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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. Following an orientation meeting with a Dean, students are matched with an appropriate teacher who tailors instruction to best fit each student’s needs and goals. 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.

Individual instruction is arranged by appointment with the Dean’s Office by calling (585) 454-4596. 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 enrolled in individual lessons and classes during the 2017-2018 school year.

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.



Fees for Individual Lessons (traditional instruction)

$30*, 30-minute lesson

$41.50*, 45-minute lesson

$52*, 1-hour lesson

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

$33*, 30-minute lesson

$44.50*, 45-minute lesson

$55*, 1-hour lesson

For children enrolled in individual lessons, families pay a six-week reduced fee of only $36 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. Fees are as of Summer 2018.

Summer lesson registration begins on April 2, 2018. Call the office at 585.454.4506.


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