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Kids Bluegrass Camp

For kids ages 7 through 15

Queen Bee’s Kids Bluegrass Camp is a fun, week-long music camp that provides kids (ages 7-15) an amazing experience in bluegrass music education. Led by teachers Brian Nelson, Karina Wilson, Lindsay Taylor, and Eric Carlson, students learn to play in a bluegrass band with other students, write songs and advance their individual skills through instrument break-out sessions. The day camp offers training for first-timers as well as intermediate players.

Tuition assistance is available. Contact us for more information. 

Location:

Queen Bee Music Association

1596 Pacheco Street

Santa Fe, New Mexico

July 8-12, 9:00-4:00, M-F

$330

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Contact hello@queenbeemusicassociation.org to be added to our waiting list!

Our Kids Bluegrass Camp no longer takes place in Crested Butte, Colorado. Thank you to our CB families for a great 10 years of music!

  • Sample Daily Schedule
    Impact 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
  • FAQs
    Camp 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 co-found and Artistic Director of Queen Bee Music Association. Teacher Jules Hoffman (they/them) is an eclectic artist and visionary based in Northern New Mexico. As a singer-songwriter, Jules has toured, opened for major acts and performed at the SXSW music festival. Jules’ passion for music extends to teaching, taking them all over the world and all over YouTube. Jules uses videography, production and visual art as a way to connect beyond their music. When Jules isn’t making music they are usually cooking for friends or hiking with their dog. Jules is teaching ukulele during Impact Music Camp, June 24-28, 2024. Lindsay Taylor, co-founder and Executive Director of Queen Bee Music Association, has been teaching a variety of summer camps for more than 20 years, from rafting down rivers, to dance and musical theater, to playing mandolin and ukulele. She loves singing silly songs with kids, and watching their musical curiosity shine in summer camp! 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.
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