Summer Safari Music Camp supports readiness for more formal, school-year music participation and ignites enthusiasm for ongoing learning. We’ll be singing, playing games and more.
Summer Safari Music Camp supports readiness for more formal, school-year music participation and ignites enthusiasm for ongoing learning.
Through singing, instrument exploration*, expressive movement and games, we’ll be building sensory awareness, strengthening motor and language skills, and encouraging creativity.
Children must be entering K and be age 5 by no later than September 15, 2020; or be entering Grade 1 or 2 in September. Please see more information regarding readiness below.
Safari Music Camp is made possible in part with support from the Price Chopper Golub Foundation, working to improve quality of life for communities in the Price Chopper service area.
Summer Safari will go remote if needed, according to local and state government guidelines.
First, we recognize that 3 hours by screen would be way more than any of us would want to commit to! With each hour split into roughly 20 minute activity blocks, we intend to keep children moving both physically and mentally.
This is a difficult time for families. Research over many decades shows that music engagement, in addition to being a great tool for learning, also supports overall health and well-being. By making music part of your child’s skill set, whether through in person or online learning, you set the stage for long-term engagement with and through music. We hope you will make music learning part of your summer schedule.
While we will always prefer the opportunity to teach and learn in person, remote learning is still effective – just different. Here’s what to expect if we’re online.
Our daily morning schedule will be broken up into segments to allow time on-screen with teachers and new friends, balanced with breaks to allow free, creative learning time at home. We’ll include some show & tell time every day so all of our students can gradually get to know each other. We’ll provide a few “ice-breaker” activities early in the week so students can get to know each other.
Each day will include roughly 4 to 5 segments, including:
At home you will need:
Parents do not need to be present for the entire class time, but we will assume you can be on hand to assist during craft time and available if a student needs a short break.
If we are not in person, teachers hope (assuming state/local guidelines allow) to team teach from the School’s home location at Irving Street, Worcester.
* Comfortable waiting area is available in the 2nd floor offices if desired. Wireless internet available.
** If your child has a disability which precludes use of stairs, please let us know in advance so we may review whether alternate space arrangements might be possible.
If this class is in-person, child/ren should be comfortable separating from parent.
Students should be at a typical developmental stage for this age range. If your child has any learning delays, please let us know in advance of registering. We can then advise if this class is right for you.
While we do not require any specific pre-requisites, prior enrollment in early childhood Music Together classes for between three and five years provides a solid foundation for music success during the school years.
Check out the Education Corner web page which provides helpful development information.
Tuition: $260 (First Child) / Sibling Tuition: $240. $10 non-refundable deposit requested to hold your space.
Interested? Submit registration form and $10 non-refundable tuition deposit to reserve your space. The balance of outstanding tuition will be charged to your card on July 16, 2020. Your deposit will allow us to reserve a space, as well as plan ahead.
Not sure? If you decide not to participate after submitting for space to be held, please let us know prior to Monday, July 13th. We will remove you from automatic final payment.
After July 15th, we are otherwise unable to refund tuition for group classes.
What If I want In-Person only or Online only? We will assume that anyone registering for this class can attend in-person or online, as the situation requires. If you are only interested in one of those options, we suggest checking in with us after July 15th. We can let you know final plans and whether we have any open space.
To register, click below and you will be directed to a web-based registration form (step 1); when you click ‘submit’ you will be redirected to the payment portal to complete registration (step 2) with deposit or tuition in full.Summer Safari Registration Page
In-Person Summer Safari Music Camp is a drop off program. Parents are welcome to stay for the first five minutes to assist with child transitioning. We encourage you to ask open ended questions during the week. This will allow your child to verbalize – or sing — what they are learning.
Online Summer Safari will bring music exploration and learning into your home. You do not need to be on hand for the full duration of the class, but we will offer several breaks as part of each morning’s activities, as well as a craft time. For these breaks and craft time, we suggest you be on hand to guide your child’s “free time”.
At the end of our week together, students will have a small repertoire of music games they can play with friends. Children will recognize a variety of instrument sounds and names. Each child will also be able to create changes in beat and pitch (e.g., fast /slow, heavy /weak, high /low) when singing, moving or through basic instrument* play.
*Instrument exploration will focus on how to use a recorder: finger placement, use of tongue and air, and audiation. Audiation is a developmental music skill of hearing sounds in one’s mind and then reproducing those sounds vocally or with an instrument. We’ll also introduce keyboards to illustrate the basics of high /low and to teach pattern recognition visually and aurally.