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Register TODAY through April 30th!

SUMMER MUSIC CAMPS & LESSONS

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Camp fees, Straight Shot, and one-on-one lesson fees are paid at the time of registration and are non-refundable. 

A Season of Fun and Learning

Our summer music camps and lessons are a fantastic way to introduce your child to music, or for your current musician to develop skills and learn something new! 

Select your child’s area of interest below to view our available activities.

Looking to complete a full level of piano or guitar during the summer instead? Learn more on our Straight Shot page!

Camp fees, Straight Shot, and one-on-one lesson fees are paid at the time of registration and are non-refundable. 

Arrow Summer Camps

We have a fun and engaging music camp for every age and level of experience. Our “Try It!” camps are designed for exploration of a specific instrument, with no prior knowledge required.
Jump to “Try It!” camps here.
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Tiny Maestro’s Camp

Welcome to the magical universe of ‘Tiny Maestro’s Camp’, exclusively crafted for the delightful age of 3-4! Immerse your little ones in a musical journey filled with joyous exploration of rhythm, melody, and play. This enchanting camp is a treasure trove of whimsical activities, interactive games, and delightful crafts, carefully designed to kindle creativity, foster a love for music, and create precious memories for our tiniest maestros. 

Snacks are on the house, and every young musician will receive a punch card to revel in toys from our studio store! Join us for an adventure that promises laughter, dancing feet, and a symphony of joy in the hearts of our little explorers. Parents, please attend camp with your Tiny Maestro each day. 

Schedule: Monday-Thursday
Ages: 3-4
Session A: June 10-13, 9am-10am
Session B: July 8-11, 9am-10am
Required Experience: None
Pricing: $99.00 

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Mini Music Makers: Piano Exploration

Step into the enchanting world of our Mini Music Makers Camp: a symphony of fun for little maestros! This magical camp introduces the joy of music through delightful keyboard activities, interactive play, and a punch-card reward system for our studio store filled with toys and snacks. Students engage in rhythmic play using vibrant instruments, sing-alongs, and unleash creativity with arts and crafts inspired by popular musical themes. Kids play along with our “Storytime Serenades,” using engaging sound effects and narrative fun!

On the final day, witness the culmination of their musical journey at the Tiny Tunes Showcase—a heartwarming celebration where parents can revel in the adorable performances of their mini maestros. 

Why choose Mini Music Makers Camp? It provides a nurturing environment, qualified instructors, and fosters friendships through musical activities. Enroll your little maestro for a summer filled with music and magic at Mini Music Makers Camp! Snacks provided.

Schedule: Monday-Thursday
Ages: 5-7
Session A: 
June 3-6, 2pm-4pm
Session B: July 8-11, 2pm-4pm
Session C: July 29-Aug 1, 10am-12pm
Required Experience: None
Pricing: $226.00

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Singing Skills: Disney Song and Dance Camp

Welcome to an enchanting adventure! Under the guidance of our talented, friendly, and experienced instructors, your little performers will not only learn to polish their vocal skills but also learn dance routines that bring beloved Disney characters to life. Bring these classic songs to life in their hearts as they twirl, leap, and sing their hearts out in a vibrant, supportive atmosphere.

But that’s not all! Beyond the music and movement, our camp is a treasure trove of creativity. Through themed crafts, games, and imaginative play, your children will forge lasting friendships and shine like the stars they are. It’s not just a camp; it’s a magical celebration of talent, friendship, and the Disney spirit. 

Schedule: Half days, Monday-Thursday
Session A: June 3-6, 9am-12pm
Session B: July 15-18, 9am-12pm
Required Experience: None.
Pricing: $314.00

Schedule: Half days, Monday-Thursday
Dates: June 17-20
Time: 9am-12pm
Required Experience: None.
Pricing: $314.00

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Ukulele Island Jam Camp

Welcome to the world of ukulele magic! In this camp, students learn to play the most popular ukulele songs and acquire the skills to play easily with others. Cap off the experience with a fantastic showcase performance at the end! As an added bonus, ukuleles are provided – just bring your island vibes and let the music play! 

Students receive a punch card to purchase items at our incentive store and snacks are included! 

Schedule: Half days, Monday-Thursday
Ages: 7-11
Session A: 
June 10-13, 1pm-4pm
Session B: July 29-Aug 1, 9am-12pm
Required Experience: None
Pricing: $314.00

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Try It! Immersive Instrument Exploration Camp

Calling all young music enthusiasts! Dive into the world of new instruments as we invite your kids to embark on an unforgettable exploratory musical journey. Students have the opportunity to learn the basics of guitar, drums, harp, voice, and many others – all in one place! 

No worries – instruments are provided for in-camp learning and practice. Our expert instructors will guide them through the basics, helping them unlock the secrets of these iconic instruments. Engaging games, creative activities, and musical camaraderie will make this summer unforgettable for your young musician. 

