$715 per week

Five 45-minute private lessons; two hours daily practice in a private studio. Jazz theory is offered on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for those who wish to participate.

Syntax and placement is the student’s choice.

A typical day in the program would begin with your morning or afternoon (they typically alternate) practice and lesson session, followed or preceded by (lobster for?) lunch at a restaurant on the water and a round of hiking, site-seeing, whale-watching or golfing. On Monday evenings we have a social, Tuesday and Wednesday evening we attend professional concerts and Friday is the student performance class where those who wish to perform for colleagues and friends may do so.

Persons with no experience in this medium are also welcome to enroll; it’s a wonderful way to reinforce sight-reading and an easy ensemble experience to continue when you return home.

SummerKeys, powered by a dream and a spate of good luck, opened its doors to a sell-out crowd in the summer of 1992. Since then, “music people” (For that surely describes anyone you find there, regardless of their skill level) have been coming to enjoy their instrument in the peace and beauty of Lubec.

A Word from your Instructor

Kent Hewitt

Folks who find their way to SummerKeys are all extraordinary people, sharing a love of music and nature in the beauty of a charming seacoast town. I love the camaraderie of diverse individuals all coming together to make music. It is inspiring, motivating, rejuvenating, and fun.

Introduction to Summerkeys

Workshop Dates

  • July 15-19 (limit 5 students)
  • July 22-26 (limit 5 students)
  • August 12-16
  • August 19-23

* limited availability for that week

Jazz Piano Faculty

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Sebastien Ammann

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Kent Hewitt

Kent Hewitt

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SummerKeys Piano WorkShop

A Music Adventure in Lubec, Maine