Four-day music camp returns to Brownwood next month

Staff Writer
Brownwood Bulletin
Brownwood Bulletin

When Jackie Andersen talks about one of her life’s great loves — music — you’ll probably hear her refer to music as a lifetime gift.

Andersen also loves teaching music to children.

Since 2016, Andersen and Brownwood Music have put on four-day summer music camps. The next camp is July 13-16 and will be taught from noon to 3 p.m. those days at the Adams Street Community Center.

Children will be introduced to drums, guitar, piano and ukulele.

Cost is $95 per student.

Instruments will be provided, and for families who choose to buy an instrument from Brownwood Music, a discount will be offered.

The music camp “helps young people come to know what joy you can have when you learn to play an instrument,” Andersen said during last year’s camp. “They get to touch it, feel it, learn and more importantly develop social skills.”

Andersen said she got the idea of organizing much camps because “everybody was doing camps at the high school, and I thought, why not a music camp? Instead of playing on their phones and playing Guitar Hero, they can actually come in an play an instrument.”

Anderson also said a class in music and movement for ages 3-8 has started at Brownwood Music. Classes are 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, and students learn to dance, sing and play percussion instruments including tambourines, bells, triangles and shakers.

Cost is $10 per student per day, with discounts available if there is more than one child per family.