Summer  Camps  and Classes 2019!

From introductory "Quick Start" Camps, to the more exciting "School of Rock", our camps and classes are designed to build musical confidence, inspiring students to challenge themselves and show that they can reach their highest potential in a group environment. "Composition and Digital Recording" for adults and children, and "The Best Piano Camp Ever" are taught personally by Bonnie teVelde! 


Space is limited so sign-up today to reserve your spot. Click the blue "Contact Us" link next to the camp you're interested in to get registered. We can't wait to meet you!

Quick Start Camp // Beginner Level

Every new student has the same basic information to learn. They can do it one small segment at a time, week by week in private lessons, or they can get it all, easily, in a small group in our 5-day quick start camp. Every student gets a basic view of 5 different instruments, including how to read music for each one, and what good technique for each instrument sound/looks like. By the end of the first week, they are ready to choose their favorite instrument, and commit to really learning how to play it. They will learn daily practice habits, and we will learn about how they learn and which instrument(s) are right for them. We can match them with exactly the right teacher, and get a lot of information on what motivates them.

Every new music student learns the fundamentals of piano, drums, ukulele, reading music, and perfect pitch (hearing the difference between the notes). This camp is taught personally by Bonnie teVelde, and each student will be assessed for learning style and preferences so we can custom-tailor their music lessons going forward. Bonnie and her teaching team will match them to the perfect teacher, instrument, and style of learning. Students who love piano should continue with The Best Piano Camp Ever, those who compose may continue with the composition and recording arts camp, and those who want to learn to rock out on guitar, drums, voice, and keyboard, they should continue with School of Rock Camp. These camps are listed below.

Students build their skills by spending one hour a day, Mon-Fri, immersed in the joy of figuring out music instruments and making new musical friends. They build a habit of playing daily, and learn the foundational skills they will need to learn to play quickly and easily.

One Session:    1) June 10-14, 12:30-1:30 pm

Where:  San Luis Obispo Campus, 3440 South Higuera Street, Suite 100

​Ages:     6-13
Cost:     $150, includes materials

NOTE:  This camp is semi-private, with a limited number of students to each teacher.

June 10-14, 2019

Composition Camp //  All Levels
This camp is perfect for students who love to write and compose their own music or want to learn how! Our teachers make composition accessible for any level musician, from the most advanced to the beginning music student. Students will grow their creative musical skills, get valuable feedback from a master instructor, as well as peers, and come out with a song or piece of music that's their very own! Open to adults and children, ages 8 and up.

Prerequisite:  Students must have basic knowledge of an instrument, equivalent to approximately six (6) months of study. ​


When:    July 1-12, 10am-12p.m., Monday through Friday.
Where:  San Luis Obispo Campus, 3440 S. Higuera, Suite 100, SLO
Ages:     8-16
Cost:      $250'

Recording Arts Camp //  All Levels
This class is for all students who want to learn how to use garage band and record their own music. Pairing this class with the composition camp is the perfect option for creative students. Students will learn to use a multi-track recording system, and how to lay down rhythm tracks, a solid bass line, and how to layer chord progressions over the top. They will learn how to create a melody line, and have a chance to sing over the top. The musicians in class will also be encouraged to help each other with some of the instrumentation needed for each composition. 

The price of this camp is discounted $25 if taken at the same time as the Composition Camp.


When:    July 1-12, 12:30-2:30p.m., Monday through Friday.
Where:  San Luis Obispo Campus, 3440 S. Higuera, Suite 100, SLO
Ages:     8-16 (Open to adults and children)
Cost:      $250, $25 off if taken with Composition Camp

July 1-12, 2019

July 1-12, 2019

School of Rock 1 // Multiple Instruments / Beginner Level

Students come in as beginners, and come out two weeks later as MUSICIANS! Your child will have the opportunity to learn a full song on 4 different instruments, and make an informed decision on the one they love best! They will learn Keyboard, Guitar, Bass, Drums for two (2) hours a day, giving them a good idea of what each one really feels/sounds like.  This class focuses on giving each child a foundation in multiple instruments. They also learn the synergy and fun of playing a song with other musicians, all at the same time. May be taken with School of Rock 2, where the student will choose their favorite instrument and play in a rock band setting. $25 discount if purchased with SOR2.


When:  July 22-August 2, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Monday through Friday 

Where:  San Luis Obispo Campus, 3440 S. Higuera, Suite 100, SLO

Ages:     8 - 14
Cost:     $250

​​​July 22-Aug 2, 2019

School of ROCK 2 //  Beginner to Intermediate Levels

Students will come in as musicians, and go out as rockers in a real band! This camp is for kids who have found the instrument they love, and want to get a chance to play in a band.  This is for kids who want the chance to rock HARD with other band members and have FUN! Students will play their favorite instrument, every day, in a rock band setting, finally realizing WHY they have been learning their instrument.  This is a great way for a student to feel what it's like to play in a group setting.

