Teton Music School
Our goal at TMS is to provide fun, positive and creative experiences for musical and personal growth for every student. Sign up for week-long camps designed for a range of ages and experience levels, or take your musical practice to another level with private lessons.
Unless otherwise noted, all TMS camps take place 9am-3pm, Monday-Friday in our space at the Center for the Arts, and each camp culminates in a performance or demo on Friday. Participants will utilize the diverse Center campus for lunch and group activities during free time and will follow TMS COVID policy and protocol. Campers will receive additional detailed information specific to their registered camps once confirmed. Every student should plan to bring their curiosity, enthusiasm, and, for day campers, a lunch. We look forward to seeing you this summer!
Scholarships, including for High School students, are available for all camps. Visit One22 for more information.
Summer Session Private Lessons
Starting June 21
Ages 6 - adult
Keep your skills honed or gain a new one this summer with weekly 30-- or 60--minute private lessons in piano, guitar, ukulele, woodwinds, voice, music production, and drums.
Lessons are offered for a 6-week minimum session; longer depending upon teacher schedule.
Lessons begin the week of June 21.
Starting at $282 - 6 weeks, 30 minute private lessons
Starting at $564 - 6 weeks, 60 minute private lessons
Middle & High School Rock Band Class
3:30 - 5pm
Grades 6 - 8
3:30 - 5pm
Grades 9 - 12
Bands meet weekly starting June 21
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 experience level of enrolled students, instructors will shape the music and material to the needs of the class. The middle school ensemble will be led by drummer Ed Domer, and the high school group will work with guitarist Taylor Upton. 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.
$240 - Middle School (6 weeks)
$400 - High School (10 weeks)
All Ages Community Jam
Friday, June 25
It's a jam!
Music making is a collective act of humanity. All ages, all abilities are invited to bring guitars, ukes, noisemakers, rhythm shakers - sing and play along in the natural amphitheater at the Center.
We'll send you the song charts in advance, and beloved veteran songster Susan Jones will lead the charge on her guitar, sharing key concepts of playing live music as a group. Tunes everybody knows - This Land is Your Land, Three Little Birds, Rockin' robin!
$25 - Family Grouping
$10 - Individual
Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Rock Band Recording Experience
June 28 - July 2
Grades 9 - 12
High School Rock Band students will experience the authentic studio recording process in this week-long recording intensive with Taylor Upton and Joe Rudd. Exploring the relationship between technology and music, the band will have the opportunity to record their live performances, audio and video, spending the week in a professional studio environment. The intensive will offer an introduction to the world of digital audio workstations (DAW), and students will learn how to record as well as the basics of audio interfaces, mic techniques, signal flow, audio editing, mixing, and engineering. studio recording process. Students will take home a professional recording of their work.
Prerequisite: must have at least one year prior enrollment in TMS High School Rock Band
Adventures in Music!
July 5 - 9
Grades 3 - 5
Calling all musically curious kids grades 3-5 to five mini-camps in one! With a little bit of this, and a little bit of that, Adventures in Music gives kids a chance to explore the best of what Teton Music School has to offer, no prior experience necessary. Energy and spirits will be high as campers get to work with a different TMS instructor each day. Working as a team, students will explore the fundamentals of music - instruments, rhythms, pitch, listening, performing, composing, recording technology - through creative single-day projects like making a soundtrack for a movie trailer, writing and performing their own song, learning how to improvise, playing in a “Junk-estra” and more.
Each day begins with a morning meeting to go over the trail map for the day’s musical adventure, and culminates in a brief show-and-tell of that day's project.
Beats to Bangers an introductory songwriting & audio production camp
July 12 - 16
Grades 6 - 12
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.
Participants should have music experience or lessons in an instrument (guitar, piano, drums, singing), or have written songs or poetry, or have created songs in GarageBand.
Summer String Camp in partnership with Grand Teton Music Festival
July 19 - 23
Grades 6 - 12
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 in a Faculty/Student recital at the end of the week. No instrument? No problem. Instruments are available on loan.
Additional scholarships specific to this camp are available in partnership with
Grand Teton Music Festival and Musicland/Jackson Hole Youth Orchestra.
Click here to apply. Applications are due June 1.
Group Music Therapy for Special Needs
July 19 - 23 &
July 26 - 30
3:15 - 5:15pm
Ages 6 - 11 &
Ages 12 - 19
This camp is available to any special needs student/caregiver who may benefit from community-based group music therapy sessions, including students with autism spectrum disorders, developmental and learning disabilities, mental health needs or physical disabilities. Board-Certified Music Therapist Tom Goicoechea will lead musical activities designed to facilitate connection, social skills, motor skills, cognitive skills, verbal and nonverbal communication, and self-expression. Each participant and their caregiver will develop functional skills through learning to play music together and will go home with musical tools they can use to enhance health and well-being, like drumming, singing, listening to music, and songwriting. Students will need only their minds, bodies, and enthusiastic spirits!
$235 per student/caregiver pair per week
If Shakespeare Could Sing
July 26 - 30
Grades 6 - 12
For music lovers, theater lovers or both - become immersed in Shakespeare's words and ideas through music. Campers will get to know the Bard's characters and experience how Shakespeare's comedies have inspired centuries of songs. Students will select a monologue and song to perform for an audience on Friday, and they will spend the week exploring character development, vocal technique, memorization, and performance preparation. This unique camp experience will promote confidence, open a new world of interests and nurture a lifelong desire for learning.
Our troupe of singing Shakespeareans will offer an end-of-week performance of both solo and ensemble work.
