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Summer Safety Protocols

Everyone entering The Hochstein School needs to follow safety protocols. This includes taking the Hochstein COVID-19 questionnaire (before you enter the building), checking in with a health screener when you arrive, appropriate distancing, and wearing masks – when applicable.

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CelloVision 2021

Natalie Spehar, Coordinator/Instructor
Jennifer Carpenter, Rachel Mills, & Pia Liptak, Instructors
with David Ying, Guest Masterclass Artist

Monday-Friday, August 9-13, 2021
9:00 am-1:00 pm
For students entering grades 6-12, NYSSMA Level 3-6 or the equivalent

Students new to cello activities at Hochstein: please send a video sample of your playing to natalie.spehar@hochstein.org

Please note: Safety protocols will be followed for in-person classes including daily health screenings, appropriate distancing, and masks – when applicable. See details here.


Our second year of this epic summer session will feature interactive workshops, masterclasses, and daily Cello Ensemble! Join our professional, multi-genre cello faculty and guest artists as they guide you to expand your musical vocabulary and get in top shape for the upcoming school year. Classes include explorations of scales, bow technique, improvisation and multi-genre playing, shifting, instrument maintenance, vibrato, and sightreading.

Re-envision your cello possibilities this summer and hang out with our awesome community of local cello students and expert faculty. Can't wait to see you there!


FEE: $10 registration fee: $310* tuition. (Fees are as of Summer 2021.)

Special opportunity: Register for both CelloVision 2021 and String Jam and create a full-day camp experience! Save $50 when registering for both camps!


* Learn more about our Tuition Assistance by clicking here.


Register Now for Summer!


Click here to download and print a registration form.

For more information, call 585-454-4596.

Summer lesson appointments begin on April 5, 2021.
Fill out our online Individual Lesson Inquiry form (for both new and current students).