Real School mandolin teacher Steve Levy at the Traditional Music Project plays a duet with student Tom Salzer.
The Real School of Music - Blog
BURLINGTON - The scene on Monday morning is a chaotic blend of nervous anticipation, creative energy, bubbling enthusiasm and the guarded excitement that comes along with meeting new friends. Among the 30 or so young, budding musicians are a half dozen adult professional musicians, many decorated with Berklee degrees. They roam deliberately with clipboards in hand checking off names and finding the kids that are about to spend the next five days as a member of a newly formed band that will be guided by them. This process repeats itself five more times during specific summer weeks in the months of July and August. Some kids go off to camp to learn how to shoot a bow and arrow and short sheet beds – and others go off and spend a week learning power chords, how to bend notes, writing songs and pulling it all together to form a band. This is just a part of what goes on at Real Jams Academy, the week-long summer program created by The Real School of Music on Middlesex Turnpike in Burlington...
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