You’re Never Too Old (or Too Young) for Summer Camp

June 18, 2020, 1:37 PM · When set out to create an Online Music Camp listing for 2020, we wanted to feature quality offerings, diverse courses, and camps inclusive of all ages and skill levels. While many of our readers come from the professional world, vast numbers are teachers, amateurs,
adult beginners, pre-professionals, and parents of aspiring violinists.

We’re very proud of the listing we’ve created, which you can find here, or click on the "Find an Online Music Camp" ad you see on the right of any page on We have close to 30 options, from long-term summer commitments to isolated weekly classes. In addition to violin audition intensives, bootcamps, and mastery workshops, there are offerings for those who are looking to tackle a new genre, as well as those who just want to keep the practice momentum moving forward. How about Inside Music Academy; or Traditional Scottish Fiddle Music with Rachel Barton Pine; Mike Block’s String Camp for non-classical traditions and contemporary styles; or an Ashokan Music and Dance Camp? There are numerous Suzuki options available, and even a Virtual Viola Club.

The listing has options not just for students looking to make the most of their long summer at home, but also for teachers and professionals wishing to continue their development as players. There are also options that work for amateurs that also have a day job. "I was able to find a course that fits in perfectly to my work day," said intermediate-level violinist and contributor Diana Skinner. "It’s just four sessions, spread out over two weeks, and each session is about the length of my lunch hour." One of my own young students wanted to explore the composer/arranger side of her personality, and so she plans to take a two-week course in transcribing pop tunes.

Is there a class that might be right for you? Click the link below to view the available camps. If you find something interesting, then click on the specific camp to learn all the details.

Click here for Online Summer Music Camps.

If you wish to have your program or camp listed in this directory for July, please click here to sign up.


June 20, 2020 at 05:12 PM · Some people may remember the Bernard Robinson Music Camps - you got all ages and skills.

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