Dear Jamie and Ellen,
I just wanted to write to thank both of you for providing me with some of the best experiences I’ve ever had! The past 3-1/2 weeks I have learned from some amazing teachers and met some wonderful friends. Encore/Coda is unlike any place I have ever been to for the performing arts. My piano teacher inspired me to such levels that my parents are buying me a new piano. And of course, my voice teacher got me "into" my song. I cried when it was over. Never, in 8 years of performing, have I ever been so emotional about my singing. Your camp is a remarkable place and I thank you for an incredible experience! See you next summer!
—camper from Franklin, MA
Dear Jamie and Ellen,
I wanted to thank you for allowing Mike and me the opportunity to send Mackenzie to Camp Encore/Coda. He gobbled up the entire experience like a rich dessert! His skills improved and his love and appreciation of music intensified as a result of his exposure to so many different instruments, and music styles. Camp Encore/Coda is a very special place, you should be very proud of your staff and all they accomplish there. I was extremely impressed by all of the organization you put into the camp and how beautifully everything seems to come off...Thanks Again!
—parent from Sweden, ME
Dear Jamie & Ellen,
Thanks for yet another great summer. I had a great summer and came to realize how important this place has come to be in my life. I hope to return for many years!
—staff member of 10 years, from Amherst, MA
...Genny has not stopped talking about all of the wonderful experiences and just plain fun that she had at your camp. Perhaps most important, after the summer training, is that her instructors, fellow students, as well as other friends have said they could hear and see a real improvement in her playing and musicianship. Genny did return with a new level of confidence in her abilities and a very positive spirit about preparing for All State competition and college auditions.
Again, I want to say Thanks to you and your staff for providing such an excellent opportunity and environment for enjoying and learning music. If you have promotional materials for Encore/Coda that Genny could post or hand out at school, please send them to us...May your fall colors and weather be spectacular.
—parent from Greer, SC