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Summer Programs

Summer Programs

Summer Flex
Private Lessons
Piano, guitar, strings, french horn, saxophone, flute, drums and voice
VariesAvailable beginning May 27
Packages vary on frequency & length
Music Prep HouseView session packages
Wiggles and Giggles KindermusikAges 0-4June 5-26
5 - 5:45 p.m.
Music Prep House$70 for first child
$60 ea. add'l sibling
Piano ImprovisationAll ages with
3+ yrs. exp.
June 24-28
9 a.m. - Noon
Music Prep House$100
Way Cool Keyboarding
for Kids
Ages 6-10June 24-27
9:30 - 11 a.m.
Griffith Fine Arts Building,
Room 320
Way Cool Keyboarding
for Teens
Ages 11-17June 24-27
1 - 2:30 p.m.
Griffith Fine Arts Building,
Room 320
Strings Project CampAll ages with
1+ yrs. exp.
July 8-12
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Music Prep House$85
Includes T-shirt
Strings Adventure Camp
Instruments provided
Ages 9-14July 8-12
3 - 5:30 p.m.
Music Prep House$65
Includes T-shirt
Songwriting for BeginnersAges 15+July 15-19
1 -3 p.m.
Music Prep House$100
Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance!
Show Choir
Ages 8-18July 22-26
9 - 11:30 a.m.
Wright Music Building$125
Includes T-shirt
Piney Woods Youth OrchestraAges 9-18 with
1+ yrs. exp.
July 29-Aug. 2
9 - 11:30 a.m.
Wright Music Building$85

Program descriptions

Piano Improvisation

Students sitting at keyboards learning pianoDiscover the joy of improvisation and take your piano playing skills to the next level at our Piano Improvisation Camp! This camp is designed to help you learn the basics of church music, contemporary lead sheet reading, jazz, rag and blues. Our experienced instructor will guide you through various techniques and exercises to enhance your improvisation skills and help you become a more versatile musician.

You’ll also learn how to perform with other musicians, showcase your skills and have fun making new friends who share your passion for music.

Students will have the option to engage in personalized one-on-one sessions with the instructor for $50, focusing on improvisation skills with greater depth from 1-2 p.m. following the class.

Register and pay online.

Piney Woods Youth Orchestra

Students performing in orchestraCalling all young musicians with a passion for orchestral excellence! Embark on an unforgettable musical journey this summer at our Piney Woods Youth Orchestra Summer Camp for new members. Dive into the world of classical music as you refine your instrumental skills, collaborate with talented peers and explore timeless musical pieces under the guidance of our experienced conductor, Richard Leppert.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of something truly extraordinary. Register now and let your musical talents shine at our summer camp.

Register and pay online.

Show Choir

Stock image of students singingJoin us at "Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance!" Show Choir Camp where your passion for music and movement will take center stage. Our expert instructors will guide you through dynamic vocal warm-ups, intricate choreography and unforgettable performances. 

Whether you're a seasoned performer or just starting out, this camp is designed to elevate your skills and ignite your love for the stage. Don't miss your chance to shine in the spotlight and create lifelong memories with fellow performers.

Register and pay online.

Strings Project Camp

Strings project performanceLooking to take your string playing to the next level? Look no further than the SFA Strings Project summer camp! Designed for young musicians who play violin, viola, cello or double bass, this program offers a fun and intensive learning experience. Improve your skills, musical knowledge and performance abilities with expert instruction and the opportunity to participate in recreation activities.

You’ll also learn how to perform with other musicians, showcase your skills and make new friends who share your passion for music.

Register and pay online.

Strings Adventure Camp

Strings adventure campAre you interested in exploring the world of string instruments?

We provide a safe and fun environment for students to learn and grow as musicians. Our campers will have the chance to try out all of the instruments and participate in exciting musical activities. In addition, students will have access to top-quality instruments and equipment for the week.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to explore the world of string instruments!

Register and pay online.

Songwriting for Beginners

Students in this class will learn the organization of musical ideas and words, analyzing the writing of popular songs and songwriting trends. We'll focus on the craft and art of the raw song product, and students will record demos of songs and perform their compositions in class. Formal musical experience with piano or guitar is helpful but not required.

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Way Cool Keyboarding for Kids

Instructor showing kids how to playFor beginners, this course introduces students to the joy of making music at the piano. The group environment provides many positive musical and non-musical benefits, including the development of concentration and listening skills.

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Way Cool Keyboarding for Teens

Closeup of teenager reading sheet musicFor pre-teen and teen students with little or no previous musical background, this course teaches students both chord chart and traditional note reading to make cool piano music in a short amount of time.

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Wiggles and Giggles Kindermusik

Our Wiggles and Giggles Kindermusik class will provide exactly that for your toddler — and you! Come join us for a time of movement, music and fun as we sing and dance together, learn basic musical concepts, play various rhythm instruments and make new friends! 

Sibling discount

Families with two or more children enrolled in Kindermusik during the summer only pay $60 for each additional sibling.

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