We Offer In-Person and Online Lessons In: PIANO, GUITAR, VOICE, DRUMS, VIOLIN, Ukulele, Woodwinds, String Ensemble, Bands, Early Childhood Music Classes, Theater & More!
About Boston School of Music Arts
The Boston School of Music Arts is a year round music school, offering music lessons and classes in Dorchester and Milton, MA. You will find private: Voice lessons, Piano lessons, Guitar lessons, Violin lessons, Drum lessons, Bass Guitar lessons, Saxophone, Trumpet lessons, Clarinet, Flute, Viola, Cello, Trombone, Accordion, Ukulele, and more.
You will also find: Group classes in Piano, Guitar, Violin and Ukulele, ensemble and band classes, vocal ensemble classes, music theory, professional performance workshops, guest artist workshops, and special Summer Programs – all for beginners through professionals of ages 3 1/2 years and up (Ages 4 and up, until after COVID, or by approval).
Our students are taught using specialized materials – customized to each students’ needs, in addition to standard materials, appropriate to each instrument. Our teachers are experienced teachers, and in-demand performers, who LOVE to teach.
Our PRO division is for children and adults.
The School was established in 2010, in the eclectic and diverse community of Dorchester’s Lower Mills, right near the Milton, MA border. We are passionate about bringing high-quality music education, inspiration about music, and music performance skills development to as broad a population of children and adults as possible. This is a feeling and intention shared by the entire teaching and administrative staff.
SHENKAR MethodTM Graduates
March 15, 2021
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 are also the premier school in Boston that has a state-of-the-art facility to give you the BEST music lesson experience in the area that no one else can offer!
With 22 gifted faculty, an ever-increasing student roster of over 360, and a caring administrative team, many of whom are red cross first aid certified, that dream is being realized.
University training or professional performance experience. Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. With at least two music teachers for every instrument, we are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs. 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 - 8:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Our students are taught using specialized materials – customized to each students’ needs, in addition to standard materials, appropriate to each instrument. Our teachers are experienced teachers, and in-demand performers, who LOVE to teach. They receive further support and teaching instruction from the Co-Founder/Music Programs Director. Teachers and staff are extensively background checked, and CORI passed prior to employment, and periodically, as we value the safety of our students.
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, singing and drum lessons in Boston, MA year round. Our full-time mission is teaching music lessons trusted by hundreds of families in the Boston area!
Instead of waiting in a music retail store showroom, our clients enjoy a spacious, professional waiting room with comfortable chairs, games, Wi-Fi, magazines and water service.
Or if you prefer you can sit in on the students' lesson anytime you like.
Our rooms are stocked with everything you need for music lessons, including amps, stereos, electronic drum kits with pads, keyboards, pianos, LED tv screens for visual lesson programs and more.
All you need to bring is your instrument. We have spent thousands of dollars on our studio to offer the best in providing a great lesson experience.
Our teaching rooms are clean and clutter free. We have a warm and professional staff. Our waiting area is comfortable and clean. We often have refreshments – especially on cold winter days.
Every May and December, our students have the option of performing in our recitals. Students are not required to perform, but many choose to.
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.
Parents never have to pay admission or any related fees for these recitals.
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 anytime at (617) 690-3391 for a quick reply during our business hours.
We are the only music school in Boston that gives their students the opportunity to earn special color wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), medals 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 here are on a month-to-month basis.
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.
Our students enjoy lessons with us!
We have Boston's premier music lesson facility.
Parents can sit in on their child's lesson, listen through headphones, or relax in our spacious and comfortable parent’s lounge with WiFi, coffee, toys and movies for kids, and bottled water.
We know that in these times, deciding to learn music is an important decision. Please contact us, to get your questions answered, or simply start. We are here for you.
Yours in music,
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.