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About Online Classes

Online instruction with Hochstein is easy! 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. Currently, Hochstein instructors are using Zoom, Skype, Google Meet, Discord, and Facetime.

"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 only. To begin the process, we invite you to fill out our online Individual Lesson Inquiry Form by clicking here or by calling our office at 585.454.4596. Prospective students/families meet with a member of the Dean staff to go over student interests and preferences in order to match the student with the appropriate teacher. Registration appointments are also available on a first-come, first-served basis during our open registration or “Walk-in” Registration days (see description below).

 

If you are a current student wanting to re-register, please click here and fill out the current student registration form.

 

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. 

 

 

Walk-in Registration Dates

For your convenience, Walk-In Registration dates are typically offered from May through September during peak registration times. On these special open-registration days/times, enrolling students have the opportunity to meet with a Dean on a first-come, first-served basis. No prior appointment is required, but students must bring appropriate registration and tuition fees. New students interested in Individual lessons may call our office or begin by filling out the Individual Lessons Inquiry Form (see link at the left). 

Please note: Due to COVID-19, there will be no walk-in registrations in fall 2020. You may register online, by mail, or by calling 585.454.4596. Registration for individual lessons occurs year-round!

 

Payment

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. 

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 2020-21 school year calendar and school holiday information. 

Use this link for a PDF with Hochstein's policies (absence, withdrawal, rules & regulations, rescheduled lessons, photography consent).