Hoff-Barthelson Music School Hosts Preview of its Preschool Music and Movement Programs at Scarsdale Library


Friday, June 17, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Hoff-Barthelson Music School Hosts Preview of its Preschool Music and Movement Programs at Scarsdale Library

Parents invited to attend a demonstration class and learn about the School’s offerings

Parents of children from 9 months (by September 2016) to 5 years of age are invited to attend a preview of Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Preschool Music and Movement Programs 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.

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 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.

Photo credit: Hoff-Barthelson faculty member Laura Barnet teaches a music class for young children. Photographed by Steven Schnur.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Scarsdale Public Library
54 Olmsted Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Friday, June 17, 2016
Times: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

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

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