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Summer 2018 at Hochstein

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About Expressive Arts

Music, Art, & Dance Therapy

This program receives generous support from the B. Thomas Golisano Foundation and others.
Music, Art, and Dance Therapy are well-established and researched healthcare professions offering therapeutic music, art, and dance interventions that address the physical, emotional, cognitive, communication, and social needs of individuals of all ages. The program offers individual sessions in music, art, and dance therapy, in addition to group offerings at the Hochstein main building as well as many group homes, senior centers, healthcare facilities, and community centers throughout the greater Rochester region. Each year, between 900-1,000 community members are served by our Expressive Arts Program, which began in 1975 and is one of the leaders in the region.

Expressive Arts sessions improve the quality of life for persons who are well and meets the needs of children and adults with disabilities, disorders, illnesses, or learning differences. For more than 30 years, Hochstein's Expressive Arts Department has continued to impact the lives of our clients through the appeal and rhythms of music, the movement of dance, and the creativity of art as therapeutic tools. All therapists are board-certified, and many have additional training in neurologic music therapy and performance wellness. 


Expressive Arts interventions are designed to: promote wellness, relieve stress, alleviate pain, express feelings, enhance memory, develop academic skills, improve communication, promote physical rehabilitation, and improve social development.


Click here to meet the Expressive Arts Department staff.


To schedule a group session, workshop/in-service, or for more information about any of our Expressive Arts therapy services or programs, please contact Expressive Arts Department Chair Maria Battista-Hancock, LCAT, MT-BC, at (585) 454-4596 ext. 28 or email maria.hancock@hochstein.org.


Individual Assessments

Our Expressive Arts Department offers a One-Time Visit & Assessment for any interested individual or family. This is a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with a therapist or social worker and find out more about customized benefits of Art, Music, and Dance therapies.

There is a $35 fee for this assessment session; for more information, contact Carla Larsson at (585) 454-4596 ext. 28 or e-mail: carla.larsson@hochstein.org

Expressive Arts video


Hochstein's Music Therapy program on WXXI's Arts InFocus with Evan Dawson, 5/6/16.


Hochstein student Clara Ooyama featured on WHAM-TV13's "Someone You Should Know" segment with Doug Emblidge, 2/7/17.