The Magic of Music Creative Arts and STEM Camp
Ages: 5 to 12yo.
Music Counselors in Training (CIT) program: Ages 13 to 16
Fill your child’s summer with the welcome sounds of music and laughter!
No previous music instruction required. (no camp on July 4)
Join us for a two-week "Magic of Music Creative Arts and STEM” camp at Keys for Kids Music Center in Lexington!
Try your hands on playing various music instruments, including piano and guitar, and so much more. Play, sing, dance, act, and design props and costumes for a student-inspired and student-created musical theater performance at the end of each session.
The two-week format allows time for each child to explore a variety of “electives” options offered for different age and skill levels, and to make new friends. Highly qualified professionals help bring out your child’s individual creativity in a fun and exciting environment.
Music Counselors in Training (CIT) program:
An unparalleled chance for teens (13 to 16yo) who love music, theater arts and kids, to work closely with highly experienced artistic professionals in a warm, supportive environment. At the end of each two-week session, participants receive a “Counselor in Training” certificate, and the opportunity to receive recommendations from professional staff.0
Extended Day STEM Program Available
In partnership with Lexington Singapore School, kids will be transformed to sound engineering experts in the optional after-hours STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) program. Kids will design their own instruments, learn about sound properties, natural harmonics and their relationship to the strings, and identify birds in the wild from their sound and much more!nbsp;
The two-week camps offer something for everyone who loves music, and flexible scheduling to accommodate vacation plans and parents’ schedules.
Register with a friend and receive a “friendly” discount!
No previous music instruction required.
||Wed, June 22 - Fri, July 1
||Tue, July 5 - Fri, July 15
||Mon, July 18 – Fri, July 29
||Mon, August 1 - Fri, August 12
2 weeks session tuition (sessions 3, 4):
Magic of Music Creative Arts 9:00am- 1:30pm: Tuition: $635
CIT (Music Counselors in Training, age 13-16) Tuition: $400
STEM Science of Sound (extended day option) 1:30-4:00pm: Tuition: $285
Abbreviated session tuition (session 1):
Magic of Music Creative Arts 9:00am- 2:00pm: Tuition: $572
CIT (Music Counselors in Training, age 13-17) Tuition: $360
STEM Science of Sound (extended day option) 2:00-4:00pm: Tuition: $200
Abbreviated session tuition (session 2):
Magic of Music Creative Arts 9:00am- 1:30pm: Tuition: $572
CIT (Music Counselors in Training, age 13-17) Tuition: $360
STEM Science of Sound (extended day option) 1:30-4:00pm: Tuition: $260
To register, please confirm availability via email (Inga@keys-for-kids.com) or phone (781-274-9729). Then, fill out and mail the completed registration form along with a check for the tuition (and, for new students, the one-time registration fee) to:
Keys for Kids Summer Arts Program
1050 Waltham St, Suite 100, Lexington, MA 02421
The registration fee and half-tuition payment must be paid upon registration to reserve space in a program.
We recognize that many children best enjoy attending vacation camps with a buddy. Encourage your children to bring a friend to camp and earn a “friendly” discount when you register your child and a new camper at the same time. To take advantage of this offer, simply:
- Register your child and a “new” camper (a child who has not previously attended our Summer Arts Program) at the same time.
- Be sure to check off the box marked “Friendly discount, please!” and fill in the two campers’ names on the adjacent line.
- Receive free registration for both campers!
All professional staff members are experienced instructors in their specialty area — music education, drama, art, theater, childhood education and development. Staff members are chosen for their outstanding skills and their dedication to working with children.
“The Magic of Music” Creative Arts Camp: a two-week introduction to the magic of music. Try your hands on playing different instruments, including piano, violin, guitar, drums, etc. Play, sing, dance, act, and design and make props and costumes for a student-inspired and student-created musical theater performance. Emphasis is on music appreciation, music as a form of expression, visual arts, musical theater, with qualified professionals who can help bring out your individual creativity in a fun and exciting environment. No previous music instruction required.
The two-week format allows time for each child to choose some “electives” from a variety of options appropriate for different age and skill levels. Highly qualified professionals lead these sessions in a small group setting designed to promote lots of individual attention. All sessions focus on the fun of exploring these central themes:
- music appreciation – listen to different musical styles, learn cool facts from the history of music, and learn to recognize different instruments from the orchestra
- music as a form of artistic expression – play, sing, dance, act, and design and make props and costumes for a student-inspired and student-created musical theater performance
- making music – try out the piano, recorder, guitar, violin, and drums, and create your own original musical instrument
- combining music with other art forms – help create and produce an original musical theater performance, choosing your role as set designer, costume designer, actor, singer, dancer, accompanist, writer or composer
- Have lots of fun and make new friends!
Music Counselors in Training – For teens ages 13 to 15 who love music, theater arts, and kids, here’s a chance to work closely with highly experienced artistic professionals in a warm, supportive environment for children. The two-week format allows time to practice a variety of skills necessary for helping young children learn while having fun, e.g.:
- managing groups of children
- positive reinforcement
- setting reasonable expectations
- helping without interfering
- staying on track
- appreciating differences
- classroom etiquette
At the end of each two-week session, participants receive a “Counselor in Training” certificate, and have the opportunity to receive recommendations from professional staff.
Annie enjoyed the camp SO much (as did we). Watching those kids learn what they could accomplish together in such a short time waswonderful. And the three Dung Beatles singing is a priceless video.... You are some kind of magician. Thanks so much, Inga.
Jane Connor, parent
Our daughter has LOVED the Keys for Kids summer program for the last two summers. She has made friends and had so much fun learning the songs and practicing for the show. At the end of the two weeks, we are always amazed at how much they have learned!
Thanks for running the summer arts camp. Chloe absolutely loved it.
She's been to various camps, but this is by far her favorite. She says next year she wants to do upside down fairy tale camp every week! Thank you, and we look forward to next summer.
Christine Jiayou Taylor, parent
Our daughter had a wonderful time at camp! She looked forward to going every day.
She loved the music, the play, the set making, the teachers, and yet she took learning her lines and songs very seriously. We were very impressed with the whole experience!
Robin Fishkind, parent
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