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Classes & Ensembles at Brookline Music School

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EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSES (3 months-5 years)


FIRST STEPS MUSIC & MOVEMENT  3 months - 26 months


MOVING & SINGING WITH STORYTIME  (walking toddlers - 3 years)  NEW!


INTRODUCTION TO INSTRUMENTS (3-4 years)  NEW!


MUSIC CLASSES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS  (3 months - 5 years)  NEW!


Classes can be created where there is a demand in First Steps Music and Movement, music classes for special needs, intergenerational programs and more! Please call us at (617) 277-4593 or email Ruth Schechter rschechter@bmsmusic.org for more information and to request a class that works for you!


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DALCROZE EURHYTHMICS: Classes for 4 to 9 Years


Dalcroze Eurhythmics approaches musical learning through the use of natural bodily movement. Rhythmic feeling, listening, singing and muscular coordination are developed simultaneously through musical exercise in which the body is a musical instrument.


MUSICAL BEGINNINGS  (4 years)  

GATEWAYS TO MUSIC  (5 years) 


EURHYTHMICS PLUS INTRO TO PIANO  (6-7 years)  


EURHYTHMICS PLUS INTRO TO MUSIC NOTATION  (7-9years)  


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SUZUKI: Classes for 4 Years & Up


The Suzuki Method combines a music teaching method with a philosophy, embracing the total development of the child, which follows Dr. Shinichi Suzuki’s guiding principle, “character first, ability second,” also known as the Mother-Tongue Approach. The Suzuki program at Brookline Music School offers flute and violin instruction that involves a combination of weekly private lessons and 8 group classes per semester. The Suzuki approach is based on the belief that young children can learn to play music in the same  


SUZUKI FLUTE GROUPS  (4 years and up)


SUNDAY FLUTE GROUPS  (4 years and up)


SUZUKI VIOLIN GROUPS  (4 years and up)


SUNDAY SUZUKI VIOLIN GROUPS 


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MUSIC FOR LITTLE MOZARTS   4-6 years 
Music for Little Mozarts is a joyful piano course specifically designed for children 4-6 years old and includes movement, song, play and pretend activities, designed to provide a balance between the discipline necessary for playing piano and the enjoyment derived from the process of music-making. The story characters, Mozart Mouse and Beethoven Bear, model the teaching concepts of each lesson, inviting children to participate through instructional activities. Music for Little Mozarts is approximately a two-year program. The time required for completion of each of the four levels will vary from student to student and from class to class. 
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VOICE  CLASS for 8-10 year-olds
Perfect for students whose voices are not ready for private lessons and who have a love of singing! Students will learn basic breathing exercises, vocal anatomy, voice parts, breath support and control, diction and vocal dynamics. The class also includes general musicianship instruction including following a director and blending with others in a group. Each semester culminates with a public performance representing a broad range of repertoire.  
                                                                           
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MUSIC WITH IPAD

GARAGEBAND FOR IPAD  (6 years & up)  NEW!
Our GarageBand classes provide musicians of all levels with the opportunity to turn creative aspirations into songs and compositions. Those with a love of computers and music are able create original music using many of the on board instruments and loops, or record themselves and add parts to their playing using iPad's 'Smart Instruments'. GarageBand has wonderful ways of playing and teaching how to use guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and strings. Add them to your recordings to finish a song. Learn songwriting, editing and arranging along the way and every student ends up with a full album! No prior experience needed. Students must bring their own iPad to class. 


IPAD BAND!  (8 years & up)  NEW!
iPad Band! students will form an ensemble using the myriad of different digital instruments that have been created for iPad. From traditional to strange new ones, they will try as many different music apps as there are songs; learning how they work and gaining an understanding how different instruments play together. All while experiencing a fun new way of being part of an ensemble.Students must bring their own iPad to class.

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ENSEMBLES: Classes for 8 - 18 Years

Ensembles provide a unique opportunity to experience the joys of music making with others. Brookline Music School has a wide array of ensembles - with multiple performance opportunities - catering to a variety of musical abilities and interests. Ensembles are offered year-round. Placement interviews are held the first two weeks of each term.


JAZZ/ROCK ENSEMBLES  (8-18 years)
These small, flexible and popular ensembles are open to players of all ages and instruments. Work on improvisation skills in a relaxed atmosphere and enjoy multiple performance opportunities. Non-improvising groups are also available. 

CHAMBER ENSEMBLES
  (8-18 years)  
Chamber music groups are open to all instrumentalists at all levels. Players will be assigned to ensembles of two to six players based on age, experience and ability level. Guided by a coach, groups work on listening, balance and sight reading. Multiple performance opportunities. 

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ADULT ENSEMBLES


Music's not just for kids. Why not get out your old violins, clarinets, cellos and guitars or whatever and join one of our adult classical or jazz ensembles? Groups meet weekly, and are coached by our experienced faculty. 

ADULT CHAMBER ENSEMBLES
Have you ever wanted to play in a band? Keep music in your life by joining an adult ensemble. Bring friends or meet new ones! Groups are organized during the first two weeks of each term and meet weekly in a relaxed, friendly environment. Open to all instrumentalists, intermediate to advanced. Flexible rehearsal schedules and multiple performance opportunities. 


ADULT JAZZ ENSEMBLES
Dust off those instruments and bring some jazz into your life! Ensembles meet weekly. Open to all instrumentalists. Multiple performance opportunities available. 

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