2018 Summer Camps by Genre

Desert Ridge Studio
$50 deposit required to hold place in camp.
Dates and times to be determined.

Summer Immersion:

The cornerstone of summer lessons at Kirk’s Studio. An amazing approach to accelerating your progress. An hour a day for a week with your private instructor. It’s like your own private, summer music camp. Most students will make two months’ progress per session. We encourage every student to do at least one session of Immersion.

Dates & Times TBD

Tuition – $295

Select Weeks Available. Early bird discounts available before May 13

Songwriting Camp:

Always wanted to find a killer melody for those lyrics of yours? This camp will give you the tools to develop basic melody and harmony writing. Learn how to set words to melody, and melody to words. Bring in pre-existing lyrics, poetry, or take part in a poetry brainstorming workshop to develop a song that expresses who you are. Camps includes: Basic theory work, activities and exercises at the piano, ear training skills, analyzing today’s most popular hits, pop song structure. The culmination performance will highlight students’ original works. All instruments invited!

June 4-8 (12-2pm) Instructor: Kenny Holland

Tuition – $120

Magical Music Camp:

Come explore the world of music through science and art! Students will get to see sound waves, perform a light show, create a painting and many more exciting activities. You will explore music concepts through participation in games, songs, stories, and fun activities including creating and painting. Join us for this fun and exciting camp.

Dates & Times TBD

Tuition – $120

Musical Theater Camp:

This camp is your guide to the world of musical theatre with a fun combination of acting, music, choreography, and improv exercises designed to keep you on your toes and your imagination sharp. Your favorite show tunes will be brought to life in an end of the week showcase. Learn how to use your voice on stage and perform excerpts from different musical theater shows!

June 11-15 (12-2pm) Instructor: Erin Hreha

Tuition – $120

Piano Academy I:

For beginning piano students. We’ll have lots of fun while learning to read notes and rhythms, play more musically and how to practice correctly. We’ll even do some ear training, theory, improvisation and learn some really cool approaches to playing the piano. Be able to play a popular song by the end of the week!

June 11-15 (10am-12pm) Instructor: Jimmy Lee Boggs June 25-29 (12-2pm) Nancie Tobieson: Instructor July 16-20 (10am-12pm) Instructor: Jimmy Lee Boggs

Tuition – $150

Piano Academy II:

For intermediate and advanced piano students. For two hours a day, we’ll help you make more progress than you ever thought possible. Focus on technique, theory, improvisation, chords, composition, jazz voicings, soloing and how to practice correctly! If you’ve been dying to learn how to play something in addition to classical music, this is the camp you’ve been waiting for!

June 11-15 (12-2pm) Instructor: Nancie Tobieson

Tuition – $150

guitar making lesson

Guitar Camp:

Just getting started on guitar? Join us for this fun, lively camp to get you up and running and provide you with a needed summer boost. This is a great class to introduce students to the basics of guitar and the possibilities associated with playing the instrument. We will explore a variety of musical and guitar concepts such as picking, strumming, chords, chord progressions to blues and popular songs, notes in first position, simple melodies, improvising, and scales. Students will also get a chance to play as a group and with recordings.

June 11-15 (12-2pm) July 16-20 (12-2pm) Instructor: Brett James Phillips

Tuition – $120

Guitar and Then Some Camp:

Learn guitar maintenance, common repair, prevention, intro to guitar building, history and preparation to becoming a luthier, improvisation, modes, secret to string bending technique and application to improvising.

June 18-22 (12-2pm) July 23-27 (12-2pm) Instructor: Brett James Phillips

Tuition – $150

Ukulele Camp:

Just getting started on ukulele? Join us for this fun, lively, 2-hour class to get you up and running and provide you with a needed summer boost. We’ll make sure that what you’re learning will help you with whatever style of music you’d like to play.

June 25-29 (12-2pm) Instructor: Brett James Phillips

Tuition – $120

***Please note that there is a $50 non-refundable deposit required to hold your place in the camp. Camps are subject to change or be canceled if there are not enough kids in the camp. If a camp is canceled by the studio, you will receive a full refund of your deposit.”