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Hoff-Barthelson Music School inspires and develops each student’s potential through excellence in music education with a commitment to creativity, collaboration, and community.
Since its establishment, Hoff-Barthelson has achieved national recognition as one of America’s premier community music schools for its unsurpassed leadership in education, performance, and community service. With a faculty drawn from the New York region’s most talented teachers and performers, the School has long been one of Westchester County’s most cherished cultural resources.
Open to people of all ages and abilities, Hoff-Barthelson serves as a center where anyone can pursue their interests in music and reach their highest potential. Students encounter a vibrant, nurturing community of music-makers, often forming relationships that last a lifetime. Students at Hoff-Barthelson receive not only weekly private lessons, but also musicianship classes, ensemble instruction, and numerous performance and rehearsal opportunities with accompaniment. This all encompassing approach catalyzes learning and enables students to fulfill their full potential.
Hoff-Barthelson students acquire understanding, appreciation and skills that lead to a lasting and joyful involvement with music while also developing critical thinking, creative, social and other learning and life skills during their time at the School. Adult are also able to pursue their passion for music through individual instruction, musicianship courses and ensembles designed specifically for them.
The School’s deep commitment to community service programs brings music and music education to those in need throughout Westchester County: seniors in nursing homes, children in Head Start Centers, medical patients, people with disabilities, and more. Students have frequent opportunities to give back to the community through many of these programs. And, in furtherance of our commitment to accessibility, the School’s robust financial aid program provides support to scores of students each year.
A nonprofit institution, the School is chartered by the Board of Regents of the State University of New York and is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and ArtsWestchester.