Early Start Program

Hochstein's Early Start programs use a variety of specially developed skill builders with young students in mind. Early Start Flute is designed for ages 7+ and Early Start Guitar is designed for students ages 5-9.

Early Start Guitar 
Ages 5-9 
Lessons are arranged by consultation with the Dean’s Office

 

Hochstein’s unique guitar program takes children from first notes to solo and ensemble performances. Musicianship skills that include singing and note reading, as well as guitar technique, are built through a child-friendly repertoire. 30-minute lessons are supplemented by a 50-minute group class. Let us advise you about obtaining an appropriate instrument for your child. Please call (585) 454-4596.

 

Fee: $20 registration fee. $32* fee per half-hour lesson (includes the group class). Schedules and fees are arranged by appointment with the Dean’s Office. With enrollment in Early Start Guitar, families pay $54 per quarter for one Music FUNdamentals or Children’s Dance class, and reduced fees for Choir or other ensembles. (Fees are as of Fall 2016.)


Early Start Flute 
Sally Ann Hart, Instructor  
Age 7 and older 

Lessons are arranged by consultation with the Dean’s Office.

 

This program incorporates elements of the Suzuki Method for Flute developed by Toshio Takahashi, and builds success with listening, using a progressive repertoire, teacher encouragement, and parental involvement. The program advances sequentially while it develops the student’s tone and technique. Students of small stature (less than 53 inches tall) may be advised to begin with the curved flute headjoint option. 

 

FEE: $20 registration fee. $29* fee per lesson. 

Schedules and fees are arranged by appointment with the Dean’s Office. With enrollment in Early Start Flute, families pay $54 per quarter for one Music FUNdamentals or Children’s Dance class, and reduced fees for Choir or other ensembles. (Fees are as of Fall 2016.)


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