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Summer Camps 2023

Weekend Jazz Camp / Ages 11-18 / Aug 11th to 13th / 9AM-3PM / $395



This three day camp will focus on the most fun you can have with an instrument - Improvisation! Although daunting at first, we will break down how to improvise a solo into easy bite size chunks. It's never too early or too late, to make stuff up on your instrument :) Learn to release all your feelings into the music, and tell your own story. We will play songs from multiple genres including Latin, Funk, Swing, and of course Jazz and Blues. If you have never played jazz music before and have never improvised a solo - that's OK! This is the perfect friendly environment to discover skills you never knew you had, and learn a few new ones. Other topics include jazz history, music theory, practice techniques, the piano, and how to get a tight band sound. See you there! 

Students please bring your lunch or be prepared to purchase something nearby. 



Summer Strings Camp  9am - 3pm SOLD OUT

July 24th - 28th ages 9 - 13 

String Camp at Del Ray School of Music  “Arco” and “Pizzicato” may or may not be regular vocabulary in your household but after a week at Del Ray School of Music’s string camp your child’s bowing and plucking development will improve.  This opportunity is for your novice Violinist, Violist and Cellist to be exposed to the magic of becoming part of an Orchestral Ensemble.  Your child will get to spend a week with working with peers of the same abilities.  Together they will focus on learning Orchestral pieces from the Suzuki Book 1 Ensemble.  Everyday, the students will work as a team and individually on intonation exercises, basic rhythmic development by using games and other exciting activities.  In a fun and dynamic manner your child will learn  the fundamental scales of G major, D major and A Major. More advanced campers will learn harmonic and melodic minor scales as well  Individually campers will hone their expertise on their own instrument. Together the group will learn what it take to work as an ensemble and perform on the last day two pieces for family members.  Students will also have opportunities to work on more advanced part arrangements and solos in each of the performance pieces.  This camp is designed to encourage your child to love the magic of their personal instrument while playing in an Orchestra Ensemble environment .Please send your child with drinks,morning snack, lunch or money to purchase a lunch. 



Songwriting Camp 9am - 3pm SOLD OUT

June 26th - 30th ages 9 -12


Songwriting Camp at the Del Ray School of Music is an opportunity for your child to engage in their music creativity by working with actual musicians and writers to compose an original song in a group environment.  We will help encourage your child to expand their boundaries of music composition by building rhythm, instrument knowledge, theory and composition skills.  During the week they will to unleash their own inner landscape of sound. Each day the students will progress composing chords progressions, creating melodies, composing lyrics as a team with his or her instrument of choice. At the end of this session one or more songs will be composed, and performed for your listening pleasure. This camp is held from 9am until 3:00 PM Monday-Friday. Please send your child with drinks,morning snack, lunch or money to purchase a lunch. 


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