Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(ad) The Best of Both Worlds
Yamaha Hybrid the Best of Both Worlds
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
76 registered (AndrewJCW, AZ_Astro, Anticlock, 25 invisible), 1154 Guests and 18 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#2111275 - 07/01/13 04:12 PM Interlochen
TakomaRose Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/25/11
Posts: 33
I'm considering sending my 8 year-old son, who is very interested in classical music and a dedicated pianist, to Interlochen next summer. Considering either the Junior two week music camp or the four week advanced Junior music camp (if he can get in). Anyone sent any students there in recent years? Would welcome any feedback or thoughts about the program. Thanks!

(ad) Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#2111282 - 07/02/13 12:26 AM Re: Interlochen [Re: TakomaRose]
John v.d.Brook Offline
7000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 7639
Loc: Olympia, Washington, USA
Well, I attended as a student, my children attended. I worked on the staff their during my college years as did my wife, who also attended. We keep in touch with many friends there and visit frequently. It's a great program for many, but there are others who seem to get nothing from it and I have met prior students who disliked it intensely.

My general observation for the Junior division is that the more outgoing the personality, and the more adventuresome, tend to do best. At 9 yrs, probably the 2 week program would be better than the 4 week program. Just FYI, as a 6th grader, I had no problems with the 8 week session.

Feel free to PM me if you want more details.
"Those who dare to teach must never cease to learn." -- Richard Henry Dann
Full-time Private Piano Teacher offering Piano Lessons in Olympia, WA. www.mypianoteacher.com
Certified by the American College of Musicians; member NGPT, MTNA, WSMTA, OMTA

#2111423 - 07/02/13 08:36 AM Re: Interlochen [Re: TakomaRose]
childofparadise2002 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/13/04
Posts: 547
Coincidentally, I also just looked at it in the past few days, with my younger child (8) in mind for next year. It's hard for me to say whether it's worthwhile at this age. The 2-week program doesn't seem to need audition so it's harder to assess the quality. They said on the website that advanced players are encouraged to apply for the 4-week program, but 4-week away from home is going to be tough for little kids.


Moderator:  Ken Knapp 
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps and more.

Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad) Yamaha Stage Pianos
Yamaha CP4 & CP40 Stage Pianos
Ad (the Piano Store)
the Piano Store - Restored Steinway Pianos
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tours
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
WPKN Interview on the use of Disklavier for Distant Voices
by fredericch
10/08/15 10:27 PM
Practicing gospel music - Jamal Hartwell's DVD.
by bgalbkatz
10/08/15 06:43 PM
Cleaning a VERY dusty Piano Lid
by NFexec
10/08/15 04:52 PM
Write musical scores on iPad (or Mac)?
by Eric NYC
10/08/15 01:10 PM
Any reasons, other than cost, NOT to go for a hybrid?
by barbaram
10/08/15 11:23 AM
What's Hot!!
Posting Pictures on the Forums
Forums Rules & Help
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
Forum Stats
80,981 Registered Members
44 Forums
167,395 Topics
2,453,205 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |

copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission