Discover the thrills, skills, and camaraderie of historical music on period and modern instruments

The Early Music Youth Academy, devoted to the joys of Renaissance consort music, meets for autumn and winter/spring semesters, with new performance projects each term. SHAK also presents short-term introductory or intermediate music workshops for instrumental music students once or twice each year.

Summer workshops 2019


Recorder & Singing Week

Register by June 1!

Have you learned some recorder at school and now wish you could play more? This class is for both experienced and beginning recorder players -- and anyone who likes to sing! In this relaxed summer exploration, Vicki Boeckman leads the recorder session and Danielle Sampson teaches songs from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras -- times in history when the recorder was played all over Europe!

When: July 1-3, 2019, 9:30am-12:30pm

Where: SHAK director Shula Kleinerman's studio in the Lake City neighborhood of Seattle

Who: Age 8-12 (existing recorder students age 7 welcome too -- please inquire if interested). 

Cost: Regular tuition $150*

Early-bird tuition discounted tuition: $127* completed by April 10

See below for gender diversity scholarship & financial aid information!

*Registration includes a copy of SHAK's CD, Merry It Is


Gender diversity scholarships:

Boys are often underrepresented in programs teaching drama, dance, and song. We encourage you to come and give these historical arts a try! SHAK programs tend to draw together creative, strong-minded, curious young individuals who enjoy discovering a sense of community together. Boys attending a theater, dance, or singing program for the first time are invited to take 15% off your tuition level -- and kids who experience a more fluid gender identity are welcome to take advantage of this offer too!

Need-based financial aid:

First-time applicants inquire here; returning students contact us.

SHAK's Early Music Youth Academy

The 2019 winter/spring semester is in full swing with dates below. Stay tuned for autumn 2019!


  • Regular Saturday rehearsals* Jan 12 & 26; Feb 9 & 16; Mar 16 & 23; Apr 13 & 27; May 4
  • Special rehearsals 3-6pm for all members: Sat Feb 2 and March 2 at Christ Episcopal Church
  • Master Finno performances: 2pm call for 4pm performance:
  • The Consort Concept performances:
    • Sat April 20 at Couth Buzzard: Call time 3pm for 4:30 performance
    • Sun April 28 at Skyline: Call time 2pm for 3:30pm performance 
    • Sat May 11 at Christ Episcopal Church: Call time 2pm for 4pm performance

*Regular Saturday Rehearsals: Continuo Group attend 3pm-4:15 (end time sometimes adjusted). Polyphony Group attend 4-6pm. Location is director's teaching studio in Olympic Hills/Lake City, location given upon enrollment.

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