Bebop Week

Age 13+

Complete the inquiry form to let us know of your interest in Bebop Week so we can be in touch about the next enrollment period.

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, Thursday 6:00pm - 7:30pm 90 minutes 13+ Russ Gershon $180.00 Closed

How To Enroll

Enrollment for Bebop Week is not open. Please fill out our inquiry form for more information about our next enrollment period.

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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Contact Us

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!

Office Hours

Monday: 9am to 9pm
Tuesday: 9am to 9pm
Wednesday: 9am to 9pm
Thursday: 9am to 9pm
Friday: 9am to 9pm
Saturday: 8am to 7pm
Sunday - 8am to 7pm (beginning Sept 18th)