SUMMER VIOLIN CAMP: LEVEL 1-2, GRADES 4-7 (1-2 years of playing) $175
This violin camp is for students who have played 1 or 2 years in school orchestra (minimum of 6-9 months in a school orchestra or strings class, or a minimum of 3-6 months of private violin lessons). We will review basic finger and bowing techniques, work on music-reading and sight-reading skills, intonation (getting the right note, placing the fingers in the right spot, 1/2 steps and whole steps), ear training, learning how to tune the violin, and more, as time allows. We will also work on scales, left-hand finger exercises, bowing exercises, and easy violin ensemble music. Each student will have the option of getting complimentary stripes (cut from craft tape) placed on their fingerboard at the camp by the instructor. (This helps them place their fingers in the correct place for the right note. If they already have stripes on the fingerboard, the instructor will check to see if they are in the right positions.) Throughout the week, the instructor will pay attention to each student's technique, posture, and how they are holding and playing the violin and bow, giving them personal tips and encouragement as they play with the group.
Students are expected to bring a violin, bow, and resin to each day of camp. (If the student does not own a violin, rentals are available at local music stores like Music Unlimited and Ted Brown Music.) Music will be provided for students at camp. However, students may also bring their own school music book, method book, etc.
Each student will receive a camp T-shirt and will have a break with snacks each day. Prior to the camp, parents/guardians will receive an email form which will include student's T-shirt size, emergency contact info, and any food allergies or sensitivities. This form must be turned in no later than the first day of camp. There will be a short performance for families and friends on the last day of camp at 3:30 p.m. Friday, July 20.
About the instructor:
Master Teacher HEATHER HULL HART is an accomplished music instructor, choral director, pianist, violinist, vocalist, and musical director, with over 25 years of professional music experience. She earned a Master of Music (MM) degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Washington, and a BA in Music (Violin and Piano) from Northwest Nazarene University in Idaho, and was accepted into the doctoral program at U.W.'s School of Music. Heather began her private music studies on piano and violin as a young child, and voice as a teenager. She’s been playing violin in symphonies since the age of 10 and won numerous awards in youth music competitions and auditions in three fields (violin, piano, voice). She is currently a Music Instructor for Magnolia Music Studio, Familiaris Fine Arts (a homeschool arts program) and is an active accompanist, music instructor, music director, and performer in the community. She is married to Harvey, and they have two young sons named after Irish saints.