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Our Mission

Hudson River School of Music’s mission is to provide high quality opportunities for the study of music through the Suzuki Philosophy of music education. The Suzuki method is central to the introduction of instrumental studies for the youngest students and provides the core of the teaching curriculum for all of the students.

HRSM follows Shinichi Suzuki’s conviction that every child can be educated, with an atmosphere of mutual respect amongst all concerned: children, teachers, parents. The HRSM musical education is conducted with informed encouragement and nurturing, parental commitment and active involvement. 

Founded in 1968, HRSM was one of the first schools in the Northeast to provide instruction by teachers trained in the Suzuki method of musical education. Formed as a Parent Cooperative, HRSM encourages a close relationship between teachers, students and parents – this close community working together to help everyone succeed. Parents are active in the governance of HRSM.

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. 

Hudson River School of Music is a nonprofit, parent cooperative music school. As a non-profit organization, HRSM does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational programs, admissions policies, loan programs, and other school-administered programs.

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