ANNUAL WOODWIND  QUINTET WORKSHOP
Intermediate or advanced level music
with Performer / Instructor Nancy Switkes
For Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon & French Horn 
Learn:
Ensemble playing
Better tone production
Playing in tune
Fun team building
PerformanceS 
      
Nancy Switkes performs in classical and jazz ensembles throughout the Washington, DC area and beyond.  She has been a private music instructor for over 27 years.  Nancy built this program, now in its fifth year, based on her experiences at the Bennington Chamber Music Conference and Interlochen Arts Camp.   Because there are many intermediate and advanced level music students who should be playing more or want to be playing more. 
Small ensemble playing is an exciting way to use music skills for playing and hearing new music.

 UKULELE CAMPS


1 week, 2 hours a day.  (3 Ukulele camp dates.)
Get ready to learn quickly.  Uke is easy and fast. Songs the 1st day of camp!  Learn Pop, Folk,
Hawaiian and more.  Listen to learn and good chord transition techniques!   Easy to learn.  Easy to Play. Price $195.00

Kids love this because they learn so fast!


Victor Litz Music offerS Group Ukulele camps with Nani .
She is a self-taught ukulele player and has been playing the ukulele for over 40 years.

Her big music genre is Hawaiian music because of where she was born and raised in Hawaii.  She encourages students to relax and enjoy playing the ukulele.  Teaching style three fold:  1) listening to learn 2) good chord transition techniques and 3) economy of motion with strumming.

To keep students interest we choose songs that they want to learn besides songs that would help them in their learning.  I do not do a lot of music theory.  My concentration is for beginner ukulele players through intermediate lessons.  Individual and group lessons are available with Nani.    She leads the Monthly Maryland Ukulele Jam that meets right here in Gaithersburg!

Nani also leads the Litz  Ukulele Club every Wednesday, from 3:30-5:30, at Victor Litz Music Center. Individual lessons with Nani are also available.


Victor Litz Music

Academy Of Rock Programs

Victor litz music offers a verity of music programs throughout the year

 

Victor Litz Music Adult Academy Of Rock

Victor Litz Music offers an Adult Academy of Rock program for the adults.  This can be a group of adult musicians we put together or if you have a band that needs coaching we can arrange that as well.


Objective is to provide the student with the tools and guidance to achieve his or her own specific goals


We have been putting together adults of many skill levels to form fun and performance based bands the past 10 or more years.  Can meet in the evening or weekends with a live performance from time to time. Rehearsal space, amplifiers, microphones and PA system are provided.  For more information contact the Lesson Department at Victor Litz Music


AFTER SCHOOL ACADEMY OF ROCK
Rock Band Camp

This program is for the student with playing experience that would like to be in a band with their peers. 
Students will be placed in a group (after the informal audition).  Repertoire will be selected to match the students’ abilities and interests.  Students have song choices.  All Students will  receive instruction on their instrument, as well, as the importance of rhythm, melody, harmony, form and dynamics.  Besides instruction, Victor Litz provides practice area, amps, drums, keyboard & special effects. 
All you need to bring is your sticks or axe!


Chris Mercado

PRIVATE MUSIC TEACHER and ACADEMY of ROCK PROGRAM:
    School's Out! Academy of Rock for teens   
Chris Mercado -  Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Piano, Drums & Violin.  Duel Emphasis Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Performance and Instrumental Music Education and a Master’s degree in Arts in Teaching.  Currently taking lead in forming the entire Montgomery County Public Schools Guitar curriculum.  Strives to make a very personal connection between music and the student especially in listening connected to playing by using repertoire connected to student interests as well as expanding knowledge on other genres.  Specializes in building musicianship, improvisation, theory, and forming applicable knowledge in the modern “music-internet” age that students can use to find and perform music both inside outside of their lessons.  


After school band camps


Summer 1 and 2 week band camps


Wednesday afternoon uke jams

 After School Academy Of Rock Program

DAN RYNDERS heads up this After School Program

The After School Academy Of Rock group rock band lessons program is offered during the school year.  This program is for guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, singers, brass, woodwinds and strings. You get 1.5 hours of group rock band lessons a week with an occasional public performance at local clubs, schools, parks etc.

This has been taking place on Monday and Wednesdays. We will be offering 1 and 2 week summer programs as well when school is out.