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Early Childhood Open House at Hoff-Barthelson Music School

Hoff-Barthelson Music School Hosts Early Childhood Open House

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

Enroll now for Spring 2018!

Start the new year off right at an Open House at Hoff-Barthelson Music School! An Open House for the School’s Early Childhood Program takes places on Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 12 noon to 2:00 pm. Children ages 3 months to 5 years and their adults are invited to join in the fun of a music and movement class at 12:30 pm, 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.”


Snow date: January 27, 2018, 12 noon – 2 pm.

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.

Early Childhood Programs are made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester with support from Westchester County Government, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Photo credit and caption: Hoff-Barthelson faculty member Laura Barnet teaches an Early Childhood Music Class.  Photographed by Steven Schnur.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Hoff-Barthelson Music School
25 School Lane
Scarsdale, New York 10583
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Monday, January 22, 2018
Times: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: Hoff-Barthelson Music School
Presenter Phone: 914-723-1169
Presenter Website: http://www.hbms.org