Adult Lessons & Classes

View class offerings by location below.

Private Lessons

Individuals of all ages from beginning to advanced are available to enroll in private lessons for the 32-week academic year (31 lessons and 1 studio class). First time students are required to interview with the Executive or Associate Director prior to registration for teacher recommendation and scheduling.

Private lessons are available in the following time increments. Year-long enrollment required.
30-minute
45-minute
60-minute


Flexible Packages For Busy Adults

8 lessons / 20% off weekday adult private lessons completed by 3:30pm.

Private lessons are available in the following time increments:
30-minute
45-minute
60-minute


Chamber Music

Definition: Music played and sung by a small number of performers, with one to a part.

Chamber Music is for students of all ages that have had one or more years of private instrumental or vocal lessons. Participants will be grouped according to their skill level. Chamber coachings are scheduled on Fridays and Saturdays, and exceptions are made when needed.

The program consists of 8 sessions with a faculty coach for vocal and instrumental ensembles. The first semester chamber ensembles will perform at The Wartburg Senior Living in January. The spring semester culminates in the annual Chamber Music Festival in the spring.

Friday & Saturday |   45 minutes  | 8 coachings per semester


Group

Global Drumming Circle & Book Club
This ensemble will explore universal techniques and approaches with a focus on Middle Eastern, African and Caribbean rhythms. Gain hands-on experience playing several traditional instruments and will read a book with a music theme each semester. Class will culminate in a cocktail party performance.

Wednesday | 60 minutes | 8 coachings per semester

One Heart, One Voice

Directed by Sun Young Chang and Jon Klibonoff, this chorus is for Alzeheimer’s patients and spouses/caregivers in collaboration with the Wartburg Senior Living, with an end of semester concert held at the Wartburg Chapel in Mount Vernon. The choir sings show tunes, jazz, Americana and folk songs. No experience necessary.

Monday 1:00–3:00  | Tuition-free


More Than Music Pre-Concert Talks

Join distinguished Conservatory faculty and musicians for detailed investigations of chamber music works featured on the Hoch Chamber Music Series concert season one hour prior to the concert. This will be the inaugural season for the pre-concert talks.

Private Lessons

Individuals of all ages from beginning to advanced are available to enroll in private lessons for the 32-week academic year (31 lessons and 1 studio class). First time students are required to interview with the Executive or Associate Director prior to registration for teacher recommendation and scheduling.

Private lessons are available in the following time increments. Year-long enrollment required.30-minute45-minute60-minute


Flexible Packages For Busy Adults

8 lessons / 20% off weekday adult private lessons completed by 3:30pm.

Private lessons are available in the following time increments:

30-minute
45-minute
60-minute


Chamber Music

Definition: Music played and sung by a small number of performers, with one to a part.

Chamber Music is for students of all ages that have had one or more years of private instrumental or vocal lessons. Participants will be grouped according to their skill level. Chamber coachings are scheduled on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and exceptions are made when needed.

The program consists of 8 sessions with a faculty coach for vocal and instrumental ensembles. The first semester chamber ensembles will perform at The Wartburg Senior Living in January. The spring semester culminates in the annual Chamber Music Festival in the spring.

Wednesday & Thursday | 45 minutes | 8 coachings per semester


Group

One Heart, One Voice

Directed by Sun Young Chang and Jon Klibonoff, this chorus is for Alzeheimer’s patients and spouses/caregivers in collaboration with the Wartburg Senior Living Center in Mount Vernon, NY, with an end of semester concert held at the Wartburg Chapel in Mount Vernon. The choir sings show tunes, jazz, Americana and folk songs. No experience necessary

Monday 1:00–3:00 | Tuition-free