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Summer Camps & Lessons

Teton Music School Instructors have designed a summer schedule of private instruction and weeklong camps to take students of all levels on a musical journey. Join us!

  • Private Lessons | Summer Session begins June 20 (Ages 7-Adult)

  • Singing in the Movies | June 27 - July 1 (Grades 3-5)

  • Junkestra! with Art Association | July 5 - 8 (Grades 1-3)

  • A Cappella Week | July 11 - 15 (Grades 6-12) 

  • Summer Strings with Grand Teton Music Festival | July 18 - 22 (Grades 6-8)

  • Songwriting Intensive | July 25 - 29 (Grades 6-12)

  • Arts Sampler I with A!A, DW, Off Square | July 25 - 29 (Grades K-2 & 3-5)

  • Arts Sampler II with A!A, DW, Off Square | August 1 - 5 (Grades K-2 & 3-5)

  • Music & Masks with Off Square Theatre | August 1 - 5 (Grades 6-12)

  • Beats & Bangers Songwriting & Audio Production | August 8 - 12 (Grades 6-12)

Scholarships are available for all summer programs in partnership with One22.

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Private Lessons
Ages 7-Adult

Keep your skills honed or gain a new one this summer with weekly 30- or 60-minute private lessons in piano, guitar, bass, woodwinds, voice, music production, and drums.

Rates

$282 - 30-minute private lessons, six-week session

$564 - 60-minute private lessons, six-week session

Dates / Times

Six-week summer session, June 20 - July 27

 

Ed Domer (drums) - Mondays*

Joe Rudd (piano, music production, woodwinds) - Tuesdays

Taylor Upton (guitar, bass) - Tuesdays / Wednesdays

Lynnette Turner Parry (voice) - Thursdays

Natalia Van Genderen (piano) - Tuesdays

* TMS will be closed Monday, July 4 for Independence Day - Monday lessons will run through August 1.

Summer Rock Band
Grades 6-12

Get ready to rock this summer! Students with prior experience on band instruments like drums, percussion, bass guitar, rhythm/lead guitar, keyboards and vocals are invited to be part of a band. Based on the instrumentation and student experience levels, instructors will shape the music and material to the needs of the class. Students will select and learn new music together and cultivate ensemble skills, like how to work as part of a group, rehearsal etiquette, music theory for rock musicians, gear set-up and performance preparation.

 

Registration is extremely limited and dependent upon instrument. Priority will be given to students who are currently taking private lessons at TMS or are enrolled in TMS ensembles.

Rates

$240 for the six-week summer session. 

Dates / Times

Mondays, 3:30-5:00p (Middle School with Ed Domer)

Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00p (High School with Taylor Upton)

Summer Session: June 20 - July 29

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Singing in the Movies
Grades 3-5

Campers will explore some of their favorite moments from many generations of cinema! Movies have incorporated all genres of music and we will leave no musical stone unturned. We teach how to use both the voice and your imagination to create music and character designed for film. From power ballads to animated singing baboons, our campers will be sure to find unforgettable favorites and new best friends on the Silver Screen! Led by instructor Lynnette Turner Parry, this camp culminates in a student showcase for parents, friends and fans.

Rates

$450 camp tuition​

Dates / Times

June 27 - July 1, Mondays - Friday, 9:00a - 3:00p​

Junkestra!
Grades 1-3

Discover “found sounds” to make your own instrument and play in the Junkestra! Art Association and Teton Music School are teaming up to bring you a student band with homemade instruments using objects from nature and recycled materials. Students will learn basic musical concepts with instruments, singing and simple movement with Collin Binko in the music rooms at TMS, and they will create a variety of playable instruments in the art studios at the Art Association. Campers will hear from Meaghan Heinrich and Grand Teton Music Festival "On The Road” musicians, and our Junkestra musicians will offer a live performance for parents on Friday.

Rates

$397 camp tuition

Dates / Times

July 5 - 8, Tuesday - Friday, 9:00a - 3:00p

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A Cappella Week
Grades 6-12

Wish you could be Pitch Perfect? Join us for a week-long A Cappella camp that will make your singing dreams come true! Led by two Jackson Hole native musicians - vocal coach Melissa Elliott and multi-instrumentalist Clay Humphrey - students are invited to explore the power of their voice in a group setting. Throughout the week, the group will learn a small repertoire of songs ranging from pop, jazz, folk, and rock. They will also attend clinics on beat boxing, vocal health, and holding down harmony. Students will get the chance to learn how to arrange their own songs for a small group. At the end of the week, parents and friends are invited to a performance of all of the songs they worked on throughout the camp. 

