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Individual Assessments

Our Expressive Arts Department offers a One-Time Visit & Assessment for any interested individual or family. This is a great opportunity to meet face-to-face withan Expressive Arts faculty member and find out more about customized benefits of Art, Music, and Dance for self-expression, wellness, and for therapeutic purposes.

There is a $35 fee for this assessment session; for more information, contact Carla Larsson at 585.454.4596 x228 or e-mail: carla.larsson@hochstein.org

Summer Expressive Arts

Harold & Joan Feinbloom EXPRESSIVE ARTS PROGRAM: Music, Art, & Dance Therapy

This program receives generous support from the B. Thomas Golisano Foundation.   

For more than 40 years, the Expressive Arts Department has created a variety of programs for people of all ages and abilities. Our programs and offerings continue to adapt to meet our students’ interests. We continue to impact the lives of our students by creating a safe place where they can express themselves as individuals through adaptive music, art, and dance sessions. These activities can also meet the needs of children and adults with learning differences.

Customized music, art, and dance sessions are for anyone wanting to achieve personal wellness goals and to improve their quality of life. Our Expressive Arts sessions are designed to promote wellness, relieve stress, alleviate pain, express feelings, enhance memory, develop academic skills, improve communication, promote physical rehabilitation, and improve social development.

Click here to find out more about Music, Art, and Dance Therapy

For more information on the programs we offer, please contact: Maria Battista-Hancock, LCAT, MT-BC, Chair, at 585.454.4596 x228 or maria.hancock@hochstein.org.


Individual Sessions

Individual and group Expressive Arts sessions are customized to meet each student’s needs and to achieve desired outcomes. The participants can choose to share their work at Hochstein and in the community. Performance opportunities offer students a chance to socialize and experience performing in an ensemble or as a soloist. Visual art showcases are designed to share the participants’ creative work with family and friends. All individual sessions are arranged by appointment with the Dean’s Office.

Fees for Individual Sessions in Music, Art, and Dance:

$33* - 30-minute session

$44.50* - 45-minute session

$55* - 1-hour session

Off-site Session fees - Starting at $87 per 1-hour session

* Tuition assistance is available on a sliding scale for those who qualify. Click here or call 585.454.4596 for more information. (Fees are as of Summer 2019.)

Digital Media: Photography, Film, and Editing

Individual and Group Class topics include: Intro to Photography, Bookmaking, Advanced Photography, Intro to Filmmaking. Click here for digital media session descriptions and fees.

Group Sessions

Weekly 60-minute sessions conducted at Hochstein or offsite at group homes, nursing homes, day rehabilitation centers, schools, senior centers, and many other sites throughout the Greater Rochester Area. Group sessions are created to address the needs, goals, and interests of the participants.

Let Us Design an Offering for You!

Click here for more information about customized Music, Dance, and Art sessions which can help someone you love.