Headwaters Music and Arts plans for a week of fun and music with two camps focused on the Suzuki method for young violinists! The short day camps will be held June 19-23 and will be led by Suzuki trained Headwaters instructor Julia Anderson and assisted by instructor Chloe Knott.
The first of the two will be Suzuki Jump Start Camp, an introduction to violin for ages 4-13 focusing on beginning skills using the Suzuki method. Jump Start Camp will be held 9 am to noon daily and will include games and crafts along with violin practicing and playing. This camp uses Suzuki’s “Mother Tongue” approach to teaching music which builds on the principles of language acquisition. Those principles include an early beginning, listening, loving encouragement, parental support, constant repetition, learning with other children and then learning to read (Laurie Niles, editor violinist.com).
For violin players with a bit more experience Headwaters will offer Suzuki Step Up Camp for ages 5-16 with one year of playing experience. This weeklong camp will be held daily June 19-23, 2-5 pm. The camp is centered around words from Shinichi Suzuki: “Don’t hurry, don’t rest – without stopping, without haste – carefully taking one step forward at a time will surely get you there.” Beginning to early intermediate players will have the opportunity to take a step forward, practice their skills through playing with others, and learn to play by ear.
The cost to attend either program is $200 per participant. Violin rental is included in the program courtesy of Schmitt Music Company. Headwaters offers several scholarship and grant options for all of its youth programming in an effort to make their programming accessible for all. Registration deadline and full payment are due June 14.
Headwaters Music and Arts is an independent non-profit multidisciplinary organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for creativity through instruction and to inspire community through music and the arts. They offer a variety of programs for all ages.