Frequently Asked Questions

Group classes begin at age 2. The HSA Early Childhood program offers classes for children ages 2 to 4 years old, see details and class descriptions on each department’s page.  Several of the early childhood education classes require an adult caregiver participate!
Each semester runs for 16 weeks. Classes  generally last between 30 minutes to 2 hours, and students may take as many classes as they like during our 32-week school year.
Yes. However, for those students who do not have access to an instrument, HSA can provide a list of stores that rent a variety of instruments.
Ages 2-6 require no assessment for classes; simply choose the class that is the right fit for your child’s age. For dance classes and private music lessons, each student will be given an assessment by the department to determine the appropriate placement level for classes.
Students, ages 12-17, interested in pursuing a career in the arts would benefit from HSA Prep, which provides accelerated arts training to prepare students for a continued education in the arts.
Absolutely! As a nonprofit, we’re always looking for great volunteers and interns to help keep our School running at its best. If you would like to make a difference and join our network of volunteers, please email
En HSA también hablamos español y podemos traducir sus documentos al español. Para otros idiomas, necesitamos una solicitud por adelantado. Comuníquese con la oficina del registrador mediente el teléfono: (212) 926-4100, extensión 304.

Natalia Peguero
Registration Manager
212-926-4100 ext 324
10am - 5:45pm
Tuesday- Friday*
10am - 6pm
10am - 4pm

* Monday-Friday by Appointment Only*