The Squaw Valley Institute is proud to announce our inaugural Summer Band Camp sessions. Our mission at SVI is our dedication to connecting the community through inspirational programming celebrating the arts, education, wellness, and adventure. Our vision is to enrich our local mountain culture, effecting innovative and authentic change for a stronger future. In short, we feel kids need a stronger connection to music and a platform to grow as both performers and group leaders working together as a team.
Children are the future. Music is proven to be one of the most powerful art forms heightening brain development as well as cognitive and gross motor skills. Studies show clear correlation between learning music and heightened comprehension in language arts and math skills. It’s also an excellent way to help children cultivate patience, improve concentration, and transfer those skills to their academic performance. We all know and understand the importance of group dynamics and general people skills to carry you successfully through life. Why not have fun this Summer and expose your child to a world of creative energy. SVI is offering two 5 week coaching sessions with several special guest mentors that will certainly unlock your child’s inner superstar!
This summer we will offer a 5-week coaching sessions. Both sessions feature coaching two days per week. Students will have the option to miss 2 days per session to allow for our busy summer schedules while still accomplishing the goals of the curriculum.
Phase 1- Music coaches work with 15-20 kids over each session. Each Coach will give personal instruction to 3-4 kids per instrument. This will shape them and prepare them for group performances in break out sessions.
Phase 2- Selections of four sets of up to five musicians will be paired with one coaching mentor. We will group equal experience level musicians who are musically likeminded from a stylistic standpoint.
Phase 3- Students deep dive into the core curriculum to learn more about the following:
PA set up and basic knowledge of live sound and engineering
Stage performance and presence/delivery
How to be in a band/group dynamics
Instrument tuning and maintenance/stringing instruments
Song selection and presentation
Breath / VOCAL technique / exercises
Phase 4 – Compose/co-write an original song. Professionally record and mix music as a group with an option that it can be added if agreed upon as a group.
Phase 5 – Graduation Day performance in late August. Date and location TBD
10 sessions per semester – 4:30pm-7:30pm
SESSION 2 $499
July 24th & 26th
July 31st & Aug. 2nd
Aug. 7th & 9th
Aug. 14th & 16th
Aug. 21st & 23rd
Payment plans available (see tickets page)
Skill Level : All musicians registering must have a good foundation and general knowledge of their instrument to participate in the program. This course is not designed for beginners.
Location: Squaw Valley Institute Office 1810 Squaw Valley Road Olympic Valley Ca 96146
GRADUATION date and location TBD
CORE COACHING TEAM
Matt Reardon – Vocals and Rhythm Guitar – Performance Coach and SVI Music Director
Stan Charles – Multi-Instrumentalist Pro Musician – Creekside Charter Music Director
GUEST COACHES / MENTORS
Jenny Charles – Vocals / Strings – Professional touring artist – Dead Winter Carpenters
Matthew Young Drummer ( Billy Idol / Black Sunshine )
Brad Perry Vocal coach / Keyboards / Guitars- ( Opera Singer )
Sam Revenna – National touring / recording artist – Bass and overall Performance Coach
Chris Cloyd – Seattle Recording Session Artist and Performance Coach
The Squaw Valley Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting the community through inspirational programming celebrating the arts, wellness, education and adventure. The goal is to enrich our mountain culture and inspire uncommon conversations to effect innovative and authentic change for a stronger future. SVI memberships are available that include free admission to most events.
PLEASE TELL US WHAT INSTRUMENT YOUR CHILD PLAYS AND HOW LONG THEY HAVE BEEN PLAYING FOR IN THE ABOVE MESSAGE PORTION.