Learn About Kinhaven

Kinhaven Music School is a nonprofit organization located in Weston, Vermont, whose purpose is to inspire and develop people through the appreciation and practice of high-level participatory music, including chamber, orchestral, and choral.

Our vision is to be a sustainable musical community open year-round to a wide range of musicians. Kinhaven offers joyous and rigorous music-making education to accomplished youth and adults in a nurturing, noncompetitive, and collaborative environment. Kinhaven’s culture reflects its strong belief in the benefits of shared learning, mutual support, friendship, community, and diversity.

Kinhaven was founded in 1952 by pioneering music educators David and Dorothy Dushkin. Jerry Bidlack served as executive director from 1981 to 2003, followed by Nancy Bidlack from 2004 through 2010. Since 2011, Kinhaven has been led by Co-executive Directors Deborah Buck and Tony Mazzocchi, who continue to honor Kinhaven’s vision and traditions while strengthening the foundation for its growth and long-term sustainability.

Kinhaven offers THREE classical music programs for students:

FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL-AGE MUSICIANS

FOR HIGH SCHOOL-AGE MUSICIANS

FOR ADVANCED MUSICIANS AGES 18-28


Kinhaven offers TWO classical music workshops for adults:

FOR ADULT AMATEUR STRING, WIND, AND PIANO PLAYERS

FOR ADULT INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED-LEVEL PIANISTS