Bebop Week

Age 13+

Bebop, or bop, is more than just a fun-sounding word -- it refers to music that was pioneered by innovators Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Max Roach, and Tadd Dameron.

Join us for a week of bop! You'll learn from BMS Jazz and Rock Ensemble Coordinator Russ Gershon, as well as your fellow students, aged 13 to adult. In this workshop, you'll learn the fundamental tunes appropriate to your playing level, and begin to improvise. At the end of the week, students will perform a recital.

Bebop Week is open to students with 2 years of private lessons or ensemble experience, or with instructor permission.

Bebop Week

Class Details


Location Dates Days Times Length Age Instructor Rate Status
Kennard House 7/18-7/21 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 6:00PM - 8:00PM 120 minutes 13+ Russ Gershon $180.00 Register

How To Enroll

To enroll in Bebop Week, visit our registration site. If you have any questions about Bebop Week, please fill out our inquiry form.

Fees & Aid

  • There is a once-yearly non-refundable $40 registration fee per family.
  • There is a $20 fee per term for payment plans.
  • No registration fee is charged for summer study.


Russ Gershon

Russ Gershon

I’m open to exploring with my students, calibrating our ensembles to their abilities and interests....

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Brookline Music School is a nonprofit organization that has provided excellence in music education to the Greater Boston community since 1924. We rely on the generous support of our donors to benefit the community through music.

Brookline Music School welcomes students of all ages. Enrollment is open year-round so students may begin private lesson study at any time. Join us!

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  • Tuesday - 9:00am to 9:00pm
  • Wednesday - 9:00am to 9:00pm
  • Thursday - 9:00am to 9:00pm
  • Friday - 9:00am to 9:00pm
  • Saturday - 8:00am to 7:00pm
  • Sunday - 8:00am to 7:00pm