Hayward La Honda Music Camp

Rating: 5 stars   29 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 2467 Pecan St Union City CA 94587 USA

Mission: The mission is to provide students an educational experience through performance and instructional classes that improves the students musical abilities, develops teamwork, and increases self esteem. The camp offers students highly regarded conductors, teachers, coaches and counselors.
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EIN 57-1177242
510 537-4871
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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

My son attended a music camp there a couple years ago and had a great experience. It was his first camp trip and he enjoyed it tremendously. He also gained a lot of confidence and made great friendships. As a parent I loved seeing how the high school kids tried to make him comfortable the first day. They had been coming for many years and i heard they kept checking on him during his stay. The staffwas very knowledgeable and the activities were fun and the performance was first rate.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

gaining confidence in playing his instrument in a non competitie setting.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

NA

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the music of course and the setting, in the wild

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

great staff

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

modernize some of the cabins, create more one on one classes and more scholarships

Ways to make it better...

NA

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

recession, the prices are lower than some camps but it is still pricey

One thing I'd also say is that...

NA

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

 
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6 people found this review helpful

I attended La Honda Music Camp for 8 years, and consider it to be a large part of my life. My musical ability has improved tremendously with the help of dedicated coaches and staff and support from fellow campers. I've been given the opportunity to play in a large variety of ensembles, take classes on music theory, and even expand my musical horizons to other instruments. This music camp is most definitely one of the highlights of my year. It's a time in which I can not only better myself as a musician, but also create and cultivate long-lasting connections with fellow musicians. Thanks La Honda!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

give scholarships to kids who wouldn't normally be able to attend camp, offer more classes, and accommodate more campers in general.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

 
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11 people found this review helpful

La Honda Music camp is the most amazing place to be. I love it. I've been going for 2 years now and cant wait to go again this year. I have improved and learned so much from the experience. from my first year when I wasn't that great to my second year where I improved so much, and the teachers are just amazing.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

learning better technics

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

meeting kids from all over

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

amazing

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

be a couple more days longer

Ways to make it better...

i have nothing to complain about

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

 
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5 people found this review helpful

This will be the 6th year that my son, now 16, will be participating in La Honda Music Camp. It is, without a doubt, the highlight of his summer each and every year. The camp experience has been a catalyst for him to grow and improve in his music by finding a private instructor, learning challenging audition pieces, and making connections with the community of young musicians in the area. I have been impressed with the balance of rigor and fun within the program. It is clear that the instructors and counselors are extremely passionate and dedicated, which helps drive the kids to excel. As with any collection of teenagers, there are always incidents. I have been pleased with the quick and consistent way the program addresses behavior or discipline problems. The location of the camp is beautiful and the week ending performance under the redwoods is always impressive and thoroughly enjoyable. It never fails to amaze me what the kids, with the help of the amazing staff, are able to pull off in a single week. I would highly recommend this camp experience for any young person who enjoys learning and playing music in a friendly, but competitive environment.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Extremely passionate about bringing the experience of music into young people's lives.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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5 people found this review helpful

My daughter has participated in the Hayward La Honda Music Camp in each of the last four years. While she has played various musical instruments in several school and non-school ensembles for over 12 years, it is this organization that shee singles out for special praise. In particular, La Honda provides first class musical instruction. Even though she has had very good music teachers in the past, it is at La Honda that the instructors corrected her posture and breathing, improved her embrasure and taught her to cut her own reeds. She always returns from La Honda a noticably improved musician. Equally important, she enjoys the experience and looks forward to the Camp each year. The setting is wonderful, the activities engaging and instructors are enthusiatic and personable. She has made friends at Camp from all over the Bay Area and maintains contact with them throughout the year. In fact, she and another La Honda alumus formed their own independent ensemble outside. I cannot recommend this organization high enough for their excellent program.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my daughter's improved musical proficiency.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

talented in their fields, dedicated to music education and very student-focused. They made the experience both educational and enjoyable. They put the "camp" in Hayward La Honda Music Camp.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

 
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