Enrollment is now open for Summer Camp 2023!

7 weeks, starting July 10, 2023


Ages 6-12 (each week is grouped 6-9 or 9-12, depending on interest)


Join our Songwriting Summer Camp!

  • Campers will work together to write an original song, record it in a professional studio and perform it on Friday afternoon.
  • Open to all instruments and all skill levels, this camp experience helps kids really own what they're learning on their instrument. There's nothing quite like creating your own music with friends.
  • While we'll be working hard in the studio, we'll also spend lots of quality time outdoors with daily nature hikes in the woods and picnic lunches in the yard.
I'm interested in summer camp!

What to expect at our Songwriting Summer Camp

Write, record and perform your own original song

Every week you'll write a completely original song, record it in a professional studio, and perform it on Friday.

Performances will be audio and video recorded to share!

Work together with your band

Learn to work with your bandmates to create something brand new together. Solve problems and creative differences as a team.

Have some summer fun!

Play with your friends, take a daily nature hike and enjoy a picnic lunch outdoors. Songwriting session in the woods? Sounds like summer!

"Stephen meets my son where he is musically and makes it fun. Instead of focusing on rote learning and drilling, he introduces concepts - like songwriting - as a form of conversation. It becomes a collaboration instead of an adult telling a kid how music "should" be.

Music and making music should be filled with joy and feeling and I am so thrilled that my child gets to have that experience at East Mountain Studio."

-Anne, Cold Spring

Summer Camp Schedule

Week 1: July 10-14 [ages 6-9] 2 spots left

Week 2: July 17-21

Week 3: July 24-28 [ages 6-9] 2 spots left

Week 4: July 31-August 4 [ages 9-12]

Week 5: August 7-11 [fully booked]

Week 6: August 14-18 [ages 6-9] 2 spots left

Week 7: August 21-25 [ages 6-9]

Each week will host one band, of up to 7 members, aged 6-9 or 9-12. The age of each week will depend on demand.

Sample Daily Schedule

9:00am - drop off

9:00am-9:30am - warmup jam and band meeting

9:30am-11:00am - morning rehearsal

11:00am-11:3oam - nature walk

11:30am-12:30pm - lunch and games outside

12:30pm-2:00pm - afternoon rehearsal

2:00pm-3:00pm - group music lesson, songwriting workshop or instrument workshops

3:00pm - pickup

Kathryn: Camp Manager

Kathryn was the summer camp manager for a music school in Brooklyn for several years, managing over 50 kids per week! Kathryn knows exactly what it takes to make this a magical, transformative, safe and memorable experience. Kathryn also teaches ukulele, voice, piano and songwriting at East Mountain Studio.

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Stephen: Teacher

Stephen is the owner and teacher of East Mountain Studio, serving over 30 families here in Cold Spring, NY and online. Stephen has taught over a hundred kid bands in his teaching career, and 8 years of music summer camp. He has a passion for songwriting and leading groups of young musicians to create something greater than the sum of their parts. Stephen teaches guitar, piano, drums, bass, ukulele, banjo, production and songwriting.