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Fees for Summer 2023

Fees for Individual Lessons (traditional instruction)

$32*, 30-minute lesson

$45*, 45-minute lesson

$57*, 1-hour lesson


Fees for Suzuki, Early Start Guitar (includes group class), and Expressive Arts

$36*, 30-minute lesson

$49*, 45-minute lesson

$61*, 1-hour lesson

Fees are as of Summer 2023.


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Summer Safety Protocols

Please click here for our most current safety protocols. Please review our current procedures before entering our building. 

Sign Up for Summer

Enrollment for individual lessons this summer begins on April 3, 2023. Check back here on that date for the link to the online lessons registration form.

For more information, call 585.454.4596.

Individual Instruction - Summer

WHETHER YOU’RE A CHILD OR AN ADULT, individual instruction is the most effective way to make significant progress in musical skills. Lessons are available in all orchestral instruments – as well as piano, harp, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric bass, percussion, and Suzuki violin, viola, cello, and flute – and can be scheduled on weekdays and evenings. All our individual lessons are customized to each student to ensure personal success! (See below on how to register.)

Because a certain degree of physical development is essential to playing an instrument, or singing, Hochstein subscribes to the following minimum age requirements:

Composition (including Songwriting), age 12

Guitar, age 5

Harp, age 9 (some prior piano study preferred)

Percussion (including drum set), age 9 

Piano*, age 5

Suzuki Strings, age 3

Traditional Strings, age 7

Voice, age 12

Wind instruments, age 9 

*Acoustic piano (or a digital piano with 88 full-size, weighted keys) in the home is required for piano lessons.


How to Register: Individual instruction is arranged by filling out our online Individual Lesson Inquiry form. Check back here beginning on April 3 for the link to the form.

The form is meant as an initial contact with our school when asking about individual lessons for yourself or your child. This form can be used by both current students at Hochstein as well as students enrolling for the first time. 

Following the receipt of the form, email correspondence or a phone consultation with a member of our Dean staff will ensure that each student is matched with an appropriate teacher who tailors instruction to best fit their needs and goals.

All new students pay a non-refundable $15 summer registration fee (maximum 2 fees per family). The $15 summer registration fee is waived for students already enrolled in individual lessons and classes during the 2022-2023 school year.

For children enrolled in individual lessons, families pay a six-week reduced fee of only $48 for either one Music FUNdamentals or one Children’s Dance class, and reduced fees for Music Theory courses. Adults qualify for reduced fees for some Workshops, Ensembles, Music Theory, and Dance.

Summer classes and camps at Hochstein will be conducted as per our safety protocols, which will will be updated as needed. Please check our current safety plan here.