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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: Individual and Group Sessions

Music, Art, & Dance Therapy

This program receives generous support from the B. Thomas Golisano Foundation.


Individual Sessions

Individual Music, Art, or Dance therapy sessions are tailored to the specific needs of those with developmental, social/emotional, learning, and physical challenges. Performance opportunities at Hochstein and in the community offer students a chance to socialize and experience performing in an ensemble or as a soloist. All individual sessions are arranged by appointment with the Dean’s Office.


Fees for Individual Instruction at Hochstein:

$32*, 30-minute session

$43*, 45-minute session

$53*, 1-hour session 


Fees are as of Summer 2017.


Group Sessions

Weekly or bi-weekly 60-minute sessions conducted at Hochstein or offsite at group homes, nursing homes, day rehabilitation centers, schools, senior centers, and many other sites throughout the Greater Rochester Area. Group sessions are created to address the needs, goals, and interests of the participants.

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.


Learn more about our Tuition Assistance by clicking here.


Click here to meet the Expressive Arts Department staff.

Photography, Film, and Editing Group Classes

NEW! Photography, Film, and Editing Group Classes

Intro to Photography
Explore photography basics, new apps, and editing techniques using your smartphone, tablet, or digital camera.

Let’s turn your beautiful photographs into a Photo book.

Advanced Photography
Broaden your knowledge with DSLR photography and more.

Intro to Filmmaking
Let’s film and edit movies using your smartphone, iPad, or camera.

Available upon request:
Individual Lessons at Hochstein and off-site

Fees for Photography, Film & Editing Community Classes: $35 registration fee; $40 per 1-hour class. $65 per 1-hour individual lesson at Hochstein. Bring your own device. Lab and other resources included. (Fees are as of Spring 2017.)

Any of the above photography offerings are available in the community. Whenever possible our instructors and therapists can come to your home, off-site location and design a program that is just right for each student or group in a community setting. Starting rate for these off-site offerings is $85 per hour.