Suzuki Strings & Guitar Camp

Ages: 6-11

Type: Camp, Instrumental

Term: Summer

Schedule:
July 29 – Aug 2 (9am to 3pm)

Price:  $850 per week

Location: BKCM

Suzuki violin, cello, bass, and guitar students polish their technique, musicality, and tone while having fun and expanding their understanding of the world of music. Dedicated, world-class Suzuki-trained faculty work with them one-on-one and in group classes.

This camp is best suited for Suzuki students ages 6-11 playing Twinkles through Suzuki Book 4. 

As Suzuki said, “Raise your ability on a piece you can play.” The goal of the masterclasses and group classes will be just that – to deepen the technique and playing level of pieces students know. Campers will be inspired, make friends, and stay motivated through the summer during this music-filled week of expert instruction and caring, one-on-one guidance.

For students in Suzuki Book 5 and above we recommend our exciting new chamber music festival camp!

Camp Highlights

Morning Warm-Up (All Students): Start the day together with announcements, and fun and easy musical activities like open strings, scales, and arpeggios to connect and get focused for the day ahead.

Masterclass: 3-4 students share an hour of private music instruction focused on deepening their playing on a polished piece, grouped by instrument, level, and age. 

Technique & Repertoire Group Classes: Campers have fun playing together while deepening their technique and expanding their fluency.

Outdoor Time and Electives: We celebrate the whole artistic human! Campers will have fresh air every day and can choose from daily arts and crafts electives. 

Daily Performances: The afternoon will hold special performances by faculty, guests, and peers. Students will perform in a solo recital and a group recital during the week. 

Musical Mind Expansion: Campers expand their musical and artistic horizons through a variety of daily interactive workshops which include dance and movement, improvisation, writing music, music theory games, music history, and more. 

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9-9:10: Arrival
  • 9:10-9:30: Whole Camp Warm-Up 
  • 9:35-10:30: Masterclasses 
  • 10:30-10:45: Snack
  • 10:45-11:20: Technique Group Class 
  • 11:25-11:55: Lunch
  • 12-12:35: Repertoire Group Class
  • 12:40-1:10: Outdoor time/Elective
  • 1:20-2: Musical Mind Expansion
  • 2:10-2:50: Faculty/Guest/Student performances