Summer at Wayland School of Music

Summer Private Lessons

New to us? Come for a free intro lesson now with one of our experienced professional teachers, so you can be in the priority scheduling pool for summer! 

Summer lessons are on an individualized schedule to reflect your camp and travel plans. Whether you want lessons twice a month, or only in July, or all 10 weeks of summer vacation, we can put together a schedule combining your and your teacher's availability. 

Summer Half Day Programs, 2023:

July 10 - 14: Creative Music & Arts; Summer Fiddling Fun
July 24 - 28: Sing, Move & Act!
Aug 21 - 22: Wind Instrument Fun
Aug 23 -25: Brass Audition Prep

TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER HALF DAY PROGRAMS: Registration opens Weds Jan 12th. Please use the Summer Day Program form.

When we receive your form we will then invoice you. Once paid in full, your spot is reserved for you and you will receive a confirmation.

About these programs: Our summer 2022 small-cohort half day programs allow for a 3.5 to 1 student to staff ratio, offering each child plenty of attention and musical support while still building a cohesive and creative group experience.

Summer half day programs are inside in an open area with open windows, A/C, and ultra-HEPA air filtering (to 0.003 microns). We will follow all local and state health protocols recommended at the time of camp. 

"A fantastic week of camp" ~ parent of students age 7 and 11 

"My favorite week of camp ever!" ~ student, age 9

Read on for individual program details.

Wind Instrument Fun/Brass Audition Prep
Week of Aug 21 - 25
Half day mornings

Program Leader: Dr. Andrew Harms, WSM Brass Faculty; Artist Faculty, Colby College, Maine

" Dr. H is more than just an A+ instructor, he is truly a teacher who meets the students where they are at. He engages the kids to go beyond just their instrument and learn to appreciate music." ~ parent of 15yo student


Wind Instrument Family Fun:
Build Your Own Instrument, with World Music Exploration

This program is for both current and future band kids! 

We will:

  • Explore the basic mechanics of different wind instruments
  • Make our own basic world-inspired instruments, ranging from double reeds to beginning brass instruments made from PVC, and many others!
  • Learn about world music for winds

An excellent introduction to wind instruments for students interested in band, or as an exploratory world music class for current band/string students.

For: All current and future band kids, age 8-12; younger kids may attend with a parent, and all parents are welcome!

Maximum enrollment: 6 students

Date: Mon & Tues August 21 & 22

9:30 - 12:30

Tuition: $150

Brass District & All-State Audition Prep 

Get ahead of the pack and up your auditioning game with the “Dr. H advantage”! 

“Dr. H” has had students succeed at Junior District, Senior District and All-State auditions on every brass instrument. We will cover:  

  • Solos
  • Scales
  • Sightreading
  • What to expect on the day of the audition
  • What makes an audition work: observations from score sheets of successful and less successful auditions

We will also talk about how to play when we are nervous - based on state-of-the-art, musician-tested performance psychology; and do practice mini-performances for each other in a supportive environment.

For: All brass players age 11-18, including trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone/euphonium, and tuba

Maximum enrollment: 6 students

Date: Weds - Fri August 23 - 25

 9:30 - 12:30

Tuition: $225

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