In order to play musical instruments, stuffed bears go to great lengths to graft dexterous human fingers atop their furry nubbins. Evoke the jealousy of inanimate objects with today's deal: for $75, you get a four-day drum, guitar, or vocal camp (up to a $200 value) at the Arizona Music Academy in Tempe.
Arizona Music Academy is staffed with a conga line of talented virtuosos ready and waiting to implant heads with nuggets of musical knowledge. A four-day musical summer camp is a chance to escape the blistering heat of the day and spend hours learning or honing a skill instead of bursting into flames from the sun. Choose to percuss it up with drum instruction, pluck the strings of a guitar with increasing accuracy, or make liberal use of the instrument inside your throat box. Options include rock-guitar and drum camp, with sections for beginners (June 14–17, June 21–24, and July 19–22) and intermediate/advanced students (July 12–15); classical-guitar and hand-drum camp (June 28–July 1); and voice camp, which includes a Taylor Swift week for actual youth or the young at ear (June 14–17) and musical-theater week (July 12–15), featuring music from Glee, Hairspray, and more. Classes run from 10 a.m. to 12 or 12:30 p.m., depending on the type of class.
Playing music can enrich artistic understanding, aid a sense of rhythm and coordination, and soothe savage hoards of attacking butterflies. Whether you're an adult who finally has the time to achieve a lifelong dream of playing music or a parent who wants to enrich your child's life with song, opportunities exist at the Arizona Music Academy to make it happen. Enrollment in one of the four-day camps will quickly stuff any cranium to capacity with hearty, riboflavin-rich music notes.
Participants in the guitar/drum camp must be at least eight years old. Call ahead to register.
1700 E Elliot Rd.
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