Youth Music and Culture Summer Camp and Traditional Japanese Music Workshops

Kids who are passionate about music and enjoy cultural pursuits will march to the beat of their own drum this summer at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Starting Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28, from 9am to 4pm, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens will transform into an educational playground of incredible sights and sounds during its Youth Music and Culture Summer Camp. The immersive, five-day camp is open to students in grades 3 through 12. The curriculum features a rotating mélange of musical theory, history, culture, instrumental instruction, and an introduction to Japanese traditional arts. Classes will include memorizing basic Japanese phrases, kanji (Chinese numbers) to read sheet music, and learning to play traditional musical instruments like the taiko (drum) and koto (13-string zither). Camp will conclude with a recital concert by the campers alongside their instructors for their families. Cost is $295 per person. For more information, visit  

The Morikami will also present Traditional Japanese Music Workshops for children and adults on Saturday, June 29 through Sunday, June 30, from 9:30am to 12:30pm (Youth Grades 6 – 12 and Adult Beginners); and 1:30pm to 4:30pm (Intermediate). The two-day intensive workshops will focus on the 13-string koto and are taught by renowned music instructor Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto. Cost is $200 per person. For more information, visit


All materials and instruments will be provided. 

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is located at 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. For more information, call (561) 495-0233 or visit

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