Summer 2020

SUMMER 2020 at Berkshire Music School

Take a few private lessons NOW ONLINE! Private lessons are scheduled on a flexible basis, and offered Monday through Fridays, starting July 6 – August 21.  $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.



Cabaret Intensive for Adults will take place on Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8 from 10 am to 4 pm, with Sherri James Buxton, instructor; Bob Shepherd, piano, for $300. A public performance will take place on Sunday, August 4th, 5 pm.  Location TBD.

ROCK ON!  Two weeks of rock camp for students ages 10 -16. July 6-July 17. Looking for drummers, guitarists, trumpet, trombone, saxophones, pianists, singers. Professional jazz musicians as faculty members; rock bands will be created from the student body; performances at end of each week. Activities include group instrument lessons, band rehearsals, workshops in Music Fundamentals (theory, ear training, sightsinging), and Onstage Live with Sherri James Buxton. Rock@Noon lecture demonstrations.Can register for one or two weeks @ $250 per week.


Music for Youngsters with Tari Wheeler Roosa, for ages 1 ½ to 3 ½ years, will take place on six Mondays, starting July 6th from 11 am to 11:45 am, for $50. This program increases awareness of rhythm and ability to sing and move creatively to music. Children and parents will explore the joy of  music, through finger play, movement, folk songs, rhythm instruments and socialization.

Let’s Get Ready for Music Lessons!, is designed ages 5 – 7, and will run for six Mondays, starting July 6, 10 am to 10:45 am,  taught by Tari Wheeler Roosa, for $50. This is designed to be an Introduction to the Suzuki method, with basic music reading, rhythm and movement games and exercises, for children and parents.



String Camp. Two levels: young beginners (age 5 – 8) and adults. TBD. Susan French, instructor. July 6 – 10.



Rock After Dark

Mondays, 6:30 pm to 8 pm. Starting July 6. Eight weeks, $280.

Designed for adults wanting to find fellow bandmates, or learn how to work with others in an ensemble. Open to all levels of ability; guitar, drums, keyboard, vocals, winds.

Jazz Ensemble

with Allen Livermore will be held six Mondays, starting July 6, 5:30 to 6:45 for teens to adults. For anyone new to jazz or those with a bit more experience, the ensemble will be tailor made for all players.  $120.

FREE Drop Ins (but please register first!) 

Now is the time to try out that instrument you are interested in! Ukuleles and guitars will be available for rent.

Ukulele for beginners (grades 3 and up). Wednesday, July 22 and Thursday, July 23. 10:30 am to noon.

Guitars for beginners (grades 3 and up). Wednesday, July 29 and Thursday, July 30. 10:30 to noon.


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



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

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Call 413-442-1411 for more information.

$15 registration fee for students new to BMS.

(Private lessons are also available by calling Sandy, Registrar, to schedule instructor/day/time and for tuition information: 413-442-1411)


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