Students and Student Families! Summer is nearly here, and it’s time to consider your schedule for summer lessons in my studio. Remember that musical learning is something that can carry on all year- and will better prepare you for a successful fall in your band program. Over the summer we can look at new music that interests you, prepare auditions for college or high school wind ensemble, look at new techniques and styles, and just generally have fun making music on our instruments!
My studio schedule is posted here, as always.
Additionally, I have a few extra opportunities for summer study through West Bank School of Music:
Beginner Brass Camp
Is your child starting a brass instrument at school in the fall and want a head start? Get them ready for fall band through sessions that will introduce them to their instruments, show them how to make a good sound and read music, foster proper technique, and get them going with playing songs!
Age requirements: None
Instruments: Elementary trumpet, horn, trombone, baritone/euphonium, and tuba
Dates: Trumpets/Horns: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8/9 – 8/25, 3:15pm – 4:00pm; Low Brass: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8/9 – 8/25, 4:15pm – 5:00pm
Sessions: 6 sessions, 2x/week
Balanced Brass Performance
Learn a natural approach to playing a brass instrument through healthy, holistic methods. Session 1 – “Sound”: How air makes all the difference. Session 2 – “Music”: Brass playing is as easy as singing. Session 3 – “Focus”: Practice techniques that create solid foundations for learning.
Prerequisites: Intermediate to Advanced
Age requirements: None
Instruments: Intermediate to Advanced trumpet, horn, trombone, baritone/euphonium, and tuba
Dates: Saturdays, 7/30 – 8/13, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Sessions: 3 sessions
Get ready to rock this summer in an all-girls environment! Come with your own axe or learn the rock band instrument you’ve always wanted to play. Our band will learn to cover and rehearse songs, write our own originals, create stage presence, and talk about the music business and what it means to be a rockstar. We’ll finish the session with a real life gig!
Prerequisites: No experience necessary
Age requirements: 6th – 12th grade
Instruments: Vocals, guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards
Dates: M – F, 6/20-6/24 and 8/29 – 9/2, 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Sessions: 1 week + performance TBD