Spend the summer with the Hoff-Barthelson School of Music

Enrollment is now underway for the Hoff-Barthelson School of Music’s popular summer arts program for students entering grades 1-10 and for students of all ages, Summer School.

About the Summer Art Program

The popular Hoff-Barthelson School of Music Summer Arts Program is the perfect setting for an engaging, challenging and fun-filled summer arts program. Students of all levels try out new instruments, learn skills on the instruments they already play, experiment musically, take daily group lessons and perform weekly. The 2022 program begins Monday, June 27, 2022 and runs through Friday, July 29, 2022. Students choose programs tailored to their individual needs and interests. Morning Only, Extended Day, and Afternoon Only options are available.

For young children, the summer arts program is a great way to try out instrumental and vocal music – perhaps for the first time – and discover their particular passions. Older students kick off the school year with a bang as they gain confidence in playing a band or orchestral instruments. All students enjoy opportunities to play together in large and small ensembles, explore new instruments, and discover new musical styles while forming lasting friendships.

Lessons, workshops and performance opportunities include singing, eurythmy (learning music through movement), instrument lessons, chamber music, choir, large ensembles, music lessons, jazz and popular music, visual arts and a theater workshop. An exciting Music Technology Workshop class for grades 4-10 gives students the chance to try their hand at using cutting-edge software and hardware technology to support their own creative projects.

New for 2022 is the Crossroads Ensemble. This set for students in grades 4-10 focuses on playing arrangements of popular music, the Great American Songbook, jazz, and world music with an emphasis on improvisation. Open to all instruments, this offer is inspired by classical musicians including Yo-Yo Ma and Joshua Bell who have embarked on projects that combine classical musical skills with a wide variety of music and musicians. Students write songs and make their own arrangements using Finale or Garage Band notation software – no experience necessary!

The school’s exceptional faculty of top performers and music educators provide personalized attention to each student every day.

Places are limited and on a first come, first served basis. Need-based financial assistance is available. Register before May 31 and save!

About summer courses

Hoff-Barthelson will also be offering in-person and online summer classes — for all ages, including adults.

Because summer is a season of recreation, travel, and new adventures for students and teachers, Hoff-Barthelson’s Summer Lesson program is designed to allow for maximum flexibility. Teachers set their own schedules, as do families. Students can register for as many lessons as they wish. Some students choose to schedule two lessons per week; others schedule classes every two weeks; travel times are adapted; and classes can take place on campus, online, or both.

Students have the opportunity to participate in in-person and online performance workshops and recitals at no additional cost. Since tuition does not include music lessons or ensemble opportunities, prices are considerably lower than for the academic year. In addition, the School is pleased to offer a 5% discount on the purchase of packages of four lessons or more per student with a single teacher and an 8% discount on packages of 6 lessons or more per student with one teacher. Students can get a head start on new music for fall and fight summer learning loss. They can also try new instruments. Parents can find out if a little one is ready for private instruction through “test driving” lessons during the summer.

In-person summer courses are offered until July 29, 2022; Online summer courses are offered until September 2, 2022.

For more information and to register, visit www.hbms.org; call 914-723-1169; or email [email protected]

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