Summer Music Activities for Elementary School Kids

Summer activities that not only provide entertainment and joy but also help to support and enhance your child’s music lessons!

Summer break! A time for carefree days, endless adventures, and a break from the usual routine. But for musically inclined youngsters, summer doesn’t have to mean a complete break from their favorite instruments or newfound love for music. In fact, summer can be a fantastic opportunity to keep the musical spark alive, all while having a blast!

 

There are many engaging music-related activities that can keep your child entertained throughout the summer months. These musical activities serve a dual purpose: they provide endless fun and enjoyment, while also reinforcing and expanding upon the skills your child is learning in their music lessons. +

 

Interactive Music Workshops

For a truly immersive musical experience, consider enrolling your child in an interactive music workshop! These workshops, specifically designed for elementary school kids, offer a fun and hands-on approach to learning music.

 

Instead of traditional classroom settings, workshops provide a dynamic environment where kids can:

  • Explore the World of Rhythm: Through playful activities like body percussion, using household objects as instruments, and learning simple chants, children can develop a strong sense of rhythm. 
  • Instrument Discovery Tour: Many workshops offer exciting opportunities for youngsters to get up close and personal with a variety of instruments. 
  • Music Theory Made Fun: Let’s face it, traditional music theory classes can sometimes feel dry. Workshops, however, take a more engaging approach. Through interactive games, sing-alongs, and creative activities, children can grasp fundamental music theory concepts like pitch, melody, and harmony in a way that’s both fun and memorable.

 

Kids Private Music Lessons

For children who are already taking music lessons during the school year, summer presents a golden opportunity to accelerate their progress. Enrolling them in private music lessons during the summer break allows them to benefit from:

  • Personalized Attention: In a group class setting, it can be challenging for a teacher to cater to the individual needs of every student. Private lessons provide a one-on-one learning environment where the instructor can tailor the curriculum to your child’s specific strengths and weaknesses. This personalized approach ensures they receive focused instruction on areas that require more attention and can delve deeper into concepts they’ve already grasped.
  • Fast-Tracked Learning: Free from the usual academic workload, summer offers more dedicated time for music practice. With consistent private lessons throughout the break, your child can experience rapid progress in their musical skills. They can master new techniques, tackle challenging pieces, and build a strong foundation for continued success when they return to their regular lessons in the fall.
  • Maintaining Momentum: Taking a complete break from music lessons during summer can lead to a regression in skills. Private lessons help maintain the momentum gained throughout the school year. Regular practice sessions keep their musical muscles in shape, ensuring a smoother transition back into their usual music routine come fall.

 

Read more about the benefits of music lessons for kids & young adults.  Learn more about music lesson opportunities for children of all ages with Create More Music. 

 

Summertime Outdoor Musical Exploration

Summer is all about embracing the great outdoors, and what better way to do that than by incorporating nature-inspired music activities into your child’s summer program? Nature provides a treasure trove of sights and sounds, waiting to be transformed into a delightful musical adventure. Here are some exciting ways to bring the magic of music outdoors:

  • Nature’s Composition Corner:  Turn your backyard or local park into a vibrant composition studio! Encourage your child to gather natural materials like leaves, twigs, and pebbles. Experiment with tapping these objects together, creating simple rhythms, or even using them to construct makeshift instruments. 
  • Sound Scavenger Hunt: Take a nature walk with a musical twist! Prepare a list of different sounds commonly found outdoors, like chirping birds, rustling leaves, or the babbling of a brook. Let your child try to identify and recreate each sound they hear. This playful activity enhances their listening skills and deepens their appreciation for the symphony of nature.
  • Movement and Melody in the Park:  Open spaces like parks are perfect for combining music with physical activity. Create fun movement games based on different musical elements. 

 

Summertime Community Music Events

Summer is a vibrant time for community events, and music often takes center stage!  Participating in these events is a fantastic way to nurture your child’s love for music and expose them to different genres and styles. Here are some ideas to get involved:

  • Concert Under the Stars:  Many communities host outdoor concerts during the summer months. Pack a picnic basket, spread out a blanket, and enjoy an evening of music under the stars.  Look for concerts specifically geared towards families with a mix of children’s music and crowd-pleasing favorites.
  • Music Festival Fun:  Summer is festival season!  Many towns and cities host music festivals featuring a variety of local and regional artists. Find a festival with a lineup suitable for all ages, where your child can experience the excitement of live music and different musical styles.
  • Open Mic Nights:  Open mic nights at local cafes or bookstores provide a platform for upcoming musicians to showcase their talents. These intimate settings are a great way to introduce your child to a diverse range of performers in a casual and friendly atmosphere.

 

Summertime Fun With Create More Music

Don’t let the music stop this summer!  Create More music offers a wide variety of music lessons and music activities to keep your child’s musical spark alive and thriving. 

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Our team of experienced, award-winning teachers is dedicated to delivering access to exceptional music instruction. We believe in fostering a nurturing and inspiring learning environment where students of all ages and skill levels can thrive. Whether you’re a young aspiring musician or an adult looking to rediscover your musical talents, we are here to support you on your musical journey. Book a free music lesson trial with Create More Music today!

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