Summer Arts Program

Download the 2020 Summer Arts Program Brochure here

Download information about the New Student Referral opportunity here

Hoff-Barthelson Music School is the ideal setting for a stimulating, challenging, and fun-filled summer arts program. An exceptional faculty made up of some of the top performers and music educators in the country provide a high-quality experience for students in grades 1–10. The slower pace of summer gives students the latitude to try new instruments, experiment musically, take lessons every day, and perform every week. They make great progress and form lasting friendships over the program’s five weeks.

Students at all levels choose programs tailored to their individual needs and interests. Classes, workshops, and performance opportunities include singing, eurhythmics, instrumental classes, chamber music, chorus, large ensembles, visual arts, musical theater, jazz, and rock.

An exciting Music Technology Lab program for grades 4–10 gives students a chance to try their hands at the creative process of composition using state-of-the-art software and hardware technology.

Morning, afternoon, and extended day options are available. Registration for the Summer Arts Program opens in January. Please check back then for program details.

Have questions or want to register?

We take great care to learn about each child’s interests and needs before designing their program. The first step for interested families is to register here.

Once you have registered we will contact you to schedule a placement meeting with Joseph Piscitelli, Director of the Summer Arts Program—not an audition, but a welcoming introduction to Hoff-Barthelson’s individualized approach to music education.

To request a meeting, call the school at (914) 723-1169 or email

Download the 2020 Summer Arts Program Brochure here

Download information about the New Student Referral opportunity here


For students who want to continue their studies during the summer months, we offer private lessons on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from late May through the end of July. For prospective students, summer is an ideal time to try private lessons.

Students are not required to enroll for the full session and may take as many or as few lessons as desired. Accompaniment services and performance opportunities are included.

For additional information about summer lessons please call the school at (914) 723-1169, or e-mail us here.