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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

Pianist Spencer Myer

Piano Master Class with Spencer Myer

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Lauded for “superb playing” and “poised, alert musicianship” by the Boston Globe, and labeled “definitely a man to watch” by London’s The Independent, American pianist Spencer Myer is one of the most respected and sought-after artists on today’s concert stage. His career was launched with three important prizes: First Prize in the 2004 UNISA International Read More

Violinist Calvin Wiersma

Violin Master Class with Calvin Wiersma

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Calvin Wiersma has appeared throughout the world as a soloist and chamber musician. He was a founding member of the Meliora Quartet, winner of the Naumberg, Fischoff, Coleman, and Cleveland Quartet competitions. Mr. Wiersma was a founding member of the Figaro Trio and is currently a member of the Manhattan String Quartet. Mr. Wiersma’s wide Read More

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