Established in 1968 by Hastings residents Ikuku Okaya and Pearl Bloom, the school was the 1st in the Northeast to supply instruction by Japanese violin teachers trained by Shinichi Suzuki. At the core of Suzuki's philosophy is the idea that a child doesn't need innate talent to learn to play and enjoy a musical instrument. Our school continues today to be inspired by Suzuki's ideas and methods.


Contact Details

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  City Dobbs Ferry, NY
  Zip Code 10522
  Address 600 Broadway
  Phone Number (914) 693-9481

Excellent private instruction for violin and other string instruments. Very kid friendly. Group lessons, music reading and orchestra also offered. It is a non-for-profit organization.

From Our Website

There's something really special that happens at a small, parent-cooperative school like Hudson River School of Music. Parents, teachers and students form a close community, working together to help everyone succeed. I've seen lifelong friendships form here - among kids who share a love of music, among parents getting to know each other in the hallways between classes, and most poignantly, between teachers and students as they work - and play - together over the years. The Suzuki philosophy, which guides everything we do at HRSM, is grounded in the belief that collaboration - not competition - is the key to a healthy learning environment.