About Boston School of Music Arts
The Adams-Lower Mills Dorchester, Mattapan and Milton area has a rich musical tradition. A private music school has not existed since the early 20th century in this area, however the Boston School of Music Arts offers a new and fresh take on community-oriented music education.
As a student family, you receive the best in new approaches, not gimmicks, to learning music in a fun, yet technically sound way. Starting with ages 18 months - we offer classes that actually develop a love of music, solid technique and theory to have a strong understanding of the language of music -- and fun expressing it! Private lessons, group music lessons for children and adults 3 1/2 and up, and our RockskoolTM really get the conversation going! The benefits of music education overall are well-proven. We make that happen. We give parents the knowledge to support their child's journey with us.
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.
Choosing a music school for you or your child is a very personal decision. We hope that you will find out more, and help your child epress their own music. We hope to meet you soon.
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 PM - 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 copyrighted curriculum, including graduations, with certificates at different levels of competency. We are also the only music school in this area that gives their students the opportunity to earn special levels of achievement through the patented Musical Ladder system - including color wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), medals, and trophies 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 great options for earning their way up as they grow musically.
Boston School of Music & Creative Arts does not require semester or yearly minimums for lessons. Students study here are on a month-to-month basis. Billing occurs monthly. Most children who are with us for years, start as absolute beginners, and go on to college, some become doctors, or attorneys. Many others graduate from 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,
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.