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Early Start Guitar

Ages 5-9


Hochstein’s unique guitar program takes children from first notes to solo and ensemble performances. Musicianship skills that include singing and note reading, as well as guitar technique, are built through a child-friendly repertoire. Individual 30-minute lessons are supplemented by a 50-minute group class. Lessons are arranged by consultation with the Dean’s Office

Group classes are available for beginning, continuing, and intermediate-level students.

Let us advise you about obtaining an appropriate instrument for your child. Please call 585.454.4596.




Fee: $20 registration fee. $36* fee per half-hour lesson (includes the group class). Schedules and fees are arranged by appointment with the Dean’s Office. With enrollment in Early Start Guitar, families pay $72 per quarter for one Music FUNdamentals or Children’s Dance class, and reduced fees for Choir or other ensembles. (Fees are as of Fall 2022)

Early Start Guitar - Group Class Schedule

Class Monday Saturday

Beginning Group Guitar


12:00-12:50 pm

(Shannon, Chapel)

Continuing Group Guitar

5:30-6:20 pm

(Wiesenthal, Room 18)


Intermediate Group Guitar

6:30-7:20 pm

(Wiesenthal, Room 18)



Schedule updated as of 10/11/22.

Tuition Assistance/Need-Based Scholarship Program

The Hochstein community welcomes students of all ages, abilities, proficiency levels, ethnicities, and socio-economic backgrounds in an inclusive and accessible environment that provides artistic opportunities for all. Hochstein's Tuition Assistance/Need-Based Scholarship Program is just one way that we put the School's mission and values into action!

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Safety Protocols

NOTE: All lessons, classes, and rehearsals will be conducted in-person - unless noted otherwise - and will be subject to Hochstein’s safety plan. Please review our current procedures before entering our building.