Croton Harmon Music Academy Croton-on-Hudson Westchester County NY is a place to grow musically while discovering your creative potential. Every class is personalized based on the interests, objectives and needs of each student. With a perfect mixture of goal oriented curriculums and interest based exploration, our intention is for students to challenge themselves with us there to guide them every step of the way. To learn more, click here.
Long are the days when music lessons were a drag. At Croton Harmon Music Academy, we want our students to explore their creative potential! Each lesson is shaped based on theinterests, goals and needs of the student, making it a truly personal and unique learning experience.
We encourage our students to challenge themselves. Finding your musical voice isn’t always easy, but who says that hard work can’t be fun?
Imagine a place where music learning feels like an adventure. Our classes are a mixture of goal oriented curriculums to give students the foundational training they want – while still having the freedom of open exploration to focus on specific interests and even try new ones.
People are not all the same, so why should there be just one way for them to learn? We strive to make our classroom environment as dynamic as the musicians they are helping mold. Rather it’s a piano lesson or a film scoring course in our Croton Harmon Studios, each room has a voice of it’s own – giving students the comfort and confidence to build their own voice.
A variety of resources are made available to all students who enroll, including exclusive access to complimentary workshops held once a month on topics such as the science of sound, instrument making, brick film stop motion and more! We offer this in hopes that students will push themselves to try something new and discover connections between different types of music.
Ultimately, our goal is for our students to discover themselves musically, using our classrooms a positive creative outlet.
Who We Are
Andrew Ostenfeld, Director of Music
Andrew has a BFA in Recording Arts from the City College of New York (CUNY).
He started playing piano at a young age and moved to Harlem, NYC after HS to gain hands on experience at renowned music studios such as Eusonia, Masterdisk and The Cutting Room Studios. These experiences led him to pursuing composition and sound design for film, TV, video games, and mobile applications.
Today, Andrew is a full time composer and music educator living in Croton. As the lead Music Teacher at Fusion Academy High School (Greenwich, CT), he uses his diverse set of skills to help students unlock their potential through personalized curriculums that suit each student’s individual interests, strengths and challenges.
“I always felt like music was a secret language that the whole world could understand, but only musicians could speak.”
When not working on music, Andrew spends his time playing soccer, brewing, hiking, watching nature documentaries and spending time with his dog Mason.
Helen Trieu, Operations Manager
Helen has a BA in Media Communications specializing in Public Relations and Advertising from The City College of New York (CUNY).
After college, she started working in the fashion, non-profit, tech and media industries, with her roles primarily in customer experience, content marketing, branding, and social media.
Today, Helen works full time as the co-owner and Operations Manager for Croton Harmon Music Academy.
Although not a musician herself, she has always had a love for music and believes in it’s therapeutic potential. With opening the school, she hopes to bring that opportunity to as many people as possible in her new home of Croton.
“Music has always been able to bring people together and as a small business that thrives on family and community, we couldn’t of picked a better place if we tried.”
In her free time, Helen enjoys writing short stories, reading, attending concerts, hiking, musicals, traveling, trying new food and cooking.
368 South Riverside Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson, New York 10520, United States