Rates

$525 camp tuition

Dates / Times

July 11 - 15, Monday - Friday, 9:00a - 3:00p

Summer Strings
Grades 6-8

Led by Vince Gutwein, Director of Strings for Jackson Hole Middle and High Schools, Summer string Camp promises five days of music, friendship and activities! Students learning violin, viola, cello and bass will interact with world class musicians from Grand Teton Music Festival, participate in beginning and advanced classes, take a field trip to a GTMF dress rehearsal, and perform a Faculty/Student recital at the end of the week in GTMF's concert hall, Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village. No Instrument? No problem. Instruments are available on loan. 

Additional scholarships specific to this camp are available in partnership with Grand Teton Music Festival. Click here to apply. Applications are due May 2. 

Rates

$525 camp tuition

Dates / Times 

July 18 - 22, Monday - Friday, 9:00a - 3:00p

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Songwriting Intensive
Grades 6-12

 

Local songwriter Melissa Elliott (Missy Jo) will lead a week long songwriting workshop for aspiring songwriters who want to fine tune their lyrics and take a journey into the soul. Students will dive into the art of storytelling, exploring their own emotional narratives and turn poetry into song. This is a writing and singing/rapping focused camp. Students are encouraged to bring songs or poems they have written previously to share and workshop with the group. Students are required to bring a notebook, pen/pencil, and the instrument of their choice to each class (pianos are provided.) At the end of the week, friends and family are invited to join us in an open mic style performance where students will share their creations. 

Rates

$325 camp tuition

Dates / Times

July 25 - 29, Monday - Friday, 12:30p - 3:30p

Arts Sampler
Grades K-2 & 3-5

Join Teton Music School, Dancers' Workshop, Off Square Theatre, and the Art Association for a one-of-a-kind arts experience! Students will participate in four daily "mini-camps" with each organization to explore their creative side. This sampler will not only provide a complete arts experience, but will allow your student to find their future passions in the arts!

Rates

$480 camp tuition

Dates / Times

Week 1 - July 25 - 29, Monday - Friday, 9:00a - 3:00p

Week 2 - August 1 - 5, Monday - Friday, 9:00a - 3:00p

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Music & Masks
Grades 6-12

"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth." - Oscar Wilde 

Led by Juilliard Drama Alumn Richard Dent and native Jackson Hole musician Melissa Elliott, Music and Masks blends character creation, movement, and music in a week-long intensive workshop. Using handmade character masks, students will select a mask and create a character. Richard will guide students in movement and vocal techniques to bring the masks to life. Melissa will accompany actors by creating an underscore of music to enhance the magical realms they will explore. As students develop their character, Melissa will lead students in a songwriting course to create a theme song for their individual character and write a group song. The week will lead up to a cabaret style performance to showcase their character discoveries. 

Rates

$325 workshop tuition

Dates / Times

August 1 - 5, Monday - Friday, 12:30p - 3:30pm (final performance 5pm on Friday)

Beats & Bangers 
Grades 6-12

An exploration of songwriting and audio production for middle and high school students.

 

Dive into the process of creating a song from start to finish, and come away with your very own recording! Songwriter Melissa Elliott and producer Joe Rudd will introduce middle and high school students to the world of songwriting, recording, and storytelling. Participants will learn how to write lyrics, rhyme schemes, and the basics of song structure, exploring the differences and similarities between genres and learning how to create a variety of beat styles in popular music. Students will gain experience in collaborating with others, learn basic piano skills and their relationship to modern recording, and get to know different microphones and technical equipment. The week ends with a song release party to debut the students' work. 

Rates

$525 camp tuition

Dates / Times

August 8 - 12, Monday - Friday, 9:00a - 3:00p

At the Studio
We believe in music education for all

A key mission of the school in the past year has been to expand access to great music education through scholarships, expanded programming, and focused fundraising efforts. Currently, scholarships are available in partnership with One22. We can also refer families to Boundless. If you share our vision, consider supporting with a tax-deductible donation.

 

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