Strings Music Camp
Strings Music Camp
July 11 - 15, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Led by 317 Main Music Instructors, Melissa Bragdon and
Andrew Martelle with Merriconeag German Teacher, Oliver Kinzer
$225 per week
Summer Camp Afternoon Program Note: We have increased interest in an afternoon program for the morning summer camps. We will be designing a relaxed afternoon with lunch, restful activities, art projects, and games. The cost for extending the program to 3:00 will be an additional $50. Campers will need to bring a bag lunch.
Strings Music Camp is for students who have at least one year of stringed (guitar, violin, bass, viola, mandolin, etc) instrument instruction. 317 Main Music instructors, Melissa Bragdon and Andrew Martelle will team up with Merriconeag teacher, Oliver Kinzer to share their passion for cooperative play, expressed through music and outdoor games.
Melissa and Andy will lead the small group instruction, with some individualized attention, for two one-hour sessions per day. Students will be divided into groups by ability, with the goal of building passion and skills for playing music in a small group, refining technique, and learning about improvisation, jamming, and all the skills needed to play as a group, as they learn new tunes.
Merriconeag teacher, Oliver Kinzer will lead cooperative outdoor games (or indoors, in inclement weather), for the one hour break in between the music sessions, mirroring the creative and cooperative fun of working and playing as a group.
The last day of class will be "open" so parents can witness how much fun it all is!
Melissa Bragdon hails from Windham, Maine, and has been playing the violin since the age of nine. Classically trained, Melissa went on to study music education at the University of Maine at Orono. While in college, Melissa studied classical violin with Dr. Anatole Wieck and also became interested in the fiddling styles of celtic music. She joined up wth ‘Jerks of Grass' and has been a part of the band since 2006. Melissa has been teaching at 317 Main Street since the beginning, where she continues to spend her days surrounded by talented musicians and great people.
Andrew Martelle TBA
Oliver Kinzer is a native of Germany. He came to Maine in 2001. Oliver has
been the German teacher for Kindergarten through 8th grade at Merriconeag since
2005. Oliver teaches woodwork to the 4th grade, and he is the cross-country
running head coach for the middle school. Since 1990, Oliver has been working
with children and teenagers in various settings in Europe and the US. Through
his many years of experience in arts, language, nature studies, athletics,
social work, culinary arts, crafts, and music - as well as being a father,
Oliver feels at home in creating exciting, inspiring, and versatile activities
for children of all ages.
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Summer Programs at Merriconeag Waldorf School
57 Desert Road
The Wind in the Willows - Grade 8 Play:
The Wind in the Willows performed by the 8th graders.
Wed, Apr 16, 1:15 pm & Thurs, Apr, 17, 7:00 pm, Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
Open Friday - Bring a Friend Day!:
Open Fri, Apr 18: This special guest day is on a day when many local schools are closed but we aren't so it's a perfect opportunity for your child to share Merriconeag with their friends. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or learn more.
School is Closed for Spring Vacation:
Mon - Fri, Apr 21 - 25.
School is closed for Spring Vacation. Enjoy!
Tues, Apr 29, 6:30 pm
Senior Project Presentations:
Wed, April 30 & Thurs, May 1, 6:30 pm.
All welcome! Please come out to support our oldest students and also to catch another glimpse of some of the gold that awaits at the end of the Waldorf journey rainbow.
7th Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival:
Sunday, May 4, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
The event is free and open to the public, but due to limited seating, registration is required: Click on the link below to register
Ongoing: Tea & Play Sessions :
Tea & Play Sessions for Prospective Parents.
Wednesdays, Apr 16, 30 & May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4.
Early Childhood Center, 60 Desert Rd, Freeport.
Prospective parents: Bring your child, share
a cup of tea with us and learn more about our
programs for young children. Storytime at 9:30.
For more info & to register: 207.865.3900, Ext 163 or