Are You an Unfinished Masterpiece?

Detail of Atlas Captive by Michelangelo
Michelangelo left a number of his projects unfinished. Although part of the sculpture in the pic to the left appears refined and well-crafted it emerges from a block of roughly hewn stone. The artist was known to describe his practice of carving as "freeing the figure from the marble."
As a pianist do you feel that a portion of your skills are mastered while the other remnants of desired musical skills are begging for release? Do you feel like you are tugging at an old system that has kept your true musicality hidden behind locked doors?
The 2nd annual 88 Creative Keys Camp will emancipate you from the captivity of the printed page and sculpt you into a well-balanced masterpiece!  Master teachers Bradley Sowash and me Leila Viss will provide enlightening IMG_0761activities to help break loose those creative skills for students ages 10-18, teachers and adults
All this sounding a little too heavy? No worries, this year's trend-setting curriculum will be based on those 4 "wonder" chords that continue to rock the pop world and will equip attendees to carve out well-balanced musical skills in any style.
In response to requests from last summer, we have scheduled longer time frames for each camp, allowed extra time to absorb instruction, designed breakout modules to accommodate various age and skill CKC-Leila-and-Bradley-300x200levels and more. The in-depth, imaginative instruction with tech-savvy enhancements will not disappoint.
Concerned about the content? Wondering if this is a right fit for you as an adult piano enthusiast? Debating if this would benefit you as a studio teacher? Curious if your students would thrive? Continue reading and if you have further questions, please contact us here.

Watch the video below and read comments from last year


Very inspiring! Well put together! - Adult student

He just LOVED IT! He is very inspired and it has been hard to tear him away from the piano! Thank you! – Parent

Your camp was fabulous and today was so encouraging to sit and watch these young kids express their talent in such a unique way. You clearly inspired R. as he was at his piano for hours after camp each day doing his creative thing! – Parent

Loved it all! Very organized. Very welcoming and not intimidating. Very informative. Very inspiring. - Piano teacher

Click here to register early and receive an early bird discount!

At the 88 Creative Keys you will learn to

  • Improvise in Blues, Classical, Folk, Jazz, Pop/Rock styles
  • Jam in large and small groups with other pianistsIMG_0728
  • Play by ear and interpret lead sheets.
  • Enjoy “off the bench” music activities
  • Make new friends who play and teach piano
  • Perform with pros in a final concert

The ideal "unfinished masterpiece" candidate would be

  • Passionate about the piano
  • Interested in playing and socializing with other Piano People.
  • Wishing to explore unfamiliar and exciting ways to make music.
  • Enthused about immersing yourself in an intensive program of learning.
  • Of intermediate+ technical ability and basic reading skills.
  • Familiar with scales and primary triads in the keys of C/Am, F/Dm, G/Em, Bb and D.
  • Somewhat new to playing improvised and popular music styles.

Sign up for the track that suits you

Student: Play it Your Way July 21 – 24, 2014

Adult Students: Beyond the Page July 28 – 30, 2014
Educators: Teaching Creativity July 31 – August 2, 2014
Optional: One-to-One Time
45 minute private lesson - $50. Signup when you register or in person.
Specify improv with Bradley or technique with Leila

Our venue

South Suburban Christian Church 7275 South Broadway Littleton, CO 80122

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