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Holiday in the Sun



We are so ready for another summer of fun, music and good times under the tent!
The first of our scheduled camps are announced below – check back because more are coming!
These camps will sell out, so if you are interested please register early.

juliana nash and simi stone

JUN 26-30, 10AM-2:30

Ages 10 – 18, Some experience
Cost: $450 / $400 for enrolled RA students

Songwriting with Juliana Nash and Simi Stone

Simi and Juliana are women songwriters that come from the 90’s rock scene in NY, LA and Boston. They have decades of experience in the rock world and have navigated the slippery slope of a difficult time in rock music for women. Decades of performing experience.

They will take the students individually and help them navigate writing a song- empowering the kids and showing them that songwriting is attainable and not a mystery, it’s a process. At the end of the week there will be a brief performance for family and friends.

Juliana Nash is a globally recognized and award-nominated songwriter, singer and performance coach. From her days leading the indie rock group Talking to Animals, soloing with singers like Sarah McLachlan and Bonnie Raitt at Lilith Fairs, to co-writing the acclaimed rock musical Murder Ballad,  Juliana has demonstrated her tremendous unique talents as a singer, songwriter and vocal coach.

Simi Stone aka Simantha MollyLou Sernaker is vocalist songwriter, violinist and recording artist born and raised in Woodstock NY. Simi began performing and studying theater and dance at the New York Conservatory for the Arts amd classical violin from the tender age of 7. Simi has recorded, toured and collaborated with legendary talents, including Natalie Merchant, David Byrne, Tamar-Kali Brown, Juliette Lewis, The Gypsy Kings, Neko Case, Sharon Jones, and Greg Tate’s Burnt Sugar Arkestra. She is a founding member the Afro-Punk movement in New York City and fronted her own bands, Suffrajett and The Duke and The King, and released two solo albums with producer David Baron ( Bat for Lashes, Megan Trainer, The Lumineers, Lenny Kravitz) Performances include Royal Albert Hall, Hollywood Bowl, The Beacon Theater, Jules Holland, Carnegie Hall, Stephen Colbert and The Filmore in San Fransisco.

aaron kosinski

JUL 3 – 7, 10AM-2:30

Ages 11 – 18, Some experience
Cost: $400 

Freak Out! Improvisation Workshop with Aaron Kosinski

Freak-Out! Is a camp focused on improving musical improvisation by thinking outside of the box and experimenting with new ideas. This camp will take place in a purely constructive environment where students will learn the required skills to improvise freely. Over the course of 5 days, students will learn to jam together and create original music of various styles, and engage in a brief performance at the end of the week.

Aaron Kosinski is a rock academy alumni, songwriter, and performer who has been teaching guitar and bass since age 15.

Jack Petruzzelli

JUL 10 – 14, 10AM-2:30

Ages 8 – 18, All levels
Cost: $450 / $400 for enrolled RA students

Beatles Camp with Jack Petruzzelli

Learn the music of the Beatles by exploring their musicianship, songwriting and vocal harmonies through some of the most iconic songs such as Hey Jude, Day tripper, Come together and more. Students will have the opportunity to be in small bands and rehearse album parts as well as performing for a student concert at the end of the week. The Beatles continue to influence how music is written, performed and recorded. There are now credited College courses throughout the western hemisphere. Jack will make these ideas available for any skill level. It’s really about the love of playing and sharing some of the best music ever to be recorded.

Jack Petruzzelli is a multi-instrumentalist and grammy nominated producer.
To name a few, he has worked with artists such as Patti Smith, Joan Osborne, Sara Bareilles. He is also a founding member of the Beatles tribute band ” The Fab Faux” Which Rolling stone magazine has called the worlds greatest Beatles cover band.


July 17-21, 10AM-2:30

Ages 8 – 18, All levels Welcome
Cost: $450 / $400 for enrolled RA students


Jason will teach students the art of percussion and how to incorporate dynamics, power and speed into their playing. Students will spend the week learning selected percussion ensembles with a concert at 2pm on Friday for the parents.

Jason has been working as a professional musician, producer and teacher for over 30 years.

tracy bonham

JUL 31-AUG 4, 10AM-2:30

Ages 8 – 18, Some experience
Cost: $450 / $400 for enrolled RA students

Tracy Bonham Vocal Workshop

Learn to sing from one of the great voices of our time.  Tracy will take students through the steps of learning to sing with power and grace. This includes ear training, harmony singing, mic technique and everything a singer needs to know to truly command the stage.  Not only will students learn songs by Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Grizzly Bear, The Band and Stevie Wonder, but they will write their own songs which Tracy will help them put harmony into. There will be a brief concert for parents and friends at the end of the week.

Two time Grammy™ nominee Tracy Bonham is a classically trained violinist, pianist and vocalist turned alt-rock singer songwriter. Bonham’s debut, The Burdens of Being Upright, achieved Gold Record status in 1996, spawning the chart-topping hit “Mother Mother” which has remained a powerful anthem for disenfranchised youth all over the world.


Aug 7-11, 10AM-2:30

Ages 8 – 18, All skill levels welcome
Cost: $400

PUNK ROCK Intensive with John Gullo

Students will learn about the roots of punk rock, how, where and when it started, who the real pioneers of punk were and how it got its name. They will write their own punk rock songs which they will perform at a concert at the end of the week. Your kids will be really tired when they come home!

John has been a veteran of the New York City punk scene since 1978. He has been working as a professional musician, singer, and teacher for almost 40 years.

Please email us at for details, or to sign up offline.