After School Programs

After School Music

The study of music increases higher order thinking skills, builds self-esteem, and encourages self-discipline and commitment. Brimmer’s After-School Music Program provides quality musical instruction and seeks to strengthen music appreciation and literacy. Students in PK through grade 12 have the opportunity to take private instrumental and voice lessons on the campus. Students receive a music education tailored to their individual needs based on their interest, age, and personal goals. In addition, lessons are designed to support students who are committed to participating in our band ensembles.

At the end of the school year all musicians are encouraged to share their talents with their families at a recital on campus. Each program highlights the accomplishments of emerging Lower School musicians playing on stage with accomplished Upper School musicians. It is an opportunity for families to celebrate the hard work of their own musician and to support the growth of all the enthusiastic musicians in our community.

The After-School Music staff, of more than a dozen highly qualified musicians and educators, is hand-selected based on recommendations from the professional music community. Many hold graduate degrees in music performance or music education. Most importantly, all of the instructors have experience working with children. 

Music Lesson Details

  • Lessons begin in October and run through the end of April. 
  • Each child will receive twenty private music lessons, with an option of thirty or forty-five minutes per lesson.
  • Students in PK through First Grade may study piano.
  • Students in Grade 2 may study piano or guitar.
  • Students in Grades 3-12 may study voice, piano, guitar, percussion, trumpet, trombone, baritone, clarinet, flute, saxophone, violin, viola, cello, or bass. Other instrument lessons may be provided upon request.
  • The yearly fee is $760 for 20 lessons (30 minutes each) and $1140 for 20 lessons (45 minutes each). In addition, each instructor may request reimbursement for music books and materials that they will provide (usually around $20).
  • Limited financial aid is available for those families who receive aid from the School. Please indicate your interest in financial aid on the registration site.
  • Middle and Upper School students should consider sports commitments before they commit to a full year of music lessons.
  • Extended day is available as an option for students in Pre-K through 5th Grade. For more information about the Extended Day program click here or contact the director, April Buscher.
69 Middlesex Road
Chestnut Hill, MA  02467