Summer Camps

We’ve set the dates for our 2018 summer camps.  Come join us for 3 amazing summer camps!

Rock Band Camp

Ages 10+, June 4-8,9 am -11 am or noon-3 pm. Join our all-star staff of music pros for a fun week learning and playing great rock tunes. Participants need to know how to play either guitar, bass, drums, keyboard or vocals. We’ll put several bands together based on ability. 

Steel Drum Camp

Ages 10-17, June 18-22, 9 am – 3 pm. This is the highlight of the summer for many kids. No experience is needed for this amazing, unique camp. We provide all the drums; plus, we finish the week with a fun performance at Pirates Cove water park! It’s all included in the tuition.

Drum Camp

Ages 8-14, June 25-29, 9 am – 3 pm. This camp features tons of different kinds of drums. Everything from congas, djembes, cajons, to drum set and even some less conventional instruments like brooms or buckets. We’ll hit just about everything.

Camp Info

Rock Band Camp

At this fun camp, June 4-8, you can learn your favorite rock songs and play them with other musicians! Rock Band Camp will give you experience working in a band format.

We have two sessions for different ability levels:

Intermediate Musicians

Intermediate musicians can play their instrument but have little experience playing songs or with a band.

Advanced Musicians

Advanced musicians have probably been playing for a couple years and might have some previous band experience.

Drop off anytime after 8:30 each day. Also, for a small fee, we have an extended day program from 3-5 pm for parents that can’t pick up until 5:00.

Faculty

Andrew is a native of Morgantown, WV, where he earned Bachelor’s (2009) and Master’s (2011) degrees in Music Education from West Virginia University. During his studies, he focused on the pedagogy and performance of classical and ethnic percussion instruments such as, Marimba, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Timpani, Snare Drum, Drumset, Taiko Drums, Steel Drums, hand drums, and many others. He performed with the WVU Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Marching Band, Big Band, Steel Band, along with the Taiko, MIDI, African Drum and Dance, and Percussion Ensembles. Andrew also taught the Steel Band and Percussion Ensemble as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. He taught and arranged steel band music for the Wheeling Park and Wheeling Middle School steel bands, located in Wheeling, West Virginia, during his student teaching internship. Andrew has taught high school and middle school drumlines, percussion ensembles, concert bands, jazz ensembles, and was the percussion director at the CAMP and Career’s summer arts camp in Marathon, Florida in 2010. Andrew currently resides in Denver, Colorado where he is an active performer, teaches private music lessons and composes and publishes original modern steel drum music.

Chris is a fun, exciting young teacher with plenty of experience. He teaches primarily at Allegro Music, where he helps people of all ages learn their favorite rock and roll riffs. He knows how to jam, too; he has years of band experience, including the now-defunct Natural Geometry (check them out here). Of course, he’s also a great teacher for music theory and has a great guitar technique. If you want to take your guitar to the next level, Chris is the teacher for you!

I’ve been drumming up business *bah-dum-bump-ching!* in the Front Range region since 1993, performing with symphonic orchestras, theater productions, and, of course, rock bands.  This breadth of percussive experience — including studies at the University of Northern Colorado — created the backdrop for discovering my greatest passion: steel drums.  My steel drum school, Rocky Mountain Steel Bands, has grown to include four community performance groups and several beginner/intermediate classes.
I also direct two professional bands — Strings & Steel and Urban Island — which have appeared at festivals, headline concerts, and private events throughout 5 states in the U.S. and in Costa Rica. I’m also on the Vic Firth Education Team and SABIAN Education Network.

My students learn the important fundamentals to perform songs they love in a friendly and relaxed environment.  Many of my current students have been learning from me for several years, and the consistent feedback is that my lessons are fun and engaging.  I actively seek innovative methods for sharing my love of music. What excites me the most is that moment of triumph I witness when a student masters some new, difficult technique!

FAQs

  • Snack (some light snacks will also be provided)
  • Your instrument (but we’ll be providing some backline instruments)
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch (if doing both camps)
  • Fun attitude!

This camp is for folks who already know how to play their instrument but want to jam with others.  We are accepting musicians who play the following instruments but other instruments could be accommodated. Just ask if you don’t see your instrument below:

  • Drums
  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Vocals
  • Keyboard

Both Sessions? Some folks may want to do both sessions. The tuition for both camps is only $375.

Steel Drum Summer Camp

This is the highlight of the summer for many kids. We spend 4 days learning music then finish the week with a fun performance at Pirates Cove.

No experience necessary! We divide into several groups for most of the week based on age and ability so everyone is in a group that’s just right.

All instruments are provided for use during the camp week.

Dates: June 18-22, 9 am – 3 pm.
Ages: 10+
Cost: $275
Performance: Friday, June 8 at Parker Days

Drop off anytime after 8:30 each day. Also, for a small fee, we have an extended day program from 3-5 pm for parents that can’t pick up until 5:00.

FAQs

  • Snack (some light snacks will also be provided)
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch
  • Fun attitude!

Yes, this camp is for everyone! No experience necessary! 

Drum Camp

This is the highlight of the summer for many kids. We spend 4 days learning music then finish the week with a fun performance at Pirates Cove.

No experience necessary! We divide into several groups for most of the week based on age and ability so everyone is in a group that’s just right.

All instruments are provided for use during the camp week.

Dates: une 25-29, 9 am – 3 pm
Ages: 8-14
Cost: $250
Performance: Friday, June 8 at Parker Days

Drop off anytime after 8:30 each day. Also, for a small fee, we have an extended day program from 3-5 pm for parents that can’t pick up until 5:00.

FAQs

  • Snack (some light snacks will also be provided)
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch
  • Fun attitude!

Yes, this camp is for everyone! No experience necessary!