I can't say enough nice things about my daughters experience with this choir! My oldest daughter has been with the choir 4 years, starting in Rising Notes at age 5 and now progressed to Intermediate choir. My younger daughter also started in Rising Notes at age 4 and is singing in Prep choir today. They have both progressed so wonderfully in their singing, and it is great to hear them wandering around the house singing new and old songs in all sorts of different languages. As a non-musical parent there is no burden on me to work with them outside of rehearsals and at a price my family finds affordable.
Summer camp is not to be missed. The directors drop all attempts at seriousness and work hard to make everything FUN; ice sculptures, giant bubbles, glove-a-phones, painting, and so much more. This summer camp is artistic, educational, fun, and Friday afternoon the camp puts on a sweet concert to show off what they learned and created.
I just wanted to thank you and everyone else (Peggy, Jay, Mary Jo, Becca, Thea, Vishal, etc.) for running such a well-thought out and fun camp this past week. My daughter had a GREAT time and can't wait to do it again next year! not only did she enjoy the music part (we have so many microphones in our house - one for almost every room, just about), but she really enjoyed the art and how it got incorporated into the singing part! She said that everyone was really nice too. I was very impressed, too, with your aides...very professional and you could tell they enjoyed what they did!
I hope you offer priority enrollment for campers who were in attendance from the year prior so I can get a jump on enrolling for your camp next year! :-)
Thank you, again, for a great experience. Kudos to you all.
My son has been participating in Vivace Youth Chorus for 3 years. He started out in the Rising Notes class, which is a wonderful musical experience for young children ages 4-6yrs. Through musical games and songs, he developed his ear and learned rhythm sense. He was having so much fun he didn't even realize he was learning! When he was 6 he moved into the Preparatory Choir, where he began to learn repertoire for performance, as well as music theory. The music theory is taught through the use of games, so again, the kids aren't even aware they are learning. Peggy, the director of the Prep Choir is masterful at making learning really fun and interactive. The kids just love to sing with her, and she is extremely upbeat and positive, just the perfect set of skills for young children. At age 7, he moved into the Intermediate Choir, where the lessons were a little longer and expectations greater. My son now sings on key and is learning music notation and relative pitch. I've been so impressed with how rich this experience offers him. Now, my younger child is in Rising Notes and will begin Prep in January. I highly recommend Vivace Youth Chorus for children of all ages who are interested in a well-rounded and fun choral music experience.