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Summer at Hochstein

Summer Reimagined!

We’re creating exciting online content for our summer camps, classes, and workshops. Online individual lessons continue, and our Worry-Free Enrollment Plan will be available all summer long.
Details here.

Summer Guitar Workshop!

Two Hochstein music therapists – Kristina Jewel and Nick Lord – are teaming up to offer a brand-new 6-session workshop on accompanying yourself on guitar. Designed for anyone looking to improve their guitar skills, this fun online group class will cover chords, strumming and finger-picking patterns, various styles of playing (blues, rock, country, etc.), bass lines, alternate tunings, and more. The class starts July 28, 2020. For more info and to register, click here.

"Hochstein is true to its mission of offering opportunities for students of all levels of ability. Whether prodigy or adult-learner or otherwise challenged-learner, Hochstein embraces all people with good will and attitude."

About Expressive Arts


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

For more than 40 years, the Expressive Arts Department has created a variety of programs for people of all ages and abilities. Our programs and offerings continue to adapt to meet our students’ interests. We continue to impact the lives of our students by creating a safe place where they can express themselves as individuals through adaptive music, art, and dance sessions. These activities can also meet the needs of children and adults with learning differences.

Customized music, art, and dance sessions are for anyone wanting to achieve personal wellness goals and to improve their quality of life. Our Expressive Arts sessions are designed to promote wellness, relieve stress, alleviate pain, express feelings, enhance memory, develop academic skills, improve communication, promote physical rehabilitation, and improve social development.

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.

Click here to meet the Expressive Arts Department staff.

Expressive Arts video


Hochstein's Music Therapy program on WXXI's Arts InFocus with Evan Dawson, 5/6/16.


Hochstein student Clara Ooyama featured on WHAM-TV13's "Someone You Should Know" segment with Doug Emblidge, 2/7/17.

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, contact Carla Larsson at 585.454.4596 x228 or e-mail: carla.larsson@hochstein.org