After the huge success of last year’s music summer camp, there was no doubt that Maestro Carlos Perrote would host it once again. The second annual camp commenced Monday, July 28th and will see the participation of over 60 registered children during the next three weeks. The camp is being hosted at the San Pedro High School Campus from Monday to Friday, and is expected to have more classes for both beginner and advanced students.
Perrote is a well educated music artist and instructor, having played in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, and even touring Germany, France and Italy. Throughout the past year, Perrote has been providing private Saturday music classes. He aims to promote music in San Pedro as part of the culture and lifestyle on the island. Children will learn to play steel pans, Afro cuban and Garifuna percussion instruments, drum sets, acoustic guitar and keyboards.
Camp is divided into two groups. The beginner’s percussion instrument class for the younger children will take place from 8:30AM to 10AM. Then from 10AM to 11AM, guitar classes for all ages will be taught. In the afternoon, advanced percussion classes will be held from 1PM to 2:30PM, followed by keyboard lessons for all ages from 2:30PM to 3:30PM. As per usual, students will be taught basic elements of music, music handwriting, music notes and more. The cost for the three week program is $180 for percussion instruments and $250 for guitar or keyboard.
Similar to last year’s camp, it will end with a steel band concert at the Angel Nuñez Auditorium on Friday, August 15th. Entrance is free, and parents and friends are invited to come and see the skills the children have learned in their short time under the direction of Maestro Carlos Perrote.