This is the time where the students really connect with music! After 9 months of the teacher telling the student what to do, now the students get to tell the teacher what they would like to do! Trying a new instrument, composing, Garage Band projects, recording projects, preparing a family recital and playing out of "fun" books are just some of the possibilities. The students use their creativity and self-expression as they work on compositions and projects, and they make new discoveries about music through learning new instruments. These personalized summer activities help remind the students that music is a part of them, and not just a set of symbols, rules and information. This re-connection to their "music within" helps students develop a stronger connection to the music on the page, and gives them lots of new ways to enjoy music!!