Summer Music Camps

Musical Playtime: (6 months to 3 years) with caregiver

Musical Playtime offers a musical experience for parents and children through singing, movement and musical exploration. The class engages children through songs, chants and games which help them to see music in their everyday world. As the class guides children to co-operate with other children, they develop the co-ordination needed to play instruments, words to simple songs, recognition of different rhythms and the ability to differentiate musical factors like pitch, volume, and time. Through improvisation, rhythm, play, acting, movement and song, this class will offer fun for you and your child!

Mondays: May 8,15,22, June 5,12 10:30am Sign up $135
Mondays: July 31, August 7, 14, 21 10:30am Sign up $108
Wednesdays: May 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14 10:30am Sign up $162
Wednesdays: August 2, 9, 16, 23 10:30am Sign up $108

 

Toddler Tones: (1 to 3 years) with caregiver

A follow-up to "Musical Playtime" this class takes advantage of its students' more mobile bodies with a higher emphasis in rhythmic exercises, dance and games. These classes are filled with musical activities: students listen to stories, climb, jump, crawl and use their imaginations in discovering the joy of music. Vocal exploration, call and response songs, movement, finger play and exposure to non-pitched instruments, make this class a wonderful musical experience.

Mondays: May 8,15,22, June 5, 12 11:30am Sign up $135
Mondays: July 31, August 7, 14, 21 11:30am Sign up $108
Tuesdays: May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13 10:30am Sign up $162
Tuesdays: August 1, 8, 15, 22 10:30am Sign up $108
Thursdays: May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15 11:00am Sign up $162
Thursdays: August 3, 10, 17, 24 11:00am Sign up $108
Saturdays: May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10 9:00am Sign up $162
Saturdays: July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12 9:00am Sign up $135

 

Music, Imagination & Me: (3 to 5 years)

This class encourages developing minds to improvise and stretch their imaginations through music. What would wind sound like at the piano? Could a painting turn into music? We create artwork and conjure pictures in our minds, then use the piano and other percussion instruments to make our thoughts come to life. In this class, children will become more aware of pitch and rhythm, recognize the sound of different instruments, become more expressive through music, and develop more sophisticated movement to music. Students may enroll in this class for up to 4 semesters depending on their individual needs. The class is cumulative and adjusted for variety of themes at the start of each semester.

Mondays: May 8,15,22, June 5,12 4:00pm Sign up $135
Mondays: July 10,17,24,31, August 7,14 4:00pm Sign up $162
Saturdays: May 6,13,20,27, June 3,10 12:00pm Sign up $162
Saturdays: July 15,22,29, August 5,12 12:00pm Sign up $135

 

Musical Voyage: (4 to 5 years)

This class is designed to promote musical independence, and to boost cognitive understanding of music. Students enjoy partner activities, musical games, and continue work with more advanced concepts such as tempo, dynamics, and timbre. Rhythm, songs, and vocal patterns are continued, while children are encouraged to begin creating their own music through simple rhythmic patterns and melodies. The goal of this class is to nurture the musical intelligence of each child by providing opportunities to explore musical concepts through a variety of sounds, instruments and recordings. Students may enroll in this class for up to 4 semesters depending on their individual needs. The class is cumulative and adjusted for variety of themes at the start of each semester.

Wednesdays: May 10,17,24,31, June 7,14 2:00pm Sign up $162
Wednesdays: August 2,9,16,23 2:00pm Sign up $108
Saturdays: May 6,13,20,27, June 3,10 10:00am Sign up $162
Saturdays: July 15,22,29, August 5,12 10:00am Sign up $135

 

Instrument Explorers Camp: (4 to 5 years)

What does it feel like to hold a violin in your hands? How do you make a sound on a guitar? Children learn about different instruments by seeing, touching, and hearing them. Each class session also includes a crafts portion in which children create real and imagined instruments. This class covers wind, percussion and string instruments. Additionally, these instruments are used to introduce melody and music notation. “Instrument Explorers” is a first introduction to musical instruments, in which they can discover their favorite for when they are ready to move to private instruction. Students may enroll in this class for up to 4 semesters depending on their individual needs. The class is cumulative and adjusted for variety of themes at the start of each semester.

