Safari Music Camp

Summer Safari Music Camp is a week-long music exploration camp for children entering K, Grades 1 and 2.

Summer Music Camp includes Recorders

Summer Safari Music Camp 2020

What to Expect at Summer Safari Music Exploration Camp

Summer Safari 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 Grade 1 or 2 in September.  Please see more information regarding readiness below.

Sarah Okerlund leads our Summer Safari music class.  Sarah will be joined by faculty member Tammy Kaye.

If you are here to register, please scroll down and look for the Register button.

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.

Schedule & Location

  • Dates:  August 3 to 7, 2020.  Monday to Friday
  • Time each day:  9:00 to Noon.
    We’ll have a 15 minute snack break each day.  Please bring a snack and drink.  Refrigerator available.
  • Location:  10 Irving Street, the School’s primary home in Worcester.
    Drop off * and pick up is via the back parking lot of All Saints Church accessed via Pleasant Street.  2nd and 3rd floors**

* 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.

Readiness for Safari Music Camp

Children should be comfortable separating from parent for this class.  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.

Students should be at a typical developmental stage for this age range.  This Education Corner web page provides helpful development information.

Tuition & Registration

Tuition:  $260 (First Child)  /  Sibling Tuition:  $240

  • Registration begins February 15, 2020.  There is no registration fee.

Please note that we are unable to refund tuition for group classes once a registration has been processed.

As this class has limited enrollment, we recommend registering in advance.

To register, click below and you will be directed to a web-based registration form.   If planning to pay with credit card, when you click submit, you will be redirected to the online payment portal.     If you prefer to mail in check for payment, please note that your registration will be processed when payment is received.

Summer Safari Registration Page

The Role of Parent or Caregiver

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.

What You Can Expect at Week-End

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.

  • Students entering K and Grade 1 can assess interest and readiness for our school-year Music Safari:  Introduction to the Keyboard class.
  • Students entering Grades 1 and 2 can assess interest and readiness for traditional piano lessons, violin, cello, recorder or fife.

*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.