BMS classes & programs are designed to encourage a lifetime of musical interests -- for newborns, children, teens and adults. Establish and grow your musical skills with our versatile teachers! Explore our Classes for Young Children, Movement & Dance, Musical Skills Classes, Ensembles, and Music Therapy categories below, or learn more about BMS Private Lessons.

Classes For Young Children


Our Classes For Young Children are based on Music Learning Theory and research on how children learn music. Students are guided through the stages of music learning (acculturation, imitation and assimilation) to provide understanding for a lifelong enjoyment of music and to prepare for formal instruction.

Our staff and faculty are skilled in early childhood music development and are happy to discuss any of these programs with you. Contact us at info@bmsmusic.org

Movement & Dance


Brookline Music School's Movement & Dance Program explores kinesthetic creativity by using movement, music, props, games and play to develop and link students’ learning into complex dance moves and phrases.

Movement & Dance Instructor Tom Krusinski starts with each child’s strengths within individual and ensemble work, engaging them using the practices of Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, including spatial, linguistic, mathematical and logical. Such intelligences assist in emotional and behavioral control, resisting impulses, developing cognitive flexibility and memory, and bringing courage and joy to meeting challenging situations in and out of the dance class.

Musical Skills Classes


Offered as a complement to the private lesson program, Brookline Music School's Musical Skills Classes give students an opportunity to learn more about their instrument or voice in a positive and supportive group setting. Students collaborate with other musicians their age, learn about different musical styles and techniques, and have the opportunity to practice performing for their peers.

Music Therapy


Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. In music therapy sessions, music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals.

Music stimulates all of the senses and involves the client at many levels, facilitating multiple developmental skills, encouraging socialization, self-expression, communication, and motor development. Our board-certified music therapists use music-based interventions in a clinical setting to help clients achieve individualized goals.

Music therapy is for people of all ages with various strengths and needs. The list includes:

  • People who need support with language, motor, social, or other skill development
  • Children, teenagers, and adults with mental health needs
  • Adults who have experienced stroke or traumatic brain injury
  • Adults with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia

Performing Ensemble Classes


Performing ensembles at Brookline Music School offer students the unique chance to work together in a social, collaborative atmosphere to sharpen their musical skills and have fun! Ensemble playing requires members to listen carefully to themselves and each other, building a strong sense of rhythm and meter, and a keen ear for intonation, articulation, and dynamics. Students of classical chamber music will be exposed to new composers, forms, and styles that will expand their musical imagination and knowledge. Jazz, pop, and rock ensembles allow endless group combinations and stylistic possibilities for instrumentalists and singers alike.

Placement in an ensemble is based off of an informal placement audition. Each group will receive a weekly coaching with one of our distinguished faculty members.

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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!


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