November 2015

DOs and DON’Ts when choosing a music camp.

When school is out, learning also ends for many children. Many parents, instead of tuition, would sign up their children for extra curriculum activities, as we know the importance does not lie in retaining information, but more about problem-solving, learning new skills, generating ideas, working in teams and gaining a sense of community. This is a key factor to help develop children into leaders at a young age. At Aureus, our holiday camp is designed to take every student through their unique musical journey, giving them something to aspire to and someone to share with. Although every student has their own source for inspiration, the diverse music taught helps them hone their skills and develop their individualities. Our objective is clear how it is important to be presented with opportunities that build into a series of personal accomplishments, such as working with their peers and learning how to interact as a team, and at the same time, help them gain a foundation in theory and musical understanding! According to the National Summer Learning Association – a division created under the John Hopkins University in Baltimore which specialised in providing extra tutoring and academic support to public schools during holiday months, parents often face a dilemma when it comes to choosing a camp, since there are so many!

Here is a list of DOs and DON’Ts and factors to take into consideration when it comes to choosing a music camp:


  • An institution with well-grounded philosophy and clear values
  • Open to students of all skill levels and ages
  • Provides a chance for all students to perform
  • With experienced music instructors and motivating faculty members


  • Focus on a single music genre only
  • Offers only one-to-one classes
  • Low percent return rate
  • Classes and activities in large groups only
Qualities to look for:
  • enhance communication skills and cooperation
  • enthusiasm and patience from teachers
  • promotes dependability, integrity & sportsmanship
  • variety and choices

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