ISM Summer Music Camps
The International School of Music Summer Music Camps offer a wonderfully creative and fun atmosphere for children to explore and enjoy.
It is a great place to meet new friends, perform new music, and provide new inspiration to encourage continued study.
The wonderful memories and friendships forged at a summer music camp can last a lifetime, and provide a springboard for further development as individuals and musicians.
A summer music camp will help stave off the backward slide performance skills can take during the summer. They are a great way to bridge the gap in learning (and retaining) skills and concepts over the long summer months.
The summer music camp can strengthen existing friendships, and open the doors for new ones.
The summer break is a great time for fun-filled adventures.
Children work hard to learn the foundations creating music, and discovering passion within themselves. It does all this through self-expression, something other summer camps don’t always focus on.
Enchanted Musical Theatre (Ages: 7 to 12 years)
July 16–27 from 9:30am-3:00pm
This is an exciting opportunity for aspiring musical theater artists. We will create an original musical and work on acting, performance skills, music coaching as well as creating costumes, sets and make up. All of this will lead up to a final performance. Students enjoy the camaraderie of the ensemble spirit, while also developing their individual creative talent. For more information email – email@example.com or Register Online
Keyboard Kaleidoscope Camp: (4 to 6 years)
Tuesdays @ 5:30pm OR Wednesdays @ 4:30pm OR Thursdays @ 5:00pm
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. Register Online
Glee Cubs Camp: (4 to 7 years)
Thursdays @ 6pm
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. Call 301-365-5888 for a Free Trial or Register Online
Instrument Explorers Camp: (4 to 5 years)
Wednesdays @ 5:30pm OR Saturdays @ 11am
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. Call 301-365-5888 for a Free Trial or Register Online
Summer is a perfect time to start music lessons. Private lessons are available in increments of 30, 45 or 60 minutes in classical, jazz, popular, rock and other styles. Instruction is available in all instruments and voice by some of the best faculty in Bethesda. Call 301-365-5888 to schedule an introductory lesson today! Or Register Now Online
Musical Voyage (3 to 5 years)
Weds @ 2pm OR Sat 10am
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. Call 301-365-5888 for a Free Trial or Register Online
Musical Playtime (1 to 3 years with caregiver)
Mon @ 10:30am OR Wed @ 10:30am
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! Call 301-365-5888 for a Free Trial or Register Online
Toddler Tones (2 to 4 years, with caregiver)
Mon @ 11:30am OR Tue @ 10:30am OR Thu @ 11am OR Sat @ 9am
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. Call 301-365-5888 for a Free Trial or Register Online
Music, Imagination & Me (3 to 5 years)
Mon @ 4pm OR Sat @ 12pm
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. Call 301-365-5888 for a Free Trial or Register Online