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

Samantha Kapner Hoff-Barthelson Alumni with Flute

Samantha Kapner

Scarsdale resident Samantha Kapner, HBMS class of 2015, earned a B.A. in Elementary Education and Psychology with a minor in Flute Performance from Vanderbilt University. We caught up with her before she departed to Guyana for the Peace Corps.   Can you provide a brief overview of your experience at Hoff-Barthelson?  I started at Hoff-Barthelson in the Mommy and Me classes when I was three or four with Ruth Alperson and Yukiko Konishi. My mom Joan was a big influence for me as she played…

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“At the Summer Arts Program my kids grew as young musicians and as people. it was a great introduction to a new instrument.”

Upcoming Events

Master Class: Compose Yourself! Project

May 3 @ 1:15 pm - 5:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE ON LINE – RSVP to hb@hbms.org. The HB Compose Yourself! Project is Hoff-Barthelson’s annual composition Master Class for young composers, directed by Derek Cooper and produced in collaboration with Copland House. View flyer here. The HB Compose Yourself! Project provides a rare opportunity for students to receive feedback Read More

Hoff-Barthelson Festival Orchestra

Auditions: Festival Orchestra

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Be a part of “one of the finest high school orchestras in the United States!” James Jordan, former Director of Music, NYS Council on the Arts View audition information here Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Festival Orchestra is a full symphonic orchestra for high school students at the highest level of technical ability and musical artistry. Under Read More

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 Given the threat to public health caused by COVID-19, our campus is closed until April 29, 2020.
Private instruction, classes, and many ensembles are now being conducted online.

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