Individual Instruction is at the heart of Hochstein's comprehensive program and is the most effective way to make significant progress in musical skills. Following an orientation meeting with one of our Deans, students are matched with an appropriate teacher who tailors instruction to best fit each student's needs and goals.
Lessons are offered in all orchestral instruments, voice, piano, harp, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric bass, percussion, and Suzuki flute, violin, viola, and cello and can be scheduled on weekdays, evenings and Saturdays.
Recommended minimum ages to begin the study of an instrument
Because a certain degree of physical development is essential to playing an instrument, Hochstein subscribes to the following minimum ages:
Composition, age 13
Guitar, age 5
Harp, age 9 (some prior piano study preferred)
Percussion, age 9
Piano*, age 5
Strings, Suzuki, age 3
Traditional, age 7
Voice, age 12
Wind instruments, age 9
Suzuki flute, age 7
*Acoustic piano (or a digital piano with 88 full-size, weighted keys) in the home required for piano lessons.
Children enrolled in individual instruction at Hochstein qualify for the following discounted rates: $45 per quarter for Music FUNdamentals or Children's Dance class, and reduced fees for Choir, Music Theory and History courses, Orchestra or other Ensembles. Adults qualify for reduced fees for Workshops, Ensembles, Music Theory and Music History, Jazz courses and Dance.
All individual instruction is arranged by appointment with the Dean's Office.
Fees for Individual Instruction
$27*, 30 minute lesson
$38*, 45 minute lesson
$48*, 1 hour lesson
*These fees for children taking individual instruction may apply if household income exceeds $40,000; these fees for adults taking individual instruction may apply if household income exceeds $25,000. Reduced fees are available on a sliding scale, based on household income (Tuition Assistance). We will be happy to discuss your child's or your musical education. Please call (585) 454-4596.