We are already planning another wonderful week in Orkney Springs, and hope you will join us! Many parents tell me that the 5 days at Suzuki camp is what motivates and keeps their son/daughter practicing for the rest of the year. The more focused schedule of camp allows for great progress in one week, and students and parents have fun working with our highly skilled and dynamic teachers. Having the opportunity to work with a different teacher in a masterclass setting gives students a new perspective- and sometimes just a different way of approaching something can make a big difference.
I am very excited this year to offer Dalcroze Eurythmics classes to our younger students who are not yet in a large ensemble. Eurythmics uses meaningful rhythmic movement, ear training, and improvisation to awaken our innate musicality, understand musical concepts, and develop musicianship skills. It can be very beneficial to musicians of all ages, including adults. We are also offering an adult elective class to any adults who would like to have this wonderful experience.
Blue Ridge Chamber Music Institute draws some of the finest string and piano players from the region to a more focused experience of studying chamber music. Our chamber music instructors are not only professional chamber musicians themselves, they are truly gifted in teaching and inspiring young musicians.
Our Traditional Music & Dance night is always tremendous fun, with our fiddle, Celtic cello, and guitar students featured in a night of performances and contra dancing, led by our dynamic instructor Amy Cann.
Whether you are already part of our camp community, or hearing about us for the first time, we hope you will join us in Orkney Springs for the week of June 17-22.
I am happy to answer any questions you may have about camp, and look forward to seeing you this summer!