Please read below for information about the Music School’s summer programs. For summer 2023, we will offer weekly Music & Movement classes (Tuesdays and Saturdays, June 3 – July 18), Piano Dynamos Camp (NEW! week of June 26), Folk Frontier Camp (NEW! week of July 10), Jam Camp (week of July 17), and three weeks of Creative Arts Camp (weeks of July 24, July 31 and August 7).

We are also offering an Expanding Horizons group class for teens on Saturdays, June 3-July 15, and a series of Folk workshops for adults and teens on Saturdays in July.

Most summer programs assume no prior musical experience, except where noted.

Music & Movement

Come and play with songs, stories, movement games, rhythm instruments, improvisation, art, dance, and fun!
Open to all children 5 months-7 years old and their parents/caregivers
Summer 2023 Schedule:
TUESDAYS, June 6 – July 18, 2023* with Heather Bigelow Hearne
*no classes on July 4

9 – 9:30 AM: Bouncing Babies (ages 5 months – 2 years)

This class will open the social structure of caregivers and young babies in a safe, musical way. We will explore movement with song, try out percussion instruments, and provide moments to engage with your child. Caregivers will be provided time at the start and end of class for social engagement and stories of development and parenting. We will keep up the spirit of music and bonding as we sing and move with our babies.
10 – 10:45 AM: Family Fun (ages 5 months – 6 years)
This multi-age class is designed for families to explore instruments, songs, dances, and rhythmic games together. It is a time of social engagement at all age levels, as children will play instruments, explore props through dance and song, learn marching and rhythm games, and end the class with a story and meditation time.
11 – 11:45 AM: Around the World with Music and Dance (ages 3 – 7)
Come explore song and dance fun from various cultures. This parent & child class is designed to open our minds to new sounds, languages, songs and movements while playing instruments, exploring circle songs, dancing to worldly music and reading books which take us around the world.
SATURDAYS, June 3 – July 15, 2023* with Heidi Martinez
*no classes July 1
10 – 10:45 AM: Tiny Explorers (ages 5 months – 2 years)
This movement group for babies and their caregivers will help support early parent-child bonds and give you the opportunity to learn about your baby’s early development. With the use of music and movement, babies and grown-ups will explore sensory props and musical instruments while building fine motor skills, and will learn how to express themselves creatively through movement and song.
11 – 11:45 AM: Wiggle and Grow (ages 3 – 7)
This group provides an opportunity to dance and play together; while meeting the developmental needs of the children. In this group, children and caregivers will have the opportunity to participate and observe while their children explore gross and fine motor skills, turn-taking, social skills, and active listening. With activities involving movement, props, and instruments children can practice creatively expressing themselves while building connections with their caregivers.
Expanding Horizons – Group Class

For teens ages 11 – 14

June 3 – July 15, 2023, 11:00 – 11:45 am

Expanding Horizons will focus on creating a safe space to explore feelings of anxiety, identity, and expression. This group will have the opportunity to use movement to explore the connection of mind, body, and emotion. Through creative arts activities such as visual arts and expressive writing, the group will work towards fostering growing confidence and a connection to self in the world.
Piano Dynamos Camp

For students ages 9 – 15 (minimum 1 year of study)

June 26 – 30, 2023, 8:45 am – 4:30 pm

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Enjoy the company of your fellow pianists as you expand your musicianship skills! Sessions include ear training, theory, sight reading, improvisation, practice strategies and much more.  Performance classes, supervised practice, art, and outdoor activities add to a fun week. Recommended ages 9-15. Elementary through early advanced levels accepted. (Minimum one year of study). 

Folk Frontier Camp

For students ages 8 – 16 (minimum 1 year experience)

July 10 – 14, 2023, 8:45 am – 4:30 pm

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Join us for our first weeklong, full day folk music camp!  Open to all string players (recommended ages 8 to 16) with at least a year of experience, Folk Frontier Camp participants will build musical skills, knowledge of folk traditions, learn to play in a group, meet new friends, and have fun. Together with instructors Audrey Budington and Mike Stockbridge, students will explore tunes from both sides of the Atlantic, special techniques, composition/improvisation, rhythm practice, musical games, accompanying, and soloing. There will also be outdoor time, breaks, and art activities. 

Summer Jam Camp

For students entering grades 5-12 in the fall of 2023

July 17 – 21,  2023, 8:45 am – 1:00 pm

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Open to students in grades 5-12 (including students that would like to bring their existing band), this camp invites instrumentalists and singers to come together for a week of jamming in many styles, including jazz, rock, and blues. There will be jam bands for both beginning and advanced students. Participants will develop ensemble skills, increase proficiency and technique on their instrument/voice, work in the recording studio, and create an album of their projects at the end of the week together.

Creative Arts Camp

For students entering grades 1-6 in the fall of 2023

Join us for 1, 2 or 3 weeks of Creative Arts Camp!
Week 1: July 24 – 28, 2023
Week 2: July 31 – August 4, 2023
Week 3: August 7 – 11, 2023

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Three age-based cohorts (grades 1-2; 3-4; and 5-6) rotate through three arts activity periods, learning skills and creating musical, dance, and visual art pieces. A healthy dose of indoor and outdoor games, breaks, and lunchtime provides plenty of fun and creates strong friendships.

We are also accepting applications for Leaders in Training (LIT) and Counselors in Training (CIT) positions for all three weeks of camp. LITs are students entering grades 7-9, and receive 50% off camp tuition. CITs are students entering grades 10 and above, and work as volunteer interns whose hours can be counted toward community service. If your student is interested in this opportunity, please contact Creative Arts Camp Director Heather Bigelow Hearne at or call 603-228-1196.

Instant Folk Ensemble Workshops

Open to intermediate musicians, ages teen through adult. All folk instruments welcome.

Saturdays, July 8, 15, 22, and 29, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Sign up for one, some, or all!

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Join forces with musical friends and form a pop-up folk ensemble! For part of this two-hour workshop, we will split into two groups (backup and melody), and learn a tune, with coaching from CCMS folk faculty members. Then we’ll come back together and work as a team, along with both faculty leaders, to come up with an arrangement of the tune and enjoy playing it as a group. Whether or not you’ve never played folk music or participated in an ensemble before, we hope you’ll join the band!

Faculty coaches:

July 8 – Liz and Dan Faiella

July 15 – Audrey Budington and Dan Faiella

July 22 – Liz Faiella and Zeb Cruikshank

July 29 – Audrey Budington and Zeb Cruikshank

Private Lessons

Summer 2023:

Summer is a wonderful time to try a new instrument or voice lessons, or to sharpen your skills. We offer a flexible semester where students can sign up for as many lessons as they would like!

Click here to inquire about private lessons this summer.