Cello Rock Camp is a place for young cellists to take a break from classical repertoire to learn how to rock out with their cellos. Campers spend each day learning about different elements of rock music, such as rhythm, guitar, bass, improvisation and creative collaboration and how to incorporate those elements into their cello playing.
The camp is light hearted and fun while educational! Campers learn about music theory while playing interactive games. The ultimate goal is for campers to find their voice on the cello and have as much fun with their instrument as possible.
Campers must be between the ages of 8 and 15 and should have at least 6 months of private lessons before attending camp. If you want to book lessons to prep for camp, email email@example.com. If your child is outside of the age range but interested in the camp, send an email to above address and we can see what we can do.
Typical day at Cello Rock Camp:
9:00-10:00: Theory class; campers learn about intervals, how to build major and minor chords and how to build the circle of fifths.
10:00-10:10: Take a break, have a snack
10:10-10:50: Rehearsal on a rock song
10:50-11:00: Play a music theory game
11:00-11:30: Ear training; campers listen to different rhythms in rock songs and recreate on a drumset. Each camper will get a chance to play drums with the group!
11:30-12:00: Lunch Break
12:00-1:00: Rehearsal or improv jam mixed with theory games
On the last day of camp, we will have an interactive concert. Campers will showcase songs that were rehearsed at camp and will play snippets of famous rock songs while parents get to play "name that tune". In previous years, songs have included: Seventh Nation Army, Superfreak, My Girl, Norwegian Wood, and Come as you Are.
What to bring to Cello Rock Camp:
your cello and bow
folding music stand (if possible)
pencil and notebook
rock stop or cello strap