Camps

[Closed] Discovering Strings Camp

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

Camp Description

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.

  • Introduction to the Violin
  • Small Group Lessons
  • Music Games and FUNdamentals
  • Parent Discussion Group

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! Go here to learn more about the history and principles of the Suzuki Method or go here to learn more about Suzuki at Arts+.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE - MAY VARY BY DAY
Small Group Lesson - 9:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m. Your choice!
Large Group Activity Time - 12:00 p.m.

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

INSTRUMENTS
Instruments for the Discovering Strings Camp are generously provided by the Baroque Violin Shop. Instructions for receiving an instrument will be sent upon registration. ($20 shipping fee.) Please measure your child's arm to the nearest 1/8 inch to determine instrument size. This video is helpful for violin sizing. 

TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS
- Laptop or tablet with the Zoom app downloaded.
- Device with a microphone and video camera that can record such as a cell phone.

LEVEL OF PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT
Parents will participate along with their camper.

AVERAGE DAILY SCREEN TIME
2 to 2 1/2 hours

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

CAMP DIRECTOR
Marissa Keener
mkeener@artsplus.org

The portal for online registration for session one of this camp closes on Friday, July 10, session two closes Friday, July 31. We would still love to have you participate. Please email Director of Music Programs Wes Smith at wsmith@artsplus.org and he can get you registered.