Wednesdays: May 10,17,24,31, June 7,14 5:30pm Sign up $162
Wednesdays: July 12,19,26, August 2,9,16 5:30pm Sign up $162
Saturdays: May 6,13,20,27, June 3,10 11:00am Sign up $162
Saturdays: July 15,22,29, August 5,12 11:00am Sign up $135
Saturdays: May 6,13,20,27, June 3,10 1:00pm Sign up $162
Saturdays: July 15,22,29, August 5,12 1:00pm Sign up $135

 

Keyboard Kaleidoscope Camp: (4 to 6 years)

This is a first exploration of keyboard instruments where children are introduced to the building blocks of music: rhythm, pitch , note reading, and technique through playing games. By the end of the semester, children will be able to perform simple melodies on the piano.  It is recommended students have access to a piano or keyboard outside of class to maximize their experience. This course is a one-semester course leading to private studio instruction. Class size is limited to six students.

Tuesdays: May 9,16,23,30, June 6,13 5:30pm Sign up $162
Tuesdays: July 11,18,25, August 1,8,15 5:30pm Sign up $162
Wednesdays: May 10,17,24,31, June 7,14 4:30pm Sign up $162
Wednesdays: July 12,19,26, August 2,9,16 4:30pm Sign up $162
Thursdays: May 11,18,25, June 1,8,15 5:00pm Sign up $162
Thursdays: July 13,20,27, August 3,10,17 5:00pm Sign up $162

 

Glee Cubs Camp: (4 to 7 years)

Designed for children who love to sing! This class introduces fun vocal warm ups, vocal exercises, proper breathing, posture and simple repertoire. Students are also introduced to musical notation as well as basic music terminology, terms, techniques and ear training. Musical selections include folk songs, children's rhymes and simple choral literature suited to young voices.

Thursdays: May 11,18,25, June 1,8,15 6:00pm Sign up $162
Thursdays: July 13,20,27, August 3,10,17 6:00pm Sign up $162

 

Enchanted Musical Theatre (Ages: 7 to 12 years)

Here's an exciting opportunity for aspiring musical theater artists. We will create an original musical and explore the camaraderie of the ensemble spirit and other music theater skills while developing individual creative talent. Exposure to acting, performance skills, music coaching as well as costumes, makeup and sets will all lead into a final performance. Please bring a snack and bag lunch each day.

July 17-July 28 9:30am-3:00pm Register $510

 

Fiddle Club

ISM's Fiddle Club is open to violinists of all ages, including school-age, college-age and adult players. Also welcome are guitarists, cellists and string bassists (at least two year's playing experience required for all instruments). Members learn and perform traditional folk fiddle music from multiple cultures. Tunes are learned from sheet music, with some improvisation and memorization expected over time.

Fridays: TBD 6:30pm-7:15pm Register $162

 

ISM Woodwind Camp

A week long summer woodwind camp for developing musicians who play flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe and bassoon. We will explore performing in large ensembles and chamber groups, as well as working on instrument specific fundamentals. The week will culminate with a concert to showcase their work. This is a great opportunity to meet other aspiring musicians while having fun making music this summer!

Wednesdays: TBD 8:00pm-8:45pm Register $180

 

Counselor-in-Training Program (Ages: 13 to 18 years)

Especially designed for teenagers who love to work with young children and want to spend their summer gaining valuable work experience. This program helps teenagers develop leadership and counseling skills while working closely with ISM faculty and staff. Through observation and practice, CITs learn the skills and gain the experience required to work with groups of young children. CITs participate in activities such as: organizing special activities, planning events, learning about teaching styles, and problem-solving skill development. Extra work consists of assisting school administrators with daily camp routines. CITs will observe teachers and counselors in a classroom setting in addition to observing team-building activities, discipline, and curriculum-building. Cost: Free with required application, limited openings.

July 17-July 28 Mon-Fri 9:00am-3:30pm

To Register Call: 301-365-5888 or request the application by emailing us at north@ismw.org

WHY ISM?

  • ISM teachers are musicians who are trained in early childhood educational methods. Our teachers are specially recruited because they are passionate about child development and sensitive to each child's individual personality, talents, and needs.
  • Children develop at different rates, particularly when they are very young. Therefore, we structure our camps to specific age groups by using developmentally appropriate curricula.
  • Our camps build skills.
  • Our camps help children develop listening skills, coordination, creativity, problem solving, and more.
  • Children strengthen their motor skills, social skills, cognitive skills, and concentration using musical activities in ISM camps.
  • Engaging, creative & fun camps.

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