Events and other offerings at our Hands On! studio.

Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties at our Hands On! studios are available for toddlers and preschoolers. Our birthday party includes a 45 minute music class with a teacher and pianist, a 45 minute birthday celebration in our studio, as well a 30 minute set-up time. The parties are available for up to 12 children plus parents or guardians. To schedule a birthday party or to get more information, please contact our studio.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available for children 4 years and older. Many children who have attended our Hands On! classes begin to gravitate to specific instruments. With this in mind, we have developed private lessons so that children can focus on a particular instrument of his or her choice. To schedule a lesson or get more information, please contact our studio.


Developed alongside our private lessons, our performances provide children a place to share their music with other students. It is important that children not only fine-tune their skills at instruments, but also learn the performative nature of music, as well as listen to others.

In addition to our children’s performances, our teachers and pianists, all active artists in the New York music scene, share their talents with children and parents in performances at our Hands On! studio.

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Book Readings

Hands On! has developed original books including publishing Ming’s Masterpiece by Hands On! pianist Charles Sekel and illustrated by Hands On! teacher Einat Imber. The book, which also includes original music by the author, was the theme of our Hands On! music classes in which children were introduced to pitch differentiation through experiencing the different notes of the scale. In addition to the classes, book readings, which included musical interludes of the original score, were performed at Hands On! studio.

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