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Overview

Hoff-Barthelson Music School serves students of all ages and abilities through four divisions during two 16 week semesters and a five week summer session. While the curriculum is grounded in the western classical and jazz traditions, students have opportunities to explore musical theater, rock and pop—wherever their interests lead them. Each division operates a bit differently in terms of offerings and enrollment processes. To find the best option for you, refer first to the appropriate section below, then begin your exploration from there. You can also view a copy of our catalog here.

 

Early Childhood

Weekly music and movement classes for children between the ages of 3 months and six years are offered for 15 weeks each semester. Enrollment is welcome at any time throughout the School year. Select “Early Childhood Program” from the menu to the left to peruse class descriptions. Once you have chosen your class(es) click “Register Now!” to reserve your space and check out.

Should you have questions about Early Childhood offerings, please contact Kathryn Kitt at 914-723-1169 or kkitt@hbms.org.

 

Suzuki

Hoff-Barthelson’s Suzuki Program offers instruction in violin, viola, cello, flute and piano for children between 4 and 7 for two 16-week semesters each year. Each student participates in a weekly private lesson, instrumental class, and musicianship class; parents/caregivers also attend a weekly class to learn how to support their child at home.

Because the School takes great care in assessing each child’s particular needs, the first step for interested families is to request a placement interview by completing the inquiry form or contacting the registration department at 914-723-1169. Once the interview has been completed, we will work with you to select a teacher and design a lesson and class schedule tailored specifically to you and your child.

Alternatively, families of 3 and 4 year olds may choose to enroll them directly in Suzuki Pre-Flute and Pre-Violin classes offered through our Early Childhood division. These classes do not require a placement interview nor a commitment to private lessons. Learn more here.

 

K-12

Comprehensive Program

Hoff-Barthelson’s Comprehensive Program serves beginning to advanced students ages 4 to 18, providing private instruction, theory, composition, ear training, ensembles, performance opportunities, professional accompaniment, and regular assessment of student progress, all under one umbrella tuition for the fall and spring semesters each year. Students may enroll throughout the year for private instruction; matriculation deadlines for classes and ensembles vary.

Explore the links to the left for detailed information on faculty, classes, and ensembles.

Because the School takes great care to assess each child’s particular interests and needs before assigning teachers, classes and ensembles, the first step for interested families is to request a placement interview. Simply complete the inquiry form or contact the registration department at 914-723-1169 to get started.

 

Extension Opportunities

Many students studying privately elsewhere enroll at Hoff-Barthelson to access high quality classes and ensemble opportunities including theory, composition, ear training, chamber music, chorus, wind ensemble, jazz ensemble, orchestra, and more.

Explore the links to the left for detailed information on classes and ensembles. To begin the placement process, simply complete the inquiry form or contact the registration department at 914-723-1169.

 

Adult (18+)

Adults of all ages pursue their musical studies at Hoff-Barthelson. As with our K-12 program, we offer not just private instruction but also chamber music, musicianship courses, jazz ensembles, and more for adult students. Adults may elect to enroll in a comprehensive program that includes private instruction, classes and ensembles, or select from a menu of class and ensemble opportunities “a la carte”.

Explore the links to the left for detailed information on classes and ensembles.

Because the School takes great care to assess each student’s particular interest and needs to inform the selection of faculty, classes and ensembles, the first step for prospective adult students is to request a placement interview. Simply complete the inquiry form or contact the registration department at 914-723-1169 to get started.