MusiCamp had another wonderful summer of creative musical growth and fun!
It always goes by so quickly that sometimes I don’t get to properly express my gratitude for having the chance to work with such talented and sweet kids – here at our studio and at the festivals and on-site workshops we offered, like those at Union Station. And before Fall comes rolling in and the school year takes over our parental lives, I want to thank you all – campers, parents, volunteers, guest artists and wonderful inspiring music makers – and wish you a wonderful year ahead.
Keep and eye out for more MusiCamp events – our adult singing workshops will start in October – and we look forward to a new line up of all-day summer camps for 2017!
Making Diddley Bos and Bucket Basses
Painting diddley bo necks
Making diddley bos
Guest Artist Bluesman Robert Davis
Pizza Making – it’s an art too!
Song writing exercises
Performing with diddley bo
The Makharashvili Family at Union Station
West African Drumming at Union Station
Roots Music: “Kahoots and the Gang”
Composition & Song Performance
Set List for end of week performance
Campers with fabulous volunteer
OUR ORIGINAL MAY 1st EARLY BIRD EXTENSION
HAS COME & GONE BUT WE’RE A LITTLE LAX…
which means you can still get a 15% – $40-$50 – discount!
Use “early bird” as the promo code when registering
Sign up for multiple weeks and GET $105-$125 OFF!
Additional siblings & referrals gets you even more discounts.
And don’t forget that the fee listed is the price you pay.
There are no other additional fees or taxes charged!
IN CASE YOU DON’T KNOW, MusiCamp is an excellent summer day camp experience for kids (8-14 years) that explores music making in a positive environment, filled with activities that build your child’s musical skills and challenges their creativity in intuitive and fun ways.
The activities are designed to supplement traditional formal musical training but also be accessible to the less experienced… read more
West African Drum Camp
Diddley Bow practice
THIS YEAR’S WEEKLY THEMES
All the greats – from the Rolling Stones and Daft Punk to Beyonce and Katy Perry – know the blues. So should you!
Composition & Song
Appeals to aspiring song writers and singers, with practical and fun hands on experience at composing and arranging!
Call on fiddlers, guitarists, ukulele and banjo players and others who just love to sing and harmonize. Special guest this week is acclaimed roots musician Hannah Naiman. (Rental of instruments can be arranged.)
West African Drumming
It’s all about polyrhythms and the GROOVE. No need for a drum, guest mast drummer, Anna Melnikoff is bringing her chorus of dunks and djembes.
More about our camps themes and registration can be accessed here.
visit our Flickr Gallery – click on the images below
Special guest artist for this week includes acclaimed singer / song-writer / banjo player / fiddler Hannah Shira Naiman!
Workshopping their instruments for the first time.
End of week performance
Drawing from old time and Appalachian musics, bluegrass, shaped note singing, and other folk musics from North America as well as the English and Celtic traditions, Roots Music Week is all about group singing and playing folk songs. While there is always room for those who just want to sing, this week we welcome campers to bring their fiddle, guitar, ukulele, or banjo – or we can arrange the rental for those following a new found interest on one of these instruments. Guest artist co-leading the week is acclaimed singer/banjo/fiddler/song writer Hannah Shira Naiman, who happens to also be a professionally trained dancer, so there’s a chance we’ll also be doing a little jigging, clogging or square dancing! As we do in every week, we’ll also be making an instrument and visiting Dufferin Grove park for pizza days and other outdoor activity. The week will end with a coffee house style performance that parents and friends are invited to attend.
No previous training required. But those with skills on or ambition to play violin/fiddle, guitar, ukelel, or banjo will want to consider this week!
Check out our MusiCamp Flickr Gallery for more pics of MusiCamp