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)
NOTE: Depending on instructor or subject, individual lessons may be conducted in-person following the guidelines of Hochstein’s safety protocols; lessons may also take place online.
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.
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 $10 summer registration fee (maximum 2 fees per family). The $10 summer registration fee is waived for students already enrolled in individual lessons and classes during the 2021-2022 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.