Music belongs in the community. Music and the arts are an essential part of life and an arts education is one of the most valuable experiences an personal can have. Berkshire Music School exists to foster the creative spirit in persons of all ages, abilities, backgrounds and financial means. We value a beginner's 1st attempt as highly as a virtuoso performer.


Contact Details

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  City Pittsfield, MA
  Zip Code 01201
  Address 30 Wendell Avenue
  Phone Number (413) 442-1411

From Our Website

Founded through the generosity of philanthropist Winnie Crane Davis, the Berkshire Music School has an eighty-year history of bringing edifying musical experience to the community thanks to contributions by people like you. The Berkshire Music School is a tax-exempt charitable institution as designated under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code (EIN# 04-2121369). As such donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. You may also call the BMS office to make a donation via credit card.


Private and semi-private lessons may begin at any time of the year during the 34-week school year (September - June), and scheduling is even more flexible during our summer session (June - September). Our Registrar Sandy Moderski is available Monday - Friday 10am-5pm to answer any questions you have regarding: which instrument to study; the type of instruction that might be best suited to your needs; and scheduling. She can be reached at 413-442-1411, and is able to assist you in enrolling over the phone.


Berkshire Music School's active outreach program bringing musical enrichment to underserved students throughout the community during in-school and after-school courses, offered both in-person and online. Our teaching artists also work closely with senior centers, libraries, museums, and other community organizations in order to provide concerts, interactive workshops, small group lessons, and more. Contact Outreach Coordinator Sherri James Buxton 413-442-1411 ext. 13 for more information. These programs are supported in part by grants from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, Becket, Washington, Dalton, and Hinsdale-Peru Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.