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Individual Assessments

Our Expressive Arts Department offers a One-Time Visit & Assessment for any interested individual or family. This is a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with an Expressive Arts faculty member and find out more about customized benefits of art, music, and dance for self-expression, wellness, and for therapeutic purposes.

There is a $35 fee for this assessment session; for more information, please contact Expressive Arts Department Chair Jennifer R. Phillips, MT-BC, at 585.454.4596 x235 or email


Expressive Arts: Individual and Group Sessions


This program receives generous support from the B. Thomas Golisano Foundation.


Individual Sessions

Individual and group Expressive Arts sessions are customized to meet each student’s needs and to achieve desired outcomes. The participants can choose to share their work at Hochstein and in the community. Performance opportunities offer students a chance to socialize and experience performing in an ensemble or as a soloist. Visual art showcases are designed to share the participants’ creative work with family and friends. All individual sessions are arranged by appointment with the Dean’s Office.


Fees for Individual Sessions in Music, Art, and Dance:

$34*, 30-minute session

$46.50*, 45-minute session

$58*, 1-hour session 

Off-Site Session Fees: Starting at $92 per 1-hour session.


Fees are as of Fall 2021.


Group Sessions

Weekly or bi-weekly 60-minute sessions conducted at Hochstein or offsite at group homes, nursing homes, day rehabilitation centers, schools, senior centers, and many other sites throughout the Greater Rochester Area. Group sessions are created to address the needs, goals, and interests of the participants.

To schedule a group session, workshop/in-service, or for more information about any of our Expressive Arts therapy services or programs, please contact Expressive Arts Department Chair Jennifer R. Phillips, MT-BC, at 585.454.4596 x235 or email jennifer.phillips@hochstein.org.


Learn more about our Tuition Assistance by clicking here.


Click here to meet the Expressive Arts Department staff.