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I live in Fort Collins ... didn't even know there was a piano retreat so close.

Estes Park is a wonderful place to stay in the summer. Long's Peak, a 14er (14,000 foot climb) is right up the road. It's extremely likely that there will still be snow in the surrounding mountains during the two adult sessions in the early summer, and that the final section of the Long's Peak trail will be closed.

I've stayed for a few events at the Stanley Hotel (which Steven King's, The Shining, mansion was modeled on), once at the Y camp, and in tents for a few summer camping trips. The ghosts in the hotel aren't too frightening, as long as you avoid the ballroom at midnight...


Some routes to Estes Park are still being repaired or rebuilt after the big storms and flood early this fall. US 34, from Fort Collins to Estes Park is still closed, but should be reopened by next summer. The town itself wasn't damaged as much as some of the surrounding areas.


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My wife goes to the Estes Park wool and fiber festival every year since it is not too far away. It usually takes her 3-4 days to stop talking about it and she doesn't mention a word about the fiber! She just can't stop talking about how incredibly beautiful a location it is.

For 3-4 days!

ANY excuse to get there is warranted!

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Can't beat Rocky Mountain National Park for beauty. I live here in Colorado and didn't know about this retreat. May have to consider it.


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Originally Posted by AZ_Astro
Yes, that price does include accommodations.

My latest list of piano camps, in no particular order (other than what looks most viable to me here in Arizona), looks like this:

1. Victoria Conservatory of Music Summer Academy (Victoria, Canada)
http://vcm.bc.ca/piano-academy/

2. Rocky Ridge Adult Piano Seminar (Estes Park, Colorado)
https://www.rockyridge.org/seminars/aps.htm

3. Summerkeys (Maine)
http://www.summerkeys.com/

4. Sonata Piano Camp (Vermont):
http://www.sonatina.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=105&Itemid=164

5. Rami's Rhapsody – Adults (Utica, NY)
http://ramisrhapsody.tripod.com/index.html

6. Midsummer Adult Piano Retreat - Adults (Williams College, MA)
http://pianoretreat.wordpress.com/

7. Piano 'Scape – Adults (New Hampshire)
http://www.pianoscape.com/

8. Music Institute of Chicago (Evanston, IL) -- Summer Adult Piano Camp
http://www.musicinst.org/adult-piano-camp

If I go to any camp, I will probably go for two weeks. $$$ but I'll save up for it!



There is one you left out:

Icicle Creek Center for the Arts Adult Piano Retreat.

Located in the Pacific Northwest.

They now have two retreats per year, one in June and the other in October.

I've been going for several years now and wouldn't miss it.

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Right! Actually I had seen it but thought they only had the one session in October. But now I see they do have a June retreat as well. Thanks.

New List! With 3 more added below. #9-11.

1. Victoria Conservatory of Music Summer Academy: (Victoria, Canada)
http://vcm.bc.ca/piano-academy/

2. Rocky Ridge Adult Piano Seminar: (Estes Park, Colorado)
https://www.rockyridge.org/seminars/aps.htm

3. Summerkeys: (Maine)
http://www.summerkeys.com/

4. Sonata Piano Camp: (Vermont)
http://www.sonatina.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=105&Itemid=164

5. Rami's Rhapsody – Adults: (Utica, NY)
http://ramisrhapsody.tripod.com/index.html

6. Midsummer Adult Piano Retreat - Adults: (Williams College, MA)
http://pianoretreat.wordpress.com/

7. Piano 'Scape – Adults: (New Hampshire)
http://www.pianoscape.com/

8. Music Institute of Chicago: (Evanston, IL)
Summer Adult Piano Camp
http://www.musicinst.org/adult-piano-camp

9. Icycle Creek Adult Piano Retreat: (Washington State)
http://www.icicle.org/education-events/adult-piano-retreats

10. SummerTrios: (Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania)
http://www.summertrios.org/programs.html
Check out their opportunities for beginning piano. But this is a more general music camp, it seems.

11. Calgary Arts Summer School Association: (Calgary, Canada)
http://www.calgaryartssummer.com/
This is also worth a look.

I am ruling these two out as adult piano camps.

1. PianoSonoma: (CA)
http://pianosonoma.org/
Not for beginners.

2. MidSummer Musical Retreat: (Washington State)
Classical Music Camp, not piano retreat
http://musicalretreat.org/


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Great list. thank you so much for posting it.


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Although not exclusive piano camps, there is also Cammac in Quebec and Lakefield Music Camp in Ontario. Cammac runs for I believe six or eight weeks, and Lakefield
runs for one week in august. They both offer a varied music program with piano instruction being one of the courses taught. There is a lot of vocal courses and choir and jazz and chamber music and world music courses too. I just don't think they do one week devoted entirely to piano. It runs similarly to Summerkeys but
it is in a summer camp setting with meals and lodging and a lake included.

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Thanks for the info. I'll look them up.



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Canadian Amateur Musicians (Cammac) in Quebec and its child, Lakefield Music Camp in Ontario are wonderful outfits, but not for the piano beginner. Not even for the piano intermediate. You have to be pretty good already.

I don't think they belong on this list.

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Originally Posted by AZ_Astro


I am ruling these two out as adult piano camps.

1. PianoSonoma: (CA)
http://pianosonoma.org/
Not for beginners.

2. MidSummer Musical Retreat: (Washington State)
Classical Music Camp, not piano retreat
http://musicalretreat.org/



While PianoSonoma is not for beginners, it's a great choice for more advanced pianists. I've been accepted into the program and will attend this summer. A couple of great things about it that I know so far: You get to perform a duo or trio piece with Juilliard musicians and the program is led by two music professors at Juilliard: the director of keyboard curriculum (Michael Shinn) and his wife, Jessica Shinn, who is a music-history professor there. I'll let you know what I think!

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