Private Instruction (Summer)

Age 6+

Enrollment for Private Instruction (Summer) is not currently open.
Please fill out our inquiry form for more information about our next enrollment period.

Private Instruction is central to musical study for most students ages six and older. For beginners of any age to advanced students, Brookline Music School offers lessons on a wide array of orchestral, jazz, and folk instruments, as well as piano and voice.

Each student is matched with a teacher based on level, musical interests, and learning style. Our faculty strives to instill excellent technique and musicianship, and to inspire students to practice independently and grow artistically.

Summer private lesson scheduling is flexible, making it easy to fit private instruction into a busy summer schedule.

Tuition varies based on number and length of lessons.

Private Instruction will be In Person or Online

Health & Safety

The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. We are thrilled to be planning for in-person instruction this summer and are developing a set of protocols to ensure that we can do so safely. Our Board of Directors' re-opening task force is finalizing the BMS building reopening plan, which will outline in detail the measures necessary to keep our students, families, faculty, and staff safe, while also allowing us to make music in person together again.

These precautions include, but are not limited, to wearing masks while at Brookline Music School. In addition, all shared instruments (for example, pianos) will be sanitized before and after student use.

Our website will be updated as our plans for a return to in-person instruction are finalized; please check back soon for more information.

Class Details


Summer 2021

Length Per Lesson
30 minutes $51.00
45 minutes $72.00
60 minutes $93.00

How To Enroll

Please complete a private lesson inquiry form*. Our Director of Education will follow up with you to discuss learning style, educational approaches, scheduling and other preferences to help place you or your child with a teacher.

*If this is your first time using our online registration system, you'll need to create an account/password at https://bmsmusic.asapconnected.com/ This is a quick process.

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.

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 - 9:00am to 9:00pm
  • 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