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Most teachers recommend for students - especially beginners - to continue their string education over the summer months with orchestra camps or private lessons. Staying involved during the summer months is important for maintaining important skills, and string programs provide your student with a fun environment for creative activities, building relationships, and music education.

If you are interested in private lessons, please speak with your school teacher for suggestions in your area. We are also able to provide our customers with recommendations for private teachers throughout the Twin Cities - please call or email for additional information: 763-542-9542 or

The following is a partial list of summer music camps, festivals, and programs which we encourage you to explore. Good luck!

*American String Teachers Association (ASTA) - National Summer Program Directory

*American Suzuki Institute - Stevens Point, WI: (715) 346-3033

*Dorian Festivals & Summer Camps - Luther College, IA: (800) 458-8437

*Edina Schools Summer Orchestra: (952) 848-3952

*Fiddle Pal Camp with Brian Wicklund - Stillwater, MN: (651) 430-1467

*GTCYS String Orchestra Camp - St. Paul, MN: (651) 602-6800

*GTCYS Summer Orchestras - Minneapolis, MN: (651) 602-6800

*International Music Camp - Dunseith, ND: (701) 838-8472

*MNSOTA Upper Midwest String Camp - St. Joseph, MN: (320) 363-5389

*MacPhail Center for Music Summer Camps - Minneapolis, MN: (612) 321-0100

*Minnesota Youth Symphonies (MYS): (651) 699-5811

*Minnetonka Schools Music Academy: (952) 401-6800

*Mounds View Schools Summer Orchestra: (651) 621-6676

*New Ulm Suzuki Pops Camp: (507) 276-5874

*Northern Lights Music Festival Young Artists Program - Hibbing, MN

*Robbinsdale Area Schools Summer Orchestra: (763) 504-8028

*Roseville Area Schools Summer Orchestra: (651) 604-3500

*Shell Lake Arts Center - Shell Lake, WI: (715) 468-2414

*Southwest Minnesota String Festival - Marshall, MN

*St. Olaf Summer Music Academy - Northfield, MN: (507) 786-2222

*Stillwater Area Schools Summer Instrument Explosion: (651) 351-8300

*Stringwood Chamber Music Festival & Young Artist Program - Lanesboro, MN

*Twin Cities Bass Camp - West St. Paul, MN: (651) 785-4282