Summer 2018

SUMMER 2018 at Berkshire Music School

Take a few private lessons or sign up for a week long summer music camp experience or play with a group! Private lessons are scheduled on a flexible basis, and offered Monday through Fridays, starting July 5 – August 17.  $15 registration fee for summer lessons, camps and groups. Camps and groups must meet minimum enrollments to run. Call BMS at 442-1411 for more information and early registration.

String Camps. July 9 – 13

Introduction to Suzuki. For new students to Suzuki string training. Age 3- 4. 9 am to 10 am.  $90.  Various BMS string faculty members teaching. Violins will be provided.

Adult String Camp. Coaching, repertoire reading, sightreading. Lead by Susan French, new BMS string faculty. 10:30 am to noon. $125.

 Songwriting for Beginners.  July 23 – 27. 9:30 am to 11 am.  $125

Age 8 and up. Students to be recommended by their teachers, and must be able to match pitch and carry a tune. Learn how to write lyrics and melodies, and support with basic chords. For students of voice, piano or guitar/uke.  Wes Buckley, instructor

Sight Singing Boot Camp August 6 – 10. 10:30 am to noon. With Charlotte Hays

For 4th graders to teens, singers as well as  instrumentalists. Develop your inner ear, improve intonation and understanding of phrasing and structure. Fun activities, games, and academic exercises.  $100.

Cabaret Intensive for Adults. Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4. 10 am to 4 pm.

Sherri James Buxton, instructor; Bob Shepherd, piano.Includes 30 minute lunch break. Performance location TBA on Sunday, August 5th, 5 pm.  $300

Teen Voices.  Six Mondays, starting July 9. 4:30 to 6 pm.

With Sherri James Buxton and Bob Shepherd. Perfect opportunity to prepare for fall auditions. Learn repertoire, stage presence, how to use a microphone, and work with an accompanist.  Public performance at end of summer. $200.

Guitar and Ukulele Camps for Beginners.  Ages 7 – 10.

Guitar Camps with Karl Rausch. Adults. Six Wednesdays, starting July 11. 5 pm to 6:00 pm.  $115.

Ukulele Camp for Adults with Allen Livermore. Six Wednesdays, starting July 11. 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  $115,

plus ukulele rental of $20.

Music for Youngsters with Tari Wheeler Roosa. Ages 1 ½ to 3 ½ years. Six Tuesdays, starting July 10th. 11 am to 11:45 am. This program increases awareness of rhythm and ability to sing and move creatively to music. Children and parents explore the joy of  music, through finger play, movement, folk songs, rhythm instruments and socialization.  $50.

Jazz Ensemble with Allen Livermore. Six Mondays starting July 9, 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm. For teens and adults. Discover the art of jazz. For anyone new to jazz, or with a bit more experience. Tailor made for all players. Sessions include building on two or three chord patterns, five note scales, etc.  Open to saxophone, guitar, percussion, winds, mandolin, ukulele, piano.  $120.

Camps for students of all ages (subject to minimum and maximum enrollments)



Berkshire Music School * 30 Wendell Avenue * Pittsfield, MA * 413-442-1411


Call 413-442-1411 for more information.

$15 registration fee for students new to BMS.  Private lessons begin at $35 for 30 minute lessons; $45 for 45 minute lessons; $58 for 60 minute lessons.

___ Private lessons  ___ # of Lessons = $________.

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(lessons will be scheduled by Sandy, Registrar, starting in June when instructor’s schedules are confirmed)

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Camp/Workshop total $_____________

Instrument Rental     $ _____________

Ukulele deposit          $ _____________

Registration fee         $______________

TOTAL:                         $______________


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Complete and return to Berkshire Music School, 30 Wendell Avenue,

Pittsfield, MA 01201. Call with questions: 413-442-1411.