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The Community Outreach Program

Bringing music education to our surrounding communities

Click here to view Community Outreach Program brochure.

Responding to the need for skilled musical instruction for underserved and disabled students, Hoff-Barthelson designed a mobile, low-cost program capable of reaching students wherever they are in Westchester. Over the past five years, the program has grown from a single location to six sites, mostly in Yonkers and Mount Vernon.

Over 250 students participate in free, weekly group lessons with an established curriculum taught by Hoff-Barthelson faculty. All teachers have degrees and advanced certification in music education. Through these regularly scheduled classes at schools and day care centers, Hoff-Barthelson runs the most extensive, free music education program for underserved children in Westchester County.

Our current locations are:
  • Mt. Pleasant-Blythedale School District and Children's Hospital, Valhalla
  • Graham-Windham, Hastings
  • Head Start, Mount Vernon and Port Chester
  • West Help, Mount Vernon
  • WestCOP, Mt. Vernon
  • Andrus Children's Center, Yonkers
Partnership with ArtsWestchester:
In two Mt. Vernon public schools, Grimes and Rebecca Turner, that includes residencies for Hoff-Barthelson teaching artists; chamber music performances for elementary school students and professional development for Mt. Vernon teachers in Dalcroze Eurhythmics.

We are proud that we have quietly built Westchester's largest program for free music education for underserved children. Our goal is to do more.

Please support the Community Outreach Program! For more information, contact Stephen Jacobson, Director of Development and Marketing at 914-723-1169 or Or, you can make a gift online here: