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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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Register Now for Summer!


Click here to download and print a registration form.

Enrollment for individual lessons this summer begins on April 5, 2021.
Fill out our online Individual Lesson Inquiry form (for both new and current students).

For more information, call 585-454-4596.

Explorations: Jazz & Improvisation Workshop

Aaron Staebell, Director 
Monday-Friday, July 19-23, 2021
9:00 am-1:00 pm
For students entering grades 7-12, and graduating seniors, NYSSMA Level 3-6

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


Join jazz educator Aaron Staebell, drummer for the cutting-edge band, Bending and Breaking, for this creative exploration into the world of jazz combos and improvisation. Students will be grouped in combos with students of similar age and experience, and participants will learn to hone their improvisation skills. The workshop will include performances by guest musicians, listening sessions and discussions of jazz styles, and opportunities for all participants to make music together in a larger group. Explorations concludes with a performance on Friday, July 23. 


Fee: $10 registration fee; $255* tuition. (Fees are as of Summer 2021.)


* Learn more about our Tuition Assistance by clicking here.