Students receive a punch card to purchase items at our incentive store and snacks are included! You’ll be amazed when you hear them play a concert at the end of camp!

Schedule: Half days, Monday-Thursday
Dates: Aug 5-8
Time: 9am-12pm
Required Experience: None.
Pricing: $314.00

Schedule: Half days, Monday-Thursday
Dates: July 15-18
Time(s): 1pm-4pm
Required Experience: None.
Pricing: $314.00

Schedule: Half days, Monday-Thursday
Dates: Aug 5-8
Time: 1pm-4pm
Required Experience: 
Pricing: $314.00

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Taylor Swift Songs & More: Rockstar Bands

Open for piano, guitar, bass, drums, vocal, and more.
1 or more years of lessons on your instrument preferred, but not required. Instruments provided during camp.

Hey future rockstars! This immersive experience is your golden ticket to becoming the inspiring band leader and/or electrifying performer you were meant to be – by jamming to the iconic hits of Taylor Swift! All music is provided and adjusted for each student’s level of instrument experience. 

Music will be learned in camp Monday through Thursday, along with musical games and activities, culminating with a thrilling end of camp concert for family and friends. Students receive a punch card to purchase items in our studio store filled with games and candy. Snacks included. Explore the ideal camp for budding musicians, guided by our expert staff in a nurturing environment!

Schedule: Half days, Monday-Thursday
Dates: July 29-Aug 1
Time(s): 1pm-4pm
Required Experience: 1 or more years of lessons on your instrument preferred, but not required.
Pricing: $314.00

Schedule: Half days, Monday-Thursday
Dates: July 22-25
Time: 9am-12pm
Required Experience: 1 or more years of lessons on your instrument preferred, but not required.
Pricing: $314.00

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Hero Hits: Piano

1 or more years of lessons on your instrument preferred, but not required. 
Join us for a summer camp filled with the enchanting melodies of classic movie superheroes! As young pianists navigate the keys, they’ll not only learn to play these epic fanfares, but also experience the magic of singing with the melodies. Music is provided and adjusted for students’ level of piano experience. In addition to musical activities, participants will engage in crafts, interactive games, and other fun-filled activities to enhance their overall camp experience. 

Students receive a punch card to purchase items in our studio store filled with toys and candy! Snacks provided. 

Schedule: Select Wednesdays in June or Tuesdays in July
Session A: Wednesdays in June (5, 12, 19, & 26), 5:30pm-7:30pm
Session B: Tuesdays in July (9, 16, 23, & 30), 5:30pm-7:30 pm
Required Experience: 1 or more years of lessons on your instrument preferred.
Pricing: $226.00

Schedule: Monday-Thursday
Dates: July 8-11
Time: 2pm-4pm
Required Experience: 1 or more years of lessons on your instrument preferred.
Pricing: $226.00

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Chart-Toppers Academy: Songwriting

Open for piano, guitar, bass, and vocal.
Our Chart Toppers Academy camps each have their own experience requirements, please review those below before registering and reach out with questions.

Inspired by the genius of pop virtuosos such as Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran, students will discover the secrets behind crafting sensational songs and memorable melodies. Regardless of how many years on your instrument, our expert instructors will teach to each student’s ability, studying chord progressions, arrangements, melody and lyric creation and other tricks of the trade. 

At the crescendo of our music summer camp, you’ll take center stage at our Grand Finale Showcase! Invite your friends and family to witness the birth of your musical masterpiece as you perform your original hit song. Students receive a punch card to purchase items in our studio store. Snacks provided.

Songwriting 401 students leave with a multi-track recording of their song.

Schedule: Half days, Monday-Thursday
Dates: June 17-20
Time: 1pm-4pm
Required Experience: 1 or more years of lessons on your instrument preferred.
Pricing: $314.00

Schedule: Half days, Monday-Thursday
Dates: June 24-27
Time: 9am-12pm
Required Experience: 1 or more years of lessons on your instrument.
Pricing: $314.00

Schedule: Half days, Monday-Thursday
Dates: July 15-18
Time(s): 1pm-4pm
Required Experience: 1 or more years of lessons on your instrument.
Pricing: $314.00

Songwriting 401 students leave with a multi-track recording of their song.
Schedule: Half days, Monday-Thursday
Dates: June 24-27
Time: 1pm-4pm
Required Experience: Arrow Academy student or with audition arranged with the studio. 
Pricing: $410.00

Arrow Summer Lessons

Whether your goal is to learn a new instrument, maintain your piano or guitar skills over the summer, or refresh your memory before the School Year Session begins, we have options for all!

LESSONS FOR ALL STUDENTS

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Your Choice: One-on-One Lesson Intensives

Available in-person and online.
Summer Express One-on-One Lessons – your learning, your pace! Take the reins of your musical journey this summer with personalized lessons tailored to your speed with your experienced instructor as your guide. With 8 one-on-one 30-minute lessons scheduled at your convenience throughout the summer, you can easily fit your lessons around camps and vacations. Select your instrument after registration. 

