Summer Camps Are Here!!

Foothills Music has a variety of camps to choose from.
It is a perfect time to see if an instrument or vocal style interests you!




Summer Camps:
Professional-Drum Line Camp: 7/6-7/10  3:30-5:30  **Note:  New Time
Got what it takes to be a drum-line member?
Skeeter McLellan, a member of the Seahawks drum line, will teach soloing within a group, stick heights, rudimentary drumming, and of course...the correct stance! Autographed Drumline Sticks Included!
No prior experience required:  All ages welcome
1 week advance registration required fee: $120
Intro-to-Piano Camp : week of 8/3-8/7 9:30-11:30
Week long 2hr sessions ending with a concert! Group Play,
Composition, See if you like piano/keyboarding,Composers and More!
Prerequisite: 0-3yrs experience  fee: $85.00
Zelda-Harp Camp:  8/17-8/21 9:30-11:30
Curious about the harp? Bethany Man, the harpist for Zelda video games and the Seattle Symphony, will show you how to make the "fairy fountain" sound and more! Harp will be provided. 
No prior experience required: All ages welcome
2 week advance registration required  fee $135.00
Love-To-Sing Camp: 8/10-8/14  9:30-11:30
Week long 2 hr sessions ending with a concert! A fun camp that will introduce young singers to sight-singing, harmony, rhythm, breath control as well as explore what their voice can do!
Prerequisite: age 5-7    fee: $100.00
Pop-Vocal Choir Camp:  8/10-8/14   1:30-3:30
Week long 2 hr sessions ending with a concert! Discover what your voice can do from professional jazz singer, Kristin Malone! Explore song-writing, reading vocal scores, harmonies as well as solo singing
Prerequisite: age 8-12    fee: $100.00
Orchestra Camp  I:   8/3 - 8/7 9:30-12:00
Week long 2.5hr sessions ending with a concert!
*Group Play* Professional Coaching* "Composer-A-Day" and More!
Prerequisite: 1 year experience and love music!  fee:$135.00
Orchestra Camp II: 8/24-8/28    9:30-12:00
Week long 2.5hr sessions ending with a concert!
Group Play, Professional Coaching, "Rhythm-A-Day" and Fun Songs!
Prerequisite: 1 year experience and love music!  fee:$135.00
     (Need not have attended Camp I - We perform different music!)
           
To Register:
Call:  425-753-0820 or Email: Foothillsacademy@yahoo.com
drop off/send payment to: Foothills Academy
14701 #A2 Main St NE Duvall, WA  98019

We look forward to seeing you at camp!

Foothills Faculty



 offering:  piano, drums, guitar, voice, violin, viola, cello, harp,  orchestra and choir
 serving:  Bothell, Carnation, Duvall, Monroe, Redmond, Sammamish, Woodinville

Foothills Music Academy - Why Us?

With so many places to learn music, why choose Foothills Music Academy?

We not only teach instrument proficiency in our private lesson sessions,  we also facilitate musical exploration and performance.

Our students do not just go into a "room" down a hall, but get to know each other.  And, should they choose, take advantage of the opportunities to collaborate with one another.

Examples:
1) All students at FMA learn theory and composition.  An aspiring composer is given the opportunity to hear his/her music come to life via our youth orchestra that meets weekly.  He/She gets to learn to conduct as well as work with musicians - we have had conductors as young as 8!

2) A vocalist is always in need of an accompanist, and accompanying is a lost art.  We provide our piano students the opportunity to learn a piece and coordinate with any of our students, not just vocal.

3) Piano/Vocal/Strings/Drum jam session evenings. Putting the chord progression and composing theory to work in a practical, fun environment. - Some of the music is wild!

4) Youth Orchestra that encourages camaraderie while building technical skills. We have several performances a year, thus giving us goals to work towards.


We are always evolving as our students bring us new and creative ideas of how they would like to learn music...Garage Band? Musicals with our own Musical Pit Orchestra? Youth Choir? Just a few suggestions that will be coming...

Musical Offerings:
Piano
Voice,
Theater,
Violin,
Viola,
Cello,
Harp and Drums



All our best,



Catherine and Faculty


Foothills Music Academy
 offering:  piano, drums, voice, violin, viola, cello, orchestra and choir
 serving:  Duvall, Monroe, Redmond, Carnation, Woodinville










Youth Orchestra ...

Hello fellow community musicians,


We want to invite you to become a member of our orchestra.  You can join at any time and we do not hold auditions.  Every week we welcome a new member, so please do not be anxious.  Come and listen and see what we are about.

Why Foothills Youth Orchestra?

What sets us apart is that we are a non-competitive, collaborative orchestra that not only provides opportunities for stringed instruments but also for percussion, piano and harp. All of our instructors are professional performing musicians currently involved in local symphonies and orchestras and strive to teach good musicianship and the art of performing alongside one another.

Our members are encouraged to take chances in a safe environment and help one another.
The orchestra's philosophy  is: "We are only as strong as our least experienced player"

Do you like to compose?  We play original music written and conducted by members.  Very fun!

Our members come from all over the Eastside, and many are  involved in their local school programs, but have found a unique chamber-type atmosphere at Foothills and enjoy the ability to play music without the distractions of school.

We meet September - May, every Tuesday evening 6:30-8:00
The fee is $120 per quarter.  (Sept-Nov, Dec-Feb,Mar-May).

Example of Music we play:  Best of Queen, Halo 3 alongside Classical Beethoven and Baroque Telemann




All our best,



Catherine and Faculty


Foothills Music Academy
 offering:  piano, guitar, voice, violin, viola, cello, orchestra and choir
 serving:  Duvall, Monroe, Redmond, Carnation, Woodinville


Wunderkeys Preschool Piano - A Headstart in Music, Math and Life!




Wunderkeys does not follow the trend of group music classes for Preschoolers. Young children have many opportunities to participate in group music lessons. Our program is something different...a true one-on-one piano program.

Every activity, image, song and story in the Wunderkeys Program is designed with preschoolers in mind. Our one-on-one piano program takes preschool children with no musical experience on a magical journey where they acquire the piano skills, keyboard awareness, and rhythmic understanding they need for a successful future at the piano.

The lessons are for 30 minutes, and they will be busy and fully engaged for that entire time. We play duets, finger games, pattern manipulatives, physical rhythm movement and much more, such as playing a glockenspiel! Every lesson builds upon the last, and each week we send home at-home lessons for the preschoolers to teach their parents!

PIANO LESSONS HELP PRESCHOOLERS:

1. Build Self-Esteem
2. Maintain Focus
3. Develop hand-eye coordination
4. Express their emotions
5. Relieve stress
6. Encourage familiarity and comfort performing at a young age
7. Create a strong teacher-student bond
8. Enhance musicality through ear training and rhythmic awareness
9. Develop pattern recognition



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We look forward to being part of your child's musical journey!
And, what a wonderful journey it will be!
Catherine

Fee:  $30 per 1/2 hr private lesson