Instrument Exploration Workshop

Ages 9 to 12
Fee: $30

This workshop is a great opportunity for your child to explore each instrument and choose his/her favorite, whether entering band or orchestra in the fall or looking to have fun play-testing all the various instruments. Students will rotate between stations attended by CMC instructors who will demonstrate and instruct how to hold and play each of the instruments in the string, brass, woodwind and percussion categories. Space is limited so sign up now to reserve your spot!

  • Explore traditional band, orchestral and percussion instruments
  • Hear them played by professional musicians
  • Try every one
  • Discover your passion!
One 2-Hour Session Saturday, July 20, 10:00 am-12:00 pm Register Online by 7/13

Jazz Combo Camp (with Nick DiMaria)

Ages 13 to 17
Fee: $160

Want to have fun playing jazz with other musicians at your level? CMC Jazz Combo is a camp for the intermediate or more advanced student who is looking to further their playing experience by studying small group jazz. Jazz combos have been around since the early 1900’s, and each musical style that emerged over the 20th century has connections to this style of playing! With the guidance and expertise of our CMC jazz professional, Nick DiMaria, students will work on improvisation and song arranging while working as a team playing classic jazz standards and songs. There will be a performance on the last day.


One Weeklong Session Monday-Friday, July 22 – 26, 10:00 am-11:30 am Register Online by 7/15

Performance Prep Masterclass for Violin and Viola (with Jill Levine)

For students with 2+ years playing experience
Fee: $25

This a perfect opportunity for those students who are planning to audition for GBYO or any other orchestra at the end of August/early fall. Boost confidence and fine tune your audition piece by playing in front of a small group of peers. Students will listen to each other play and offer constructive advice, receiving professional input as well from CMC teacher and New Haven Symphony violist, Jill Levine.


One Hour Session Saturday, August 10, 10:00 am-11:00 am Register Online by 8/3

Ukulele Workshop (with Uncle Zac)

“Ukulele Fever… Catch It!”

For the beginner player. Ages 12 and up.
Fee: $20

Uncle Zac’s beginner ukulele workshop will take you through the “uke basics” of chording, strumming and other tips and tricks to start your journey to understanding and enjoying this wonderful little instrument. Ukes available to use for the workshop. Supply limited.


One 45-minute Session Saturday, July 27, 10:00 am-10:45 am Register Online by 7/24

Ukulele Workshop (with Uncle Zac)
“Tin Pan Alley”

For the intermediate player.
Fee: $25

Have fun playing swing and jazz styles of Tin Pan Alley! Designed to accommodate ukuleles of all sizes and tunings, students will explore various LEFT and RIGHT HAND TECHNIQUES to take your playing out of first gear and into the wonderful world of swing. From chord substitution to melody and rhythms, putting a new set of tools in your “uke bag” and taking your playing to the next level is the ultimate goal!


One Hour Session Saturday, July 27, 11:00 am-12:00 noon Register Online by 7/24

Ukulele Workshop (with Uncle Zac)

“Playing Up the Neck Using the Theory of Four”

For the intermediate to advanced player. Knowledge of & ability to make barre and four finger chords recommended.
Fee: $25

Designed to accommodate ukes of all sizes and tunings, this workshop is designed for any player who wants to break out of first position and begin to find their way up the neck. Using his “Theory of Four” method and his Ultimate Inversion Chart, Uncle Zac will walk you through various steps to easily recognize and play chord inversions that will help you begin your journey into chord solo and chord melody. Using the whole fretboard is the ultimate goal of this course and getting you there is the ultimate goal for Uncle Zac!


One Hour Session Saturday, July 27, 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Register Online by 7/24

 Space is limited, so register early!

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