When Life Gives You Lemons…

In light of the current restrictions, and as requested by many of our parents, we have arranged for an online version of the Summer Camp program. We have a fun program planned for your children, so they can continue in their musical journey while keeping busy with something they love.

Weekly sessions, 9 am – 2 pm

Cost: $175/week, no registration fees.

Groups of 4-8 students per instructor. Students will be assigned to an instructor based on their experience and instrument.

Online private lessons are available for an additional cost.

Schedule of Activities – Monday – Thursday

The following is a guide to the activities.  Each YOPBC instructor will make modifications at their discretion to fit their group of student’s needs


9:00 am-9:30 am – Meet your group! Meet your teacher. Explain how online camp works. Attendance & introductions.

9:30 am – 10:30 am – Sight Reading – We will use a variety of resources including teacher screen share and emailed PDF’s. In select small groups, teachers will discuss strategies for sight-reading, Students will get to play and feedback will be given.

10:30 am-10:45 am – Transition/ break

10:45 am – 11:15 am – Technique Time!!  Individuals play- teacher diagnostic. Discuss individual student’s weakness i.e. fingerings, range memorization, scales, fast runs, legato, bowings, and more

Discuss, interact, share, play, improve, and possibly journal.

11:15 am – 12:00 pm – Music time to select a piece. All students will select a piece to work on for the week.

12:00 pm- 12:30 pm: Lunchtime. Everyone signs off.

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm: Physical movement time. Yoga, breathing gym, physics of movement, discuss common injuries, relaxation techniques, pacing, realistic expectations, and possibly journal.

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm – Transition/break

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm – Collaboration with other groups during this time.

Friday’s Activities

11 am – 1 pm – Bring your own lunch party at Dreher Park in West Palm Beach or similar (assuming it’s open by July).

YOPBC will provide drinks parents invited! We of course will be following all appropriate social distancing guidelines. The party will include a

watermelon eating contest, hula hoop contest, best face mask, etc…

It will be fun!

2:00 pm – Sign off.


1:30 pm – 2:00 pm – Wrap up/review the day & celebrate the accomplishments. Possibly suggest videos online resources to watch. Journal


Back Next Year

Looking for Great Summer Music Programs for Your Kids?

See what YOPBC Has to Offer!

We understand that you have many options when it comes to summer programs for your kids.
We believe that YOPBC’s staff, program offerings, and beautiful campus facilities make us the best summer music program in the area!!

Summer Program 2020

Youth Orchestra

July 6 – 10, 2020

July 13 – 17, 2020

Mini Mozart

June 8 -12, 2020

June 15 – 19, 2020

The Youth Orchestra Summer Camp

Full Orchestra & Piano

Ages 8-18

July 6 – 10, 2020
July 13 – 17, 2020

Palm Beach Atlantic University
West Palm Beach

YOPBC’s Summer Music Camp is completely unique because our camp gives kids MUSIC and MORE! We stand out because we teach ALL instruments AND because we accept beginning students on most instruments.

Unlike most music camps, we provide a fun schedule of varied day camp activities in addition to music…activities such as organized sports, arts and crafts, private lessons, guest artist performances, as well as field trips to local attractions, and as you would expect, lots of music!

In addition, we offer late pickup and carpool assistance.

Within the camp structure, is our very popular “Learn to Play” program for beginners. Learn to Play is perfect for students who want to start a second instrument, or for students who want to try a different instrument without the pressure or commitment of learning during the regular school year. Includes FREE instrument loaner – a fantastic value!

We also have “elective classes” that include Music Technology, All State Boot Camp, Music Theory the “Fun” Way, Conducting and much more! We believe we have a program for every student at every level – beginning, intermediate and advanced.

Mini Mozart

Mini Mozart

Ages 5-8

June 8 -12, 2020
City of Boca Raton Community Center

June 15 -19, 2020
City of Palm Beach Gardens Recreation Center

This string camp is specifically designed for younger students with limited or no experience. Students learn from certified music instructors. We boast a high teacher-student ratio.  On-site “FUN” activities, such as playground time and much more are part of every day! Students get to perform in a short recital on the final day of camp.

Instrument rental is included as part of the tuition!

Please buy or bring lunch and snacks daily.

** This Program is provided in conjunction with the Cities, registration must be done directly on each of the City’s websites

Spaces are limited, so register early for this specialty camp at Palm Beach Gardens or Boca Raton.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions