Children & Youth

The Hudson Education Center for the Arts is proud to offer numerous music program opportunities for children and youth in the area. Read below for a list of our programs, and follow the corresponding links for full program information and registration.

(Financial Assistance Available)


Academic Year Programs


Private Lessons

HEC is proud to provide private lessons for students of all ages and levels, taught by highly qualified music professionals.

All private lessons are scheduled in 30 minute increments.  To schedule a FREE trial lesson, please e-mail us at

Early Childhood Music Education - Fall 2019


Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 19th at 6pm

Music learning begins from the moment children are born, if not sooner. Hearing is the first sense that is fully developed in humans, and studies show that children have three months of language and music exposure at birth. As children grow, they listen, observe, and explore different sounds. Similar to language, the more music children are exposed to and the more “musical vocabulary” they hear, the sooner they are able to develop and cultivate their own musical skills.

Early Childhood Music Education classes include class activities centered around musical conversation, exploration of musical ideas, and imaginative play by singing, moving to music, playing assorted instruments, and learning rhythm patterns. Even the youngest infants are able to absorb sounds while toddlers are able to experiment through singing and movement. The goal of the Early Childhood Music Education is to increase a child’s potential to learn music, and help pave the path for a lifetime full of musical enrichment.

Music Creation Class


7-9 Year Olds

Wednesdays from 6:00-6:45pm starting October 2nd

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 25

Maximum enrollment of 12 students in each class. Be sure to register early in order to secure a spot!

Children can begin exploring and creating music at any age! This class will give students the tools to begin composing through musical play and improvisation. Students will have the opportunity to explore different instrumental mediums through music games and activities and begin creating songs of their own!

Students of all musical backgrounds are welcome!

Ukulele for Kids!


4th-7th Grade

Thursdays from 5:30-6:15pm starting October 3rd

Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 26

This class is designed for students at an introductory level to Ukulele. Students will have the opportunity to learn basic chords, notes, play in small ensembles, learn basics of music theory, and practice songwriting skills.

Chamber Ensemble


8th-12th Grade

If you love your string instrument, learning new music, and working with others, then this group is for you! Our Chamber Ensemble will introduce students to new music from baroque, classical, and romantic composers, while building teamwork and collaboration skills through music.

Rehearsal Times: Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm starting September 30, 2019

Registration fee includes one semester of participation in the ensemble.

Jazz Ensemble


8th-12th Grade

All Instruments are welcome in the HEC Jazz Ensemble! This ensemble will help students build skills in improvisation and collaboration while learning a variety of jazz styles from the 1900s to today including swing, funk, be-bop, Latin, and rock.

Rehearsal Times: Thursdays, 7:30-8:30pm starting October 3, 2019

Registration fee includes one semester of participation in the ensemble.

Music Theory Class

MUSIC Theory CLASS: 8 Weeks Total

Grades 9th-12th

Saturdays from 1:00-2:00pm starting

Registration Deadline: Saturday, September 28

Music theory is… fun? Absolutely! This class is designed for students interested in taking the next step in their music learning. We will study the inner-workings of music through games, activities, and music creation. Students will learn the basics of note identification, chordal structures, harmonies, counterpoint, and more. If you are interested in studying music at the collegiate level, this class is for you!