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Join in the fun of a music and movement class at Hoff-Barthelson Music School

Hoff-Barthelson Music School Hosts Early Childhood Music Classes Open Houses

Join in the fun of a music and movement class and learn about the School’s offerings

Enroll now for Fall 2017!

Begin the new school year by attending an Open House at Hoff-Barthelson Music School. Early Childhood Open Houses are scheduled from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Friday, September 8, and from 1:30 – 3:30 pm on Saturday, September 9, at the School, located at 25 School Lane in Scarsdale. Children ages 3 months to 5 years and their adults are invited to join in the fun of a music and movement class, followed by a brief Q & A with faculty, and a reception during which you can socialize with other families.

Exercises and games during the classes involve singing, moving and improvising; using small percussion instruments to promote inner hearing and rhythmic sensitivity; and working with a variety of whimsical materials to inspire the imagination. Through these activities, our talented faculty members guide young students to develop many of the skills involved in music-making and a joyful bond grows between children and their adults as they listen, sing and move together with the music.

Hoff-Barthelson’s Early Childhood Program is grounded in Dalcroze Eurhythmics – a method of teaching that pairs music and movement to catalyze the development of children’s minds and bodies. Even the very youngest children develop focus, spatial awareness, gross motor skills, social skills, and the ability to work with others – all while having fun! Classes are available for parents/caregivers with their children as well as in a “drop-off” format for children who enjoy attending music class independently. Classes are taught by certified teachers and utilize live music.

“The classes, grouped by age, are dynamic and interactive,” said Laura Barnet, Early Childhood Music Specialist at Hoff-Barthelson. “Children love music. It is something that they can participate in at a young age; it fosters their complete development.”

Classes offered include:

  • Learning in the Lap, (3 – 12 months) designed for young ears, just learning to listen;
  • The Guppies, (12 – 24 months) where children, supported by parents/caregivers, move to music and develop their curiosity as they delve into new concepts of sound and song;
  • Tunes for Twos, (for two-year olds) perfect for those who love to learn through movement, featuring songs and musical games that foster vocabulary development, large motor movements and socialization skills;
  • Seasons of Song, (for three-year olds) explores musical concepts through song, movement, musical games and playing instruments;
  • My Musical World, (four-year olds) presents music from countries and cultures around the world;
  • “Listening and Learning in Action,” (for five-year olds and Kindergarten) teaches rhythm and develops aural skills; it is recommended for children who are taking instrumental lessons, or are preparing to do so;
  • Getting to Know You: Exploring the Instruments, (for four-year olds through Kindergarten) brings professional musicians into the classroom to introduce children to instruments in the winds, string and percussion  families;
  • Little Piper Recorder Classes, (for Kindergarten) teaches children how to play the recorder in a group setting;
  • Suzuki Pre-Twinklers, (violin for three- and four-year olds) serves as an introduction to violin studies and features singing, movement and other activities; and
  • Suzuki Pre-Flute, (for Kindergarten) provides an introduction to the flute.

Registration is ongoing throughout the year. Tuition is pro-rated based upon time of enrollment.

For Additional Information, or to RSVP:
Kathryn Kitt at 914-723-1169; kkitt@hbms.org; www.hbms.org

About Hoff-Barthelson Music School:
Hoff-Barthelson Music School has achieved national recognition as a premier community music school for its unsurpassed leadership in education, performance and community service. With a faculty drawn from the region’s most talented teachers and performers, the School has long been one of Westchester County’s most cherished cultural resources. Open to people of all ages and abilities, Hoff-Barthelson serves as a center where anyone can pursue their interest in music and reach their highest potential. Students encounter a vibrant, nurturing community of music-makers, often forming relations that last a lifetime. The School will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2019-2020.


Deadline 9/8/2017
Deadline 2 9/9/2017
Contact Name Kathryn Kitt
Contact Email kkitt@hbms.org
Website http://hbms.org/young-children.php

Yonkers Pottery Studio: Internships / Work Exchange / Residencies – Ceramics, Sculpture and Clay Related

Running a successful ceramics studio is a team effort, so there are always opportunities to get involved at Yonkers Pottery. Participants contribute to the physical life cycle of the studio by dedicating time to clean and perform tasks critical to maintaining a safe and smooth-working environment for everyone’s enjoyment, as well as time to teach, monitor studio hours, help with sales, events, marketing and social media.

Internships – Experience first hand the nitty-gritty of a successful teaching community pottery studio while fulfilling your school’s internship requirements or your own personal goals.

Work Exchange – In exchange for working at the studio, you are compensated at an hourly rate to be used toward firing credits, classes or the use of our facilities, equipment and resources to further your skills and build your body of work and portfolio.

Artist Residencies – Coming Soon!


Is Project Ongoing? yes
Deadline 12/31/2024
Contact Name Cori
Contact Email info@yonkerspottery.com
Website http://yonkerspottery.com/work-opportunities

2017-18 Music Workshops for All Ages

Dennis Bell, Gold/Platinum Award winning Pianist, Producer, Composer, Conductor, Music Educator and ArtsWestchester’s 2012 Musical Artist Award winner is conducting weekly 1 hour summer and fall private workshops in midi/studio/production/recording technology, advanced contemporary piano techniques, vocal techniques, songwriting/composition and general piano skills. Workshops are held in his White Plains studio and are open to all age groups.

For more information or to make an appointment click here.

More Info about Mr. Bell:

Prolific jazz musician Dennis Bell has spent much of his career merging different cultures and musical genres to enlighten and entertain. A music educator for more than 40 years, White Plains resident, Bell has instructed students in various New York metro area schools. He is an award-winning pianist, songwriter, arranger, producer and conductor. The range of musical artists with whom he has worked encompasses rock, R&B and particularly jazz and includes renowned musicians such as U2, Lenny Kravitz, Celia Cruz, Doug E Fresh and Slick Rick, Dave Valentin, New Voices of Freedom, Lynette Washington, Tom Browne, Billy Preston, Larry Rosen and Dave Grusin among many others.

Bell spent over 30 years teaching music and music technology in the NYC School system, including LaGuardia HS of Music & Art and the Performing Arts in Manhattan (his Alma Mater) and was the long time conductor of the award winning Bronx Borough-Wide JHS Chorus. Bell was an Adjunct Professor of Music & Music Technology at Mercy College in White Plains.

Bell’s compositions for Modern Dance have been performed at Ailey II, River North Dance Chicago, Sacramento Ballet, Steffi Nossen School, Ballet Austin, the 92nd Street Y among many others. He was recently honored with a grant from the American Music Center’s Live Music Dance for a composition “Remembrance” written for String Quartet and Piano which was recently premiered at the Baruch Performing Arts Center by his daughter’s modern dance ensemble Sidra Bell Dance NY. The String Quartet featured players from the Purchase College Music Conservatory’s Graduate School.

The Grammy Committee has recognized Bell many times with pre-nominations for his production work, most recently for his work on the jazz album Kaleidoscope, performed by the accomplished New York jazz singer—and Bell’s sister-in-law—Lynette Washington. He and Washington have performed together at several Westchester venues in Yonkers, Mount Vernon and White Plains.


Is Project Ongoing? yes
Contact Name Dennis Bell
Contact Email dennis@guavajamm.net