Who We Are
HBMS inspires and develops each student’s potential through excellence in music education with a commitment to creativity, collaboration, and community.
To enrich lives and create community through music.
Open to all ages, the Music School offers a comprehensive music program of individualized instruction in both classical music and jazz idioms in combination with a sequential musicianship curriculum.
Participation in large and small instrumental ensembles and chorus and frequent performance opportunities in a warm, familial setting is a hallmark of the School's educational philosophy and an integral part of the curriculum.
A substantial number of Hoff-Barthelson graduates continue music studies at the collegiate level and pursue careers in performance and teaching; equally valued by the HBMS faculty are the number of HB students who, under their expert tutelage, acquire the technical skills and musical wisdom that will lead to a life-long enjoyment of music as avocational players or listeners.