It's the 20th anniversary of Mike Risko Rock Camp!
Rock Band Camp
We are now accepting registration for Rock Band Camp 2020. Click on the picture to watch a video about this fabulous program!
An Extraordinary Summer Rock Band Experience for All Instruments and Voice Ages 5 and up.
This summer give your child the chance to find out what it is like to be a rock star.
Since the year 2000, future stars have had the opportunity to experience five days of music at the Mike Risko Music Rock Band Camps. These one week intensive summer camps give students the opportunity to learn from professional musicians just what it's like to be a member of a real rock band. Our camps are performance oriented with the final product being an amazing rock concert for friends and families to enjoy.
Students are placed in bands with others at a comparable level, and each band is assigned a manager (one of our instructors) to guide them through the songwriting and rehearsal process. Bands work on writing all their own material, lyrics and music. In addition to performing skills, band members are taught how to promote their band, how to project themselves on stage and how to operate sound equipment. Students are also given group lessons focusing on the skills they need to play with their band. They watch their peers perform and top off their musical adventure by playing a huge show at a local venue or outside.
Rockers come from all over Westchester to be a part of this exciting program. Some sign up on their own while others join us with their band for some extra coaching and the chance to be a part of the huge show at the end. Many of the bands stay together after the summer has ended while others sign up as a band to be a part of one of our many workshops that we hold during the school year. This camp is truly an incredible experience for kids as they learn about teamwork, develop musical skills and gain confidence, all through music.
For the student that loves musical theater, we offer a musical theater track for the summer. Instead of being in a band, musical theater students are placed in a cast that works together on creating a fun cabaret performance starring all their favorite songs from popular musicals. The musical theater and the rock band camp participants take classes together like art, music lessons and other master classes and perform in the same show at the end of the week. If you are interested in information on this unique summer program contact us anytime. All levels are welcome to particpate. Students are grouped by age range. In addition, all instruments are welcome including brass, woodwinds, and strings. We also welcome kids that are interested in stage crew like props, sets and lighting. They will assist with putting together the peformance we present at the end of the week for the rockers and the musical theater group.
Galaxy was another 2016 Band
Who Wants to Know, One of the bands from our 2016 Camp!
Our 2019 Camp filled our parking lot at our end of session concert.
Musical Theater Camp
We are now accepting registration for Musical Theater Camp 2020, click the picture to learn more!
An Extraordinary Summer Musical Theater Experience for Theater Enthusiasts Ages 5 and up.
For 20 summers, Mike Risko Music has been offering summer music workshops for kids who want to be rockers. In the past few years we expanded this program to also include musical theatre. During this one-week intensive summer workshop, students have the opportunity to star in a musical production with guidance from professional voice and acting coaches in a fun, summer environment. Using songs and short skits from popular musicals, everyone will get a lead and a chance to shine.
Each day students will work on skills that make them stronger singers and actors. They will help create a show based on characters and songs from shows that they choose. They will participate in everything from concept to completion as they prepare their finished product to be performed on the last day of the summer workshop. This is an incredible production in which friends and family are invited to see their unique show. They will learn to project themselves on stage while building confidence through acting and singing. Students are also given the opportunity to chose electives throughout the day like a voice or theatre class. They also will participate in working on minimal sets and costumes during the art portion of the day. They will get to know other kids at the workshop who are enrolled in the Rock Band Camp and each day will perform in the afternoon showcase along with them.