Summer Camps 2021

This Summer of 2021 we will be offering the following in-person summer camps conducted by Yasas Jayawardena. Each camp is $275.00.   Description of summer camps and a daily schedule is available below.

DAILY SCHEDULE

  • 9am-Unpack and Warm-up Activity
  • 10am-Showtime
  • 10:30-New Material
  • 11:00-Snack
  • 11:30-Theory
  • 12:00-Showtime and Switch to other instruments
  • 12:30-Lunch
  • 1:00-Recess
  • 1:30-Media
  • 2:00-Instruments
  • 2:45 Ipad
  • 3:00 Dismissal

PIANO AND GUITAR

July 12-16, 2021

Concepts covered in Piano: Hand position, steady beat, eurhythmics, quarter note, half note, whole note, and eighth notes, music alphabet, intervals, staff notation, time signature, tie, staccato vs. legato, dynamics, and music history.

Concepts covered in Guitar: Acoustic/Classical/Electric guitars, tuning, playing position, six strings and notes, different parts of the guitar and their functions, C chord, G7chord, G chord and D7 chords.

Objective: Students will be exposed to both piano and guitar equally. They will be able to play at least one piano piece and one guitar piece of their choice by the conclusion of the summer camp. Students will also be exposed to a decent amount of music theory and music history where they will learn about different genres, and musical periods.


PIANO, BAND AND ORCHESTRA

July 26-30, 2021

Concepts Covered in Piano: Hand position, steady beat, eurhythmics, quarter note, half note, whole note, and eighth notes, music alphabet, intervals, staff notation, time signature, tie, staccato vs. legato, dynamics, and music history.

Concepts covered in Orchestra: Orchestra, the percussion family, woodwind family, strings family, brass family, keyboard family, tuning, conductor, concert pitch, posture, correct playing positions, transposing,

Objective: Beginning piano students will be introduced to the piano, and notation. Students will be able to read notation and play simple piece of music independently. Students will also be exposed to music history, and theory. Students with prior piano experience will be given more challenging repertoire and theory exercises. All students will be given the opportunity to participate in a small group ensemble during the summer camp. Students will be exposed to music from different periods, countries, genres, composers and artists. Students will be taught the basics on each and every orchestra instrument. Student will be given to opportunity to choose their favorite/appropriate band instrument and will be given the opportunity to study a piece of repertoire of their choice.


PIANO AND VOICE

August 9-13, 2021

Concepts covered in Piano: Hand position, steady beat, eurhythmics, quarter note, half note, whole note, eighth notes, music alphabet, intervals, staff notation, time signature, tie, staccato vs. legato, dynamics, music history.

Concepts covered in Voice: Posture, breathing, head voice, chest voice, tone quality, agility, range, different voice types/categories, different styles of singing, diction, pitch, rhythm, presentation, phrasing, sight sighing/solfedge, signing with and without an accompaniment.

Objective: Students will be exposed to both piano and voice equally. They will be able to play at least one piano piece and sing at least one appropriate song of their choice at the conclusion of the summer camp. Students will also be exposed to a decent amount of music theory and music history where they will learn about different genre’s musical periods.

Yasas Jayawardena Group/Private Piano & Vocal

Yasas Rangajeewa Jayawardena began his musical studies at the age of four when he began piano lessons. Soon he joined choir, where he sang as a boy soprano. He studied piano with Dr. Patricia Brady, Professor Mary Gummow. Mr. Jayawardena studied Piano with Dr. Patricia Brady at the James Madison University with Dr. Patricia Brady where he exceeded her expectations. Shortly after he went to study voice to pursue his rare, yet exceptional vocal gift at the School of Music Theatre at Dance at the University of Michigan. He is graduated with a degree in Vocal Performance with honors. Mr. Jayawardena is also a k-12 certified music teacher.

He studied voice with Professor George Shirley (tenor), who has helped him develop his unique vocal gift. His unique vocal instrument is known for its power, opulence, and the wide range. Other voice teachers include Dr. Carrie Stevens, Dr. Helen Hui. He has worked with the directors Robert Swedberg, and Don Rierson. He has worked with the coaches Dr. Kathryn Goodson, Dr. Timothy Cheek, Mr. Justin Snyder, and Mr. Matthew Brower. Mr. Jayawardena studied Conducting with Dr. Rodney Dorsey and Dr. Scott Bersaglia. In February of 2010 he had the privilege of singing for the renowned Countertenor David Daniels at a master class given at the School of Music at the University of Michigan. He has sung the roles of Cherubino in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Soprano solo in Handel’s Messiah, La chauve- souris in Ravel’s L'enfant et les sortileges.

Upon graduation Mr. Jayawardena has been teaching group piano lessons, private piano lessons and private voice lessons at the A and A Music School of Music in Brambleton, VA. He also teaches summer camp and A and A Music. Mr. Jayawardena also works for the Loudoun County Public Schools.

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