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Frequently Asked Questions

What ages and levels do you teach? We teach children and adults, beginning at age 2 years, 10 months, as well as a large number of aspiring Pros, taking voice lessons and instrumental lessons here.We have a very successful group music program for students age 2 years, 10 months to age 3 1/2, that is  a “head start”  for formal music study called “MusicSkool For Kids”.Many adults of all ages take music lessons with us for the first time – at age 30, 40, 50 , 60, 70 and older!

How can I register? You can register in person, by phone (during business hours), or submit an initial form on this site.  If you contact us by phone, or in person, you can get your questions answered in greater detail.

How can I tell which instrument is best for my child?  We can assist you with that.  Just contact our office, and ask to schedule a placement interview, after you complete your application/pre-registration.

What payment methods do you accept?  We accept VISA, MC, Discover, and AMEX, as well as ACH/Checking/Savings.  Most lessons or classes that are continuous, can also be paid at a 6-month or 12-month package with the previous-listed methods or cash, with an additional discount for 12 month pre-payments.

Do you provide instruments?  Yes…and no.  Certain instruments may be available to rent, as part of a lessons package.  Examples of these instruments:  violin, viola, trumpet, trombone, clarinet, saxophone, flute, guitar and cello are available.   Guitars should be purchased. We can help with pointing parents and students in the direction of affordable, quality instruments.  Pianos and drums are in our teaching rooms, so the students do not need to bring these to the lessons.  We can help with information on getting piano and drum students the right affordable, quality practice instruments.

Are your faculty experienced?  Yes, VERY.  Our faculty have graduated from some of the top-quality music schools in the world, at Bachelors and Masters level, AND have a minimum of 2-3 years of paid teaching experience.  Most have at least 8-10 years of experience teaching.  They are engaging, caring, gifted teachers who LOVE to teach children and adults.  They all perform professionally, on a regular basis, in many cases for world-class ensembles and  celebrated musicians.  Performing regularly is a key requirement, as it ensures that the teacher is inspired both by teaching, and performing for audiences, and can in turn share that experience with the student.

Do you have performance opportunities for students at the school?  Yes!  We are a very performance-oriented school.  From large Winter and Spring shows, to monthly open mics, to ensemble performances, to community performances at area festivals, there’s plenty of opportunity to perform. We do not force our students to perform, so there is no pressure.  We do help very shy students gain the confidence to perform, and further confidence by performing.

How long has the school been around?  The Boston School of Music Arts was founded in 2010, on 35 years’ of music & education experience.  Since that time, the school has grown to over 360 students, and 22 outstanding faculty. An excellent, friendly and caring administrative group takes care of all customer and faculty needs at the school.

Do you have support for parents new to music lessons?  Yes we do.  After registering, we provide information and opportunities to meet with school Directors to receive key information.  This is most helpful for parents new to music lessons, as well as parents who themselves studied music as children.

What commitment is required?  For private lessons, there is a 3-month minimum, group classes have varied commitments, but usually no more than 3 months.