Programs

Mommy and me, recorder, baby music classes and music lessons for toddlers

Early Childhood Program

Start Your Child on the Right Note!

At Hoff-Barthelson, our youngest students embark upon their journey of musical growth under the guidance of teachers who instill a life-long love of music. Many important skills are acquired through music and music activities: the ability to focus and concentrate, to listen and observe keenly, to become interested in watching and to take turns with peers.

Hoff Barthelson's 30-week Music & Movement Dalcroze Eurhythmics classes for young children are taught in a small group setting that is both nurturing and stimulating. Parent/child classes have a maximum enrollment of eight children. This enables the children, parents, and teacher in each class to forge a strong bond. Comfort is further achieved by the reassurance of familiar faces each week and predictable class procedures. A child's age as of September 1 is used for placement purposes for Guppies and Learning in the Lap. Other class placements are based on the child's birth year.

2016-2017 Schedule

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Dalcroze Eurhythmics For Toddlers (born in 2015 and 1 year old by December 1st) – PARENT/CHILD:


        Guppies – Monday 10:30-11:00 [L. Barnet] $888
        Guppies – Thursday 10:10-10:40 [L. Barnet] $888


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Dalcroze Eurhythmics For Two Year Olds (born in 2014) – PARENT/CHILD:

        Prep 2 – Monday 9:30-10:10 [L. Barnet] $1,075
        Prep 2 – Thursday 10:50-11:30 [L. Barnet] $1,075
        Prep 2 – Thursday 12:30-1:10 [L. Barnet] $1,075


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Dalcroze Eurhythmics For Three Year Olds (born in 2013) – DROP OFF:


        Prep 3 – Monday 12:30-1:10 [L. Barnet] $1,075
        Prep 3 – Thursday 1:15-1:55 [L. Barnet] $1,075
     
        *Suzuki Pre-Twinklers – Monday 2:00-2:40 [L. Barnet] $1,540
        *Suzuki Pre-Twinklers – Thursday 2:00-2:40 [L. Barnet] $1,540

                * for older 3s and 4s - an introduction to violin and Dalcroze Eurhythmics


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Dalcroze Eurhythmics For Four Year Olds (born in 2012) – DROP OFF:


        Prep 4 - A World of Songs – Monday 1:15-1:55 [L. Barnet] $1,075
        Prep 4 - A World of Songs – Monday 2:45-3:25 [L. Barnet] $1,075

        Getting To Know You - an Introduction to the Instruments – Tuesday 2:45-3:25
                [Y. Hiruma] $1,075
        Getting To Know You - an Introduction to the Instruments – Saturday 8:45-9:30
                [D. Miller] $1,075

       Suzuki Pre-Twinklers – Monday 2:00-2:40 [L. Barnet] $1,540
       Suzuki Pre-Twinklers – Thursday 2:00-2:40 [L. Barnet] $1,540


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Dalcroze Eurhythmics For Five Year Olds (born in 2011/in Kindergarten) – DROP OFF:

        Beginning K – Tuesday 3:30-4:10 [Y. Hiruma] $1,075
        Beginning K – Friday 4:15-4:55 [K. Jones] $1,075

       ** Getting To Know You - an Introduction to the Instruments – Tuesday 2:45-3:25
                [Y. Hiruma] $1,075
        **Getting To Know You - an Introduction to the Instruments – Saturday 8:45-9:30
                [D. Miller] $1,075
        ***Getting To Know You - an Introduction to the Instruments – Friday 3:30-4:10
                [K.Jones] $1,075

               ** Class for 4 and 5 year olds (combined)
               *** Class for 5 year olds and in Kindergarten (only)

For Five Year Olds (born in 2011/in Kindergarten) – DROP OFF:

        Beginning Recorder – Thursday 4:30-5:00 [J. Piscitelli] $1,236
        Beginning Recorder – Saturday 9:30-10:00 [E. Ball] $1,236
        **Intermediate Recorder – Thursday 5:00-5:45 [J. Piscitelli] $1,385

                **must have completed Beginning Recorder



Recorder Classes
provide group lessons that introduce young children to this early wind instrument while teaching basic concepts of music and note reading.

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Observing Classes
Please note that Hoff-Barthelson does not allow trial classes. Trial classes would result in a constant rotation of new faces, and this interruption in routine would disrupt the class dynamic. Parents are welcome to arrange to observe a class.

Siblings
In the parent/child classes we strongly feel each child needs the undivided attention of his/her adult; "one lap per child". Thus, when twins enroll, two adults (two laps) must accompany the children to each class. We cannot accommodate unenrolled siblings in our classes.

Make-Up Classes and Weather Closures
Should the school need to cancel a class for reasons such as teacher absence or inclement weather, we will schedule a make-up class at the end of the second semester. If a child is absent from class there is NO make-up class.

To check for school closure, please refer to: WFAS (1230 AM) call 914-723-1169 for a recorded message, visit www.news12.com or www.lohud.com or tune into News 12.