2018 Summer Camps by Genre

Scottsdale Studio
$50 deposit required to hold place in camp

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.

Select Weeks Available. Early bird discounts available before May 13.

Tuition – $295

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 4-8 (10am-12pm), June 18-22 (12pm-2pm), July 9-13 (10am-12pm), July 23-27 (12pm-2pm)

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 (12pm-2pm), July 16-20(12pm-2pm)

Tuition – $175

Guitar Camp I:

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 (10am-12pm), June 18-22 (12pm-2pm), July 23-27 (10am-12pm)

Tuition – $120

Guitar Camp II:

Ready to take your shredding to the next level? This camp is designed for students who have at least a year or more of private lessons. Find out the secrets of some of your guitar idols and take your playing up a notch or two. More advanced work with picking, barre chords, fretboard work, finger tapping and a variety of styles. All participants will perform together and individually at the end of the camp.
July 31-August 4 (10am-12pm)

Tuition – $175

Rock University:

For all ages, some experience very helpful. Monday: Songwriting clinic, divide into groups, pick a band name, a cover song and start writing an original song. Tuesday: Individual instrumental clinics. Wednesday: Workshop for all campers and parents, “So You Have a Band…Now What?” Thursday: Record it! Friday: Finale Concert for friends and family.

June 18-22 (10am-12pm) July 23-27 (12pm-2pm)

Tuition – $345, bring a friend discount $25 off

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 (12pm-2pm), June 11-15(12pm-2pm), July 30 – August 3 (12pm-2pm)

Tuition – $120

Children’s Musical:

Celebrate Summer fun with a fun original musical for 5-8 year olds! Children will do crafts, learn about acting, singing, and do simple dance moves! Performances will be held on the final day of camp for “Gone Fishin”.
June 25-29 (Group A- 9am-12pm) (Group B- 1pm-4pm)

Tuition – $175

Broadway Beat:

Do you hear the beat? It’s the sound of people entering the theater on the most famous street in the world. It’s the sound of dancing feet and orchestras tuning up. It’s the sound dreams are made of. It’s the sound of BROADWAY! Celebrate musical theatre with hits from Hairspray, The Music Man, The King and I, Wicked, Rent, and Grease, and a medley of favorites from George M. Cohan! Students will learn basics in acting, singing as they prepare to share all they learned about Broadway in their half hour performance on the last day of camp! Ages 9 and up.

July 9-13 (10am-3pm) All Day Camp

Tuition – $300

Actor’s Workshop:

If you’ve caught the acting bug then this is the camp for you! Come unleash your inner star while at the same time learning some important acting techniques. Some of the tools you’ll be learning are: Character development, scene analysis, reacting vs. acting and The Acting Pyramid. This is an exciting opportunity to develop yourself into the theatrical genius that you always knew you were!

June 4-8(12pm-2pm), July 23-27 (10am-12pm)

Tuition – $150

Violin & Viola Festival:

Perfect for the beginner that wants to try out violin or viola! This festival will include technique right from the beginning and by the end of the week students will be able to hold the violin correctly, pizzicato and play with the bow, reading open strings and playing pieces.

June 4-8 (10am-12pm)

Tuition – $120

String Quartet/Chamber Music Camp:

Chamber music is the most beneficial collaborative experience for all players. At all levels, students learn leadership skills that translate into their everyday relationships. Here, children will be grouped into a traditional string quartet (2 violins, viola, cello), or a mixed chamber group (possibilities include piano, violin cello; piano cello clarinet; violin duo; violin cello duo; woodwind chamber groups) and discover the tools needed for a final polished performance, without conductor! Students will strengthen general technique on their instrument, including tone production, rhythm skills, score reading, sight-reading, decision-making, structure and form analysis of pieces, and storytelling. The culmination performance will feature all chamber groups performing an assigned piece (based on level of group).

June 18-22 (12pm-2pm)

Tuition – $150

Sight-reading Genius:

Scared of learning new pieces? Not sure how to tackle pages of new notes? Meghan will bring her skills as a soloist, chamber and orchestral player to teach students to understand patterns in music by developing better rhythm and ear training skills. Camp includes: One on one work, experiencing new works from different eras, everything from classical, romantic, to contemporary pop. Basic note-reading drills and unique ear training.

This camp will allow students to read pieces up to a grade level higher for their instrument.

June 25-29 (10am-12pm), July 16-20 (10am-12pm)

Tuition – $150

Drummers Clinic:

This summer come be a part of an exciting, fun, and informative drum clinic! This week long clinic is for young aspiring drummers that wouldn’t mind learning with a big group of other kids their age. The first day would be review and introduction. The rest of the week will be learning advanced rudiments, advanced drum kit technique, and taking any questions or requests to learn anything of their desire. We ask that the children have a year or more experience for the sake of moving forward and progressing. If not, and you’re feeling brave to really push yourself to learn then come join and have fun!

Group A will be for students 9 and under and Group B will be for students 10 and up.

June 11-15 (Group A- 10am-11:30am) (Group B- 12pm-1:30pm), July 16-20(Group A- 10am-11:30am) (Group B- 12pm-1:30pm), July 31-August 4 (All ages – 12pm-2pm)

Tuition – $150

AZ Beat Lab:

A camp for everyone with no experience necessary! Create and arrange beats using digital devices and apps. The Beat Lab will facilitate beat making, electronic music production, and sampling techniques. Throughout the week, participants will have the opportunity to collaborate, play, perform, and share their creations. Students should bring headphones for the camp and may bring any instruments (for sampling), and a laptop or tablet if they have one.

Ages 8 and up

June 25-29 (12-2pm) July 23-27 (12pm-2pm)

Tuition – $120

Youth Jazz Camp:

Learn all about jazz and the basic improvisational and ear training skills. Everyone will learn musical standards from jazz history by playing together in a big band. Prior background with jazz is not necessary to take this camp. Recommended for students with at least one year of experience on instrument or voice.

Tuition – $120

Chamber Music Camp:

This camp is all about playing some great music in a small to medium sized group setting. Participants will also learn about other musical concepts such as: art of practicing, rhythm, tuning, and sound blending. All instrumentalists are welcome. Recommended for students with at least one year of experience.

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.”