What's a "Hybrid" Summer Music Camp?
We have always eagerly awaited summers and our music camps as a time for young musicians to come together and create, play and socialize with others. Our Learn to Play Ukulele Camps, Guitar Camps, Songwriting Camps and Band Camps have always been fun and popular ways to encourage and develop creative self expression at Ballantyne School of Music these past 9 summers! But, due to the current environment, today's camps need to be different.
We are currently living in a world where many families are choosing to continue to stay home, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In March of this year, we took over 400 students online for their private music lessons, while we stayed safely at home to slow the spread. Parents and students actually loved the virtual lesson experience, and some have chosen to continue for health reasons, flexibility when traveling, or simply for the convenience of learning from home, even though businesses are reopening.
Although we do believe that in-person lessons and camps are best and most effective, we are excited to be able to accommodate all families this summer - especially those who are traveling! Our "Hybrid" Summer Music Camps provide families with the option of attending in person, virtually via Zoom, or a combination of both!
In July, we will be offering three Hybrid Summer Music Camps: Learn to Play Ukulele, Learn to Play Guitar, and Intro to Songwriting. We will also begin our brand new weekly Virtual Guitar Club. Be sure to check out descriptions of our camps, to see which one would be the perfect fit for your budding musician!
We look forward to seeing our summer campers - both online and in person - very soon! Yay, Summer!
Virtual Guitar Club
Our monthly Guitar Club is for students who have been taking lessons for at least two months and are interested in learning new chords, strum patterns and cool techniques to improve their playing and add to their 'campfire set list.' Class will be facilitated by BSM Guitar Instructor, David Dorenfeld, and is online only.
Students must have their own guitar and tuner as well as access to Zoom on a computer or other device, to participate. Zoom ID and password will be sent, when student registers, and will be used each week to access the classroom.
Dates: Mondays 1-2pm - Online (July 6, 13, 20, 27)
Tuition: $99 per month
Learn to Play Ukulele Camp
This learn-to-play camp is geared toward the beginner student age 6 and older. Each student will receive a brand new soprano size ukulele, protective case, songbook and tuner, and learn to play several songs in three days. A zoom link and password will be provided at the time of enrollment, for those who wish to attend online. Please indicate whether you prefer in person or zoom participation, when you register for the camp.
Dates: Wednesday-Friday 11am-2pm ~ July 1-3
Tuition: $199 (non-refundable after June 25)
Learn to Play Guitar Camp
This learn-to-play guitar camp is geared toward the beginner student age 7 and older. Each student will get a songbook and tuner and will learn to play several songs in three days. Students must bring their own guitar. A zoom link and password will be provided at the time of enrollment, for those who wish to attend online. Please indicate whether you prefer in person or zoom participation, when you register for the camp.
Dates: Wednesday-Friday 11am-2pm ~ July 8-10
Tuition: $179 (non-refundable after July 1)
Intro to Songwriting Camp
This introduction to songwriting camp is geared toward the beginner student age 7 and older. Each student will receive a copy of their original song in sheet music form, following the camp! This camp will be facilitated by BSM Vocal and Piano Instructor, Kaitlyn Hayward. A zoom link and password will be provided at the time of enrollment, for those who wish to attend online. Please indicate whether you prefer in person or zoom participation, when you register for the camp.
Dates: Wednesday-Friday 11am-2pm ~ July 15-17
Tuition: $199 (non-refundable after July 8)
All camps will be conducted at (and from) our BSM South - Indian Land, SC - location (8390 Charlotte Hwy Suite 900).
Doors will open at 10:30am for our in-person students. Our studio follows all CDC guidelines for hygiene and social distancing. If a student is not healthy enough to attend in person, they may join via zoom for the day.
Registration for July Hybrid Summer Music Camps ends on June 25th. To register, please complete form on the Contact Us page of our website.