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Business Hours
Summer Hours: 

Front Office:
Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Business Office:
Monday-Thursday, 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm



"Hochstein makes music and dance available to anyone who so wishes. Thank you for the chance to pursue these disciplines! You are enriching the life of so many in our community."

Registration Information

For Individual Lessons

The Hochstein School is committed to your success by customizing individual lessons to each student.


New students must register by appointment. To begin the process, we invite you to fill out our online Individual Lesson Registration Request Form or by calling our office at 585.454.4596


Prospective students/families will speak with a member of the Dean staff to go over student interests and preferences in order to match the student with the appropriate teacher.


If you are a current student wanting to re-register for 2024-25, please click here to fill out the current student registration form online or use this link for a fillable PDF version you can send in.


For Summer individual lessons, click here. To register for Summer camps and classes, click here.


For Classes and Ensembles

Simply complete and return the school year Registration Form.  Registration for classes can also be done with our online registration system. See the box on the right of this page. A minimum enrollment is required for all classes. 


Auditions are required for all orchestras. The audition process takes place each May for the following school year. For more information on Hochstein's orchestral ensembles, click here.


For Expressive Arts Sessions

Click here to find out about our highly individualized music, art, and dance sessions.



Payment: Make checks or money orders payable to Hochstein School. MasterCard, VISA, Discover, and American Express accepted. No cash.


Due with registration form: Appropriate Registration Fee ($10 or $20, maximum of 2 per family).


A class admission slip and School Policies will be e-mailed (or snail-mailed) to you upon receipt of the registration form and applicable fees.


Tuition Assistance/Need-Based Scholarships

Learn more about our Tuition Assistance/Need-Based Scholarship Program by clicking here. To inquire about payment plans and Tuition Assistance, call: Main Office 585.454.4596


Refunds & Withdrawals

Refunds: Hochstein School reserves the right to cancel any class due to insufficient enrollment. A full refund, including registration fees, will be made to those enrolled in a class canceled by the School. Students will be charged for classes that occur prior to cancellation.


Withdrawals: The Dean's Office must be notified if a student wishes to discontinue lessons or classes at Hochstein. In all cases of student withdrawal, registration fees are non-refundable. Students who must withdraw for verified medical reasons will be charged only for classes through the point of withdrawal. Click here for the Withdrawal Policies.


For Individual Lessons: Refunds are based on the proximity of withdrawal to the first lesson. Please call the Dean's Office at 585.454.4596 for specific information.


For Classes, Ensembles, and Workshops: Timing of withdrawal and related charges are as follows:

At least two working days prior to the first class of any quarter: NO CHARGE

After two working days prior to the first class of any quarter, and up until the third class of any quarter: CHARGE FOR THREE CLASSES

After the date of the third class of any quarter has occurred: CHARGE FOR THE ENTIRE QUARTER


Online Registration for Classes and Workshops

Click here to go to our online registration system for classes and/or workshops. (This link is NOT for individual lessons!)

Online registration varies depending on availability of class.
Please Note: This system allows you to register for future classes. If you wish to register for a class already in progress, please call our Main Office at (585) 454-4596.

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.

About Online Lessons

Many of our individual lesson teachers offer the possibility of online lessons. In order to get started, you will need the following:

  • A tablet, laptop, desktop, smartphone, or other electronic device with a camera and a microphone
  • Reliable internet connection in your home; WiFi or an ethernet connection are recommended as they are faster than cellphone service
  • Your instrument of choice – voice included!

Once you are registered, your instructor will work with you to determine the best online platform.