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"Hochstein's greatest strength is the indescribable spirit of the people and the place that make Hochstein what it is. There is a quiet peace and a genuine sense of life that permate the building. Hochstein is a supremely positive place."

About The Hochstein School

Joy. Excitement. Satisfaction. Fun.

These are the things we invite you to experience this year at Hochstein! When we think about all the experiences of our students and their families, faculty and staff, audiences, and friends, these are at the top of the list. We see them every day: little ones eager for their music classes, dancers ready for their turn in the studios, singers and instrumentalists of all ages heading to their lessons or ensemble rehearsals. They’re evident in the sounds that drift into the hallways and mingle in those shared spaces – scales and warmups, twinkle variations and sonatas and pop songs and jazz, tapping and hopping and sliding - from flutes, trombones, violins, voices, chamber ensembles, orchestras, rock bands, choirs, and dancers of all kinds.

Community happens here. It’s in the connections between teachers and students, between families, between players and singers and dancers – people coming together to learn, share, and celebrate the wonder of the arts of music and dance with our richly accomplished, experienced, and nurturing faculty and staff. Whatever your passion, whatever your background, age, ability, or means, you are welcome here.

Please join us!



 The mission of  The Hochstein School is to provide people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities with access to excellent music and dance education in a community that nurtures and encourages personal achievement. 



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Volunteer Opportunities

The Hochstein School offers several ways for parents, students, alumni, and the Rochester community to play an active role in fulfilling our mission of providing excellent music and dance opportunities for everyone no matter their age, ability, or socioeconomic status.

Our volunteers are key to Hochstein’s welcoming atmosphere. By volunteering with us, you are helping to build a stronger, more inclusive arts community.

Click here to find out about volunteer opportunities at Hochstein, such as Hochstein Ambassadors, ushering, clean-up events, and special projects.

School Year PDF

Please click here to download a PDF of the 2024-25 school year calendar and school holiday information. This includes Hochstein's policies on absence, withdrawal, rules & regulations, rescheduled lessons, and photography consent.