#1 OUR PHILOSOPHY. We care A LOT. We want our students to grow as musicians AND as people. So when somebody comes to our summer program, we care about them, we watch out for them, and we expect the very best from them.
#2 There are THREE sessions, each two weeks long, Monday-Thursday. Many campers take multiple sessions.
#3 There are THREE age groups:
Drop off begins 30 minutes before a given program, pickup ends 30 minutes after. For all ages an extended day program or private guitar lessons are available before or after camp.
#4 There are THREE core programs: Boot Camp, Rock Band 101, and Intermediate/Advanced Rock Bands
#5 There is an EXTENDED DAY option, from 10am - 5pm. Those campers who want or need a longer experience, can opt for the extended day program. Students will deepen their musical skills with our Digital Music Production & Songwriting class. Because the bands and boot camps are so focused and intense, the electives are more relaxed and exploratory.
#6 There is an INCREDIBLE SHOW on the last Thursday of each camp. The show is in a New York City nightclub, with sound, lights, and fog. Many NYCGS shows are at Rebel nightclub, but other shows have been at Arlene's Grocery, Fontana's, Kenny's , The Delancy and Baruch College Performing Arts Center. The kids play at 3:00pm. The 12-14 year old teens play at 4:00pm. And the 15-17 year old teens play at 6:00pm. If you have a younger camper, watch their show, then take them out for dinner, and finally bring them back so they can see what 5 years of practice looks and sounds like!