Learn to write songs in a band setting
Our songwriting band camp is the perfect way to learn the ins and outs of the songwriting process, and how to work well with a group of like-minded musicians. Our amazing band directors will help campers write their own songs, with the ultimate goal of performing for their parents and friends at the end of the week! Playing in a band can help foster a love for music that most of our students didn’t even know they had. Our songwriting camp requires at least two years of private lesson experience on any instrument.
Our songwriting camps are available in three age groups: Ages 8-10, and Ages 11-13, and Ages 14-17. Campers do not need to be enrolled in private lessons at the time of the camp and do not need to be So i Heard Music students.
WHAT A TYPICAL DAY LOOKS LIKE:
- 9:00 am – Morning Ice Breakers & Listening Sessions
Ice breakers are an important part of getting to know and building a bond with your fellow campers! We will also get the chance to share some of our favorite tunes, and talk about stylistic preferences.
- 10:00 am – Jam session
The orning jam session is relaxed and casual. Campers can try out all sorts of different instruments while learning how the instrument plays into songwriting. Our band directors will help students figure out parts and use this jam session to assign instruments for the showcase at the end of the week.
- 11:00 am – Songwriting Lessons & Skill Building
Campers will discuss songwriting concepts and work on putting together their ideas as a group!
- Noon – Lunch break
- 1:00-3:30 pm – Setlist practice
Campers will apply their new skills to a band setting. The band director will spend time working on skills and parts with each camper so that everyone has fun. These afternoon sessions will ultimately culminate in a Friday performance for our parents and friends!
- 3:30-5:00 pm – Optional Aftercare
Our camps officially end at 3:30 pm, but for those parents who need it, we provide optional aftercare until 5:00 pm for a fee. Your students will be able to continue practicing their instrument, or work at a private station and unwind from a long day.