We are a community.
Within Hochstein's walls, you see people of all ages, socio-economic levels and walks of life engaging with one another and sharing in the joy of music and dance.
Since 1920, the Hochstein School’s mission has been to support anyone who wants to receive outstanding music and dance education or arts therapy. Through community support we are able to offer tuition assistance to nearly half of our students and clients. Last school year, we supported our students with over $296,000 in tuition assistance to fill the gap between the amount they could pay and the cost of lessons, classes, ensembles, or arts therapy.
Click HERE to join our mission by supporting our school directly.
Donations from first time donors were doubled on November 28th! Sid and Barbara Sobel graciously offered to match any donations from first-time donors to Hochstein on #GivingTuesday/#ROCtheDay. Thank you to Sid and Barbara!
- Dance: The Hochstein Dance program is based in an eclectic group of strong dance techniques including Russian ballet, Spanish flamenco, modern, and more. Dance at Hochstein serves people ages 4 to 95, training students to progress in creative movement as well as movement for health and recreation.
- Ensembles: Based in a variety of traditions from chamber music to symphonic repertoire to world vocal music to jazz, Hochstein Ensembles include groups from 2 to 85 participants and students between the ages of elementary school and older adulthood.
- Expressive Arts: Our program offers scientifically based therapies which include music, movement, and visual arts. 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.
- Music FUNdamentals: Early childhood music education brings kids together in diverse small classes according to age level to teach rhythm, pitch, language skills, musical repertoire, seasons, stories, behavioral routines, sharing and collaboration, confidence, and more. Teachers integrate musical learning and academic and social learning into a program that prepares children not only as musicians but also as students and citizens.
Below are examples of donations and how they make a difference for our students with financial need: (over 1,700 benefited last year)
$250: one month of weekly 1-hour lessons
$150: 9 weeks of group classes, Piano 101 or voice lessons
$117: 9 weeks of Music Fundamentals for a child 6 mos to 8 years old
$75: 5 weeks of Ukulele class for a child or an adult
$29: one ½ hour individual lesson
$17: one trial dance class