This is the way to MOTIVATE your child to rock their way to the next level. The group will choose a song to learn, and work on it every day with a professional rocker/coach. Students will perform for parents and friends on the last day of camp. Must have 6 months of experience playing guitar, keyboard or piano, bass, drums, or take School of Rock 1 in the morning.

Prerequisite:  Students must have attended School of Rock 1 or have at least 1 year of lessons on their instrument of choice.

When:    July 22-August 2, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Where:  San Luis Obispo Campus, 3440 South Higuera, Suite 110, SLO
Ages:     8-14
Cost:      $250, $25 off if taken with School of Rock 1

​​​July 22-Aug 2, 2019

Best Piano Camp Ever! // Taught Personally by Bonnie teVelde

These very small group classes are for piano students who want to learn fast and take their musicianship to the next level! We build confidence by showing students how to practice effectively and conquer learning piano, from beginners to advanced pianists. Students will expand their skills and learn how to practice effectively every day. They will learn to speed read music, and sightread well because it's fun. They will gain the tools to get REALLY GOOD in a single summer. Each student is given a choice of solos to learn, and a duet to play with another student. In addition to playing with encouragement, 2 hours per day, students will learn about the circle of 5ths, speed reading music notation, and the fundamentals of perfect absolute pitch.

Students who are interested in learning to tutor* may also stay for the tutor training camp from 12:30-2:30pm. Tutors must be 10 yrs old and level 2 in order to tutor, but they may take the tutor training earlier than that because it teaches them how to explain what they are learning, which gives them a unique insight into music. There is a $25 discount for combining these camps.



When    June 17-28, 2019, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Monday through Friday

              July 29th - August 9th, 2019, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Where:  San Luis Obispo Campus, 3440 South Higuera, Suite 100, SLO

​Ages:     6 - Adult
Cost:      $250 per session, $25 off for combining with tutor training in the afternoons

Two Sessions

June 17-28, 2019


July 29 - Aug 9, 2019

Teacher/Tutor Training Camp// Taught Personally by Bonnie teVelde

If you have ever wanted to teach music and change lives every day, Bonnie teVelde teaches a personal training course. This course includes over 50 hours of specific training on how to:

  1. Teach Perfect Absolute Pitch

  2. Work with 16 Myers-Briggs Personality Types effectively

  3. Work with Various Age Groups, from Preschoolers to Senior Citizens,

  4. Work with Various Disabilities, from Cognitive to Physical

  5. Use whole-brain learning to help students learn with ease, naturally

Spend 20 hours with hands-on training, working personally with all age groups and types of students, teaching piano, drums, ukulele, voice, and guitar. Learn about the 7 signs of musical talent, and about learning styles and how they help you connect with a student. Upon completion of the course and passing the final exam, you will become an apprentice teacher for 6 months time, after which you will be awarded a teVelde Comprehensive Teaching Certificate that will get you in the door with almost all music schools nationwide as a Certified Music Teacher. 

For students under the age of 18, you will be taught the same curriculum as the adult students, and become a certified tutor after passing the final exam. When you turn 16, you will be qualified to become an apprentice teacher at teVelde Conservatories of Music. After 6 months of apprenticing successfully with at least 2 students, you will be award a teVelde Comprehensive Music Teacher Certification. This will get you in the door of most music schools nationwide.


When:    June 17-28, 2019, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or

              August 5-16, 2019, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Where:  San Luis Obispo Campus, 3440 South Higuera, Suite 100, SLO

​Ages:    8* - Adult

Cost:      $250 per session, $25 off when combined with piano camp in the mornings

* Students under the age of 10 may not tutor another student until they are 10 and level 2, but would benefit highly from this camp.

Two Sessions

June 17-28, 2019


Aug 5-16, 2019

Perfect Pitch for Preschoolers//  Preschool

This camp is designed to lay the foundation for the skill of absolute perfect pitch in children ages 2-6. (Age 2 must be accompanied by a parent). We will introduce the children to the colors of sound, beginning with the musical alphabet and the colors associated with each note. Carly Caterpillar and our other SensApitch characters will help each student learn to hear the difference between the vibrations of each note. Students will learn:

1) Intro to musical alphabet

2) Intro to finger numbers, right and left hands

3) Intro to Red and White sounds, and the difference between them

4) Intro to rhythms

5) Intro to High & Low Sounds

6) Intro to Soft & Loud Sounds

7) Intro to Short & Long Sounds


This fun and interactive class will use the sensapitch, book 1, soundtrack to begin learning the sound quality of each note.


When:   July 15-19, 2019, 10:00 am - 10:45 am., Monday through Friday. OR

              August 12-16, 2019,  10:00 am - 10:45 am, Monday through Friday

Where:  San Luis Obispo Campus, 3440 South Higuera, Suite 100, SLO

​Ages:    Preschool (With Parent)

Cost:      $125 per session, $25 off when combined with piano camp in the mornings

Two Sessions

July 15 - 19, 2019


Aug 12 - 16, 2019

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