Focused on improving your musicianship
Summer time is perfect for bringing your playing, singing, songwriting,
or theory knowledge up a notch. Promethean Summer Music Camps are one week sessions for moderate beginner
through intermediate musicians who want to take their music to the next
level and use the summer to grow musically. Meeting in 2.5 hour sessions
each day Monday through Thursday in a week, these camps are limited to
a maximum of 4 participants. We offer camps in performance, bass, guitar,
songwriting, voice, ukulele, and music theory.
Cost is $250.
A) Camps are open to junior high to college-aged musicians who want to
grow during the summer.
B) Participants must already play the instrument used in the camp. No absolute
C) Participants must commit to practice an additional hour each day outside
of the camp to develop what we've learned.
Further your skills on the Amazing Bass! Instruction includes learning
accompaniment, solos, music theory, reading charts, slap & pop, understanding
chords, arpeggios, pentatonic-blues-major scales, modes, connecting the
neck, licks, artificial and natural harmonics, walking bass lines, right
and left hand muting, rest and free stroke, and developing compelling
rhythm. Materials needed: a bass, instrument cable, notebook, and pencil.
Dates: July 11-14, 10:30 am - 1 pm.
Further develop your rhythm, lead, and solo playing skills. Instruction
includes chord theory (essential and extensions, power, moveable, and
barre chords), lead patterns, scales and modes, connecting the neck, advanced
strums, adding compelling rhythm to your playing, music theory, ear training
as applied to the guitar, diagnosing technique problems, licks, and developing
ad-libbing skills. Materials needed: a guitar, instrument cable, notebook,
Dates: July 18-21, 10:30 am - 1 pm.
For students who want to improve their theory skills. Theory is about making
your brain work for you, potentially cutting years off learning time.
Instruction will be divided between cognitive, ear training, and sight-singing.
We'll learn scales, modes, chord theory, harmonies, chords in applied
music (normative, motion, and color chords), non-structural tones, form,
and how to analyze and chart out songs by ear.
You must already read music to take the music theory course.
Dates: August 15-18, 10:30 am - 1 pm.
Any style of music, instrument, or voice is welcome. Hone your performing
skills and take your musicianship to the next level. You’ll perform
every day and be critiqued by your fellow members. Your instructor will
give detailed professional advice on how to improve your performances,
both musically and in presentation. We will learn about music theory,
ear-training, sight-reading, rhythm training, performance, and practice
techniques and strategies. Performance camp is a wonderful way to improve
your skill, and to become comfortable performing in public. Materials
needed: a notebook, a pencil, your instrument or voice, any required cables
to connect your instrument, and 4 or 5 songs to work on and perform for the club.
Dates: August 1-4, 10:30 am - 1 pm.
We'll learn about lyric, harmony, and melody writing, and how to make
your songs reflect the ideas in your heart and mind. These lessons are
½ writing new songs or critiquing new songs and ½ understanding
music theory and developing the ear to assist your writing. Understanding
music theory allows the student to create excellent songs independent
Songwriting students should already have a basic ability on a chording
instrument (guitar, piano, ukulele, mandolin, etc.) to define the harmonic
component of their songs. We'll listen to your songs and critique them in class. Materials
needed: a notebook, pencil, music paper (can be download at
www.dallasmusiclessons.com/music-paper), and songs or ideas for songs you have already written.
Dates: August 8 - 11, 10:30 am - 1 pm.
Students can sing in any style they choose: classical, pop, rock, country,
jazz, R&B, etc. Instruction includes sight-singing, phrasing, projection,
pronunciation, intonation, fluidity, range, tone quality, and emphasizes
confidence in performance. Materials needed: a notebook, a pencil, and
accompaniment tracks (karaoke, backing tracks) for 3 to 5 songs you'd
like to sing - on CD or mp3.
Dates: June 20-23, 10:30 am - 1 pm.
July 25-28, 10:30 am - 1 pm.
Students will learn how to improve their rhythm, lead, and solo skills.
Instruction includes essential chords and extensions, power chords, barre
chords, lead and solo patterns, advanced strums, adding interest to your
rhythm playing, diagnosing technique issues, licks, and how to improvise.
Materials needed: a ukulele, a notebook, and pencil.
Dates: June 27-30, 10:30 am - 1 pm.