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Music Lessons & Classes

Whether you’re a child or an adult, individual instruction is at the heart of Hochstein’s comprehensive program and is the most effective way to improve your musical skills.   

Lessons are available in all orchestral instruments—as well as in composition, electric bass, acoustic and electric guitar, harp, percussion, piano, and Suzuki violin, viola, cello, and flute. Lessons can be scheduled on weekdays, evenings, and Saturdays. You may begin at any time during the year. See the navigation menu for details on individual lessons, Suzuki Strings, Music FUNdamentals, group lessons, and music theory classes.

Because a certain degree of physical development is essential to playing an instrument or singing, Hochstein subscribes to the following minimum ages:

* Composition (including Songwriting) – age 12
* Guitar – age 5
* Harp – age 9 (some prior piano study preferred)
* Percussion (including Drum Set) – age 9
* Piano – age 5  
* Suzuki Strings – age 3
* Traditional Strings – age 7
* Voice – age 12 
* Wind Instruments – age 9 / Early Start Flute – age 7

Click here for more information on individual lessons. 

Click here for information on Short-Term Lessons for Adults.

We provide a wide variety of group classes for all ages. Our classes for children emphasize fun, creativity, and movement, while our classes for tweens and teens are tailored to the energy and exploration this group desires. Adults can relax in the company of like-minded classmates who are dedicated to trying something new, honing a skill, or enjoying going in-depth on a topic of study. 

NOTE: See the Ensembles section for other opportunities in: Orchestras, Choral Singing, Chamber Music, Instrument Ensembles, Jazz Combos, Rock Bands, and Dixieland.