Music School vs. Camps vs. Doing Your Own Thing

By: Camp Electric
  • September 5, 2019

What’s the right way to learn how to play an instrument? Music education, just like any other discipline, used to have certain gatekeepers one would have to pass through in order to be considered a “real” musician. Today, that’s not quite the case. We have lessons to watch online, community message boards, hundreds of college programs, and many other outlets for becoming better at what we do.

Music Camps & Other Ways for Young Musicians to Improve in Summer

By: Camp Electric
  • July 19, 2019

The summer months can be a magical time for students looking to have a little fun or pick back up an old hobby. Whether you’re in middle school, high school, or even college, there are plenty of possibilities when you have the opportunity to step away from school for 2+ months. Young musicians would be wise to use this time to enhance their playing abilities and try new things. For many, that means attending music camps or other similar events. Here are a few of our recommendations for young musicians looking to get a leg up during the summer season.

Summer Music Programs and Camps: What's the Difference?

By: Camp Electric
  • May 21, 2019

As summer rolls around, you may be thinking over what you or your family can do with the warm months. For musicians (and their parents), finding the right kind of music program can be stressful. Do you just sign up for something in your area or should you aim for something more prestigious and acclaimed? You also have to consider the differences between summer music programs and camps. We want to help you navigate a summer full of fun and educational choices. That’s why we’re going to show you some key takeaways from both summer music programs and camps.

Will Going to a Music Camp Make Me a Great Musician?

By: Camp Electric
  • November 28, 2018

Do you feel like your abilities on your favorite music instrument are being hindered by something? Do you wish you had a different instructor, attended a different program, or picked a different instrument in the first place? When you commit to something as difficult as mastering an instrument, it’s easy to blame small setbacks for what is already a slow process. For many students, the answer may be a music camp during the summer. This is an amazing experience for young musicians, but how helpful can they really be? Will going to a music camp make someone into a great musician?

Summer Music Camps: How Much Do They Cost?

By: Camp Electric
  • November 28, 2018

With Christmas just around the corner, it may seem crazy to think about summer music camps, but the warm season will be here before you know it. Although there are many questions that pop up concerning different kinds of youth camps, the cost is always one of the biggest deciding factors for people. While we’d like to quickly give you a number, the truth is that there are so many summer music camps out there, we have to be a little more explanatory than that. Here are some things to keep in mind when thinking about the cost of these camps.

8 Reasons for Teens to Attend a Singing Camp

By: Camp Electric
  • October 1, 2018

We’ve all stood around in the shower singing along to a fun upbeat song, using the shampoo bottle as a makeshift microphone. (Or is that just us?) Music is downright infectious, so no one can blame you for getting down to the beat of your favorite song. Although we all have the capacity to sing, not everyone can do so to the applause of others. If you think you have what it takes, you should consider attending a singing camp where you can learn to hone your craft. But why, when you can just opt to perform for your collection of bathroom accessories?

Camps for Teens Who Love Music: Learn and Explore!

By: Camp Electric
  • October 5, 2018

What are you passionate about? We’ll bet whatever it is, there’s probably a camp designed to help you explore it. There are camps for teens who love music, film, dance, science, and more. Some are intended to train kids for a lifelong career, while others simply want to have a little fun. For our purposes today, we’re going to focus on camps for teens who love music and want to learn how to play. These range in acceptance rate, cost, areas of focus, and location.

Top Summer Music Camps for High School Kids

By: Camp Electric
  • August 2, 2018

The journey of a young musician involves a lot of hours spent in private lessons and practicing alone in your room. As kids grow older, they have to think about just how far they plan to go with this whole music thing. A great way to understand how well you perform is to attend a summer music camp or program. The top summer music camps for high school kids range from elite programs focusing on classical music to camps designed to be fun and engaging. There are many wonderful institutions pouring into the next generation of musicians, but some carry more notoriety than others.

6 Reasons Why a Music Camp is Only the Start of Your Journey

By: Camp Electric
  • July 27, 2018

The summer is a time when millions of young people around the country head off to attend summer camps of all kinds. Many of these events are simply destinations for fun where kids can learn to work with others and enjoy the great outdoors. One popular way to spend time in the summer is to attend a music camp. This is a great opportunity for young musicians to learn more about their craft. It’s important to remember, however, that these camps are just the beginning of the musical journey. Here are a few reasons why music camp is just the start of it all.

What to Do After Music Camp Ends: Taking the Next Step

By: Camp Electric
  • June 23, 2018

So you’ve just been to summer music camp where you learned a lot from experienced teachers, made a couple of breakthroughs with your instrument, and met some fellow musicians with whom you love playing. Whether you spent one, two, or six weeks at you music camp, you eventually have to come home. What’s the next step? This answer is easier for some rather than others. Before you get too bogged down with responsibilities, schoolwork, or relationships with friends and family, let’s look at a few ways in which you can take the next step in your musical journey.