Unfortunately, it is impossible in a class of 30+ students for any one person to address every single need of every student. Sometimes student needs must be addressed outside of the classroom. Taking private lessons is a great way to supplement classroom instruction or to explore music beyond the limitations of the regular class. DISCLOSURE: As an employee of CHCCS I am not allowed to provide recommendations for private instructors. However, I would suggest looking at their resume and calling references where appropriate. The links below are simply a place to start looking for a private instructor.
UNC Music Department http://music.unc.edu/people/musicfaculty/
One BIG advantage to living in Chapel Hill is the proximity of the University of North Carolina. Music students at UNC are often interested in providing music lessons. The professors at UNC will often be glad to recommend one of their students to work with your child.
Music & Arts Center www.musicarts.com/MAC-Lessons-g20010t0.mac
Our local Music & Arts Center location also provides private lessons for a variety of instruments.
Chapel Hill School of Musical Arts www.chapelhillschoolofmusicalarts.com/
Summer Music Camps
There are hundreds of music camps across the US and the world every summer. Here are a couple music camps that you might be interested in checking out. Some summer camps fill quickly [especially flute, trumpet, saxophone and percussion spots] and some camps require an audition. It is best to find out as much information as soon as possible so that you can meet the deadlines. DISCLOSURE: As an employee of CHCCS I am not allowed to provide recommendations for summer camps.
Sounds of Summer Band Camp:
Where: A. L. Stanback Middle School [Hillsborough]
Dates: August 14th - August 18th
Registration: No later than June 27th soundsofsummer2017application.pdf
No audition Required
UNCG Summer Music Camp: https://www.smcamp.org/
Where: Greensboro, NC
Dates: Week No. 1: July 9-14, 2017 or Week No. 2: July 16-21, 2017
Registration: February 1st. Spots go fast!
No audition Required
Music For All Summer Symposium: http://camp.musicforall.org/middleschool/
Where: Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
Dates: June 26th through July 1st
Registration: No later thay May 20th. [Early registration has a small discount]
Interlochen Arts Camp: http://camp.interlochen.org/
Where: Interlochen, MI
Dates: June 24 through August 7
Registration: No later than February 1st
ECU Summer Band Camp: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cfac/music/summer/bandIndex.cfm
Where: Greenville, NC
Dates: June 18 - 23, 2017
No audition Required
.Looking for something musical to do this summer? Need an instrument but the cost is just too much? Are you interested in taking private lessons? The Skjaja Fund helps students participate in the arts that may need a little extra help. All they ask in return is that you pay it forward. Check out their website http://www.skjajafund.org/ for more information. I've included a copy of their flyer and application below.
UNC Community Music School
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Music is proud to offer year-round music instruction to residents of the triangle through the UNC Community Music School (UNC-CMS). Our goal is to enrich our community and contribute to the cultural fabric of the region by offering music education of the highest possible quality.
Preliminary Registration Form
For questions please contact the UNC-CMS Director, Derison Duarte (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Music Apps & Websites
There are some fantastic websites out there for music students. I have listed a few below to get you started exploring music.
Great website for learning about music notation, pitch, rhythm and harmony.
Transcribe a piece of music for your instrument. Arrange a song for the band. Compose your own music. You can hear it, share it and print it out too!
Play along with recordings of exercises in the book and sheet music. Record yourself and the program will check for accuracy. Submit recordings to your teacher.