Contact Information

D. Geer

PO Box 23601

Hilton Head Island, SC  29925

info@arcomusicacademy.com

Tel: 843-384-5746

Class days and locations:

Mondays, Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 351 Buckwalter Parkway, Bluffton 1:00 - 6:30

 

Tuesdays, Island Lutheran Church, 4400 Main Street, Hilton Head Island

Lessons1:00 - 6:00

Arco Music Academy Community Orchestra 6:45 - 8:15

 

Wednesdays, Hilton Head Christian Academy

55 Gardner Drive, Hilton Head Island 2:45 - 6:00

 

All classes open to students from any school or home school program

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Summer Programs

Summer Camps for violin, viola, cello and bass players of all ages!
Fiddle camp includes guitars and mandolins, too!
Cello-Bass Choir
 

Enjoy two days of ensemble playing with other bass clef players.  We'll work on some large group pieces and also break into smaller ensembles made up of students of similar ability. Advanced beginner- Advanced Intermediate level.

We'll warm up as a group each day during which time we'll work on low strings technique. Coaching and instruction will be provided throughout the program.  All the music you need will be provided.  You’ll need a music stand.

Fee:       $140  

     

Thursday, June 21st - Friday, June 22nd      9:30 - 2:00 (Bring your lunch)

I want to play an instrument!
 

Has your child been telling you s/he wants to play an instrument? Strings are a perfect choice because stringed instruments come in sizes, so children of any size can play.

In this short program, we’ll spend two afternoons seeing, hearing, and learning about the stringed instruments which are played with a bow – the orchestral strings: Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass.

Your future musician will get to see examples of how stringed instruments are used in all types of music, how each instrument sounds, and have an opportunity to briefly try any of the instruments.

One hour of the program will be open to parents to ask questions regarding programs and obtaining instruments.

While students won’t be learning to play in this brief program, they will have a chance to see what they can look forward to when they learn to play a stringed instrument. They’ll be ready to begin when the school year starts - or sooner!

Fee: No charge

Students who complete the class will receive a personalized Arco Music Academy discount coupon toward lessons.

Thursday, June 21st - Friday, June 22nd             3:00 - 4:15

 
Playing in Groups for Fun - Beginners

Enjoy three mornings of ensemble (group) playing with other beginning players (students who are reading music, even at a very early level).  We'll work on some large group pieces and also break into smaller groups made up of players of similar ability.

We'll warm up as a group each day during which time we'll work on string playing technique. Coaching and instruction will be provided throughout the program. 

We'll also spend time each day on rhythm study and games, making this very important part of music easy and fun.

All the music you need will be provided. We'll do a fun performance for parents on the final day.  You’ll need a music stand.

Fee:      $140 

Tuesday, June 26 - Thursday, June 28                    9:30 - Noon

 
Fiddling for fun (violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar, mandolin) – Intermediate

Enjoy three afternoons of ensemble (group) playing with other intermediate players (students who are reading music and have played for at least 3 years). We will work on some large group pieces and also break into smaller ensembles made up of students of similar ability.


We'll warm up as a group each day during which time we'll work on string playing technique. Coaching and instruction will be provided throughout the program.

We'll also spend time each day on rhythm study and games, making this very important part of music easy and fun.

 

All the music you need will be provided.  We'll do a fun performance for parents on the final day.  You’ll need a music stand.

Fee:    $175

Wednesday, June 27th - Friday, June 29th                  1:00 - 4:30

 
Music Theory Workshops 

Level 1
Music Theory – Nuts and Bolts for Beginners


Whole steps/half steps, note/rest values (including dotted rhythms), reading rhythms, time signatures, dynamic markings, accidentals. Save time and money in your private lessons. Materials provided.
Minimum enrollment required – 8 students


Monday, June 25th 9:00 -11:30

 
Fee:    $40

Level 2
Music Theory – Tool Box for Beginners 2


Major scale pattern, key signatures, order of the sharps and flats, types of minor scales. Save time and money in your private lessons. Materials provided. 
Minimum enrollment required – 8 students


Monday, June 25th 1:00 - 3:30


Fee:    $40

Level 3
Music Theory – Power Tools for Intermediate players
Relative Major/minor, intervals, scale degree names, rhythmic dictation.
Save time and money in your private lessons. Materials provided.

Minimum enrollment required - 8 students


Tuesday, June 26th 1:00 - 3:30


Fee:    $40