2016 Pick Along! Summer Camps - The Birthplace of Country Music
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2016 Pick Along! Summer Camps


Join the The Palace Pickers band at Pick Along! Summer Camps 2016!

Week 1: June 20-24
String Instrument Camp ages 7-10

Week 2: June 27-July 1
String Instrument Camp ages 11-14

Week 3: July 11-15
Songwriting Camp ages 10-14

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum’s Pick Along! Summer Camps are back for a second season! Not only will your child learn about Bristol’s important role in country music history and its lasting influence on the music of today, they’ll actually learn to play an instrument!

Children ages 7 to 14 will get expert instruction on the same style of instruments that were used in the 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings. They will not only learn how to play music, they will learn fundamental skills in various music styles. Campers get to explore the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, learn about the music of Bristol and our region, receive instruction in singing and dancing, and will be introduced to other concepts and disciplines that make up the rich tapestry of country music.

The final week of Pick Along! Summer Camp is designed for students ages 10-14 whom are interested in the craft of songwriting—singers, instrumentalists, and lyricists alike. They will get to explore music theory principles, common historical themes, and the different ways to combine and structure them into song.

No previous musical experience is required for Pick Along! Summer Camps, only interest in music and a desire to learn and have fun! This camp is designed for beginners and anyone interested in our musical heritage. Whether you know just a little or absolutely nothing, this is the place for you!

Class size is limited so register now to reserve space. The deadline for registration is June 1, 2016.


Half Day 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Includes a healthy mid-morning snack, individual instruction on multiple instruments, group activities and games, exploration of music, sound technology experiments, and local history.

Full Day 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
In addition to half-day offerings, full days include extended individual and group instrument instruction, additional activities, advanced engagement with favorite instruments, a more immersive experience, and a healthy afternoon snack. Full Day campers will need to bring a bag lunch and drink each day.


Museum Members: Half Day $75, Full Day $125

Non-members: Half Day $125, Full Day $175

Instrument Rental: $25 per week

15% discount if signing up for multiple weeks

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Our professionally trained museum staff ensures a fun, safe, and enriching environment for music instruction as well as museum play, theme-related activities and experiments, and healthy snacks and friendship building opportunities for everyone.




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