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Finding the right summer program for your family!

The long summer months are a great time for students to experience their music making outside of their normal practice routine. Summer camps, festivals and Suzuki institutes provide the perfect environment for students to meet peers, make friends and enjoy music making in new locations. Family wise it is a great opportunity  to travel and bond together through music. 

I believe that there is a summer experience available for every budget and with the right planning each student can benefit from a summer program! You can cut costs by staying local or finding programs close to relatives. Travel costs can be lowered by road tripping to out of state programs. Some programs even offer sibling/family rates. 

Discuss with Ms. Emily your family's budget and she can work with you to recommend a summer program right for your student!

National Cello Institute

  • Usually last week in June

  • Pomona, CA (close to Los Angeles)


  • Parents required to attend classes with younger students, dorms available!

  • Great camp for all levels of students, from twinkle to advanced


Los Angeles Suzuki Institute

  •  Usually mid june

  • Pomona, CA (close to Los Angeles)


  • Available for cello, violin and piano students

  • Great camp for all levels of students, from twinkle to advanced

  • Advanced students can participate in chamber music 

USD Summer Chamber Music Festival 


Civic Youth Orchestra Summer Workshop

  • Usually mid July

  • CSU San Marcos Campus


  • Day Camp- 9 am- 12 pm daily (parents can drop off/pick up)

  • Students work on ensemble skills

  • Recommended to younger students who plan to participate in CYO ensembles 2018-2019

San Diego Suzuki Institute

Hayward La Honda Music Camp


Arrowbear Music Camp

  • Sleepover camp located in Running Springs, near Big Bear Mountain

  • Great, affordable sleepover camp not too far from San Diego and Los Angeles


  • Multiple age sessions with various dates

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