Our week-long summer camps provide youth with a fun and inspirational environment for learning and recreation. 

The program offers high quality music education and development, bringing youth a source of encouragement, discipline, and a sense of community. Students participate in games and team building exercises throughout the day.

Camps are structured for students to learn mainly on the piano, with optional electives in the afternoon including guitar, bass, voice, and art.


AGES 7-17 / All Levels Welcome

Music activities also include theory, ear training and performance. Interactive instruction keeps camp interesting, builds a team environment and gives students a strong musical foundation. 

Each camp culminates with individual performances and/or group concerts.  



Daily Schedule (Monday–Friday)

8:30 – 9:00 Drop off

9:00 – 11:30 Music Instruction & Games

11:30 – 1:00 *Outdoor Recreation – (bag) Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 Music Instruction & Games

3:00 – 3:30 Pick-up

*Weather permitting, students and teachers walk to a local park, eat (bag) lunch and participate in sports and recreational activities.


2018 Summer Camp Dates

4318 W. Irving Park Rd


July 9-13

July 16-20

July 23-27

August 13-17

August 20-24

August 27-31


$325 / Week


2018 Speciality Camps

Rock Band Camp

June 25 – 29

Our week-long Rock Band Camp is a new offering. We are excited to offer a unique experience for our students centered around full-band rehearsals with professional musicians and instrumental/vocal breakouts for coaching from instructors.

Weather permitting students go to the park for lunch and group activities. The week culminates in a concert on Friday. 

Audition required.

Ages 10 – 17.

The UpBeat Rock Band Camp is for students with playing experience on voice, guitar, piano, bass or drums.

Voice Students: Ability to memorize lyrics and sing harmonies.

Guitar and Piano Students: Ability to play chords, pentatonic scales and read chord charts.

Bass Students: Ability to read chord charts, play root notes of chords and play with a metronome.

Drummers: Ability to read chord charts, play a beat with the metronome and do basic fills without losing the time.

Guitar and bass students must have electric guitar/bass.

Schedule (Monday - Friday): 9am to 3pm daily

Cost: $325

To audition contact: jeisenbraun@upbeatma.org.

Music Theater Camp

July 30 – August 3

Students can finally embrace their inner Broadway Star and spend a week at UpBeat Music and Art's Musical Theatre Camp! Through acting games, vocal exercises, and rehearsals, students will learn the fundamentals of performing musical theatre. Wrap up the week with a showcase, where students will perform an ensemble number and their own solo song! 

Featuring songs and dances from: Wicked, The Great Comet, Hamilton, Fun Home, Matilda, Billy Elliott and MORE!

Schedule (Monday - Friday): 9am to 1pm daily

Cost: $225