Our distinguished, award-winning faculty serves more than 1,000 students per year

Hoff Barthelson Music School offers Westchester County and the New York tri-state area individualized music lessons and performance training for children, teens and adults.

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Stories of Impact: The Power of Music Education

James M. Banner, Jr.

Educated at Yale and Columbia, James M. Banner, Jr., taught at Princeton before moving to Washington to pursue other history-related positions and to found a number of organizations.  The author of many books and articles, including Being a Historian (2012), he is most recently the editor of Presidential Misconduct: from George Washington to Today (2019).  He lives in Washington with his wife, Phyllis Kramer, and is the father of two children. Jim is one of the oldest living Hoff-Barthelson…

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“The Summer Arts Program provides a warm and welcoming environment that is both familiar from summer to summer and manages to provide new challenges from year to year.”

Upcoming Events

Ready Reeds!

February 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Double Reed Day at Hoff-Barthelson including an oboe and bassoon reed making workshop and double-reed band jam session with HBMS faculty member, Elizabeth Condon, oboe, and special guest artist, Paulo Siqueira, bassoon. Learn how to: troubleshoot reed problems; make common adjustments to improve a reed; produce a “crow” to diagnose playability; test for leaks and Read More

Violist Nicholas Cords

Viola Master Class: Nicholas Cords

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

For more than two decades, omnivorous violist Nicholas Cords has been on the front line of a growing constellation of projects as performer, educator, and cultural advocate. Nicholas currently serves as violist, Programming Chair, and Co-Artistic Director of the internationally renowned musical collective Silkroad, founded by Yo-Yo Ma. Another key aspect of Nicholas’ busy musical Read More

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