Lynne Hockenbury (Music Group Leader, Music Lessons)

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Lynne Hockenbury, MT-BC, is a graduate of Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, PA, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy with a minor in Psychology. Over the past 20 years, she has worked with children with various abilities, at the Kardon Institute/Settlement Music School in Philadelphia, PA, where she was responsible for creating and overseeing the Music Therapy Internship program, at the Academy of Community Music in Fort Washington, PA where she oversaw 15 music therapists leading preschool music groups, and at the Berwyn United Methodist Nursery School, where she redeveloped the existing music program. Lynne has also been teaching private piano lessons for the past 11 years, and is happy to be leading pre-school and school-age groups at The Center on Central.

Read Lynne’s article, entitled “Why Music?”

Current Programs by Lynne Hockenbury

Music Lessons

Type: Music Lessons
Group: Adults, Elementary School, High School, Homeschool, Kindergarten, Middle School
Provider: Katie Opher, Lynne Hockenbury
Day/Time: By Appointment, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday - 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: $30 for 30-minute lesson, $45 for 45-minute lesson, $60 for 1-hour lesson.

If you have not had success with music lessons in the past, or might be intimidated by the prospect of learning a new skill, you will want to try taking lessons with us here at The Center on Central. Our teachers work with your learning style and utilize creative techniques to ensure successful musical experiences.

While acknowledging that there is a basic curriculum necessary for musical knowledge and growth, we make sure to provide literature and instruction that is age-appropriate. Students learn the instrument of their choice, but also have the option to use their theory and skills on xylophones, drums and other rhythm instruments we have in our studio. Many students learn chord progressions in a relatively short span of time, and are playing entire songs and even writing songs within a month.

We offer piano lessons to children starting at age 4 ½, guitar lessons beginning at age 7, voice lessons beginning at age 10 – and continuing into adulthood – and have instructors available for other instruments based on your inquiry and a brief telephone interview.

Read Lynne Hockenbury’s article entitled “Why Music?



At the end of the program year, we have a recital for those who want to participate:

Cost is $30 for a 30-minute individual private lesson.

Music Group - Mommy & Me for ages infant-5 years

Group: Preschool & Toddler
Provider: Katie Opher, Lynne Hockenbury
Day/Time: 9:30 am - 10:15 am
Cost: $15 per class when signing up for a full 7-class set; $18 per class for individual classes, or when signing up for less than a full 7-class set.
Individual/drop-in sessions: check ahead for space availability.

MOMMY (or Daddy or caregiver) AND ME MUSIC GROUP
For one adult per child ages infant-5 years

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We are currently fielding inquiries for MOMMY (or Daddy or caregiver) AND ME MUSIC GROUP to determine if we have enough interest to run a class; please feel free to submit your contact information below in order that we may reach out to you when we are able to begin the class.