Intermediate or advanced level music
with Performer / Instructor Nancy Switkes
Aug. 27—Aug 31     11:00 -2:30 
For Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon & French Horn 
Ensemble playing
Better tone production
Playing in tune
Fun team building
Performance on 5th day of camp
 FEE SCHEDULE: $250 for early enrollment by July 7 
or  $275 for July 8-August 6 enrollment
or  $300 for August 7-August 20 late enrollment
 Going into 7th thru 12th grades, Sept. 2018
      with ensemble experience and private lessons
♪ Play two-octave major scales up to three sharps
      and three flats, except horn students who need
   to play in F, Bb and G major  (one octave or two)
♪ Informal audition or recommendation
      from private teacher.  
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.


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

Rock Band Camp
with Performer/Instructor Ben Constantinides
2 consecutive weeks
July 16—July 27     Times:  10:00—2:00 
SAVE $15.00
$380.00 for early enrollment paid by June 20th.  Full Price:  $395.00
 Public Performance on the 10th day.
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!

Ben Constantinides is a MoCo Public Music teacher.  Teaching since 2014, Ben was an assistant choir director, brass instructor & Artist in Residence, along with tutoring college students, tutoring music theory, and general studies for guitar and brass instruments. He was an active teacher & clinician in the province of Manitoba, Canada while pursuing his master’s degree at Brandon University.  During his undergraduate studies at UNCG, he served as the principal trombonist for the Raleigh Symphony & the Fayetteville Symphony.  He was also a member of the Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra, a regular substitute for the Camel City Jazz Orchestra, and is the co-founder of rock/pop/based band DSG.  Ben holds a MM in Music Performance and a BM in Music Education. 

Spring and Summer programs now forming.
Contact our lessons department at 
301-948-7478 or 

for more information.

 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.