For kids ages 7 through 15
Violin and viola players converge for a fun-filled, four-day intensive, learning technique, tricks, and traditional fiddle tunes from around the globe. Led by teachers Karina Wilson and Jack Boaz, Fiddle Camp is perfect for kids and teens who have been playing for at least one year.
Fiddle Camp will be held in accordance with any Public Health Orders in place. Other safety measures may be put in place, including increased cleaning, temperature-taking, and social distancing in the classroom. If camp is canceled due to a Public Health Order, all registration fees will be refunded.
Queen Bee Music Association
Santa Fe, New Mexico
2024 Dates TBD
Sample Daily ScheduleImpact Music Daily Schedule 9:00-10:00AM - Rolling Check-in/Morning Activity 10:00-10:15AM - Outdoor Games 10:15-10:45AM - Percussion Session 10:45-11:15AM - Snack/Outdoor Games 11:15-11:45AM - Ukulele Session 11:45-1:00PM - Lunch/Outdoor Games 1:00-1:15PM - Cool Down Time/Afternoon Snack 1:15-1:45PM - All Camp Jam/Special Activities 1:45-2:00PM - Camp Wrap Up 2:00-3:00PM - Rolling Pick-Up/Extended Day Activities
FAQsCamp Dates & Location: There are two options for Impact Music Camp. Week 1 is held June 17-21, 2024 and Week 2 is held June 24-June 28, 2024. Registrations for each week of camp is separate, and campers may register for more than one week. Themes are different from week to week, though the instrument focus does not change. Camp is held at Queen Bee Music Association, 1596 Pacheco Street, in the Aspen Plaza Building. When you arrive, look for signs for Queen Bee's Check-In Table. Drop Off: Impact Music Camp is a closed campus camp. We require that you sign your child in & out at the check-in table every day with a staff member. Drop off is rolling, anytime between 9am and 10am. So if your camper needs a little extra sleep one day, they won’t miss crucial activities. Rolling Pickup: Students may be picked up from camp starting at 2:30PM and as late as 3:00PM. During this time, students will have the option to participate in outdoor games, practice time, and art activities. Items to Bring: All instruments and materials are provided for Impact Music Camp. But, please bring: Water bottle Lunch & Snacks Light jacket or raincoat Sunscreen Lunch & Snack: Please pack two snacks for your student each day. Snack time occurs twice each day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. All campers should pack a bag lunch every day of camp. We will eat lunch at 12:00 pm. Keep in mind campers won’t have access to a microwave, so pack ready to eat foods and utensils if needed. There is no refrigeration available. Camp Performance: On the Friday of each week, there will be a short performance from 2:30-3pm. This casual setting is the designed to get kids excited about sharing their work with their families. Participation is not required, and if kiddos are experiencing performance anxiety, our teachers work with them to find a role they are comfortable filling.
Meet Your Teachers!Brian Nelson (aka Teacher B) is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston where he studied a variety of instruments and musical styles. He has played music for more than 25 years and taught music for fifteen. From West African drum and dance to ukulele sing alongs to guitar lessons for all ages, Nelson brings his passion for music and life into the classroom. In addition to teaching and playing music, he is also the Artistic Director of Queen Bee Music Association. John Michael Hailey (bio coming soon!) Violet Briggs (camp administrator) first joined the Queen Bee team as a Movement Instructor for Queen Bee's 2022 summer camps and couldn't stay away. Since then, she has been assisting Sarah-Jane at the weekly Kids Sing Along classes and providing administrative and marketing support, including running Queen Bee's social media channels. She has been inspired by all of these music-learners around her and is excited to finally learn to play guitar.