Useful Information


How do I choose a teacher for my child?

Hoff-Barthelson's Dean meets individually with each new student and parent(s) prior to enrollment, and selects a teacher who will be appropriate for the student.

How many private lessons are there each year?

The Music School has two 16 week semesters.

What is the registration process for returning students?

Re-registration forms are mailed to all currently enrolled students on the same day in the beginning of May. Students new to the School are sent their registration materials soon after their interview with the Dean.

When will I find out the time and date of my child's lesson?

Registered students will be contacted by the Music School in late August. New students will be told as quickly as possible after they have registered. Problems with schedules are addressed quickly and every effort is made to accommodate scheduling preferences.

Do we have to pay separately for musicianship classes or participation in ensembles?

Students who are enrolled in private lessons do not pay additional fees for classes or ensembles. There is a modest charge for students from outside the School who wish to enroll in classes or ensembles.

Does the Music School offer Financial Aid?

Yes. Parents may request a financial aid form from the Registrar.

What is the Music Resource Center?

The Music Resource Center houses an outstanding collection of CD's, pedagogy materials, audio and video materials, books on music for children and adults, literature, and summer camp brochures.

What is Dalcroze Eurhythmics for young children?

Conceived by the noted Swiss educator, Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, the approach encourages learning through active participation in a relaxed setting, utilizing singing, movement and improvisation. Children develop inner hearing, rhythmic sensitivity and familiarity with elementary note-reading. Hoff-Barthelson has developed one of the largest faculties of Dalcroze trained and certified teachers in the United States.