Ukulele Camp (ages 7 and older)
Students will receive their own ukulele to keep, with paid tuition! This is one of our most popular camps every year! We learn the basics of tuning and several new chords, then dive right into playing some of our favorite songs! There is no better way to learn a new instrument than in this supportive group setting. Get ready to rock!
Guitar Camp (ages 7 and older)
Students will bring their own guitars to this camp (acoustic or electric) and learn how to tune, play 6-8 basic chords and work on simple strumming patterns. Then, we will select a few songs to put our new skills to the test. Our campers absolutely love these camps, because they can learn to play in a less intimidating environment and even work together as an ensemble. We can't wait to see our young rockstars this summer!
Songwriting/Recording Camp (ages 9 and older)
Does your child enjoy writing poems or singing their own unique lyrics to popular songs? Or, do they like to create their own melodies on their instruments at home? Then, this will definitely be their jam! Campers will learn about lyric writing, melody, harmony, creative imagery, and more in this fun week-long camp.
Our final camp day will be spent at a real studio recording their original songs! It's one of those memory-making camps that they will enjoy doing every summer!
Students do not need to be able to play an instrument to participate in this camp. However, it is a great opportunity for some of our existing Jam Session musicians to write some original music, which may be performed by their band at an upcoming show!
Tuition: $360 (includes digital copy of original song)
Music Production Camp (ages 13 and older)
In our intensive 5-day Music Production camp, participants will learn: basic terms and principles, the 5 parts of building a song, and how to mix and create their own professionally-edited recording! This is a fantastic camp for every student who has been overwhelmed by trying to figure out how to use DAW software on their own, to do in-home recording. (Also great for older students who are considering Music Production as a field of study in college.)
Students will need their own laptop for the camp, notebook and pen/pencil, and instrument (option).
R&B Boot Camp (ages 9 and older)
Students will learn about the history of Rhythm and Blues music while strengthening their improv and performance skills and finding their overall "soul". Small jam session-style bands will be formed, and a small performance will be offered for families at the end of the camp week!
We're gonna ROCK your summer break!!
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 Ukulele, Guitar, and Songwriting/Recording Camps have always been fun and popular ways to encourage and develop creative self expression at Ballantyne School of Music!
All of our summer camps are half-day schedules, beginning at 9:30am and ending at 1:30pm. Our Songwriting/Recording week-long camp takes place Monday-Friday, and our Ukulele and Guitar Camps are held Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday. We are currently facilitating all summer camps at our BSM South - Indian Land studio - at 8390 Charlotte Highway.
Click here, if you are interested in enrolling in, or obtaining additional information for, our summer music camps!
~ A $50 deposit is required at the time of enrollment. This deposit is non-refundable unless the camp is cancelled by Ballantyne School of Music. The balance of summer camp tuition will be charged to the card on file two weeks prior to the first day of camp and is non-refundable, once camp has started.
June 20th/21st and July 18th/19th
Music Production Camp:
June 27th-July1st and August 1st-5th
R&B Boot Camp: