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#2268223 - 04/28/14 01:40 PM Summer Day Camp
Mrs. Akers Offline
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I'm looking for ideas for a summer "day camp." Our studio includes both piano and violin students. We are thinking of doing a two- to three-hour group event as a diversion from regular private lessons. I would welcome any suggestions for resources and/or types of activities. I'm thinking we will divide into groups of no more than eight per group. Students will range from beginner to about level 3.

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#2268379 - 04/28/14 08:37 PM Re: Summer Day Camp [Re: Mrs. Akers]
John v.d.Brook Offline
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You might take a look through Bonnie Blanchard's activities books for ideas. I had a number of games which the kids played while others were working on duets, workbooks, etc.
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#2268407 - 04/28/14 09:47 PM Re: Summer Day Camp [Re: John v.d.Brook]
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What is the age range?
Irritating students can be tedious.

#2268608 - 04/29/14 10:47 AM Re: Summer Day Camp [Re: malkin]
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Here are a few I've seen at music teacher conventions:

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#2268863 - 04/29/14 09:20 PM Re: Summer Day Camp [Re: malkin]
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The age range will be from about six or seven to ten, possibly as old as twelve. We've had a lot of interest, so will likely have more than one group.

Thank you.


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