About Yamaha Music School of Boston 

Who We Are

We're a team of dedicated music teachers and administration professionals who are passionate about music education.  And we love to share our knowledge with the over 800 students who have chosen this remarkable center for music education, serving young children through adults with dedicated teachers, parents, and students.

Our History

Students all around the world learn from the Yamaha method, contributing to the development of a new musical generation.  Since the beginning of the Yamaha Music Course in Japan in the mid 1950’s, over 5 million students from 40 countries have graduated from Yamaha Schools, fulfilling Yamaha’s belief that “music knows no national boundaries.” 

The Boston School joined this vibrant international network of Yamaha education centers with its founding in 2006. Serving as the showcase center for the Yamaha Music Education System (YMES) in the United States, the school has been enthusiastically received, has had notable student and teacher accomplishments, and has experienced rapid growth. An unparalleled curriculum, talented teachers, and committed families make for a dynamic environment.

What We Believe

We believe that all children have an innate ability to learn, enjoy, and express themselves with music. The Yamaha method develops each student's comprehensive musical ability in an environment that inspires a love of music and a lifetime of active music participation.

Our Approach

Significantly, the courses teach students to express themselves creatively through the language of music. As their education progresses, they build performance, improvisation and composition skills. This approach has produced award-winning professional musicians, successful music teachers and millions of music lovers worldwide.

Designed for the beginner or hobbyist, our adult classes share the same commitment to quality instruction found in the children’s program. If you’d like to polish up your skills, discover a new creative outlet, or just have fun, ask about one of our classes or lessons for adults. 

Ready to Learn More?  Contact us, request a trial lesson, or enroll today!

 

 

School Administration

Click here to learn more about our faculty and staff.

Lily Symmonds, School Director/Saxophone  

Lily Symmonds is a performing arts manager, saxophonist and composer.  After earning her B.A. from Wellesley with a double major in Music and German Language and Literature, Lily was accepted to the M.F.A Music Composition program at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. At CalArts, she studied composition under Michael Fink, Barry Schrader and Anne LeBaron and composed music for Orchestra, Chamber Ensembles, Theater, Voice and Film.  Her music has been featured in awarding winning short films and theatrical productions.

Prior to her work with Yamaha, Lily worked in talent management specializing in Film Music Composition and Storyboard Art with top agencies in Los Angeles, CA.

As School Director, Lily leads with an unwavering passion for and dedication to the next generation’s artistic education.

Kristine Munroe, Office Manager

Kristine Munroe is a seasoned manager in the field of Corporate management, with over 15 years of experience. She has extensive experience with all leadership roles and held positions in the academic, retail, and business fields. In addition to Kristine’s managerial experience, her love of singing started as a child, where she sang and traveled in multiple national choirs, as well as directed numerous church bands. 

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Kristine graduated from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts in Government/ Pre-law and a minor in Communications. After graduating, Kristine taught 7th and 8th grade English, History, and Science at a private school in Rhode Island. In addition to teaching, Kristine held distinct managerial roles in retail brands such as Pandora, Bare Escentuals, Dellaria, and Estee Lauder.

Kristine also has 17 years experience as a free-lance makeup artist and specializes in photo shoots, special occasions, commercial and print ads, as well as fashion shows.