Keyboard Orchestra – Music Technology
This program will run for 1 or 2 weeks. Open to late beginner – intermediate level students ages 8 and above. Students will utilize their note reading skills as they actually play together as an orchestra. Instead of piano sounds, each student will be playing a different orchestral instrument sound using mini-keyboards, iPads and music technology programs.
Piano “Intensive” (boot camp)
We will limit each class to 4-7 students, and keep ages close in range. Beginner: 7-10 yr old. Intermediate: 10-12 yr old, and a late intermediate: 12 and above.
So you want piano chops??? Take our week-long, intensive course (2-2.5 hours a day) focused on strengthening technique. You will learn piano drills, scales, and repertoire as well as ensemble (duets and trios) experience and music theory. Without school work and activities, summer is the perfect time to build and/or hone your technical, theory, and performance skills. Work with 2-3 different teachers.
Learn the basics of improvisation and explore beginning concepts in Jazz and Blues. Open to late beginner through intermediate ages 9 and up. Students will have a chance to tap into their creativity while learning to play together in a combo setting.
Musical Theater Camp (vocal audition prep)
During this intensive workshop, students will learn about the audition process for musical theatre productions. The material covered will be relevant for school productions, community theatre productions, or professional endeavors. Students will learn proper vocal technique and diction, how to select songs that best show their voices, how to prepare material for auditions, and basic musical theatre history and terminology (i.e. ballad versus up-tempo, period versus contemporary, belt versus head voice, etc.). They will also learn how to “cut” a song, in the interest of preparing 16- or 24-bar selections for auditions. Students will be able to workshop their pieces for each other and provide and receive feedback. The camp will conclude with a casual performance of each student’s audition song and one group piece.
Students should have some experience with singing. Choir, school or community theatre, voice lessons, etc. Some music reading is highly preferable.
PW Rock Band
Rock band will be offered for our existing band members. We will be looking to start a new beginners group if we have 3-4 students interested.
All Summer Programs will run Monday – Thursday mornings from 9:30-12. Specific weeks TBD based on interest.
Please Contact us to inquire, or discuss more details.