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Hudson River School of Music Inc

600 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

(914) 693-9481


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Philosophy is the idea that a child does not need innate talent to learn to play and enjoy a musical instrument. Our school continues today to be inspired by suzukies ideas and methods. Children of all abilities progress steadily ,using the suzuki method ,which teaches ,through an aural approch ,new elements in small increments."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

School begins at 9:15.

Free choice
Children select their own activities and can play in either of two rooms.
Options include block play, dress-up, puzzles, manipulatives, painting, drawing,
reading, and imaginary play. At the end of free choice, we clean up together.

Book time
Children choose books to look at together or independently, as we transition
into the next phase of our day.

Circle time
We sing, read poetry, engage in quantitative activities or language activities,
play games, and have lively discussions.

The children socialize while having something light to eat.

Our art project for the day might involve painting, collage, printing, drawing,
or sculpture.

Story time
We gather on the rug to read as a group.

"Truck room"
Children engage in large-muscle play in a sunny indoor space, using balls,
riding toys, balance beams, and large building blocks.

Outdoor play
We run around our large grassy field and play on climbers.

At noon, children are picked up by parents and caregivers at our outdoor play
area, weather permitting.
Excerpted from the preschool's website