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Bilingual Guitar Camp for Ages 9-14 (posted April 14, 2016)

Bilingual Guitar Camp for Ages 9-14 (posted April 14, 2016)

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Press contact: Stephanie Israel
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East End Arts School Announces
Bilingual Guitar Camp for Ages 9-14
Camp Format Cleverly Modeled after
Levels of the Japanese Sensei in Martial Arts
August 1 – 5, 2016

(RIVERHEAD, NY, April 14, 2016) – The East End Arts School is proud to announce a new music camp program for children and teens ages 9-14: Guitar Sensei. Not only is this camp cleverly modeled after the levels of the Japanese sensei in martial arts, it is also a bilingual camp for youth speaking English and also for youth who speak Spanish! This music camp will be held August 1 through August 5, 2016, Monday through Friday, from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM and is designed to guide both the beginner, and/or the intermediate, to their musical goals with the guitar. Guitar Sensei covers all needed guitar techniques and gives each student the tools to become a fine player. In this approach, students are advanced to the next color of guitar belt, similar to Karate. The camp week will focus on the first three; white, yellow and orange. Enjoy a fun, creative time learning new skills and playing innovative music. Spanish speakers welcome. The week culminates in a group performance. Enrollment is limited to only 12 students; interested families are encouraged the register early. Enroll and pay in full by April 30, 2016 and receive a 5% discount.

Camp instructor Joseph Freyre is a professional guitarist and music educator with a B.A. in Jazz Guitar Performance from Manhattan School of Music and a Masters Degree in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia. He has studied under Jack Wilkins, Mike Stern, Wayne Krantz and others and has taught in various school systems including Patchogue, Shirley, and Center Moriches. His emphasis is in jazz/rock electric guitar, electric bass, classical guitar, theory, and jazz and symphonic band. Joseph performs actively with his own band “Souled Out” and has performed in the Manhattan School of Music Big Band, The Michigan Jazz Festival, where he headlined and The Roland Jazz Latin Band.

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Camp description in Spanish:
Este programa está deseñado para ambos el principante o el intermedio, a sus metas musicales. Sensei guitarra cubre todas las téchnicas necesarias de la guitarra y da a cada estudiante las herramientas para convertirse en un jugador fino. En este entoque, los estudiantes avanzan el siguiente color de la correa de la guitarra, similar al Karate. La semana de campamento se centrará en los tres primeros; blanco, amarillo y naranja. Disfruitar de una divertida y creativa tiempo aprender nuevas habilidades y musica innovadora. Hablantes de español la bienvenida. La semana culmina con una actuacion del grupo. Registro temprano: la inscripción es limitada a 12 alumnos.

More Information about East End Arts Summer Camp Programs
East End Arts award-winning Arts Camps taking place throughout July and August for children and teens ages 5 through 8, and 9 through 14 on the grounds of East End Arts, located at 141 E. Main Street in Riverhead, NY. East End Arts summer camp programs allow young people to explore a broad range of artistic experiences and also hone in on what they are passionate about. Programs include vocal choir, guitar camp modeled after the levels of the Japanese sensei in martial arts, sculpture, painting, and more! New this year is a bilingual music camp! Advance registration is required; limited space is available. Early morning and after care, as well as scholarships are available. Enroll and pay in full by April 30, 2016 and receive a 5% discount. To register, contact the East End Arts School at 631-369-2171 or

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East End Arts, established in 1972, is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization, and operates a School of the Arts, an Art Gallery, and presents a variety of events and programs to promote the arts year-round. Proceeds from all events, sales, classes, donations, and memberships benefits the mission and commitment to building and enriching our community through the arts by way of education, support, advocacy, and inspiration.