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

Rohun Rajpal

Rohun Rajpal

Eastchester resident Rohun Rajpal, HBMS class of 2018. Rohun attended Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY for middle and high school and is currently a senior at Brown University where he is studying Applied Mathematics. He joined HBMS in 2006, was an Honors Program student, and was selected as a violinist for the 2018 National Youth Orchestra of the USA. Tell a bit about your early experiences and interest in music. When did you start at…

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Since taking classical piano lessons at Hoff-Barthelson with Glen Kirchoff from elementary through high school, I had continued playing piano and keyboards as an active hobby. But 30 years later, I wanted a more structured way to keep this interest active and to improve. Dean Christopher Kenniff listened to me describe my interests in jazz-influenced rock and improvisation, with a particular goal of learning works of jazz artists and styles that have influenced my favorite pianists and bands. He matched me with jazz piano teacher Jamie Reynolds, who has given me a rewarding new path to learning and engagement. My digital hybrid piano no longer sits idle for days at a time. I am practicing and playing most days per week every week and am excited about it. ~ Russ Korins

Upcoming Events

Smiling Family of Musicians

Family Concert

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hoff-Barthelson Music School

Each year Hoff-Barthelson provides a delightful opportunity for family members – students, siblings, parents, grandparents, cousins – to perform together at our Family Concert. This is one of our most popular community events at the School, a fun-filled evening of relaxed music-making. The concert will also be broadcast on Zoom so other relatives can enjoy Read More

Elaine Stamas Chamber Music Residency

Chamber Music Concert by Musicians from the NY Philharmonic

March 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Hoff-Barthelson Music School

Join us for an exciting afternoon of chamber music performed by musicians from the New York Philharmonic as part of the School’s Elaine Stamas Chamber Music Residency. The program includes Schumann’s String Quartet Op. 41, No. 2 in F, the Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia for violin and bass; and Brahms’ Piano Trio Op. 87, No. 2 in Read More

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