Austin’s Summer Music Jam is a FREE program meant to encourage kids to keep practicing, so they maintain, if not improve, their skills going into the next school year. The program is open to anyone and split into three levels:
Beginner: A student who has been playing for 1-2 years, is performing in first position and is able to perform a one-octave scale.
Practice goal: 15 minutes per day
Intermediate: A student who has been playing for 3-4 years, is performing in second, third and fourth position and is able to play a two-octave scale.
Practice goal: 30 minutes per day
Advanced: A student who has been playing for five years or more, is performing in all the positions and is able to play a three-octave scale.
Practice goal: 45 minutes per day
Musicians who meet their monthly practice goal, as outlined above, during the entire Austin’s Summer Music Jam will be entered to win the Grand Prize drawing! Three winners will be selected to receive an Austin’s Violin Shop Gift Certificate that can be used toward any merchandise, luthier services, even monthly rental fees!
In addition to a chance to win the Grand Prize, students can earn rewards for reaching their practice goal each month. They can also win exciting prizes by participating in bonus challenges to be announced throughout the competition. These items include everything from stickers to chocolate violins, Everest colored shoulder rests to Glasser colored bows!
All participants will receive a 30% discount on one music book per month and 10% off all additional books for the duration of the contest. There will be an emailed newsletter featuring contest information and updates. Participants are highly encouraged to share their experiences on our social media!
You can sign up by filling out the form below, or call or come into our Shop, hours can be found here.