It’s the second week of Rockatar camp and campers age 4-12 are having a good time while learning how to play musical instruments like keyboards, violins and drums.
Campers spend five days learning a variety of musical instruments, then at the end of the week they put on a show for their parents and friends. The children are vey young, but Rockatar Studio Director Steve Bennion says this camp will help them prepare for school in the fall.
“We believe that playing music is a wonderful addition to a child’s education and helps their self esteem physical development and their ability to get up in from of a group and perform a song or speech or presentation,” said Bennion.
The instructors are made up of a combination of professional musicians, teachers and college students from the University of Tampa and the University of South Florida. There are between 15-25 students in each class. The students get to choose their band name and they also get to create their own band poster.
“It’s a excellent way to achieve their greatest potential,” Bennion added.
To attend Rockatar camp you do not need to know how to play an instrument. If you missed this week’s camp there are six more weeks of camp left.