FAQ

FAQ

GENERAL

LOCATION & PAYMENTS

Where are you located?
Bosse School of Music is located at 998 Middle Street, Weymouth MA 02188. You can call us at 781.337.8500 or email us at contact@bosseschoolofmusic.com to schedule a tour if you’d like.

What forms of payment do you accept?
All activities, retail items, recording studio rentals and event tickets at Bosse School of Music are payable via cash, check or credit card.

What are your hours?
Bosse School of Music is open Monday through Thursday 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Friday 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and Saturday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm.

Does Bosse School of Music sell instruments and/or music books?
We do not sell instruments, but can make a referral to you, and recommend an instrument that’s appropriate for you. For your convenience, we do sell music books and accessories at competitive prices.

Are gift certificates available?
Yes, in any denomination in-store or through our shop.

POLICIES

Downloadable Policies
Enrollment & Lesson Policy
Absence & Makeup Policy

What is the annual schedule at Bosse School of Music?
As it caters to so many age groups, Bosse School of Music does not close along with public school summer, winter or spring vacations. In the unlikely event of an unforeseen closing, you will be contacted via your registration email.

When I schedule a make up lesson, how does that affect my weekly lesson schedule?
Makeup lessons are to be scheduled at a separate time by the student in addition to their regular lesson time, at a separate time. Missing a lesson does not change your payment cycle or due date. Please see the makeup policy for details.

What is Bosse School of Music’s policy with regards to payments, re-scheduling and reserving lesson time?
Please see both our lesson policy and absence and makeup policy.

Is Bosse School of Music closed for summers?
No, in fact it’s our busiest time of the year. We offer an additional program series called Bosse Summer Sessions during this time frame as well.

FACULTY

What are my teacher’s qualifications?
All private instructors at Bosse School of Music have a minimum of a B.A. Degree in Music, ample teaching and professional performance experience to ensure the quality of your lesson content and undergo thorough background checks to ensure safety and security.

How can I find the right teacher?
All of the instructors here at Bosse School of Music are warm and talented professionals, whom we are proud to recommend. However, if you or your child has specific learning needs, or unique personality traits, our client coordinators can recommend a good match for you based on those factors.

PROGRAMS

PRIVATE LESSONS

What is the cost of private lesson?
Please call us at 781.337.8500 or contact us through our online form for current pricing and availability.

What ages are recommended for private lesson?
Lessons are open to both child and adult students. Children ages 4 and 5 are eligible for our Early Childhood Music experience class, while children, teens and adults who are upward of those ages are eligible for regular Private Lessons.

What instrument should I begin my child on if they have never played before?
Since all kids have different interests and abilities, we recommend coming to visit us at Bosse School of Music so we can give you and your child a tour and introduce them to a few instruments. Once the dialogue is going, it will be easier to pinpoint their interests and help you choose an instrument.

Do I need to have an instrument or can I rent one?
We rent woodwinds, horns, violins and violas. All other instruments need to be purchased by students independently.

How do I decide between a half-hour or hour lesson?
For students ages 11 and up we usually recommend a one hour private weekly lesson to ensure the best results. For younger students and beginners, a half hour lesson is more common. Of course, there are exceptions to every circumstance and we’re happy to discuss your goals with you in person to help you decide.

BOSSE LIVE

When do Bosse Live ensembles meet?
Ensembles (bands) meet in our Bosse Live program weekly for an hour for eight weeks. Ensembles are available all year long, breaking for 2 weeks in between each session. To see when the next session begins, visit our Bosse Live website at www.bosselive.com

Who can join a Bosse Live ensemble?
Bosse School of Music students, with their private lesson teacher’s approval, are eligible to join an ensemble at the beginning of each session. Each session lasts eight weeks, with a two week break in-between. Ensembles are organized by age and musical genre. Individuals who are not enrolled in lessons at Bosse School of Music may also join after completing a simple and complimentary evaluation with one of our directors.

How long after their recording session are cds ready?
Recordings are finished between 14 to 21 business days. All materials are held at our offices for in-person pickup. Recordings are not mailed out.

BOSSE TECH

Can I take just one course, or do I have to sign up for a series of courses?
You can select either option based upon your goals. Students looking to take one class can enroll in one of our Individual Courses. If you are looking for a comprehensive series of classes, you can enroll in one of our Learning Tracks.

What are the advantages of enrolling in one of the Learning Tracks?
Consisting of Specialist, Professional, Masters & Multimedia, our Learning Tracks offer students a sequential series of comprehensive courses in their field of study. Each track consists of a pre-determined number of classes which students can choose from based upon their overall goals.

Do I receive a discount if I enroll in a Learning Track?
Yes, students receive a discount on courses within the Learning Track ranging from 5-20%. The exact amount of the discount varies by track.

BOSSE SUMMER SESSIONS

When does Bosse Summer Sessions start and who is eligible to join?
Our fun and educational musical camps and workshops begin right after July 4th, and continue until Labor Day weekend. Participants may choose from full day programs or shorter workshops. Non-Bosse School of Music students are welcome, pending a complimentary evaluation with our director.

When is the registration and payment deadline for sBosse Summer Sessions?
The preliminary registration deadline is May 30th, at which time a 50% deposit is due to reserve your spot. The remainder of the tuition is due on or before June 30th. If there are programs with open spots after the deadline, we will gladly accept late entries (payment in full required for late entries).