"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!
// 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 forms the backbone of music instruction at string camp, students will practice together, studying technique and ensemble skills.
Yoga is a powerful mindbody exercise that benefits students in many ways, particularly mindful focus, body awareness and self-respect.
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.
Local Austin performers come to camp to give inspirational collaborative workshops on their art or give a performance to the students.
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.
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 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.
Props and costumes are designed and made, bringing the camp theme to life visually for the camp 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.
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!