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About Us


Choosing a music school for your child, or for you, is a personal decision. Each person’s journey in learning music is different.  At BSMA we understand that, and work hard to understand what each student needs to grasp and to apply what they have learned.  These powerful tools - music, and the creative arts -  can be used  to create so much.  

We know that in our midst -  from our gifted faculty, to the next student who enters - is the potential to create greatness in the world.  Whether it’s to help make learning in general more accessible to an individual student, or helping a musically expressive student claim their true voice, we’re up to the challenge. We started the school in 2010, to achieve this, and much more, so we are here  for you. Several hundred students taking private music lessons, and group music programs, and a kind and gifted faculty are doing this every single week. A caring and competent administrative staff are here to help you get started. Find out for yourself.

We are looking forward to meeting you!  

Yours in music,

Executive Director

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 2 years, 10 months and up.

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.

With 17 gifted faculty, an ever-increasing student roster of over 300, and a caring administrative team, many of whom are red cross  first aid certified, that dream is being realized.

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.

Our teaching rooms are clean and clutter free. We have changed so much about the school physically to exceed safety standards during Covid-19. We have a warm and professional staff, and school community.

The school’s intended purpose, developed by the co-founders in 2005, several years prior to opening, which is to:


Help rekindle goals and dreams in individuals who have become discouraged due to inadequate education in music and other performing arts.

• Encourage people who have dreamed of performing, and to give them the skills and knowledge to realize those dreams.

• Encourage young children who have a recognized, but untapped interest in music and performing arts, to free this interest in a fun, thorough and technically sound, effective way.

• Provide aspiring music professionals and music professionals with the tools, services and support they need to strengthen their art.

With students from Adams Village – Lower Mills – Dorchester, Milton, Mattapan, Hyde Park, Quincy, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, Randolph, West Roxbury, Stoughton, and beyond, the Boston School of Music Arts has a wonderful eclectic student and family community.

Learn more about our unique approach to music education – call or visit during business hours, or submit a form, to receive a call back.