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SONGBIRD RISING

Songbird Rising Suzuki School, Hyde Park, Austin TX.

Growth. Joy. Community.

Suzuki Summer Camp & Violin Lessons Austin | Songbird Rising

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"EDUCATION IS NOT THE FILLING OF A PAIL, BUT THE LIGHTING OF A FIRE"

- W.D. Yeats

String Camp 2019

AWESOME FUN FOR STRING PLAYERS!

CAMP ACTIVITIES

// 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

GROUP CLASS

 

Group class forms the backbone of music instruction at string camp, students will practice together, studying technique and ensemble skills.

YOGA

 

Yoga is a powerful mindbody exercise that benefits students in many ways, particularly mindful focus, body awareness and self-respect. 

SINGING

 

Singing plays a very supportive role in string study, helping our students with intonation and pitch recognition as well as moving through personal boundaries in self-expression.

GUEST WORKSHOPS

 

Local Austin performers come to camp to give inspirational collaborative workshops on their art or give a performance to the students.

TEACHER'S CORNER

 

Students have the opportunity to teach each other mastered skills and self-created pieces. An amazing opportunity for understanding the relatedness to the teachers role in their study and in acquiring valuable communication skills.

MASTERCLASS

 

A special class where students will work one on one with an accomplished teacher who listens to them play in front of a small group and give instruction on one aspect of their playing.

IMPROVISATION & COMPOSITION

 

We play improvisation games that get the creative juices flowing. These lead to the composition of theme related individual and group pieces.

SWIMMING

 

Swimming has been a staple activity since string camp began, it is a very welcome break from the high focus of playing and allows the kids to let off some steam at the end of the week.

ART

 

Props and costumes are designed and made, bringing the camp theme to life visually for the camp performance!

PERFORMANCE

 

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.

// For Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass

// Age's 6-11

VENUE

TUMC

4001 Speedway

Hyde Park, 78751

DATES

M-F, 9am-4pm

Camp 1 >  15th June - 26th June

Camp 2 >  6th July - 17th July

CAMP FEES

Total > $650 per 2 wk camp

Deposit > $325 (50% of total fee)

Designed to present a unique opportunity for young string players in Austin TX, Songbird Rising String Camp utilizes a diverse approach and theme driven curriculum along with Suzuki rooted teaching to support and evolve a foundation of joy, skill and creative self expression in music - acknowledging the needs of the whole musician. A simply awesome Suzuki summer camp for Austin!

// A typical day after arriving will include a brief camp welcome, three group classes, two short breaks, an hour for lunch (with a playscape!) and any two of a master class/ singing/ yoga/ guest workshop or art. Each day is ended with a round of student performances!

CAMP FAQ

H O W   T O   E N R O L L

Head straight to the contact form at the bottom of this page and send us an email with your inquiry, we will email you with the enrollment forms. 

P L A Y I N G   L E V E L   R E Q U I R M E N T S

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.

W H A T   M A K E S   U S   U N I Q U E ?

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. 

N U M B E R   O F   S P A C E S   P E R   C A M P

There are 24 spaces available.

S W I M M I N G

A minimum of four adults will accompany the students at all times. We will walk a short distance through a quiet neighborhood to Shipe Pool. Shipe Pool is a local municipal pool with lifeguards on duty.

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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!"

>> MELISSA W

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