Camps

Discovering Strings Camp

JUNE 27 - JULY 1

Camp Description

Discovering Strings Camp is all about exploring the violin! Open to children ages 4 - 7 with no prior violin experience as well as those who have just started their studies.

Discover the world of music through learning the violin with our always popular Discovering Strings camp! This is a great camp for new students or students with some experiences -- students who have never played before will enjoy a fun introduction to the world of string playing, while students with some experience on their instrument (Pre-Twinkle) will attend classes designed to grow their fundamental skills.

The day is filled with exploring the foundations of their instrument, movement classes, listening games, and visual art activities. On Friday, we will showcase all that we have learned for family and friends. Come discover how incredible it is to make music!

SAMPLE DAY SCHEDULE:

8:45 - Gathering Time
9:20 - Small Group Instructional Time
10:00 - Guest Musician
10:30 - Snack
10:45 - Small Group Instructional Time
11:30 - Lunch
12:00 - Visual Art or Recess
12:30 - Music and Movement
1:00 - Student Pickup

INSTRUMENTS
Instruments for Discovering Strings Camp are generously provided by the Baroque Violin Shop. During registration, you will be asked for your child’s arm measurement. Directions for getting the correct measurement are at https://www.violinist.com/blog.

END OF CAMP MINI-CONCERT
The students will showcase what they have learned and created this week in a mini-concert on the last day of camp. The showcase will begin at 12:15 p.m. More information will be sent out the week of the camp.

SUZUKI METHOD
Our camp follows the philosophy of the Suzuki Method for teaching string instruments. Arts+ boasts the largest Suzuki program in the Charlotte area! Learn more about the history and principles of the Suzuki Method or about Suzuki@Arts+.

PREREQUISITES
Open to children with no prior violin/cello experience as well as current Pre-Twinkle Suzuki students.

FINANCIAL AID
Some financial aid is available to eligible families. Please click here for additional information on how to apply and the application deadline.

COST
$250 + $25 registration fee

CAMP DIRECTOR
Marissa Keener
mkeener@artsplus.org


EFFECTIVE MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2022:

  • Mask-wearing is optional for Arts+ students and faculty (both indoor and outdoor).
  • Though Arts+ is not requiring masks, it is important to note that if any partner site continues to require masks, Arts+ will follow these guidelines and enforce the same for our students, staff, and faculty at this location. We will be sure to communicate with you if the site of your program will continue to require mask-wearing.
  • Arts+ reserves the right to update this policy on a case-by-case basis when deemed necessary.  
  • If you are experiencing any Covid-like symptoms or have been recently exposed to anyone who has Covid-19, please stay home from your program that day.

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Discovering Strings