Adults who have the desire to learn, play and enjoy music are warmly welcomed at Hoff-Barthelson Music School. We offer a wide variety of options on an a la carte basis. Private lessons, group classes, ensembles and summer programs are all available to you. Whether you want to focus on one instrument to build skills toward mastery or try a variety of instruments to see what sparks your interest, it’s all up to you!  

Group Classes 

Our adult group classes are a wonderful place to start, with many offerings for beginners. 

View a list of adult classes and ensembles.

Adult classes include: 


  • Theory 1, 2, and 3 
  • Group Instruction in Cooperation with the Scarsdale Adult School: 
  • Group Piano Class for Beginners and Intermediates 
  • Learn to Play the Guitar 
  • Learn to Play the Ukulele  
  • Learn to Play the Violin 
  • Ring Your Bell! 


In addition to the personal enrichment that our programs will surely bring, you will also meet a community of music makers that can become close friends. Joining an ensemble is a sure way to meet people and enjoy making music together. Our ensemble offerings include: 

  • Adult Chamber Music 
  • Adult Flute Choir 
  • Adult Jazz Ensemble 
  • Clarinet Club 

Summer Lessons 

Just like our younger students, we encourage adults to keep up with their music instruction and practice during the summer. Flexible scheduling options allow break time for vacations and fun, while keeping your progress going. Students may take as many or as few lessons as you wish. For added flexibility, we offer both in-person and online instruction in the summer. Accompaniment and performance opportunities continue throughout the season as well.  

Learn more about our available programs by calling us at 914-723-1169 or request a welcome visit.