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Master Class Series At Hoff-Barthelson Music School Starts On A High Note

Internationally recognized cellist, Pamela Devenport.
Internationally recognized cellist, Pamela Devenport. Photo Credit: Contributed

SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- It's time to get in tune with what's going on. The Hoff-Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale will continue its “Master Class” series on Saturday, Feb. 4, as it welcomes internationally recognized cellist, Pamela Devenport, for an educational lesson.

A renowned performer and educator, Devenport will coach Hoff-Barthelson cello students in a series of eight Master Classes during the 2016-2017 season. She holds a master's degree in Cello Performance from the University of Hartford's Hartt School, where she has been Chair of Strings of the Hartt Community Division for over 10 years. Through her workshops, international touring and selling of her book, "Cellostart," Devenport has reached a global audience in more than 20 countries. 

Master Class coaching by guest artists has been part of Hoff-Barthelson’s curriculum since the school’s founding in 1944. The distinguished tradition continues today with a roster of world-class musicians and educators and includes performers notable performers, such as the New York Philharmonic.

Master classes are an enlightening experience for students and audiences alike. After months of careful preparation, students perform for the master teacher, who then offers feedback and guidance to the young performers. 

One of Westchester's best cultural recourses, Hoff-Barthelson Music School has achieved national recognition as a premier community music school thanks to its leadership in education, performance and outreach for more than 70 years.

The public is invited to sit in on the Master Classes free of charge at Hoff-Barthelson Music School, located at 25 School Lane in Scarsdale.

For additional information call the school at 914-723-1169, email them at or click here to visit their website.