Don't Stop the Music!Yes, it is a common sense. Any skill requires a constant exercise to maintain. Music is no different. Again, we remind you of a saying attributed to the famous pianist and Polish Prime Minister I. Paderewsky : "If I miss one day of practice, I notice it. If I miss two days, the critics notice it. If I miss three days, the audience notices it?. Long breaks in learning process always negatively affect the learning progress. If you are not convinced, here is another quote by Nobel Laureate, a psychologist D. Kahneman: "The acquisition of skills requires a regular environment, an adequate opportunity to practice, and rapid and unequivocal feedback about the correctness of thoughts and actions". To help our students maintain and improve their skills we stay open during the summer for private lessons. Summer scheduling provides a lot of flexibility - just let us know what weeks you are around to take lessons. To do so, please fill out our Online Summer Registration form . Summer semester offers another great experience - students have an opportunity to work with different instructors. After every summer many of the students who attended the summer programs, tell us what a wonderful experience it has been. Summer is also a great time to expand one's music experience - try a new instrument, learn how to compose and improvise or how to sing. Please check out programs and workshops below. SMA reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to insufficient enrollment.
Summer of 2017
Young Guitarists Summer EnsembleJoin our Young Guitarists Summer Ensemble and get a chance to work together with and meet other guitarists your age as well as experiencing some of the finest guitar instruction in fun and stimulating group sessions! Through group instruction, master classes and guitar exercises, young guitarists are offered the opportunity to experience making music together and have a taste of how much fun playing in an ensemble can be! Students will work together as they learn the importance of self discipline, goal setting and camaraderie. Recommended prerequisites to take this workshop: basic reading skill on the guitar, first position up until high a, 5th fret first string. Experience playing the guitar, basic grasp of music theory ( key signatures, scales, time signatures) - participants are also encouraged to bring in pieces of music they are currently working on, although it is not required. Along with their newly formed ensemble, the student will perform a concert at the end of their summer workshop. When: July 24th-28th, 10:00 am - 12:45 pm. Tuition: $285. Register Now
SMA Glee ClubStrengthen your singing technique and confidence this summer! Join the SMA Glee Club led by Nicole Ferretti. Whether you are looking to try something new or just need more music in your life, this class is perfect for those interested in singing with a group and improving their performance skills (solo opportunities also available). All levels welcome! Glee Club repertoire will be centered on popular songs. Participants are welcome to submit song requests. Take advantage of this fun opportunity to explore your inner rock star and sing with friends who share your passion for music! Contact Nicole or Sergey for more information and registration. Feel free to submit any song requests upon registration or via email. When: July 17th-21th, 1:00 pm - 3:45 pm and August 21th-25th, 10:00 am - 12:45 pm Tuition: $310 per week Register Now
Summer Arts ImmersionThis summer program for 6-9 years old created to improve potential, inspire excellence, ignite creativity and unleash a creative potential. It is a combined music and visual arts summer program with music and painting lessons. The program includes private lessons in piano and cello and group instructions in sight-reading and visual art plus fun percussion experience. Bring your friends and have a great time! No prior experience is required. Students need to bring their own snacks and food. When: July 5-7, 10-14. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Tuition: $550. Register Now
How To Write A SongHave a song inside you and don’t know how to let it out? We can help! In this students will learn a song structure, how to start a song, elements of the song, song events (modulations, change of tempo, SFX, meter change, etc.), what is a “Perfect Hook”, lyrics tools, how to use a smartphone to record ideas, what is a “songwriting environment” and much more. When: July 24th - July 28th, 1:00 pm - 3:45 pm. Tuition: $300 Register Now
Summer "A Cappella"Master an art of “A Cappella”, - singing without instrumental accompaniment. Unique opportunity to learn about world of "a cappella" from a multiple CARA winning producer who has been arranging, coaching, and producing contemporary a cappella music for over 15 years. Students will learn about different types of “a cappella” singing ((barber shop, male, female, coed), “a cappella” voice groups (percussion, bass, SFX, etc.), microphone technique (proximity effect, natural “compression"), how to produce drums and many more amazing vocal skills. When: July 24th - July 28th, 10:00 am - 12:45 pm. Tuition: $300 Register Now
Please contact us for more information about our summer music programs .
Music Takes You All over the World
Sharon Music Academy is not just our students? gateway to music but it is also their gateway to the world and its culture. Through our affiliation with an extensive network of international music camps in Europe and the US, we provide a unique opportunity to learn from the best musicians in the world. By attending these camps our students get a chance to make new friends, advance their music education, learn about new cultures, and see the world.
If you prefer to combine music education and tourism this year then join our students in Crescendo Festival Student Exchange Program.