Summer Camps and Classes

Summer Camps and Classes

10% discount for siblings in camp together.

Click here for a summer registration form. 


Jazz Camp 2015

Jazz Camp

Open to all instrumentalists, winds, strings and percussion, Jazz Camp gives kids the opportunity to build jazz techniques and styles with a focus on improvisation and ensemble playing. Work with Carl and his innovative techniques to inspire and motivate all players! Instructor: Carl Benevides

Ages: Entering grades 6 through 10
July 16-20
9:00 –12:00 pm
Tuition: $175


Summer Classes


Tech Lab

Apple’s GarageBand

This is a great class for the middle school student. Last years GarageBand class created their own audio book, complete with sound effects and music! Come learn how it’s done! Composition is fun using Apple’s GarageBand! Create your own sound effects, background tracks for improvisation, loops, hip-hop, and more. Create new original sounds or use the endless possibilities within the program. Knowledge of Macintosh computers is helpful, but not required. Instructor: Carl Benevides

Ages: Middle school students
July 16-20
1:00–3:00 pm
Tuition: $175


MCMS Chamber Music Festival

Join us for 8 weeks of rehearsals with performances throughout and a collective performance at the end. The chamber ensembles will include a flute choir, string ensemble, clarinet choir, brass choir, jazz combo, piano ensemble and mixed ensembles including voice and guitar. Music and groups will be tailored to the level of the player. Each group will perform for each other throughout the summer with the option to play at off site events and communities such as nursing homes and churches.

Musicians need not attend all rehearsals to participate. Pianists must have one year of study prior to the festival.

Ages: Adults and students from 5th grade through Adult
Mondays 6:00pm-8:00pm
Tuition: $225 for 8 weeks
June 18th-August 6th

Strings Try It

Join us as we explore the violin, cello, guitar and mandolin. Learn about the technique used to play each instrument and find the one that’s right for you!

Instructor: Chris Cavanaugh
Ages: Elementary School -High School
Two Weeks (classes grouped by age and schedule) Tuition: $50


Beginning Maestros Suzuki Readiness

A great first step in beginning Suzuki Study. Children ages 3 through 7 come with their parent and begin early music development skills needed for success when studying an instrument. Children will learn songs, develop sense of beat, begin music reading skills, and listening skills. Parents will develop observation skills, strategies in guiding home practice, and achieve a deeper understanding of the Suzuki method while working with their child to develop musical thinking. Campers and parents will share some activities with Suzuki Track Campers. Parents are invited to attend all Suzuki activities.

Instructor: Michelle Weber
Ages: 3-7
Tuesdays 5:00pm-5:45pm
June 19-July 10
Tuition: $45


Beginning Ukulele

Learn Hawaiian, American, and pop classics while exploring the ukulele.

Instructor: Steve Latanision
Ages: 7-10, 11-14, 15-Adult
Wednesdays 5:00pm-5:45pm
June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1
Tuition: $120 Materials Fee: $20 for a Ukulele – Yours to keep!

Irish Fiddle Class

Play Jigs, reels, Aires, and Irish folk music. Melody, interpretation, and some improvisation will be explored. Open to fiddlers and guitarists. Instructor: Steve Lantanision
Ages: 10-13, 14-Adult

Wednesdays 4:00pm-4:45pm
June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1
Tuition: $120


Craft your own songs and song lyrics with piano or guitar. You’ll be guided through thoughtful listening and song analysis, use of basic chord progressions and creative lyric writing to complete and perform your own personal expressions.

Instructor: Chris Cavanaugh
Ages: High School-Adults
Tuesdays 7:00pm-8:00pm
June 19-July 24
Tuition: $175

Music Theory

All work will be done on the piano keyboard or the students’ own personal instrument. Students gain skills and understanding in areas including ear training, major scales, diatonic intervals, minor scales, chromatic intervals, and building chords to develop a solid foundation that will allow the pursuit of original composition.

Instructor: Romeo Melloni Ages: 10 and up Thursdays 6:00pm-7:00pm June 21-July 12
Tuition: $60

Improv for Strings

Learn how to improvise over basic chord progressions in Rock and Jazz styles. Study major, minor, pentatonic and blues scales and chords. Learn to use theory to direct your creativity.
Instructor: Chris Cavanaugh
Tuesdays 6:00pm-7:00pm June 19-July 24
Tuition: $120

Intro to Piano for Adults

Always wanted to learn? It’s not too late! Learn piano basics under the guidance of Terry Barton. You will work on piano and theory fundamentals, and have extra time during the class to ask questions, to practice what you’re learning, and to work on specific areas. You’ll need access to a piano or keyboard at home for practice to get the maximum benefit. Instructor: Terry Barton

Ages: Adults
Mondays 4:30pm-5:30pm
July 9, 16, and 23
Tuition: $60 Plus $20 materials fee