A Free Kids Music Camp for Ages 5-14
The future of the music depends on the next generation as much as it depends on us to pass it along. At Ossipee Valley we are sowing the seeds of music tradition by offering a 3-Day weekend music camp for children. Free!!
Skilled Instructors will teach two hours of music each day. The children will culminate their experience with a recital on the main stage on Sunday!
Children will be introduced to a variety of musical forms from basic melodies and chords, to singing and playing together. Beginners to intermediate students will explore in small groups with other children of their level. Instruments to be explored are: fiddle, ukulele, guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass and voice. Children who are not sure about joining are welcome to come and observe.
The academy is open to students ages 7-15. We have 2 ukuleles, 8 1/8th size fiddles (appropriate for 4-8 year olds), and a very few amount of 1/4-1/2 size fiddles and they will be given out on a first come first serve basis. Your child and you will be responsible for the good care of the instrument. Please come to the meet and greet if you would like to get your hands on an instrument. If you or a business you know would like to donate musical instruments to the camp, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This camp is mostly for beginner students, from raw beginners to those who have been playing just a few years. For children who are more advanced, or older, we recommend attending The Ossipee Valley String Camp, July 19th-23rd. This camp is a four day intensive that employees superb teachers and has classes for all levels. The minimum age for camp is 13. Click HERE for more information.
For the Under Seven Set & Kids interested in things besides music check out the seedlings program.
Roots and Sprouts Schedule:
The Academy Will Meet:
- Thursday – 5pm-6pm: Saco Arena
- Friday/Saturday – 1-3pm: Saco Arena
- Sunday – 9:30-10:15 am: Review at Saco Arena
- 10:30am-11:00am: Performance on Main Stage
The Lula Wiles
2018 Roots & Sprouts Instructors
Bio: Born in Maine to musical families, they began playing music together as kids at Maine Fiddle Camp, and eventually each made their way to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music. Isa and Ellie began performing as a duo in 2013, and Lula Wiles was born when Mali joined the band a year later. When Lula Wiles performs, the band’s many years of friendship are clear from their effervescent vocal blend and electrifying musical chemistry. Now based in Boston’s thriving and close-knit roots music community, Lula Wiles have performed at premier festivals and clubs throughout the East Coast, including Club Passim, the Sinclair, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Fresh Grass Festival, and Green River Music Festival. They were also selected as Official Showcase Artists for the 2016 Folk Alliance International conference. Roots authority No Depression predicts Lula Wiles “will be a huge force on the Americana scene for years to come.” All proficient vocalists, multi-instrumentalists, and songwriters, the three women of Lula Wiles are each uniquely powerful in their own right; but combined, they are a force to be reckoned with. Each of these gal’s teaches at the Ossipee Valley String Camp, as well as Miles of Music in New Hampshire. They are wonderful, friendly, approachable musicians who are excellent and patient teachers. Your little music loving sprouts will love to attend classes with them!