Music Therapy Services
Findlay and Northwest Ohio
Summer Music Therapy Camps
Offering summer camps to individuals of all abilities!
Music Explorers
Ages 4 - young adult
Description:
Music Explorers is a music therapy group designed for individuals of all abilities to make live music, explore instruments, learn dances, sing along to songs, and participate in a music game or craft all while focusing on social skills and being creative with peers.  Campers are encouraged to sign up for more than one session as a different theme will be explored week.  Older students may register for this camp as it is designed for campers who may need additional support or may not have pre-requisite skills to learn in an instrument group.  Discounts will be given when signing up for more than one week.  All camps are 3 days, Tuesday through Thursday.  Camps cost $50 for one, and drop to $45 each if signing up for two, or $40 each if signing up for three or more.

Music Explorers Camp Themes

May 29-31

​June 5-7 

June 12-14

Theme: OUTDOOR SUMMER FUN

Upper Elementary-Young Adult: 8:30-10:00am
Preschool-Upper Elementary: 10:15-11:45am


Theme: ADVENTURES IN EXPLORATION

Upper Elementary-Young Adult: 8:30-10:00am
Preschool-Upper Elementary: 10:15-11:45am
Theme: SPORTS OF ALL SORTS

Upper Elementary-Young Adult: 8:30-10:00am
Preschool-Upper Elementary: 10:15-11:45am

June 26-28

June 19-21

July 10-12

Theme: DISNEY, MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES

Upper Elementary-Young Adult: 8:30-10:00am
Preschool-Upper Elementary: 10:15-11:45am
Theme: FARM FROM FOOD TO ANIMALS

Upper Elementary-Young Adult: 8:30-10:00am
Preschool-Upper Elementary: 10:15-11:45am
Theme: OUTER SPACE RACE

Upper Elementary-Young Adult: 8:30-10:00am
Preschool-Upper Elementary: 10:15-11:45am

July 24-26

July 31-August 2

July 17-19

Theme: TRANSPORTATION, LET'S GO!

Upper Elementary-Young Adult: 8:30-10:00am
Preschool-Upper Elementary: 10:15-11:45am
Theme: OCEAN COMMOTION

Upper Elementary-Young Adult: 8:30-10:00am
Preschool-Upper Elementary: 10:15-11:45am
Theme: WEATHER OR NOT

Upper Elementary-Young Adult: 8:30-10:00am
Preschool-Upper Elementary: 10:15-11:45am

August 7-9

Theme: CARNIVAL AND ICE CREAM

Upper Elementary-Young Adult: 8:30-10:00am
Preschool-Upper Elementary: 10:15-11:45am
Music Instrument Camps
Ages 8 - young adult
All camps are Tuesday - Thursday from 12:30 - 1:45pm
Campers have an option to sign up for Week 1 only, or Weeks 1 and 2 combined. 
Please note, campers cannot sign up for only Week 2 as they will need the skills learned in Week 1 in order to participate.
Camps are $50 for Week 1 and $90 for Weeks 1 and 2 combined.

Piano Group

Week 1: May 29-31
Week 2: June 5-7

In the piano group, campers will learn piano basics including how to play a scale, play melodies of familiar songs, and learn basic chords to accompany songs.  Campers will have the option to choose preferred songs to learn throughout the week.  Open to individuals of all abilities.  (Pre-requisites: being able to match colors or letters, fine-motor control of at least one hand.)

Guitar Group

Week 1: June 12-14
Week 2: June 19-21

Campers will be provided with a guitar to use.  If a camper desires to bring a guitar, please indicate that when registering.  Campers will learn the parts of the guitar, how to tune the guitar strings, notes of the guitar strings, basic chords, and strumming patterns in order to play familiar songs chosen by the group.  (Pre-requisites: motor control of both arms/hands to hold guitar while forming chords and strumming, fine-motor skills, read and identify letters and colors.)

Drumming and Percussion Group

Week 1: July 10-12
Week 2: July 17-19

  
Campers will be exposed to a variety of drum and percussion instruments and styles, including African drums, body percussion, drum set, and more.  The group will work together as a drum ensemble to create rhythmically engaging music to accompany a variety of music genres from pop and country to jazz and folk.  (Pre-requisites: none.)

Ukulele Group

Week 1: July 24-26
Week 2: July 31-August 2

  
Campers will be provided with a ukulele to use.  If a camper desires to bring a ukulele, please indicate that when registering.  Campers will learn the parts of the ukulele, how to tune the ukulele strings, notes of the ukulele strings, basic chords, and strumming patterns in order to play familiar songs chosen by the group.  (Pre-requisites: motor control of both arms/hands to hold ukulele while forming chords and strumming, fine-motor skills, read and identify letters and colors.) 

Songwriting and Recording

Week 1 only: August 7-9

  
Campers will be invited to bring ideas for songwriting.  The group will explore simple ways to begin the creative process of making a song.  Campers will also explore the basics of recording utilizing iPad and computer applications.  By the end of the week, the campers will have the skills needed to write and record their own songs, taking home a first recording.  (Pre-requisites: basic reading and writing.)
Tiny Tunes

Ages birth - 4 years

  
Tiny Tunes is an early childhood music therapy group designed for parents and caregivers to make music and bond with their young children.  Young children will explore instruments, movement, and singing through developmentally appropriate music experiences.  Parents and caregivers engage with their child(ren) ages birth through 4 years old.

The first classes will take place on Friday mornings in June or July.  Sign up below to pre-register.
Registration Dates

Camps are held in the music therapy room at Heartstring Melodies - 219 Liberty Street in Findlay

Register for camps by the weekend before each camp begins

Summer Camp with Community Partners

Save the Date: June 25-28, 2018
Registration on Awakening Minds Art website
  http://www.awakeningmindsart.org/trithearts.html