Saturday Morning Music School

For over 30 years, Saturday Morning Music School (SMMS) has helped to enhance the level of instrumental instruction available to our students. Students in Grades 4-6 can enroll in SMMS to receive an additional small-group lesson (taught by a specialist on their instrument) and to participate in a variety of small and large ensemble experiences.


For more information about Saturday Morning Music School and Registration visit Powers Music School website @

Originally created and led by former Belmont Public Schools music teacher John McLellan, Saturday Morning Music School provides small group instruction on string and band instruments to students at the Burbank, Butler, Wellington, Winn Brook, and Chenery public schools in Belmont.

Beginning in September and running through April, SMMS hosts over 300 students on Saturday mornings at Chenery Middle School for lessons and ensemble rehearsals. SMMS holds a culminating performance, the "All-Town Elementary Concert" each April at Belmont High School.

Registration for Saturday Morning School is separate from registration for the curricular portion of the Instrumental Music Program during the school day. Tuition  for SMMS varies. Waivers and fee reductions are available by application. Please click here to view the fee waiver guidelines, process, and application.