Sample Camp Permission Forms

Some samples of letters you can send to your studio families to generate interest and let them know about the camps you can offer them.

MUSIC CAMP INTEREST SURVEY:

Dear Parents and Students,

I am planning on offering an exciting opportunity for all of my students and their families.  In addition to regularly scheduled lessons, I will be offering a music camp.  I am interested in getting your input on what camps you and your family would be interested in attending. You will find below a description of each camp that I can offer.  Please take a moment and read through each description.  Then fill out and return the bottom portion of this letter.

HAYDN AND MOZART MUSIC CAMP

In this camp the students learn about the music of the Classical Period.  We study the compositions of both Haydn and Mozart, and the students learn to play both solo and ensemble pieces by these musicians.  We also learn about the history, customs, and food of the period.  We study German words and phrases that the students are encouraged to use in conversation during the camp.  We will compose our own music in the style of the Eighteenth Century.  The students will also have an opportunity to make their own white wigs that were worn during the period and they will design their own camp tee shirt.

BEETHOVEN MUSIC CAMP

This camp covers the Classical and the early Romantic Period of music history.  Beethoven was a bridge composer between these two periods, and the students will learn the importance he played in changing the rigid composition style of the Classical Period.  Students also learn the major differences in the music between these two periods.  They will have an opportunity to play both solo and ensemble pieces by Beethoven, learn a few German words and phrases, enjoy the food of the period, and compose their own music following the style of Beethoven.  We will also learn a few of the games that Beethoven loved to play, design our own thaumatrope (a favorite play toy of the period), and create a camp tee shirt.

TCHAIKOVSKY MUSIC CAMP

In this camp the students are introduced to the ballet and the music of the Romantic Period.  The students study the music, including the ballets, of Tchaikovsky.  They have an opportunity to play both solo and ensemble pieces by Tchaikovsky.  We will also write our own ballet using his compositional style and design a camp tee shirt.  The students will learn the Russian alphabet and how to say simple words and phrases in Russian.  Besides studying the music of this period, we will study the customs, food, and history of Russia.

ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC CAMP

Music of the Twentieth Century can be educational as well as exciting.  In the Rock and Roll Camp we will study the music of America from 1950-1965.  The students will learn about the roots of this modern music, and they will learn how the social history during this time affected this music as well as how the music affected the social history.  We will play solo and ensemble pieces of the 50s and 60s.  The students will have a chance to write their own music using the compositions of the musicians of these decades as a guide.  They will enjoy the food of the time, and they will make their own camp tie dyed tee shirt.

THE HISTORY OF THE BEATLES MUSIC CAMP

In The History Of The Beatles Music Camp the students learn about the contributions that the Beatles made to rock and roll and especially to the recording industry.  Each day during the camp we will learn to play the music written by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison.  We will also learn about each member of the band, how they grew up and how the band was formed.  The students will have a chance to taste the food enjoyed by The Beatles, learn some unique words and phrases used in England, and compose their own rock and roll songs in the style of The Beatles.  Each camp member will design his or her own camp tee shirt.

Each camp will include a camp book, a daily snack that is chosen based on the camp subject, craft projects, ensemble playing, composition, and a certificate of completion.

Please fill out, detach, and return.

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NAME OF STUDENT: ____________________________________________________

Place a check next to the camp/camps that you are interested in attending in the future.

__Haydn and Mozart Camp          __Tchaikovsky Camp             __The History Of The Beatles Camp     __Beethoven Camp  __History of Rock and Roll Camp

PARENT’S SIGNATURE:_________________________________________

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BEETHOVEN MUSIC CAMP

Dear Parents and Students

I am offering an exciting opportunity for all of my students and their families.  As an experienced music educator, I am recommending that all of my students take advantage of this unique program. 

On _________________ I will offer, in addition to regularly scheduled lessons, a music camp.  This year we will we learn about the music of the Classical and Romantic Periods in the BEETHOVEN MUSIC CAMP.  We will be learning about the composer and the music of the late 1700s and early 1800s.  Each day during the camp we will learn to play  music originally written by Beethoven.  We will also learn the history of the period and the customs of Germany.  The students will have a chance to taste the food enjoyed by Beethoven each day during snack time.  We will compose our own music using Beethoven’s wonderful pieces as a guide and we will learn a few simple German words and phrases.  The students will get to make their own thaumatrope, a favorite toy during this period, and they will have the chance to design a special camp tee shirt.  On the last day of camp, we will all perform the music we have learned, and have our graduation ceremony.  We will have so much fun and will be learning at the same time!  The students really enjoy learning and playing music together, something they don’t often get a chance to do.

