Classes/Programs

At Ted Brown Music Outreach we support a variety of classes an programs:

Instrument Exploration Camp:

Starting School Band next year? This is where you come to find out, “What instrument should I play?”
Summer is a time of new and exciting experiences. Why not have your child “put their toe in the water” by trying out a band instrument? Tests have proven that enrollment in the school music program will increase your child’s proficiency in mathematics, listening, teamwork and many other valuable skills.

  • Sessions will be at Ted Brown Music store, – instruments are provided
    • 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd, Tacoma, WA 98409
    • PH: 253-272-3211
  • Children actually play the instruments
  • Weekly sessions 9:30 – 11:30 daily
    • Each weekly session just 59.00 (tax included) per student
    • (Need a little $ help – Scholarships available, ask for details)
  • Pick one, two three or all four sessions – Your Choice!

Woodwinds (Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone): Week Starting June 21 – June 24, Tuesday – Friday

Brass (Trumpet, Trombone, Low Brass): Week Starting June 27 – 30, Monday – Thursday

Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass, Electric Violin): Week Starting July 5 – 8, Tuesday – Friday

Percussion (Snare, Mallet, Full Drum Set and Electric Set): Week Starting July 11 – 14, Monday – Thursday

Call Stephanie to register or for more information PH: 253-272-3211, register in person at any Ted Brown Music location or online by clicking the registration button below.

Instrument Exploration Camp Flyer           Registrer NOWClass/Camp/Program Registration Form

Take 5 Jazz Camp

Camp A: Students with little to no experience
Will cover: Embellishing a melody, soloing with the blues scale, phrasing, soloing with triads and seventh chords, and ear training.
Instructor: Kareem Kandi is a performer, composer and educator. Today as a performing artist he spends most of his time leading his group The Kareem Kandi Band for which he composes and arranges most of the music. The band is constantly on the move as a sought after performing group and spends most of its time performing in and around the Pacific NW. when not leading his own group Kareem can be seen and heard performing as a sideman with many other top notch musical acts and projects, most notably the Paperboys from Vancouver BC.

Camp B: Students with intermediate to advanced experience
Will cover: Development and understanding of chords and scales, ear training. How to work through chord progressions and develop solos. Learning how to work through the standard jazz song.
Instructor: Tracy Knoop, received his musical training at Berklee School of Music in Boston Mass. After leaving Berklee, Tracy, joined the world famous Tommy Dorsey Orchestra with which he was a member for ten years. Tracy has performed with such greats as Ray Charles, Mel Torme, Buddy Rich, Bernadette Peters just to name a few.

| Ages 12 to 16 | Fee: $99 | Camps will be at Ted Brown Music | 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd, Tacoma, WA 98409 PH: 253-272-3211 |

  • Take 5 Jazz Camp A (Little to No Experience) –  T – F July/05 – July/8 | 11:30 – 1:30 am
  • Take 5 Jazz Camp B (Intermediate to Advanced Experience) –  T – F July/12 – July/15 | 11:30 – 1:30 pm

Call Stephanie to register or for more information PH: 253-272-3211, register in person at any Ted Brown Music location or online by clicking the registration button below.

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Live it OutLoud Rock Music Camp

Rock and Roll summer school program for 12 to 18 yr old “Musicians on a Mission”!

2016 Live it OutLoud Rock Music Camp Schedule:

  • Introductory meeting at Tacoma Ted Brown Music – June 9th, 6:00pm
  • Evaluations:
    • June 10th – Ted Brown Music, Tacoma
    • June 11th – Ted Brown Music, Silverdale
  • Meet your mentor & band mates at Tacoma, Ted Brown Music – June 16th, 6:00
  • Rehearsals start – you and your band will agree on day and time
  • Educational clinics will be on Mondays or Tuesdays
  • Concert at the Rialto on – August 13th, 1:00pm
  • They should still be planning on performing at Art on the Ave – July 17th
  • Rehearsal Works – July 30th
  • Louie G’s – August 6th

Call Stephanie to register PH: 253-272-3211, register in person at any Ted Brown Music location or online by clicking the Live it OutLoud registration button below.

Visit the LiOL Website            Registrer NOW for Live it OutLoudCamp Registration Form

Listen and view 2011 and 2012 Live it OutLoud graduate Amanda “Cat” Dewell’s video.