"EDUCATION IS NOT THE FILLING OF A PAIL, BUT THE LIGHTING OF A FIRE"
- W.D. Yeats
String Camp 2022
AWESOME FUN FOR STRING PLAYERS!
Bass, cello, viola, and violin summer camps
A unique opportunity for young string players in Austin TX
Each summer camp is uniquely themed
Strongly creative, fun and inspiring
Good balance of work and play
An enthusiastic and skilled faculty
Suzuki rooted pedagogy
Joy, skill and creative self-expression in music
Group class forms the backbone of music instruction at string camp, students will practice together, studying technique and ensemble skills.
Props and costumes are designed and made, bringing the camp theme to life visually for the camp performance!
Yoga is a powerful mind-body exercise that benefits students in many ways, particularly: finding calm, body awareness, and self-respect.
Camps special quality is the creativity rooted style of study, ending in a camp performance for the parents that showcases the hard work and artistic achievements of the students.
IMPROVISATION & COMPOSITION
We play improvisation games that get the creative juices flowing. These lead to the composition of theme related individual and group pieces.
How to enroll
Contact us today, we will email you the enrollment form!
Playing level requirments
By the camp start date, each child must be able to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and variations from Suzuki Volume one or the equivalent piece if not a Suzuki student. Suzuki Volume one to Suzuki Volume four is the recommended level of playing for String Camp.
What makes us unique?
We believe that our summer camp offers a unique experience.
Theme driven curriculum
Good balance between different types of work and play.
We believe in placing our learning in a large context and that growth and study are easier when all our needs are taken care of.
Strongly creative and improvisational foundation.
Students gain an increased sense of self-motivation and greater access to improvising and composing their own pieces.
We learn valuable communication skills through the musical conversation of playing together.
What is a day at camp like?
A typical day after arriving will include a brief camp welcome, three group classes, yoga, two short breaks, an hour for lunch (with a playscape!). Each day is ended with a round of student performances!
HEAR WHAT THE PEOPLE SAY
// Testimonials from happy folk
"My 7-year-old participated in String Camp in Summer 2014. She was just a few months into violin and I was amazed at how far she advanced during the camp in skills and interest in the violin. She was truly inspired by the other students and the variety of activities offered by Mrs. Laura, her associate teacher, and a guest master teacher. Mrs. Laura provides just enough structure to focus talented kids while not hindering their creativity."
>> Karen L
"String Camp with Songbird Rising got my 5 year old feeling very comfortable with her once intimidating violin in just two weeks. Every day she came home with great enthusiasm, wanting to play all that she'd learned that day. The activities are fun, while still acting as tools to improve the kids' violin skills. By the end, our daughter was noticeably more confident in her ability to play."
>> Amy D
"My daughter attended both Austin summer camp sessions. Before the camps, she was so nervous to play in front of people that she wouldn’t perform at her recitals. She gained so much confidence in her time at summer camp that she now plays for friends and plays at every recital. She also grew tremendously in her playing abilities. I really enjoyed seeing her grow during that time and we’re looking forward to her attending both camps again this summer!"