Music & Independence: Summer Drop-off Camps for Ages 3-5, 4-6, 5-7 Years

Each summer we design unique musical experiences that invite children to learn music and practice independence. Our Summer Drop-Off Camps are offered for ages 3-5, 4-6, and 5-7 years.  Camps vary from 90-120 minutes with a daily music lesson, craft time, center time, and more. This year we also have a Musical Theatre Camp for ages 6-12 years.

Your child will smile with assurance that you’ll be back as they settle into the routine that will encourage creativity and musical learning. We feature a large variety of instruments during these camps to invite musical curiosity and develop ensemble skills. Music brings about community in a way that invites new friendships and inclusion. The lessons spark your child’s passion for music as our teachers create a classroom experience that is customized for each group of children.


AFRICAN ADVENTURE / AGES 3-5 YRS: It’s a musical safari! Your child will travel to Africa each day to meet the animals on the Savannah, enjoy African drumming, and create African masks and more. The daily music lesson features singing, dancing, ensembles, and an introduction to a variety of African instruments. Plus, we will learn to count in Swahili and enjoy children’s literature focus on stories from the African continent.

SPLASH / AGES 3-5 YRS: Set sail on the “high seas” as a musical pirate on a learning adventure!
He’ll be so proud of the map he made of the voyage and we will celebrate how he’s learning
skills for geometry. She will LOVE the quest for the treasure chest and you’ll be thrilled to see
her make new friends. The sounds of the ocean and the music of our sailors will take over
your car as they sing and smile long after camp ends. Come aboard, mate, for the musical adventure you’ve been looking for! It’s a “swash-buckling” great time! This is a 90 minute Drop-Off Camp each day.

JOIN THE PARADE / AGES 4-6 YRS: Everyone LOVES a parade! Your child will march like a member of the band in a parade that travels around the world. We’ll celebrate music from different countries and make a flag each day to celebrate the places we are visiting and the people we meet along the way in Ireland, South America, Japan and more. He’ll love the Penny Whistle instrument introduction as he learns more about woodwinds and recorders. She’ll be marching to her own beat while making new friends. This is a 90 minutes Drop-Off Camp each day.

Musical Theatre Bonus: Student will perform “Seventy Six Trombones” from the Music Man for parents on the last day.

JUMPING BEAN / AGES 4-6 YRS: Broaden your child’s musical horizons with our Latin Music & Instrument Making Camp. During class, we will enjoy the sounds and feel of Latin American music while exploring your child’s memory and sequence skills. Each day, we will make an instrument while learning about how the science behind the sound.  Home Materials include: Home CD, Digital Home Materials, and Craft Supplies. This is a Drop-Off Camp for 90 minutes each day.

Musical Theatre Bonus: Students will perform “Cumbia del Sol”, a traditional Columbian Dance Song, for parents on the last day.

JAZZY KITCHEN / AGES 5-7 YRS: One of our most popular summer camps is returning in 2017! Our Jazzy Kitchen will open each day at “Blue Canary Coffeeshop” where we will explore about jazz music, scat singing, and rhythms. Each day we will learn to cook a new food while singing and dancing around our Jazzy Kitchen. What’s on the menu? Pizza, Pasta, Pie, and Party Food!
This is a Drop-Off Camp for 2 hours each day. Students will receive a CD, Chef’s Hat, food items.
NOTE: it is critical parents share ALL food allergies when registering. There will be no nuts.

UKULELE ISLAND / AGES 5-7 YRS: Here comes the smile after he learns his first chord on the Ukulele! She’ll be singing and strumming every day…Our Ukulele Summer Camp experience will teach basic ukulele chords and strumming with familiar tunes and songs from the Pacific Islands, too.
Each day includes singing, instruments, ensemble, dancing, craft projects and ukulele. We will enjoy Island Music from three different animated movies. This is an ideal introductory
experience for those who are want to learn to play guitar. We’ve found that starting with Ukulele with only 4 strings brings early success that builds skills for an easy transition to guitar later on.
This is a drop-off camp that meets 2 hours/day for 4 days. Each student will receive a Ukulele & Cloth Case with registration. If your student has a ukulele, please notify the office in writing for a $40 discount.  There is a parent performance on the last day with singing and ukulele.


Jazz up your summer with music in 2017!

Location abbreviations:

  • KMSHJCC – Squirrel Hill JCC
  • KMMcM – McMurray
  • KMMTL – Mt. Lebanon
  • KMROB – Robinson

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Pittsburgh music studio offering Kindermusik 0-7 years, Summer Camps, Private Lessons: strings, guitar, ukulele, piano, voice, woodwinds, brass.

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