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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

HBMS Alumni Laura Garwin

Laura Garwin

Laura is a professional trumpeter based in London. In addition to gigging with her brass quintet, Pentagon Brass, she is the principal trumpet of Covent Garden Sinfonia and St Paul's Sinfonia, and freelances with other London orchestras. Laura earned a B.A. from Harvard, was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, and has a Ph.D. from Cambridge. Laura worked in science journalism and research administration before deciding to pursue a career in music. Tell us about your upbringing and…

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Testimonials

"Hoff-Barthelson has teachers who are superb musicians and really devoted to kids, from the little ones who are tentatively playing for the first time to accomplished seniors. The school is devoted not just to education but also to performance and playing in groups, whether in one of three orchestras, an unlimited number of classical ensembles, and jazz and rock bands. Students at Hoff are benefited in many ways...social connections, passion for music, and even college admissions. Our own kids have loved the school and benefited greatly."

Upcoming Events

Baroque and Beyond Student Recital

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Baroque and Beyond Festival – Featuring music of great Germanic composers Bach, Telemann, and Handel, as well as masters from other lands. View the Festival Flyer here. RSVP here to receive a Zoom link.

Baroque and Beyond Student Recital

March 12 @ 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Baroque and Beyond Festival – Featuring music of great Germanic composers Bach, Telemann, and Handel, as well as masters from other lands. View the Festival Flyer here. RSVP here to receive a Zoom link.

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