About the School
A message from the director.
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. HRSM is a truly child-centered school. Each child learns at his or her own pace, and students are taught to support each other’s efforts. I think that’s one of the reasons HRSM feels like a family to me. I also think it’s why our students stay with us year after year, developing skills that will be with them for a lifetime.
The only way to really understand the unique spirit of HRSM is to come visit. Please let me know if you’d like to see the school while it’s in session. I’m looking forward to meeting you and your children!