Instrument & Music Training for Beginners
August 7 - 11, 10am-12pm
For Ages 5-8
Led by Heather Sommerlad
Camp Presto is the perfect week long adventure for children who are interested in music, but not sure whether to commit to learning an instrument.
While learning the basics of playing the violin, campers will work together to complete a musical story book. Each child will tell a story through a simple violin composition, incorporating the very basics of note reading and rhythm, while simultaneously learning alternatives to musical notation.
Students will learn to perform their musical ideas, culminating in a final class CD that they can take home to share with their family & friends!
In the process, students will learn about other composers and the stories they have told through music. Each child will be free to design their composition with poetry and art, learning to appreciate the music they hear as the composers and performers they have become!
Location: Brattleboro Music Center, 38 Walnut Street, Brattleboro, VT
In addition to teaching private lessons at the BMC, Heather Sommerlad also directs our Youth String Ensemble, our Tigers Ensemble and our after school strings program.