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

Rohun Rajpal

Rohun Rajpal

Eastchester resident Rohun Rajpal, HBMS class of 2018. Rohun attended Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY for middle and high school and is currently a senior at Brown University where he is studying Applied Mathematics. He joined HBMS in 2006, was an Honors Program student, and was selected as a violinist for the 2018 National Youth Orchestra of the USA. Tell a bit about your early experiences and interest in music. When did you start at…

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"We have had a wonderful experience with our two children at HBMS. Our son is part of the Honors Program and along with our younger daughter has attended the Summer Arts Program for years. Whether it's private instrument instruction, Musicianship classes or chamber music and orchestra, we have always had incredible teachers and a tremendously positive and supportive atmosphere. It is very inspiring to see such elite musicians show such kindness and patience to every child from the youngest beginners. HBMS is a truly special place!"

Upcoming Events

Pathways to Private Lessons

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hoff-Barthelson Music School

What’s next in your child’s musical journey? Join Hoff-Barthelson Music School Dean Christopher Kenniff and Associate Dean April Johnson for an informative online discussion via Zoom about starting your child in private lessons at HBMS. Intended for parents with children ages 3-6, discussion topics include: How do you know when your child is developmentally ready Read More

Close up of violin players

Placement Auditions: HBMS Orchestra Program

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hoff-Barthelson Music School

Hoff-Barthelson Music School invites you to audition for our prestigious Orchestra Program for students in Grades 2-12. Whether you’re a seasoned performer or just starting your musical journey, there’s a place for everyone in our orchestral family! Placement auditions for the Young People’s Symphonette, Chamber Orchestra, and Festival Orchestra will take place on the following Read More

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