June 15th Registration Deadline • Early Bird Discount up to May 20th

Cello Camp with Morag Northey is celebrating it’s thirteenth year of providing magical summer string learning experiences for cellists of all ages and stages.

Musician’s abilities develop at exciting rates in the highly motivating atmosphere that is created by working with like-minded peers in a positive, instructional, relaxed, fun and creative setting. Given the chance to focus and receive constant pedagogical support, learning new, or polishing former solo pieces, complimented by a varied range of ensemble repertoire, is exciting!

My aim is to inspire students through healthy result-oriented learning that moves their playing forward with ease. Friendships are built and strengthened while attending rehearsals, masterclasses, theory sessions, daily nature excursions, mind-focusing and stretching exercises and sharing delicious meals prepared by families with vibrant round table conversation and smiles!

Dive in! Sing through your instrument as you discover, express, and collaborate with your friends to move beyond what you believed you were capable…

I look forward to working and playing with you this summer!




“Morag is one of the most passionate, unique, sensitive and expressive musicians I have ever encountered in all my years. I came to her to study the cello and my eyes were opened up to new worlds of possibilities in music practice and performance born first from inner peace. When you hear her cello voice, you will be truly touched.”

– Bruce Hildesheim, B. Mus., Juilliard School


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Week 1:  July 03 – 07

Location:  2829 Dallaire Ave, SW in Garrison Green

Early Bird Gets the Worm – Technique Camp

Cost: $100

Daily: 7:00 – 8:30 am

Designed for cellists working on Two, Three and Four Octave Scale and Arpeggios. We will study select Etudes to see bow technique sparkle!

Ages 5-8

Cost: $200

Daily: 9 am – 1:00 pm

Recital:  July 7 at noon

During this mini cello camp we will focus on creating accurate, clear, technique, develop and perform solos pieces in a masterclass setting, sight read, write music, and end our days with fun ensemble. Friendships blossom through these studies and while discovering creative elements on guided nature walks, short stretching sessions aimed at warming the body for cello playing, and unstructured play at one of the three playgrounds within a quick walking distance from Morag’s front door.

Ages 8-17

Cost: $200

Daily: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Recital:  July 7 at 4:30 pm

Afternoon musicians are offered appropriately more advanced ensemble work. Daily technique class features scale and arpeggio games as well as etudes. Students ‘show and tell’ their assigned well practiced music each day in masterclass. A large ensemble unifies the group, inspires the young, and teaches leadership skills to teens while separate teen and young ensembles ensure peer groups thrive.

Ages 18 & above/Adult

Cost: $200

Daily: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Recital:  July 08 at 8:30 pm

Lots of delicious chamber music and laughs!  Over the course of the week adults will learn four chamber pieces while being instructed in a ensemble setting.  Breaks offer a special social time each evening around a potluck table of treats..


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Week 2:  July 10-14

Location:  2829 Dallaire Ave, SW in Garrison Green

Early Bird Gets the Worm – Technique Camp

Cost: $100

Daily: 7:00 – 8:30 am

Designed for cellists working on two, three and four octave scale and arpeggios. We will study select études to see bow technique sparkle! This camp will continue with early morning technical diligence, to include newcomers and also continue on from the first week of camp for those registered for both weeks (results are amazing!)

Ages 8 – 17

Cost: $400

Daily: 9 am – 5:00 pm

Recital: July 14 at 4:00 pm

This camp is designed for intermediate to advanced players wishing to get a head start on the upcoming year’s technique and repertoire. Morag will meet with each student to design and help implement their plan. Each day student’s will work on scales and arpeggios with rhythm and bow games, attend an unaccompanied Bach class which includes focused memory work, as well as mini-lessons which end in a solo repertoire masterclass. There will also be improvisatory opportunities and creative work on extended techniques. Each day ends with small and large ensemble chamber music. There will be opportunities for gentle stretching and mind focusing exercises, nature walks, and our famous community meals!

This is an excellent camp to begin work on new repertoire for the 2017/18 year.

Ages 18 & above/Adult

Cost: $200

Daily: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Recital:  July 14 at 8:30 pm

You will Love this after dinner camp which dishes out lots of delicious chamber music, learning and laughs. Over the week adult cellists learn chamber pieces under Morag Northey’s instruction. Many adults have continued with the second week of camp after experiencing the first so I create a very different week two program.

I aim to elevate your playing technique basics such as rhythm, intonation, tone clarity, articulation, and expressive elements such as vibrato speed and width, dynamics, style, timbre and phrasing.

Breaks are extra lovely as we share potluck snacks, drinks and conversation ~ this camp is a true table of treats.



Please arrive 15 minutes early to set up.

  • Students are asked to bring:
  • Cello & Bow
  • Cello Chair
  • Rockstop
  • Rosin
  • Low wire music stand
  • Music
  • Yoga mat and blanket
  • Exercise wear and running shoes
  • Sun & bug spray
  • Medications, epi-pens
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sun protection
  • Rain and wind-proof jackets
  • A Smile


Participants are asked to rotate healthy meals and snacks. A schedule will be provided a week before the camps begin. Allergies are taken into consideration regarding our ‘family-style’ meal preparation. Morag will organize these meals in advance with parents.


All applications must be submitted by June 15th with a non-refundable deposit of $100.00.