Hoff-Barthelson Music School

Hoff-Barthelson Music School designs an individualized, comprehensive course of study for each student based on interests, needs, and preferred learning styles. HBMS focuses on the whole person, accelerating musical growth and individual development. Through their musical studies, students also build valuable learning and life skills—e.g., critical thinking, problem solving, self-discipline, determination, self-confidence, and collaboration.

The School's comprehensive K–12 curriculum for ages 4 through 18 combines six elements of music instruction into one comprehensive package: private lessons, musicianship classes, ensembles, performance opportunities, accompaniment service, and regular progress reports.

Students learn under the guidance of distinguished faculty, who encourage them to explore their musical ideas and creative potential in a friendly and supportive environment. Instruction is grounded in Western classical and jazz traditions, and many students study popular and musical theater works as well. HBMS welcomes everyone—from casual learners to students preparing for careers in music.

Summer Arts Program

Hoff-Barthelson Music School is the ideal setting for a stimulating, challenging, and fun-filled summer arts program for students entering grades 1-10. Students at all levels try new instruments, gain proficiency on instruments they already play, experiment musically, take daily group lessons, discover new musical styles, and perform each week, all while forming lasting friendships.

Students choose programs tailored to their individual needs and interests. Offerings include group instrumental instruction, orchestra, chamber music, chorus, jazz and popular music, music technology, piano for non-pianists, world drumming, chimes, musicianship, eurhythmics, drama, and visual arts. Our exceptional faculty members—top performers and music educators—provide personalized attention to each student.

Morning-only, extended-day, and afternoon-only options are available. Early bird discounts are also available.

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