Music week is July 6-12, 2014 at Oakland Camp.

Every year you find yoga & massage by Rivka, art with Susan and Blanka, hikes, dances, horseback riding, karaoke, performances, socials and more at Feather River thanks to our incredible staff and guests of naturalists, artists, body workers, horse wranglers and more.

Since 2008, I’ve offered classes in the following:

Feeling Blues: Style and licks
Latin music: Songs, rhythms and steps
Find your voice: Technique, exercises and relaxation for singers
Memory, method and motivation: Mastery topics from my new book
Early morning salsa aerobics (watch out for my new barre exercises!)
Evening jam

It all culminates in a fabulous no-pressure camp show!

Joining us this year is Kathy on UKE!

Kathy Quain, MME, MT-BC, is a masters level music therapist, drum circle facilitator, musician, teaching artist and educator. She completed a Masters in Music Therapy at the University of Kansas and holds a Bachelor’s of Music from Northwestern University. She has also completed the Orff-Schulwerk III music education training to inform her passion of structuring creativity and improvisation for children and people of all ages. A spokeswoman for the power of drumming, her work has been featured on PBS, at conferences worldwide and in various publications.

Her business Music for Therapy serves youth with autism, elders with dementia and a spectrum of other needs throughout the greater Bay Area.  As founder of Pacific Drum Circles, Kathy spreads the message of empowerment, community and wellness through interactive rhythm events.  For more than ten years, Kathy Quain has provided drum circles in a variety of settings including Beringer Vineyards, Juvenile Hall, Kaiser Permanente, Seattle’s Folklife Festival, UC Berkeley Center for Public Health, Alameda County Office of Education, Oakland Unified School District, American Music Therapy Association, Marin’s Relay for Life, East Bay Regional Park District, Remo Recreational Music Center and Seattle’s Bumpershoot Festival. In the San Francisco Bay Area, she hosts regular HealthRHYTHMS drum circles at Kaiser Permanente.

Kathy is a Remo Inc. endorsed drum circle facilitator and endorsed HealthRHYTHMS facilitator.

Kathy will bring 6 extra ukuleles and some Remo frame drums and boomwhackers.  She’ll teach ukulele for beginners with songs with few chords. If there are more advanced players, she’ll have plenty to choose from as well.

Here’s a video of Kathy playing ukulele:

Kathy’s websites are: