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Garage Band Camp

Friday, May 28, 2021 by Betsy Breaker | Events

Grungy garage tools or musical instruments? Both, when you have a Garage Band!
Each musician will bring home a pair of drum sticks and a 5-gallon bucket – all which they will decorate to be as uniquely their own. We will also explore timbre and various percussion “instruments” to make our rhythm ensembles: scrapers, shakers, cymbals and cowbells plus different sizes of drums. I will be raiding our shop for clean, safe instruments! I especially can’t wait to hear the scoop shovel solo.😎
During our four 1-hour-long camps we will use our ears and eyes to hear and see rhythms we will play in unison starting with just with our buckets. As we progress we will add more complex and varied rhythms and creative instruments to develop full rhythm ensembles!
Camp will be held in our home garage and yard. Four Thursdays in July, July 8-29. Ages 5-8 will meet from 1-2pm and ages 9+ will meet from 2:15-3:15pm. The cost for the four weeks is $70 due at registration. Registration is limited to 6 campers per age group but more groups can be added if needed.
Registration will close July 1st. 

Intro to Piano Camp

Friday, May 28, 2021 by Betsy Breaker | Events

Registration closes June 7th to allow time for camp instrument acquisition.
Kickoff a summer at the piano! The Intro to 🎹Camp will serve as a fun jump start to summer lessons or just tryout piano for a couple days.
Learning as a group is fun and much less intimidating to begin piano studies. Registration is limited to 4 campers per session and there will be a 2:1 teacher-student ratio thanks to a super capable camp helper! Each camper will have their own instrument for maximum playing time each day and we will be rocking the camp feel in our garage for fresh air.
Camp objectives include basic note values, music alphabet, finger numbers, keyboard topography, steps and skips, with a goal of learning at least 10 songs during the week! Off-bench activities will be included to support objectives and provide wiggle breaks.
$90 camp tuition includes:
1. Piano Pronto lesson book ~ $9 value
2. Supplemental materials such as rote pieces and daily take-home summaries ~ $4 value
3. Free 12-month subscription to the Piano Maestro app (iPad only) ~ $120 value ($9.99/mo)
4. Kickstarting a lifelong love of making music ~ priceless

Keyboard Karate and Crunch! Club upcoming events

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by Betsy Breaker | Events

This Friday, January 27th, is our next Keyboard Karate event. This is a social, fun and games event! From 3:15-4:30 we will:

  • Have snacks (the kids have come to expect that we play - and learn - with our food!)
  • Enjoy social time
  • Receive any Keyboard Karate belts earned since November (please have students bring their carabiners if they have already earned some belts)
  • Experience a few technique skills
  • Play music games in large and small groups

We have a large group of 6th graders who know each other well - this is so fun to see! If you are 6th-grade parent please remind your Big Kid that we have young students at piano studio events as well; I know I can count on my Big Kids to be respectful role models in my studio and home with their words and actions.

Looking ahead we also have Crunch! Club on Friday, February 3rd.

Please RSVP for the events that fit your family calendar by either registering via the website portal or replying to this email!

Thank you!!