About Boston School of Music Arts
The Adams-Lower Mills Dorchester, Mattapan and Milton area has a rich musical tradition. With the exception of some extraordinary private teachers, a private music school has not existed since the early 20th century in this area, the Boston School of Music Arts offers a new and fresh take on community-oriented music education.
Over 12 years ago, Sharon and Yury decided to change that, and create a warm, judgement free, results-driven, music community in the form of the Boston School of Music Arts. This school is a year round music school, offering personalized music lessons and programs to families in Dorchester, Milton, Mattapan, Quincy, Randolph, South Boston, Canton, and surrounding areas. Boston School of Music Arts offers music instruction across a broad range of instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drum, Violin, Bass Guitar, Saxophone, Trumpet, Clarinet, Flute, Viola, Cello, Trombone, Accordion, Ukulele, performance instruction, and more.
MUSIC IS A GROUP SPORT, and that is the heart of BSMA's music performance instruction and ensemble activities. This includes: Band classes, string ensemble class, vocal ensemble classes, music theory, professional performance workshops, guest artist workshops, and special summer programs – all for beginners through professionals of ages 18 months and up (with our COVID policies in place).
Students here are taught using specialized materials – customized to each students’ needs, in addition to standard materials, appropriate to each instrument. Our focus is creating a strong foundation, in all of the fundamentals of music, and to teach students to then use those skills to uplift the world around them. Our teachers are experienced teachers, and in-demand performers, who LOVE teaching music, and are really good at it.
We are passionate about continuing to bring high-quality music education, and an inspiration about learning and playing music, We do this by reaching each student's inner music voice, and helping them to communicate using the language of music. This is a feeling and intention shared by the entire teaching and administrative staff.
We look forward to sharing that with you!
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We are the only school in Boston, Massachusetts that offers lessons in all of these popular instruments: piano, drums, guitar, voice, violin, brass, woodwinds, performance coaching, songwriting & child / adult classes. We work hard to give you the BEST music lesson experience in the area that anyone can offer!
With incredibly gifted faculty, an ever-increasing student roster of several hundred students, and a caring administrative team, that dream is being realized.
University training and professional performance experience. Our music teachers are dedicated to helping your child, or you reach your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. We have a great selection of teachers, giving you great options. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lesson.
We are the only music school in Boston that offers a wide range of lesson times - to accommodate your busy schedule:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Visit our testimonials page to see what our families are saying. Every year, aspiring music teachers start their own studio, and a year or two later it’s closed. The school has a proven track record of offering quality music, piano, guitar, voice, violin, drum lessons and more, in Boston, MA year round. Our full-time mission is teaching music lessons trusted by hundreds of families in the Boston area!
Our clients enjoy a professional waiting room with comfortable chairs, Wi-Fi, and water, tea and coffee service, and seasonal snacks.
If you prefer you can sit in on your child's lesson anytime you like.
Our 11 teaching rooms are stocked with everything you need for music lessons, including amps, stereos, drums, keyboards, pianos, LED tv screens for visual lesson programs and more. Our teaching rooms are clean and clutter free.
All you need to bring is your instrument. We provide a great lesson experience.
Every January and June, our students have the option of performing in our recitals. Students are not required to perform, but many choose to. We also offer other opportunities throughout the year for all students - from some of our youngest to our adult students, to perform. From local venues to destination performances, there are plenty of opportunities to use new music skills, as they develop.
Every parent just wants to know how their child is doing and if they are really progressing. The best way for a parent to understand if their investment in lessons is really worth it, is to have their child participate in a recital.
We strive to offer you the best customer service six-days-a-week. We have office team members who are available at the front desk to assist you with your questions and needs quickly and professionally.
Text us or call anytime at (617) 690-3391 for a quick reply during our business hours.
Students in our program earn progress-based certificates to acknowledge major achievements completing key levels of skill, in playing music, reading and creating.
We are also the only music school in Boston that has its own trademarked curriculum, including graduations at different levels of competency. We are also the only music school in this area that gives their students the opportunity to earn special color wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), medals, trophies AND certificates for passing musical tests and levels. Do other schools offer trophies and certificates? A few. But none of them inspire their students with smiling faces by giving them full color, really cool wristbands that they can show off to their friends.
Boston School of Music & Creative Arts does not require semester minimums for lessons. Students study here are on a month-to-month basis. Most children who are with us for years, start as absolute beginners, and go on to college, including music colleges like Berklee, Julliard, and more. Our Adults often approach this as a hobby, which then evolves into a rewarding journey performing music.
If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract.
I know that for many families and students, deciding where to learn music is a big step.
Please contact us, to get your questions answered, or simply start. We are here for YOU.
Yours in music,
Sharon Wiggins- Shenkar
Boston School of Music Arts
The Boston School of Music Arts is very professional with a very personal touch. You feel like you're part of the school and it's very easy to communicate with the them. Charles H., BSMA parent
The passion for music and love of people make all the difference here--an awesome school full of really special people! Danielle F., BSMA Parent
I really enjoy the family atmosphere at BSMA. Everyone is so kind and skilled. My children enjoy their teachers , the entire program is amazing. The teacher is awesome !!! The staff is awesome! My kids are learning and happy !!! The recitals are entertaining and exciting !!! T.G., BSMA parent
Pricing of private lessons tuition is yearly, and may be paid at once in advance, or in 12 equal, monthly payments, on the 1st of each month. Most students pay in 12 equal monthly payments. This includes all private lessons and some group music lessons and classes. Some group classes are paid in advance at the time of registration
Group music classes with a specific end date are paid in advance for the class series. Ongoing classes are paid in monthly installments of the yearly tuition.