Summer 2021: Music Technology

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This online camp consists of skills to create a song: song writing, production, engineering, vocals, and performance. Sessions build on each other by using the same customized and thematic song with various sections designed to facilitate each session's technical goal. By the end of this camp, Rap Campers will have, at least, a song they can publish with an original rap verse they've written and an original beat they've produced.

This program focuses on the technology & song writing aspect of music. So, if your child plays an instrument, they will learn how to record that instrument; if your child sings or raps, they'll learn how to capture their voice; or, if your child has no musical experience, they will learn how to quickly create music using loops and MIDI.

This camp is open for ages 5 to 11 and sessions are 2 hours long with an additional 2 hours of take home projects. Rap Campers will have an online space to share their progress, recordings, and songs, and collaborate with each other through BandLab.

The live instructor for this online camp is Karim Rushdy. Please scroll down for more information.

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July 12 to 16

Ages 5 to 8

July 12 to 16

Ages 9 to 11

August 9 to 13

Ages 5 to 8

August 9 to 13

Ages 9 to 11

What skills will be developed?

Song Writing

lyrics, rap, poetry, story telling, structure, themes

Production

making beats, arrangement, MIDI, vocal production

Vocals

beat boxing, finding your tone, delivery, timing

Recording

recording, mixing, balancing sounds, publishing your music

Performance

stage presence, energy, confidence, memorization, appearance

What's the schedule?

Monday

Loop Day

Use pre-made music loops to make instrumental songs of various song-structures, genres, and arrangements.

Tuesday

Rap Day

Brainstorm, write, and record original rap lyrics.

Wednesday

Drum Day

Re-create various drum rhythms from around the world using ‘drum machine’ in BandLab, then make your own rhythms.

Thursday

Song Day

Bring a song to completion by featuring in a song by JC and Karim. Finish your own original song from scratch on the theme of the week.

Friday

Showcase Day

Performance techniques and finally sharing your most complete songs/beats with the group! Take a bow!

What do you need to bring?

Pen & Paper

On the call, there will be time to brainstorm as a group, write individually, and share back to the group! Please bring a pen and paper.

Secondary Device

Our program uses BandLab to organize sounds and make original beats. We will be using BandLab to explore aspects of music production & engineering. Be sure to bring a second device (smartphone or tablet) with the BandLab app installed and complete our free BandLab 101 course.

When are the sessions?

July 12 to 16

Theme: Thankfulness

Ages 5 to 8

9:00 - 11:00 am EST

Online Sessions via Zoom

Note: participants will be have roughly two hours of assignments/activities outside of Zoom time.

Ages 9 to 11

1:00 - 3:00 pm EST

Online Sessions via Zoom

Note: participants will be have roughly two hours of assignments/activities outside of Zoom time.

August 9 to 13

Theme: Courage

Ages 5 to 8

9:00 - 11:00 am EST

Online Sessions via Zoom

Note: participants will be have roughly two hours of assignments/activities outside of Zoom time.

Ages 9 to 11

1:00 - 3:00 pm EST

Online Sessions via Zoom

Note: participants will be have roughly two hours of assignments/activities outside of Zoom time.

What's included in this program?

Technology has become the new norm for communication. It can also be a vehicle for expression. Children who enroll in our program will learn how to harness the power of technology that already surrounds them to create music.

  • Program runs from Monday to Friday.

  • 2 hour daily online sessions with a live & interactive instructor

  • 2 hours of take home projects everyday.

  • Instruction on all aspects and skills needed to create a song

  • Song writing, production, engineering, vocals, and performance

  • Customized virtue-themed song designed to facilitate each session's technical goals

  • Private online community on BandLab for Education to share their progress, recordings, and songs

  • Collaborate with other Rap Campers in their program through BandLab for Education

  • One song they can publish with their original verse & beat!

  • End of the week showcase where each participant can present their song!

How much is this program?

Accessible Promise: everyone should be able to come. If your family needs help covering the cost of this camp, please send an email to karim@therapcamp.org


$450

Canadian Dollars


Register and receive a 25% discount code for our other summer programs
Sibling Discount: register and receive a 25% discount code to register additional siblings

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July 12 to 16

Ages 5 to 8

July 12 to 16

Ages 9 to 11

August 9 to 13

Ages 5 to 8

August 9 to 13

Ages 9 to 11

Once you've registered, please expect a welcome email from us with the link to join the sessions.


Accessible Promise

We want to make a promise that everyone who wishes to participate in our programs should be able to come. If your family needs help covering some or all of the cost of our camps, please send an email to karim@therapcamp.org.

Disclaimer

For security reasons we do not allow the sharing of meeting links and codes. Please do not share the links that you'll receive once you register, it is only for your use.

This is a digital service, offered online with a live instructor. It is assumed that participants will have access to internet .

Refund

If a refund is needed before the start of a month during this program, we will provide the full refund. If, during the first week of each month, a refund is required, we will provide a 50% refund. For the following weeks of a month, no refund will be provided.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at julie@therapcamp.org

BandLab

We will be using the BandLab for Education app to create beats.

  • BandLab is the easy-to-use, all-in-one, social music creation platform that we will be using to create beats. Children can continue to explore this app outside of session time to continue to create more and more beats and music.

  • The Rap Camp will be using the BandLab for Education to create a more secure and safe space for the children to learn.

  • To download the app, click here. BandLab requires free registrations. Parents can create an account with their emails or create an account with their child’s email, if one exists.

For any questions or trouble installing this app, contact karim@therapcamp.org

Any questions?