It’s almost summer- and you know what that means! Camps galore! This is a time when kids get to take a break from the routine and try out new things- and camps are a great way of exploring. This summer, Music SO Simple is offering a few different camps for both preschool and school age.
Preschool camps are quite possibly my favorite because I get to spend a few hours each day with the kids. During these camps, there is not a whole lot of downtime- we are learning constantly. They learn about composers, the symphony, and how music shapes what we see and feel. This is a great age to let them explore and soak up so much knowledge. Parents are always surprised at what our campers go home learning! We have special songs to help them remember where the instruments sit in the symphony and even interesting composer facts (like that Beethoven was deaf, but at one time could hear!) In addition, we are learning fundamental notes and rhythms. There is a lot of hands on learning, and more importantly, we keep the camp size small. Our campers get a lot of individual attention so that we can help each child learn in his/her own individual way.
School age camps are new this year, and I am really excited to see how well they go! Ms. Youna is offering a couple of musical theatre camps: she has such a passion for our vocalists and is excited to bring age-appropriate songs and moves to our kids. As a professional opera singer, she knows first hand about stage presence, repertoire, and acting. All three of these things are super important AND fun, and will help with future recitals and stage performance. Ms. Meredith is offering both a Music Appreciation class and a Back to School Theory refresher camp; both will be offered in August. Sometimes, the private lesson student gets so caught up in the piano or voice world that he/she forgets there is a whole world of other instruments out there!! This camp is a great opportunity to explore the other instruments and music history through games and group activities. Summertime theory is always necessary since we become a little rusty after theory testing in January. Summer is the perfect time to dive in again, refresh their memories, and start learning new concepts.
Please take a look at all Music SO Simple has to offer your little musician this summer. You won’t be disappointed! These camps are great in combination with our private lesson packages or on their own for new students. Our teachers are very excited to get to know and work with your children in a small group setting! It’s a win-win for everyone involved!! Reach out to us if you have more questions on our summer music camps!