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Staying Musical Over The Summer

As summer approaches, tensions lessen and spirits rise as students all over the country get ready for weeks of relaxation. Although this period of relaxation may seem like a well-deserved vacation, it’s actually difficult to stay engaged and busy over the summer. Many students don’t have much to do over the summer since a vacation overseas can only last so long. Luckily, QuaranTunes has plenty of events coming up for students to participate in order to stay busy and as a bonus, stay musically active over the summer.

The first event that is coming up is the Father’s Day Recital. Yes, I completely understand: recitals are terrifying. Stage fright is extremely common and I assure you that everyone is just as nervous as you are. Although it may be scary performing in front of people (over Zoom), we highly encourage you to join the recital. Take time this summer to celebrate Father’s Day through music. Don’t underestimate how powerful music can be in connecting with others, especially family. Fathers will appreciate anything you do, including playing an instrument for them.

The recital will be held on June 19th from 10am to 11am PST. If you would like to join, please go to this link and sign up with your name and instrument. Please go take the time to sign up and celebrate Father’s Day with QuaranTunes and your musical community! We hope to see you there!

Another event that is coming soon is the “Light and Shadow Free Still Life Masterclass.” Recently, QuaranTunes has opened up the long awaited creative arts classes and this upcoming masterclass is part of a creative arts series. The first masterclass in this series was on digital art and featured artist Kirby Leem. During the masterclass, students listened to Leem as he explained his artistic journey in digital art. Afterwards, Leem opened up the floor for questions and discussion about digital art, making the masterclass more discussion-based class rather than a technical one.

The “Light and Shadow Free Still Life Masterclass” will feature Deepa Menon, the founder of Netra Art Studios. In this masterclass, expect an in depth tutorial and explanation by Menon on techniques to draw 3D objects, using the colors black and white. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in art or just fascinated with art, we highly encourage you to join this masterclass and learn more about bringing an object to life through the art of shading.

This masterclass will be different from Leem's masterclass since it requires participants to have a large canvas, pencils for drawing, and watercolor paint since Menon will probably demonstrate how to create 3D objects and lead the partcipants in creating their own drawings. The masterclass will be held on June 26 at 2:00pm PST via Zoom. If you would like to join, please go to this link:

Finally, the last event to mark on your calendars is QuaranTunes’ annual summer camp! Every year, QuaranTunes hosts a summer camp for kids. This is a wonderful way to give kids something fun to do over the summer. If you want to learn more about this camp, please read this article which details 2021's summer camp.

If you would like a quick overview of the summer camp, each day is packed with different activities as well as new opportunities for kids to make friends and bond with others. A typical day will usually include an icebreaker, a craft of sorts, a game such as Kahoot!, and activities that correlate with the week’s theme. For last year’s summer camp, parents gave several positive reviews and were extremely pleased with how enjoyable the camp was although it was all online. If you’re looking for something to do over the summer, consider joining QuaranTunes’ summer camp. Signups are open now and will close on June 12. To sign up, please go here.

These are only a few things that you can do over summer to stay musically active. Outside of QuaranTunes' summer events, there are a multitude of musical events such as summer camps dedicated to the instrument or your choice or joining competitions and recitals. Of course, the list of things to do over summer are not limited to artistic events such as museum galleries, concerts, and music festivals.

It's so easy to get rusty over the summer since it's tempting to go to the beach or watch a movie rather than learning about music and playing your instrument but through QuaranTunes' summer events, we promise that we'll make learning art and music enjoyable and memorable. Not only would you have a blast of fun, but we'll make sure you learn something new whether it's expanding your artistic knowledge or growing your confidence through recitals.

Just remember: stay musical and have a great summer!

Image Credits:

First image: Colourbox

Second image: Netra Art Studios

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