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(K-6) Music and Arts Backyard Summer Camp!
with Sarah Bonsignore
Sarah is ecstatic to be programming her third "SingPlayStudios" Backyard summer camp in Brentwood, TN, for music and art loving students in grades k-6 from TUESDAY, May 30th to FRIDAY, June 2nd.
The week will be led by seasoned K-12 musician/teacher and mom, Sarah Bonsignore, and middle school/high school art teacher and mom, Maryann McGinley, and will close with an outdoor art show and musical concert in downtown Franklin on the final night, as part of the "Franklin First" art crawl. Daily schedules and details will be confirmed closer to the time.
10am - 2pm tues-fri ~ $225 for the week will include the art supply fee)
Register by February 1st for a 10% discount! Use code EARLYBIRD
Students should bring a bagged lunch, snack and labeled water bottle, a notebook and pen, a three ring binder, an instrument if they want to play something other than piano/guitar/ukulele, and sunscreen.
At SingPlayStudios we believe in providing quality arts education for all, and building a safe, supportive and loving community, one based in the global languages of music and the arts. We will provide small group lessons in beginner piano, singing/chorus, art, guitar/ukulele, movement, ear training, songwriting and improvization and music theory. No experience necessary, but an open mind and a collaborative attitude will go a long way!
Sarah Bonsignore (SPS Director) is a South African born American musician, singer songwriter, composer, educator, sync artist and producer with a masters degree in music and 25+ years of classroom teaching experience. Her music has been heard on radio and TV throughout South Africa and the US, and she is passionate about making the world a better place through the arts. Sarah is currently curating an amazingly talented group of educators and creatives to help make the backyard summer camp experience a magical one.
The camp will be co-led by Maryann McGinley, Franklin artist, educator and mom with a masters in art education and a decade of teaching experience.
The studio is located in the Carondelet area, North of Concord, just off Wilson Pike. Our address will be communicated after registration.
Songwriting and Production Camp (ages 9-16)
with Sarah Bonsignore
Use code EARLYBIRD by March 1st for 10% off!
Sarah Bonsignore (director of SingPlayStudios in Brentwood) will be running a 5 day songwriting and production camp for students aged 9-16. For three hours a day M-Th (2:30pm-5:30pm) and a full day on Friday (10am-4pm), students will collaborate with professional songwriters and producers to create original songs which they will then work to produce throughout the week. Students will learn skills like why and how to register their songs with a performing rights organization, why and how to enter metadata, and how to submit music to libraries for the sync lisencing world. We will also have special guests from the music industry giving invaluable advice on panels and listening sessions throughout the week. Students will be encouraged to perform at our final house concert on June 16th (6pm) and will be invited to perform in a songwriter round in Nashville later in the summer if they feel ready!
This camp is perfect for young people who love to sing, play instruments, write songs and collaborate with others.
Students should plan to bring a notebook, pencils, an ipad or iphone if they have one, sunscreen, a snack and a water bottle. They will also need to bring a bagged lunch on the full day Friday. We will have pianos, keyboards, ukuleles, sound system and a house guitar and bass. Please bring any other instruments you may wish to play. No experience is necessary, but students should be ready to participate and collaborate with others in small group settings, and to give constructive, kind and supportive feedback in any listening sessions.
Sarah Bonsignore is a South African born songwriter, producer, educator and sync artist with over 40 placements in TV and film. Her music has been heard across the US, Canada and South Africa, and she has released multiple albums and singles. Sarah was a finalist in the John Lennon songwriting competition, and she has performed at Carnegie Hall as both a a piano and vocal soloist and a conductor. She was on the faculty of two prestigious schools in New York teaching choirs, music theory, musical theater and songwriting for nineteen years before moving to Nashville with her family. She is also an arranger/composer and music book publisher with over ten books in her Amazon library ranging from beginner to intermediate piano pieces, ear training and vocal warmup books for adults, and songs for children that teach piano, ukulele and beginner harmony.
The studio is located in the Carondelet area of Brentwood, north of Concord off Wilson Pike. Our address will be communicated after registration.