Welcome to SummerKeys

A Music Vacation In Lubec, Maine

The Music

SummerKeys offers the busy adult an opportunity to be immersed in the study and practice of a musical instrument. The premise is: come as you are and enjoy the study, the work, the camaraderie, and the beauty of the Maine Coast. The program is open to all levels – from beginning students to accomplished players. While both study and practice at SummerKeys are intensive, the atmosphere is relaxed and noncompetitive. You work at your instrument in ways that are rewarding to you.

The Vacation

Lubec, Maine is a lovely old fishing village that feels stepped back in time. In a setting of pristine beauty, on a hill at the end of a peninsula jutting into the Bay of Fundy and abutting Campobello Island, it has remained isolated from the frantic quality of modern life.

The international boundary marker between Maine and New Brunswick is located at the tip of the town breakwater, and you can walk into Canada across the International Bridge. Area attractions include Quoddy Head State Park and its famous West Quoddy Lighthouse (the easternmost point of land in the US) and, on Campobello, the FDR Residence, the East Quoddy Lighthouse. The great Fundy tides rise and fall about 18 feet in the crystal-clear waters surrounding Lubec, where you can see fish and watch harbor seals frolic at high tide.

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SUMMERKEYS!

A Music Adventure in Lubec, Maine

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Music Workshops

Piano Workshops

Private lesson and daily practice in a private studio…

Cello Workshops

Five private lessons; use of private practice studio two hours daily…

Celtic Harp Workshops

The week-long workshops provides daily (Mon-Fri) private lessons…

Clarinet Workshops

The week-long workshops provide a daily 60-min private lesson…

Flute Workshops

Each weekly sessions provides a daily 60-min private lesson & two…

Guitar Workshops

Two weekly sessions provides a daily 60-min private lesson & two…

Jazz Piano Workshops

Five 45-minute private lessons; two hours daily practice in a private…

Mandolin Workshops

Five 1-hour daily private lessons, use of private practice studio two…

Music Composition

Daily 60-min private lessons plus use of private studio with piano…

Oboe Workshops

Five private lessons; use of private practice studio two hour daily…

Trumpet Workshops

The week-long workshop provides daily (Mon-Fri) 45-60 min private…

Violin/Viola Workshops

Five private lessons; use of private practice studio two hours daily…

Voice Workshops

Daily group class, five 60-min lessons weekly, two hours daily…

Piano Privilege

Skilled pianists an opportunity to coach and perform a pre-chosen…

Coached Ensemble Options

Offered each week from July 7 through August 29…

Creative Writing Workshops

Challenges participants to explore the various tactics used in…

Lubec Photo Workshops

Spend a week of hands-on learning & location photography with…

Cabaret Workshops

The teaching structure of Cabaret would have a group class 5 times…

Fiddle Workshops

Daily lessons, group lessons, daily assigned practice time, and…

Photo Master Class

Frank Van Riper leads Master Classes in which students will…