Hoff-Barthelson Music School Hosts Open House and Preview of its Preschool Music and Movement Programs
Two opportunities for parents to attend a demonstration class and learn about the School’s offerings – June 10th at the Music School and June 17th at the Scarsdale Public Library
Two opportunities for parents to learn about Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s programs for Young Children will occur in Scarsdale during the month of June. Parents of children from 9 months (by September 2016) to 5 years of age are invited to attend an Open House for Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Preschool Music and Movement Programs on Friday, June 10, 2016, from 10:00 am to noon at the Music School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale. A preview of these programs will also take place on Friday, June 17, 2016, from 10:00 am to noon at the Scarsdale Public Library, 54 Olmsted Road, Scarsdale. A class demonstration will take place at 10:30 am at both events.
Parents and prospective students can meet with Hoff-Barthelson’s extraordinary early childhood music faculty, experience a Dalcroze Eurhythmics-based music class for young children, chat with current HBMS families, and discuss class options with the HBMS faculty and staff. The School’s fall schedule and registration materials will be available at the Open House and Preview event.
Young children begin to build a strong musical foundation in HBMS preschool classes through singing, focused listening activities, music games, and the playing of rhythm instruments. Progressing through the classes, children acquire a repertoire of songs and explore and experience the elements of music, including beat, rhythmic pattern, pitch, dynamics, and musical phrase.
HBMS preschool classes are designed to lay the groundwork for instrumental study. Classes are grouped by age: parent/caregiver and child classes for 1-2 year olds; drop-off classes for 3-4 year olds; “Getting to Know You: Exploring the Instruments” for kindergarteners; and recorder and Suzuki instrumental programs for 5-6 year olds. Aspiring 3 ½-4 year-old violinists can begin early Suzuki studies in the HBMS “Pre-Twinklers” class, a stepping-stone to formal Suzuki training. Classes are limited in size to allow for more individualized attention.
For Additional Information:
Kathryn Kitt at 914-723-1169; [email protected]; www.hbms.org
About Hoff-Barthelson Music School:
One of Westchester County’s most cherished and active cultural resources, Hoff-Barthelson Music School has achieved national recognition as a premier community music school for its unsurpassed leadership in education, performance and outreach for more than half a century.