Summer Vacation 2021

Summer Programs 2021 will be running with policies in place to protect the health and safety of our community. For full details on our COVID-19 protocols please visit our Health & Safety page.

Need-based scholarships are available for all programs. Please visit our Forms and Policies page for more information.

Kids’ Cabaret 2021 | Ages 7-14

Mon-Fri from 9am-4pm  | July 6 – 23, 2021 | Closed

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.

Before and After Care Registration:

Before Care (drop off 8:30-9am)
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Full Program

After Care (pick-up by 5:30pm)
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Full Program

Suzuki Summer Starter | Ages 5-10

Mon-Fri from 9am-3pm, before and after care is available

Week 1: July 26 – 30, 2021 | Full

Week 2: August 2-6,2021 | Full

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.

Before Care (drop off 8:30-9am): Week 1 | Week 2
After Care (pick up by 5:30pm): Week 1 | Week 2

*NEW* Make Your Own Music | Ages 6-10

Mon-Fri from 9am-3pm, before and after care is available
Faculty: Lily Tseng | Tuition: $425

August 9-13, 2021 | Register now!

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 songwriting while learning fundamental keyboard, rhythm, and listening skills, as well as singing, movement, and visual art. We’ll learn about some of the most famous composers throughout history and their works, and we will explore the ways that visual art influences music composition. Participants who take lessons on another instrument such as violin or guitar are encouraged to bring them for use in their composition if they choose!

Before Care (drop off 8:30-9am): Register now!
After Care (pick up by 5:30pm): Register now!

Songs and Stories from Around the World | Ages 6-9

Mon-Fri from 9am-3pm, before and after care is available
Faculty: Cindy Giron | Tuition: $425

Week 1: August 16 – 20, 2021 | Register now!
Appalachian Folk Music
Dance, dance, rhyme, rhyme, sing, sing, POP! Join us for a week of songs and games from the Southern Mountains. We’ll learn about the Appalachian dulcimer, guitar, and traditional singing from America’s folklore.

Week 2: August 23-27, 2021 | Register now!
Music from Chile
Let’s listen, dance, and learn about Music from Chile. We will listen to traditional accordion, guitar, harp, tambourine, and the tormento (like a xylophone)!

Week 3: August 30 – September 3, 2021 | Register now!
Music from Asia/Uzbekistan
Join us on the journey as we travel to Uzbekistan and acquaint ourselves with the groovy dutar, an asian two-string plucked lute, which sounds like a guitar. We’ll dance and learn rhythms on drums to imitate the tar, a big frame hand drum. We’ll have lots of fun!

Before Care (drop off 8:30-9am): Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3
After Care (pick up by 5:30pm): Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3