Summer Safari Music Camp is a week-long music exploration camp for children entering K, Grades 1 and 2.
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, Grade 1 or 2 in September. Please see more information regarding readiness below.
Sarah Okerlund will be teaching Summer Safari. Sarah will be joined by a 2nd faculty member.
* 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.
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.
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.
Please complete a Student Information Form (to be posted shortly below). When you click submit, you will be re-directed to a registration portal. In the portal, you can pay with credit card. If you prefer to mail in check for payment, please note that your registration will not be processed until payment is received.
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.
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.