example of a mash-up day


We’re Small


We limit our enrollment to 12 students per session in order to provide the most effective interactive learning experience.  


July 22-26 in West Hills

Because camp is held at a private residence - Christina's house - the actual address will be given upon confirmed registration.

guest speakers/field trips

Weekly sessions may also include field trips and/or guest speakers depending on availability of potential presenters

about christina


Christina Faulkner McDonough is a busy piano teacher with 18 years experience and a full studio of students. In addition to her role as piano teacher, she is also the resident music instructor at Casa de Matheu Daycare. 

She is Orff-Schulwerk certified in Level I and II, a member of MTAC, AOSA and received her B.A. from the University of Southern California. 

summer 2019


Our fourth summer will include both instructional and collaborative activities designed to enrich students' hands-on musical and performance skills, creativity, self confidence, understanding of historical contexts, and community. 

Weekly themes will serve to contextualize and create a unifying thread for multiple artistic disciplines to be explored.

Our Summer 2019 themes and some examples of our activities are:


(K-2 age group)

Animals - real and imagined - will be a springboard for exploration. Students will learn the fundamentals - emphasis on the fun! - of music notation, rhythm, and composing as well as gaining hands on experience with percussion, recorder and piano. Additional activities will include mask-making, painting and a stop-motion movie.


Sun Salutations & Yoga Pretzels

The Sounds of Serialism


Beach Ball Rhythm Exploration

Group Collaboration


Poetry & Shape Detective




Sound Palette Movement with Instruments


Art Project

The actual activities and timing of activities for each day may vary, especially if a field trip or guest speaker is involved. The above schedule is to provide an example only.

*Participants are required to bring a daily sack lunch. Water will be provided.