The schedule of teacher availability will be emailed in early May for you to choose your lesson times during 12 summer weeks, spanning from the end of May through mid-August. Lessons may be scheduled back to back, twice a week, or once a week at different times of the day – it’s your choice! 

  • Lessons for beginning students are for exploration and do not replace Straight Shot. 
  • Packages may not be shared with family members, or split between instruments. 
  • You will receive a brief questionnaire confirming your preference of online or in-person and to identify the number of years of experience on your instrument. 

Dates & Times: A schedule will be emailed for you to choose your lesson times in early May. 
Required Experience: 1 year of experience preferred.
Pricing: 
$323.00

Dates & Times: Fridays and weekends only. A schedule will be emailed for you to choose your lesson times in early May. 
Required Experience: 1 year of experience preferred.
Pricing: $323.00

Dates & Times: A schedule will be emailed for you to choose your lesson times in early May. 
Required Experience: 1 year of experience preferred.
In-Person Pricing: $323.00

Dates & Times: A schedule will be emailed for you to choose your lesson times in early May. 
Required Experience: 1 year of experience preferred.
In-Person Pricing: $323.00

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Straight Shot

Available in-person and online.
Save time and money when your child completes an entire level of piano or guitar lessons in just one summer!

Pricing: $885.00 
Includes 20 lessons, music and songs, practice instructions and videos, free individual Learning Labs for extra practice support, t-shirt, book bag, punch card for our incentive store, and trophies. 

$40 per fifty-five minute lesson.

Piano Ages: 6-9 and 10-12 (or current Arrow students of any age)
Guitar Ages: 11-15 (or current Arrow students of any age)
Required Experience: None

Pricing: $710.00 
Includes 20 group lessons with the same content as in-person lessons: music and songs, practice instructions and videos, free individual Learning Labs for extra practice support, t-shirt, book bag, punch card for participation and practice incentives, and trophies, all with a live instructor. (If only one student has signed up, the lessons will be one-on-one and 30 minutes in length.)

$34 per fifty-five minute lesson. 

Piano Ages: 6-9 and 10-12 (or current Arrow students of any age)
Guitar Ages: 11-15 (or current Arrow students of any age)
Required Experience: None
Other Requirements: You will need a device that can connect to the internet and Zoom, with camera capabilities for the instructor to see both hands and face. Materials are sent to you, or can be picked up at the studio.

Visit our Straight Shot page to learn more and register.

LESSONS EXCLUSIVELY FOR CURRENT ARROW STUDENTS REGISTERED FOR THE 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR

Registration opens on May 1st.

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Jump Start Session Prep

Prepare your child for the upcoming School Year session with our Jump Start package! This special package includes three 20-minute individual workshops focused on refreshing and polishing fundamental skills using music and songs they already have from their current level. Perfect for those who’ve been away from their instrument over the summer, these workshops help ensure a confident and strong start to the next level of lessons. 

Opt for convenient online sessions or choose in-person classes. Give your child the gift of confidence and musical readiness with our Jump Start package! Scheduling will begin July 1, and teacher availability will be between July 29 and August 16.

Ages: 6-18
Dates & Times: A schedule will be emailed for you to choose your lesson times in early July.
Requirements: Must be a current Arrow student enrolled in our 2024-2025 School Year Session.
Pricing: $49.00

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Summer Express Digital Music Pack

Welcome to your solution for discovering captivating summer music that will keep your young musician’s skills sharp! Say goodbye to the uncertainty of whether a songbook is suitable for your child’s level—we’ve taken care of that for you. Our carefully curated Summer Express package offers level-specific, achievable, and incredibly enjoyable music to keep your student engaged throughout the summer. 

With exclusive how-to videos accompanying each song, we provide step-by-step guidance for a seamless learning experience. Exclusive solos crafted by our talented Arrow Academy staff and advanced composition students are included as well! 

Delivered electronically for your convenience, and not available in stores, the Summer Express package is your key to ensuring your child stays musically active and inspired all summer long. Simplify your task of finding engaging music—purchase the Summer Express package and consider it done! Families may share one package. Not to be shared with others.

Ages: 6-18
Requirements: Must be a current Arrow student enrolled in our 2024-2025 School Year Session.
Pricing: $40.00

Looking for Accelerated Learning?

Complete a full level of piano or guitar lessons this summer with our Straight Shot Program.

Important Registration Information

  1. Create / Sign-in to your account
  2. Select the camp or lesson tab
  3. Select a lesson or camp 
  4. Pay fees to reserve your spot now!

Use code: “ARROW25” for $25 off per family!

SUMMER CAMPS AND LESSONS POLICY: 
Camp fees, Straight Shot, and one-on-one lesson fees are paid at the time of registration and are non-refundable, regardless of any absences.