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Welcome from the Concertino Strings Director


Welcome to Concertino Strings! My name is Marcos Kreutzer and I would like to tell you about Concertino Strings. In our orchestra, students will learn the nuts and bolts of orchestra playing while making great music and lots of friends. In our rehearsals, we learn how to follow a conductor, how to sight-read music while listening to other parts, how to play together with other people, and so much more. All the skills necessary to be successful in more advanced ensembles like Sinfonia, Philharmonia, and HYSO.

Concertino Strings is open to all beginning string players who are already comfortable sight-reading music and have played their instrument for two years or more. Click here for more specific information about auditioning for Concertino Strings.

An absence reporting form has been provided for your convenience — please remember to report absences as much in advance as possible! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Marcos Kreutzer, Director

Hochstein Concertino Strings

Marcos Kreutzer, Director 
Saturdays, 9:00-10:00 am
Suggested grades 1-5, 
NYSSMA Level 2-3 or Suzuki Book III who can demonstrate sight-reading proficiency.
Audition required; Director will accept new members throughout the year.

This first step in Hochstein’s comprehensive Orchestral Program is designed for violin, viola, cello, and bass students who can demonstrate beginning sight-reading proficiency. Come and explore team music-making as we study orchestral performance and bowing skills. Students will also work on learning to play as a section and following the conductor.


Fees for 2024-25 school year: $20 registration fee; $485* yearly tuition, payable in quarterly installments of $121.25 each. For students enrolled in individual lessons at Hochstein, yearly tuition is $425 payable in quarterly installments of $106.25. (Fees are as of Fall 2024.)


Learn more about our Tuition Assistance by clicking here.