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Kids’ Cabaret 2019 | Ages 7-14
Daily from 9am-4pm | Mon, July 1 – Fri, July 19, 2019*
Tuition: $925 | Register now!
*No class Thurs, July 4th
In this 3 week program, young singer-actors will have a chance to design, write, and perform their own musical theatre production. Students will learn the basics of staging, script writing, dancing, acting, and singing while incorporating team building and creativity. Songs from musical theatre and pop repertoire will help participants hone their ear training, musical literacy, and vocal production skills, all with improvisation games and movement activities. The session culminates in a performance of the original musical for family and friends.
Suzuki Summer Starter | Ages 5-10
Daily from 9am-3pm | Mon, July 22 – Friday, July 26, 2019
Tuition: $400 | Register now!
In this exciting introduction to the Suzuki Method, students will enjoy a full day of music making including group violin classes, keyboard, movement, and singing. Each activity will celebrate creativity, develop the unique strengths of each student, and lay a foundation for future instrumental skills, all in a positive and fun atmosphere. The daily schedule will also include time for drama and storytelling, outdoor play, and musical games. No instrumental experience is necessary, and NSM will provide instruments.
Make Your Own Music | Ages 6-10
Daily from 9am-3pm | Mon, July 29 – Fri, August 9, 2019
Faculty: Lily Tseng | Tuition: $400 per week
SESSION I, July 29-August 2 | Register now!
SESSION II, August 5-9 | Register now!
Participants cans choose from Session I or II or do both – the material will vary from week to week so students will have a fresh perspective in each session.
In this full day program, students will learn what it takes to become one of the great composers! Our musicians will be introduced to the basics of music composition and song writing while learning fundamental keyboard and percussion skills, poetry, singing, and visual art. We’ll learn about some of most famous composers throughout history and their works, and guest artists will assist us in creating our own masterpieces. Participants who take lessons on another instrument such as violin, guitar, or clarinet are encouraged to bring them for use in their composition if they choose!
Stories and Songs from Nature | Ages 6-10
Daily from 9am-3pm | Mon, August 12 – Fri, August 16, 2019
Faculty: Lily Tseng | Tuition: $400 | Register now!
Students in this program will explore the music made in nature, including plants, animals, weather, and seasons. Using listening activities, rhythm games, song, dance, and maybe even science, participants will immerse themselves in all the beautiful sounds that occur in the outside world. They will additionally have the opportunity to recreate some of these stories and songs using keyboard, percussion, and other instruments. The week will culminate in a short performance for family and friends.
Stories and Songs from Around the World | Ages 6-10
Daily from 9am-3pm | Mon, August 19 – Fri, August 30, 2019
Faculty: Cindy Giron | Tuition: $400 per week
WEEK 1, August 19-23 | Register now!
JAPAN: Taiko drumming, Gagaku imperial music,
calligraphy, ceramics, origami
WEEK 2, August 26-30 | Register now!
BRAZIL: dance, percussion, art from the Amazon,
sounds from nature and the rain forest
Join us for a week long program based in music, art, and drama from around the world. Students will be immersed in the musical language of different cultures, including traditional songs and singing, instruments, and theatre, culminating in a brief performance to showcase their new skills. Folk stories, crafts, and games will round out our musical journey as we explore, create, and discover!