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:

  • Live performances

  • PA set up and basic knowledge of live sound and engineering

  • Stage performance and presence/delivery

  • How to be in a band/group dynamics

  • Songwriting 101

  • Instrument tuning and maintenance/stringing instruments

  • Song selection and presentation

  • Breath / VOCAL technique / exercises

  • Recording techniques

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)

Ages: 8-17

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.

Mailing information:
PO Box 3325
Olympic Valley, CA. 96146

Cancellation/ Make-Up Policy
SVI does not refund tuition or provide credits or make-up lessons for lessons canceled by the student for any reason. The time of your lessons have been reserved and therefore you are expected to be there. Lesson tuition is nonrefundable and nontransferable. No refunds will be given to students who drop out of a course on or after the start date of the class. Students enrolled in classes are expected to notify the instructor if they are going to be absent for any given class so the instructor can plan accordingly

Squaw Valley Institute does not discriminate according to race, color, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational and admissions policies and in its programs.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CANNOT PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH ANY MEDICATION, NOT EVEN ASPIRIN. STUDENTS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN.

In addition to the home, cell and work numbers for the primary guardian please provide any alternate phone numbers we should have in case we are unable to reach you at one of these numbers. This could be your spouse’s or partner’s cell or work, or the number of a nearby friend or relative.

Liability Waiver and Model Release Statement

In consideration of the State of California, Squaw Valley Institute and its music camp granting me permission to participate in the above-referenced course and/or activity, and with the understanding that such participation is conditioned upon my execution of this waiver and release, for myself, my heirs and assigns, I hereby acknowledge, recognize and assume the risks involved in the course and/or the activity and any risks inherent in any other activities connected with the course and/or activity in which I may voluntarily participate. I expressly assume the risk of and accept full responsibility for any and all injuries (including death) and accidents which may occur as a result of my participation in the course and/or activity and release from liability the State of California, Squaw Valley Institute and its music camp , and all of the officers, directors, agents, representatives, and employees of the foregoing entities.

I HEREBY WAIVE ANY CLAIM I MAY HAVE AS A RESULT OF MY PARTICIPATION IN THE ABOVE-REFERENCED COURSE AND/OR ACTIVITY. I HEREBY AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS THE SQUAW VALLEY INSTITUTE AND ITS MUSIC CAMP, AND ALL OF THE OFFICERS, TRUSTEES, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND EMPLOYEES OF THE FOREGOING ENTITIES AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND COSTS, WHICH MAY BE BROUGHT AGAINST ANY OF THEM BY ANYONE CLAIMING TO HAVE BEEN INJURED AS A RESULT OF MY PARTICIPATION IN THE COURSE AND/OR ACTIVITY.

This waiver shall be governed in accordance with the laws of the State of California. This waiver is intended as the complete integration of all understandings between the parties. No prior or contemporaneous addition, deletion, or other amendment hereto shall have any force or effect whatsoever, unless embodied herein in writing.

I understand that ( SVI ) may, from time to time, photograph student work in the classroom for marketing and archival purposes. In the event that a photographer comes to my class, I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to notify the photographer of my desire not to be photographed. I hereby grant ( SVI ) permission to use photographs in which I appear for marketing, communications, and/or archival purposes.

THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY. IF STUDENT IS UNDER EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE, SIGNATURE OF A PARENT OR GUARDIAN IS REQUIRED. I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT I HAVE READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THIS WAIVER, RELEASE, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT.

This waiver and release is valid from the date of my signature below, and shall remain effective unless and until modified in writing by the undersigned.
Hard Copy must be signed at the commencement of the course.


PLEASE TELL US WHAT INSTRUMENT YOUR CHILD PLAYS AND HOW LONG THEY HAVE BEEN PLAYING FOR IN THE ABOVE MESSAGE PORTION.

THANK YOU!

 

 

 

Matt Reardon – McConkey Foundation theme song music video for philanthropy with the McConkey Kids Choir
Music and Lyrics by Matt Reardon