Royal Conservatory School Summer Day Camps in Toronto
Are you looking for a vibrant summer camp where your child can explore their creative potential while meeting new friends? Whether new to music or a seasoned young artist, The Royal Conservatory School is the place to be this summer. We offer an engaging range of full- and half-day summer camps for children and youth of all musical abilities.
Download the Royal Conservatory Summer Camp Guide here (PDF).
For questions contact 416.408.2825 to speak with a Student Service Representative, or in person at 273 Bloor St. West.
RCS Summer String Institute (ages 4-17), July 4-8
Through a variety of games and exercises we will discover comfortable body alignment with the cello, good bow holds, and appropriate left arm positioning. Once a stable approach is established, we will begin to explore avenues to beautiful tone, mapping of the fingerboard, and musical expression. Components of the Suzuki Method will be complimented by supplementary note reading materials. Repertoire will be drawn from Suzuki Book 1 and technical work will include scales, arpeggios, tonalizations, and other exercises. Our overarching goals in this course are to achieve healthy and efficient positioning with the instrument and the ability to produce a quality tone. The group setting is intended to reinforce the enjoyment of learning a new skill through the sharing of common challenges and goals.
The Royal Conservatory School Summer String Institute focuses on providing a condensed week of instruction for violin, viola, and cello students ages 4 to 17. The Institute provides four different camp options designed for students at various developmental stages of playing ability. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to work with an engaging faculty of highly skilled and well trained musicians with many years of experience.
Intro to Suzuki (ages 4+)
July 4-8, 9:00-11:00am | $250
This one-week session is for very young students and their parents to begin string instruction in a fun and exciting environment.
Book 1 Camp (ages 4-8)
July 4-8, 9:00am-12:00pm | $300
This one-week camp is designed to reinforce techniques and repertoire from Twinkle through the end of Book 2. The 1/2 day camp provides younger students with a shorter session rather than participate in a full day of playing and camp activities. Classes will be arranged by level of completed repertoire.
Book 2 Camp (ages 5-10)*
July 4-8, 9:00am-4:00pm | $500
This intensive one-week camp offers individual instruction, group, reading class, enrichment activity and orchestra in a fun and engaging environment. *Half-day option available.
Chamber and Orchestra Camp (ages 8+)*
July 4-8, 9:00am-4:00pm | $500
Designed for string students who are seeking a more intensive summer camp experience the camp includes individual instruction, group class, chamber music, enrichment activity and orchestra. Students should be in Suzuki Book 3 (or equivalent) and above.
*Early Drop Off (8am) and Extended Care (4-6pm) offered.
Check out our tentative schedule!
Instrument Exploration Camp (ages 4-7)
July 11-15; July 18-22, and July 25-29, 9:00am-4:00pm | $325 per session
Summer is a time for exploration – come see what it’s like to play a real instrument (or two or three!) at the Royal Conservatory School’s Instrument Exploration Camp.
The perfect summer experience for children transitioning out of early childhood programming to individual lessons. Instrument Exploration Camp provides children with the opportunity to explore the many instruments we teach at the Royal Conservatory School. Is your child a budding violinist, a piano prodigy or the next guitar virtuoso? Or, does your child just want to play for fun? Have them decide for themselves as they learn about and try out many different instruments that they can begin instruction on at this young age!
Children who participate in the Instrument Exploration Camp receive 15% off tuition for the following fall’s Music Enrichment Program.
Check out our tentative schedule.
Keyboard Exploration Camp (ages 4-7)
July 4-8, 9:00am-12:00pm (ages 4-5) | $275
Is your student curious about the piano? Come join our Keyboard Exploration Camp, where we will introduce your student to the keyboard in a nurturing and fun environment. Explore proper posture and hand position, and learn to recognize notes and rhythms. At the end of the Camp, parents will have a better idea of whether to begin their student in group or individual lessons in the following academic year.
Twist and Shout: Children’s Voice Camp (ages 7-11)
July 18-22 and July 25-29, 9:00am-4:00pm | $325 per session**
Students may participate in one or both sessions exploring different repertoire and activities each week!
Do you like to sing and move? Join the Royal Conservatory School for this exciting Day Camp full of singing, movement activities, and summer fun! Students will focus on singing, participate in special movement/dance classes, drumming and more! Each camp will conclude with a final concert showcasing many newly acquired skills.
**Register for both sessions and receive a 10% discount.
RCS Band Exploration Camp (ages 9-13)
August 8-12, 9:00am-4:00pm | $350
Instrument fitting (August 6, 10am-12pm)
There’s no better way to begin band than at the Royal Conservatory School! Join our fabulous instructors, many of them professional musicians, to get a start on the instrument of your students’ choice. Choose from flute, clarinet, saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba, percussion and more. Faculty will provide instrument demonstrations, assist with instrument selection, and provide hands-on instruction in an interactive and fun setting. Students will end the week with a short performance showcasing their newly acquired skills.
Students who participate in the RCS Band Camp receive a discount for the following fall’s Band Enrichment Program.
RCS Rock Camp! (ages 10-13)
August 2-6, 9:00am-4:00pm | $550
For the budding young artist, this camp is open to students with at least one year playing experience on drum set, electric guitar, electric bass, piano, and voice. Students will receive coaching in small ensembles and will learn to perform together.
Camp concludes with a final performance showcasing the talents of the young rock stars.
RCS Summer Camps en français in partnership with Alliance Française! (ages 5-15)
4 Summer Sessions available
July 4-15, July 18-29, August 2-12, August 15-26
In partnership with Alliance Française, The Royal Conservatory School welcomes esteemed music educators who will be offering collaborative music classes for campers, ages 5-15, in groups of 12-20. Students will be focusing on singing, movement, while using a variety of instruments in an engaging and interactive setting. It’s a wonderful opportunity for students to sing and improve their sense of rhythm over two weeks…. en français!
Go to: http://www.alliance-francaise.ca/en for registration information.
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