The Finest Music Education – About BSMA

The Boston School of Music Arts is a year round music school.  We offer private music lessons in Voice, Piano, Guitar, Violin, Drums, Bass Guitar, Saxophone, Trumpet, Clarinet, Flute, Viola, Cello, Trombone, Accordion, Ukelele, and more, as well as Group classes in Piano, Guitar, Violin and Ukelele, 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.

The School was established in 2010, by a highly experienced Dorchester couple.  A music educator and performer with over 30 years of teaching and 35 years performance experience, and his wife, a performing artist and business professional for more than 30 years. In 2010, they decided to expand from a thriving private teaching practice, and opened The Boston School of Music Arts 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 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.

We use 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.  Interested in teaching here? Teachers, Click here.

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.

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.