Guitar Summer Program for Grades 3-6

Why Take Guitar

Equally at home in classical, jazz, and contemporary genres, the guitar is one of the world’s most versatile instruments. Whether you want to play Renaissance repertoire or shredding solos, the Junior Guitar camp program will help you hone your skills and master new techniques. You’ll enjoy daily coachings with expert instructors and collaborate with gifted peers from around the world—while enjoying your favorite summer camp activities.

What You’ll Learn

The Junior Guitar summer program offers a dynamic curriculum designed for students of all skill levels to make visible progress. The program provides instruction in all types of guitar: nylon-string classical, steel-string acoustic, and electric.

As a student in the guitar camp, you will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the fretboard
  • Learn improved practice methods and time management skills
  • Develop an approach to mastering the guitar’s fundamental techniques

The program’s unique work-at-your-own-pace structure allows you to take private lessons, participate in group classes, enjoy fun camp activities, and play in performances—helping you find the perfect balance of artistic instruction and recreational opportunities.

You’ll enjoy daily rehearsals led by our acclaimed guitar faculty and develop your artistry both on your own and in collaboration with other students. Classes for guitar students include:

  • Private lessons
  • Performance opportunities
  • Applied musicianship classes
  • Supervised practice sessions
  • Guitar hour

This program does not require an audition and enrolls on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to apply as early as possible.

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Program Snapshot
Program Length
2 weeks
Program Dates
  • SESSION 1: June 23, 2024 to July 6, 2024
  • SESSION 2: July 7, 2024 to July 20, 2024
  • SESSION 3: July 21, 2024 to August 3, 2024
Age Range
Junior (Grades 3-6)
  • SESSION 1: Accepting applications
  • SESSION 2: Accepting applications
  • SESSION 3: Accepting applications

Our Faculty

Matthew Cochran, D.M.

Instructor of Guitar

Our guitar faculty teach at prestigious institutions around the world and maintain active careers as performers, recording artists, and clinicians. They will guide you as you develop your skills as a musician and offer valuable real-world perspectives on life as a professional guitarist.

Please note this gallery may showcase previous instructors.

All Faculty

Junior Honors Recital

Interlochen offers an Honors Recital competition for musicians in the Junior Division. Juniors accepted into the finals will perform in a special Honors Recital scheduled mid-week during the 2nd week of your session.

Learn More

Junior violinists rehearse in the Music Center.

Make friends. Make art. Make it the best summer of your life.

Do what you love all day long (play music!) in the most beautiful setting imaginable. Nestled in the woods between two lakes, be sure to join us at Interlochen Arts Camp this summer!