Summer Music Week 2019
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Join us for a week of music enrichment in a variety of mediums and genres. 

July 17-21

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Our mission is to empower creatives of all ages to reach their full potential through the study of music.

What You Can Expect

ROOTS is a fun, engaging and safe place for students of all ages to learn the art of songwriting. We are a performing arts academy that’s designed to teach with excellence and committed to empowering our students to do their best.

The ROOTS Philosophy

ROOTS was created to give students of all ages a chance to explore what’s possible in the world of performing arts. Whether it’s music lessons, dance classes or summer camps, we build all of our programs around the same three foundations:

1. Creativity

We believe every student possesses a unique gift of creativity. Our mentors tailor each experience to help students to foster, uncover and explore their creative and problem-solving potential.

2. Discipline

Journalist and bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell popularized the idea that it takes roughly 10,000 hours of practice to achieve mastery in a field. At ROOTS, we are committed to instilling discipline in our students to achieve their highest potential.

3. Performance

We are committed to teaching our students to perform at their best. Whether that’s in a recital, concert or a performance event, our students will be coached on self-awareness, presentation and audience engagement.

This is our philosophy and our promise to you.

Don’t take our word for it…

“As a musician, what and how my children are taught is very important to me. But as a parent, the mentorship my children receive is what matters most. At ROOTS, we get both from a Godly perspective, and we are so thankful!”
Krissy Nordhoff, Singer/Songwriter

“We love ROOTS! Our kids have taken lessons for years now and it’s amazing to see their musical roots really growing deeper!  They can’t wait for their lessons and are super inspired by their mentors…makes learning music extra fun!  ROOTS gives top quality instruction – a definite 5 stars!!!”
Phil Joel, Singer/Songwriter

“ROOTS Academy has been one of the best decisions we’ve ever made for our kids. The staff is absolutely awesome to work with and they really know how to work with kids. We have our kids in drums, guitar and dance, and it’s a highlight of their week … If you’re looking for a safe, fun and uplifting place for your kids, you simply won’t find a better place than ROOTS. Period.” BJ O’Neal


The ROOTS camp staff includes a dedicated group of vetted and experienced teachers. Most are year-round ROOTS mentors, but some have been hired specifically for their camp because of their expertise in the summer camp topic.

All lessons, classes, and camps are lead by instructors that we purposely call “mentors.”

We take the responsibility of training the next generation seriously.

Each mentor is trained and empowered to develop the student’s gifts and talents, but also to build trusted and reliable connections. We believe that if the students trust the environment and mentor, they will thrive and grow faster.

Songwriting Camp Benefits:

    • Help build self-confidence and self-esteem
    • Increase independence and leadership skills
    • Foster friendships and social skills with opportunities to work in teams
    • Provide a spirit of adventure and willingness to try new things
    • Feature friendly, enthusiastic teachers who are background-checked and experts in their field
    • Cover a concentrated exploration of the camp topic
    • Include interactive activities that involve the body and mind and teaching approaches that work well for different learning styles
    • Feature age-appropriate material
  • Provide invaluable performance opportunities

Registration, Withdrawal, & Reimbursement Policy:

    • All cancellations made prior to 30 days before camp starts will be subject to a $25 fee.
    • All cancellations made less than 30 days before camp starts will be subject to a $50 fee.
    • All reimbursements, minus the cancellation fee, will be processed and returned in the form payment was initially received.
  • ROOTS reserves the right to cancel any camp that does not meet the minimum enrollment requirements. Any and all decisions to cancel a camp will be made no less than 2 weeks prior to the camp’s start date and a full refund will be issued.
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