Summer Arts Sampler
August 2 - 6
Grades K - 2 &
Grades 3 - 5
Teton Music School joins forces with Dancers' Workshop, Off Square Theatre Company and the Art Association for a multi-faceted, one-of-a-kind arts experience all in one building! Students will have the opportunity to unleash their creativity, visiting each organization daily to explore a wildlife theme through the four artistic modalities of music, dance, theatre and visual art - bet you didn't know that Animals Sing, Too!
This camp is full and is registered via Art Association of Jackson Hole.
To join the K-2 waitlist, click here.
To join the 3-5 waitlist, click here.
Teton Music School Policies
Registration is open to students ages 6 and over. TMS will determine lesson dates and times based on several factors including a student’s schedule and years of study.
In the event that a student is absent from his or her weekly lesson, TMS will not offer a refund or credit the next session’s bill. If a TMS music instructor is ill or out of town, TMS does reimburse or credit those canceled lessons. If you know ahead of time that a lesson will be missed, please pass that information along.
Scheduling and Changes
We cannot change lesson days or times in the middle of a session. TMS does not reset the lesson schedule at the end of each billing session – students simply keep their same lesson day and time into the next session unless other arrangements have been made, except Summer session, which is scheduled separately. If students need a different day or time, please give TMS those requests as soon as possible.
Up to two makeup lessons (due to illness, family emergency, etc.) can be credited over the course of the academic year and can be scheduled directly with your teacher. If makeups cannot be scheduled during our regular TMS sessions, we are also able to schedule them during the first two weeks of June, once Session #3 is complete. Instructor absences will always be made up or reimbursed. There are no makeup lessons offered for the six-week Summer Session.
Code of Conduct
A positive attitude and responsible behavior are essential for the success of our students and TMS’s musical community. Students and parents must demonstrate a respectful attitude towards teachers and come to class prepared to learn. Proper classroom demeanor, including the responsible handling of TMS instruments, is expected at all times. In the waiting room, please use quiet voices so as not to disturb lessons in nearby teaching spaces. Intentional destruction of the waiting room, classroom spaces, or TMS equipment will not be tolerated and will result in immediate expulsion from TMS programs.
Drugs & Alcohol
Students and Parents are prohibited from attending TMS under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Possession, use or sale of alcohol or illegal drugs on TMS premises will not be tolerated and will result in immediate expulsion.
Teton Music School admits students of any gender, race, color, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, and national and ethnic origin and provides all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, disability status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its policies, scholarship program, and other school-administered programs.
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Teton Music School COVID-19 policies
We are excited to be able to play music together and we have worked hard to make that possible. While it our goal is to work together to mitigate the possible risks of COVID-19, it is important to realize that we cannot eliminate every risk associated with in person lessons and ensembles. We have adopted and adhere to the following protocols consistent with the CDC guidelines.
According to the CDC, COVID-19 is mostly spread by respiratory droplets released when people talk, cough, or sneeze. This virus may also spread to hands from a contaminated surface and then to the nose or mouth, causing infection. Therefore, personal prevention practices like hand washing/sanitizing and staying home when sick are of utmost importance. If your child or anyone else in your household has any of the COVID-19 symptoms, such as a fever of 100F or greater, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, nausea, loss of taste or smell, sore throat or vomiting, please do not send your child to his or her lesson or ensemble. We ask that you communicate this situation to your music teacher.
Students are asked to come to the teaching space without his or her parent. If a parent believes that he or she must accompany the student due the student’s age or for some other reason, that parent should expect a staff member to perform a health check and temperature check of that parent as described below.
Face coverings (masks) will be required to be worn by staff and students, and are most essential in times when physical distancing is difficult. Cloth masks may be more comfortable, but TMS has a supply of surgical masks for those students who need them. Hand sanitizer will be available at all times and all students and staff will be encouraged to use it frequently. There will be no sharing of food or personal items (water bottles, clothing) while waiting for or during a lesson or ensembles.
Frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned before and after each lesson or ensemble session. This includes piano keys, door handles, and other surfaces that hands may touch. Students should not share electronic devices like phones or tablets with anyone else while taking a lesson or playing in an ensemble.
Individual music lessons will be taught in the largest space available, and with at least 6 feet of distance separating the teacher and student to the extent possible. Hand washing/sanitizing before and after each lesson and each restroom break is required for each student and teacher.
TMS will conduct daily health checks of each student when he or she arrives for lessons or camps. Students with symptoms like flushed cheeks, rapid breathing, shortness of breath, cough, or sore throat will be sent home. Seasonal allergies are exceptions and need to be communicated by the parent to the teacher beforehand. Teachers will take each student’s temperatures using no-touch devices before allowing the student to enter the teaching space. Persons with a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (38.0 Celsius) or higher will not be allowed into the facility and will be sent home. The teacher will endeavor to immediately contact the student’s parents to let them know the student cannot participate on that day. If you, your child, or anyone in your household is the subject of a quarantine order or has been in close contact with someone who is COVID-positive or under a quarantine order, please do not come in person to a lesson. This includes situations where a public or private school class or grade, sports team, or other group is subject to a quarantine order. We ask that you advise the TMS teacher who provides your lessons of the situation so that he or she can arrange for virtual lessons during the quarantine/isolation period.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. If you have any questions, please contact us at 307.201.1908.
By agreeing to enroll your child for lessons or an ensemble program, you are agreeing to comply with TMS’s screening procedures and protocols and to help us monitor and screen for symptoms of COVID-19 prior to and during lessons/ensembles.