It is important to understand the time period in which music is composed in order to perform that music correctly.  All of the students attending the camp will have the information that they learn in camp incorporated into their piano lesson.  The camp experience is an extension of the regularly scheduled lesson and should be attended in addition to the lesson.

I will charge ___________ for the ___ day camp, 50% of the fee is due now and the remainder is due the day that camp begins.  This charge will include all camp books used, a snack each day, a graduation certificate, and a portion of the crafts that will be done at camp.  Please fill out, detach, and return the form below.  I am really looking forward to the exciting time the students and I will have together!

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(detach and return)

Student’s Name: ____________________________________________________

(Please check one)

__________  Yes, I would like to enroll my child in the BEETHOVEN MUSIC CAMP, and I have included my deposit.

__________  No, my child will not be able to participate this season

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Parent’s Signature

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HAYDN AND MOZART MUSIC CAMP

Dear Parents and Students,

I am offering an exciting opportunity for all of my students and their families.  As an experienced music educator, I am recommending that all of my students take advantage of this unique program. 

On _________________ I will offer, in addition to regularly scheduled lessons, a music camp.  This year we will we learn about the music of the Classical Period in the HAYDN AND MOZART MUSIC CAMP.  We will be learning about the composers and the music of the 1700s.  Each day during the camp we will learn to play Eighteenth Century music.  We will also learn the history of the period and the customs of Austria.  The students will have a chance to taste the food enjoyed by Haydn and Mozart each day during snack time.  We will compose our own music using Haydn and Mozart’s wonderful pieces as a guide.  The students will get to make their own white wigs that were worn during the period, and they will have the chance to design a special camp tee shirt.  There are also contests and prizes.  On the last day of camp we will all perform the music we have learned, and have our graduation ceremony.  We will have so much fun and will be learning at the same time!  The students really enjoy learning and playing music together, something they don’t often get a chance to do.

It is important to understand the time period in which music is composed in order to perform that music correctly.  All of the students attending the camp will have the information that they learn in camp incorporated into their piano lesson.  The camp experience is an extension of the regularly scheduled lesson and should be attended in addition to the lesson.

I will charge ___________ for the ___ day camp, 50% of the fee is due now, and the remainder is due the day that camp begins.  This charge will include all camp books used, a snack each day, a graduation certificate, and a portion of the crafts that will be done at camp.  Please fill out, detach, and return the form below.  I am really looking forward to the exciting time the students and I will have together!

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  (detatch and return)

Student’s Name: ____________________________________________________

(Please check one)

__________  Yes, I would like to enroll my child in the HAYDN/MOZART MUSIC CAMP, and I have included my deposit.

__________  No, my child will not be able to participate this season.

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Parent’s Signature

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TCHAIKOVSKY MUSIC CAMP

Dear Parents and Students,

I am offering an exciting opportunity for all of my students and their families.  As an experienced music educator, I am recommending that all of my students take advantage of this unique program. 

On _________________ I will offer, in addition to regularly scheduled lessons, a music camp.  This year we will learn about the music of the Romantic Period in the TCHAIKOVSKY MUSIC CAMP.  We will be learning about the composer, the ballet, and the music of this exciting period.  Each day during the camp we will learn to play music written by Tchaikovsky.  We will also learn the history of the period and the customs of Russia.  The students will have a chance to taste the food enjoyed by Tchaikovsky during snack time.  We will compose our own ballet using Tchaikovsky’s style of composition.  They will learn to write some of the Russian alphabet and even learn to pronounce simple Russian words and phrases.  They will have the chance to design a special camp tee shirt and make a Nutcracker crown.  On the last day of camp we will all perform the music we have learned, and receive certificates of camp completion.  We will have so much fun and will be learning at the same time!  The students really enjoy learning and playing music together, something they don’t often get a chance to do.

It is important to understand the time period in which music is composed in order to perform that music correctly.  All of the students attending the camp will have the information that they learn in camp incorporated into their piano lesson.  The camp experience is an extension of the regularly scheduled lesson and should be attended in addition to the lesson.

I will charge ___________ for the ___ day camp, 50% of the fee is due now and the remainder is due the day that camp begins.  This charge will include all camp books used, a snack each day, a graduation certificate, and a portion of the crafts that will be done at camp.  Please fill out, detach, and return the form below.  I am really looking forward to the exciting time the students and I will have together.

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 (detatch and return)

Student’s Name: ____________________________________________________

(Please check one)

__________  Yes, I would like to enroll my child in the TCHAIKOVSKY MUSIC CAMP, and I have included my deposit.

__________  No, my child will not be able to participate this season.

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Parent’s Signature

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