Hoff-Barthelson School of Music to Host Open House for Early Years In-Person Program


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Families wishing to enroll their youngest members, aged 9 months to 5 years, in a high quality and safe music education program are invited to attend an open house in person on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Learn about the school’s Dalcroze-based music and movement program, and find out what program activities children and their adults can expect together. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a fun music and movement class at 10:30 a.m., followed by a brief question-and-answer session with the teachers.

RSVP required. Masks should be worn by all people over 2 years old. All participants must complete the school health assessment form. All those eligible for vaccination will be required to show full proof of vaccination at the door and adhere to school safety guidelines.

In the event of snow or bad weather, the Open House will take place on Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 10 a.m.

For more information and for RSVP:

RSVP required: Visit www.hbms.org, E-mail [email protected] or dial 914-723-1169.

About the Early Childhood Program:

Hoff-Barthelson’s early childhood classes encourage and support the development of children’s mind and body through Dalcroze Eurhythmics, a renowned teaching method that combines music and movement. Hoff-Barthelson is known for one of the largest faculties of Dalcroze trained and certified teachers in the United States.

Weekly classes for preschoolers incorporate exercises and games that involve singing, moving, improvising, and using small percussion instruments to promote acute inner hearing and rhythmic sensitivity. Accessories such as colorful balls, hoops, scarves and puppets enliven musical concepts and stimulate the senses and the imagination. Even the youngest children develop their concentration, spatial awareness, fine and gross motor skills, social skills and the ability to work with others, while having fun.

Classes are available for parents / guardians with their children as well as in an ‘arrival’ format for children who like to take music lessons on their own.

“These fun, interactive and informative lessons are a great way to introduce young children to music education in a social setting with other children of the same age and are the perfect first stop for private lessons as children grow up, “said Laura Laura Barnet, Early Childhood Music Specialist at Hoff-Barthelson.

For families interested in taking their first steps in learning an instrument, Piano Together, Suzuki Pre-Twinkler for Violin and Guitar Together are hands-on group lessons for ages three and up. Other offerings include Petite Chorus, an introduction to the world of choral singing, and Saturday Songs, a class where children ages 3 and 4 explore musical concepts.

A full list of available classes and their descriptions can be found at https://hbms.org/early-childhood/

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