Experts across the board agree that music education enriches children’s lives in innumerable ways.

From accelerated brain development to improved listening skills; from enhanced language and speech aptitude to better self-discipline and social skills; from improved memory to boosted IQ; and much, much more, learning to play music can have an overwhelmingly positive impact on a child’s life.

Our mission at Hoff-Barthelson Music School (HBMS) is to inspire and develop each and every student through excellence in music education with a commitment to creativity, collaboration, and community.

Whether your child dreams of Birdland, Broadway or Carnegie Hall, we provide every student with the individual instruction and opportunities that are right for them.

We strive to provide each child with an experience that will help them to love and appreciate music and the joy it can bring.

By visiting us now, you as a parent have shown that you are interested in nurturing your child’s potential. We welcome you to our school and hope you will want to learn more about what we have to offer.

Together we can create an individualized approach to your child’s music education journey, with opportunities for everyone—from absolute beginners to advanced musicians—in every orchestra and band instrument, as well as voice and composition, including:

  • Weekly private lessons
  • Performances
  • Professional accompaniment
  • Ensembles
  • Musicianship courses

The important first step is to discover your child’s particular interests through an introductory meeting with us. This is a friendly welcome, not an audition, and it is for you and your child so we can learn more about each other.

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.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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

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