Renowned for our comprehensive, sequential curriculum, Hoff-Barthelson is committed to providing high quality music education to all, from absolute beginners to advanced high schoolers preparing for careers in music. While the majority of our K-12 students ultimately go on to study science, law, medicine, finance, engineering or other disciplines, our goals are to provide opportunities for them to fully experience the joy of making music and to benefit from what they learn and the friendships that they form here.

Offerings for K-12 students include weekly private lessons and performance opportunities, professional accompaniment, ensembles, musicianship courses, and progress reports.

Have questions, or want to register?

We take great care to assess each child’s particular interests and needs before assigning teachers, classes, and ensembles. The first step is for you and your child(ren) to meet with one of our deans. This meeting is not an audition, but a welcoming introduction to the School and our individualized approach to music education.

To get started, schedule a placement meeting with one of our deans, or call 914-723-1169.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Students who study privately elsewhere are welcome to enroll in musicianship classes and ensembles on an a la carte basis.

Please note that we enroll students in private lessons year-round while registration deadlines for classes and ensembles vary.

With available financial aid and a variable tuition structure, HBMS is proud to work with your family to develop your child’s love of learning.

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  • Banjo
  • Bass
  • Bassoon
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Drums
  • English Horn
  • Flute
  • French Horn
  • Guitar
  • Harp
  • Harpischord
  • Mandolin
  • Oboe
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Piccolo
  • Recorder
  • Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba
  • Ukulele
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Voice


  • Jazz Ensembles
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Orchestra (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Chorus
  • Chamber Music


  • Classical
  • Jazz
  • Musical Theater


  • Composition
  • Conducting
  • Theory

Looking for another instrument or specialized training? Give us a call, 914-723-1169.