, and explores music, dance, arts & crafts, outdoor play, and movement games.


EnsembleFest (10-18)

Students explore ensemble playing of varied styles, from classical chamber music to jazz improvisation.


Guitar Lab (10-18)

Guitar Lab centers on exploring and developing essential skills relevant to all guitarists, from technique to guitar-specific music theory and ear training.


Special Summer Offerings

BMS Flute Institute (10+)

This two-day intensive explores all things flute, offering varied workshops on topics from improvisation to auxiliary instruments (piccolo and alto flute); flute ensemble rehearsals with a final performance; and guest master classes with renowned flutist Keith Underwood.


Beatles Summer Project (All Ages)

The Beatles Summer Project brings together students of all ages to celebrate the Beatles by rehearsing and performing a complete Beatles album.


Cinema Jukebox @ The Coolidge (10-18)

In this four-day intensive, students work with a BMS faculty member coach to rehearse select repertoire from a classic film and then perform live onstage at the Coolidge Corner Theatre before a screening of the movie.


Gordon Institute for Music Learning Workshop

Brookline Music School will be hosting a two-week professional development course led by Music Moves for Piano’s creator, Marilyn Lowe.