Beginner Band Prep Camp

Elementary and Middle School

Recommended ages 5th and 6th Grades

Beginner
Offered In-Person and Online
Sorry, Beginner Band Prep Camp is currently not offered. We’ve left this page up for reference only.

Learn the fundamentals of playing music so you’ll be ready for school band to start!

Our Summer Music Camps have been proven to be a gateway to students falling in love with music!

Band and prep camps prepare beginner musicians for their first or second year of band. They are introduced to the fundamentals of their own instruments, learn how to play and listen to others, and begin playing their first pieces of band music!

The Fort Walton Beach Camp runs July 6th – July 16th, 9 am – 12noon. (No Fridays) Music, camp shirt, and snacks are provided. Students will perform on July 2nd for parents. The cost for the two-week camp is $289.

Learning Outcomes

Beginning Band Camp: For musicians entering 5th and 6th grade. Continue putting into practice the fundamentals you have learned the previous year or get a head start on what you will learn in band next year! Camp allows students to learn through one-on-one instruction and then put together all they’ve learned during the full ensemble workshops! That’s right, 8 hours of private lessons are given throughout the camp session! Students must bring their own instruments. Rentals may be available.

Frequently Asked Questions.

We absolutely believe the connection is the most important aspect of studying music. After all, music is EMOTION. It’s hard to be free when there is no connection between student and instructor.

If there’s a lack of connection, our first approach is to try to resolve this by understanding the needs of the student and how we can better serve them. If no resolution is reached, we will pair the student with another instructor according to availability.

In order to become proficient on an instrument, students should schedule in their practice times just as they do with homework or any other responsibility. We suggest 10-15 minutes daily for beginners.

For more advanced students, 30-45 minutes minimum is required to truly put into practice what was covered in the lesson.

Additionally, it is proven that our students retain more if they practice the same day, but after their lesson. A lesson does not count as practice!

Lastly, studying at the Conservatory is to learn new concepts. Students should always come prepared having mastered (or almost mastered) what was taught the previous week. In the event students haven’t practiced in the previous week, the lesson will then become a practice session. This means new material may not be taught, therefore causing a delay in progress.

What does this mean? Practice if you want to progress!

Student tuition covers preparation and instruction time offered by the instructor. This includes the selection and purchasing of select repertoire, the development of the tailored curriculum, researching best practices for individual learning styles, the instructor’s training and experience, cost of the Spring recital, supplemental materials such as tuners and metronomes, and memberships to organizations which will ultimately catapult the student to new levels of performance.

Additionally, students are afforded amenities in the Conservatory to enhance their experience and excitement while learning music.

While tuition covers everything listed above, there are a few things tuition doesn’t cover:

  • Christmas Recital – Due to the facility rental and other fees
  • Books the student will need to study from at home
  • Required items for the upkeep of the instrument of choice

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