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The Berkeley Academy of Music

is a private music studio located near downtown Berkeley, and offers private piano and guitar lessons to students of all ages. We are dedicated to jumpstarting important qualities that enhance creativity and encourage exploration of the arts.

BAM Camp

is an opportunity to cultivate creativity in students through instrumental ensemble, singing, and theater. All the week’s activities culminate in the action-packed Friday evening performance. Each student will participate in music, movement, singing, acting, and set-making. Eligibility: Must be in grades 2nd – 9 th, enrolled in private piano or guitar lessons. Other instrumentalists also welcome. Call or email to discuss.

Camp Schedule

The daily schedule: morning meeting, topic discussions, music practice, movement, snack break, outdoor activities, arts & crafts, lunch time, rehearsal for the performance.


BAM Camp uses the facilities at the Berkeley Methodist United Church. The building is equipped with seven pianos, classrooms, an enclosed outdoor area, a full kitchen, and a large hall with a stage.


$25 Application
$325 Camp

Preparing for Camp

  • Your music will be e-mailed to you. Pianists will receive duet/trio music, instrumentalists will receive parts for their ensembles. To fully enjoy your experience at BAM camp, it is imperative that you practice the music and are ready to rehearse with your partners on the first day of BAM Camp.
  • Each family will be assigned one snack day. Please bring a nut-free snack to share with everyone!
  • Send Application and Payment to:
    • Email:
    • Berkeley Academy of Music
      c/o 671 Ashbury Street, San Francisco CA 94117
      Make check payable to Berkeley Academy of Music
    • Phone: (510) 548-4335

BAM is located at Berkeley Methodist United Church, 1710 Carleton Street, Berkeley