Testimonials

"I had a great time in Italy, and I have a few friends from across the country who would LOVE to go next year and want to know if you have opened it up so that they can come!"N.G.

 

"I had an amazing time on the Musica Vesuviana trip. I learned so much about not only making and performing music but also even \Italian culture and the people I went on the trip with. It was truly an amazing experience and whenever I look back on it I wish I could go back. I am so happy I went on this trip and I truly can't express how wonderful an experience it was and how much I recommend it to anyone considering it."S.D.

 

"We just wanted to say how much we appreciated the wonderful opportunity and fantastic experience for my daughter that the trip to Italy provided. She had a great and memorable adventure, and we can't thank you enough for all your care and planning. We hope you had a great time as well. We really enjoyed the live online broadcast too! Thank you all so much again"R.P.

 

"Musica Vesuviana was an unforgettable experience. It was an amazing opportunity that taught me more about music as well as teaching and exposing all of us to Italian culture and history. I gained so much and truly want to thank you for planning this trip, it went beyond my expectations!"C.M.

 

"The Musica Vesuviana Festival was truly the best experience of my life.  It opened my eyes to music and a completely different culture.  I really enjoyed rehearsing and performing with the other students, especially in a foreign country!  I also enjoyed learning Italian.  The lessons were very helpful throughout the trip!  I think one of the best things about this camp was meeting such wonderful people who were so kind and generous with us.  I had a great time and would do it all over again in a heartbeat!  Many thanks to Tino D'Agostino and the other instructors who put their time and energy into making this an enjoyable experience for us all!"L.I.

 

"Where else could you play music in the middle of a street filled with adoring Italian fans, the gorge yourself on authentic gelato? Where else could you receive exclusive lessons on Neapolitan Song? Where else could you be invited to a wealthy Italian businessman's house to be fed a delicious dinner (the cannolis!), with your only payment being playing music you love? Oh, and did I mention the gelato??"O.B.

 

"I want to thank you for hosting this wonderful trip to Italy!   My daughter hasn't stopped talking about all the fun and would wish herself back to San Marco immediately if it were possible.  We've enjoyed her stories and pictures, the online videos, the live concert.  It was clearly a great time for everyone! You are truly a master at creating novel learning and social experiences for kids!!"L.M.

 

"Musica Vesuviana was an amazing experience.  I had the greatest time and I didn't want to leave.  The group of musicians bonded so well, and I learned so much about Italian culture.  The trip furthered my musical knowledge as well as my confidence in performing.  I hope many more can experience the same thing."A. M.

 

"Musica Vesuviana was an awesome trip.  I really enjoyed the music/trips and definitely recommend it to everyone who enjoys music.  I would love to do it again next year!!!"

 

"I often think back to the camp and missed all the kids and music. I really feel sad at times because I realize how nice it was of everyone to welcome me and make me feel comfortable. So I can't thank you enough for allowing me on this trip and giving me some of the best experiences of my life. Musica Vesuviana was a great experience and I will never forget the great times I had with the group."R.C.

 

"Excellent people, excellent places, and overall wonderful experience. Would love to do it again!"J.D.

 

"We would like to let you know that my son had a blast in Italy.  It was a great opportunity to explore all the fun things in Italy.  …..  he learned a lot of  new things, while having so much fun with all the students.  Thank you!!!"K.T.

 

"Thank you SO much for organizing and supervising this trip!! My daughter has not stopped talking about it since she returned and even said she wished she could have stayed for months longer. It was truly a great experience for her and all the kids. She made many new friends. It sounds like such a nice group you had. The hotel looked fabulous."M. C.

 

"Thank you so much for offering my daughter this opportunity! I'm hearing bits and pieces as we talk about it. It's clear to me that she learned a lot both musically and about Italy, Italian, the people and the culture."T. K.

 

This trip was life changing. It opened up my eyes to a new world that I had never seen before. I did not know how much of an effect it would have on me until i got home. All I could think of is the amazing trips we went on, all of the songs we sung, and the wonderful culture we learned about! I had the best 2 weeks of my life and I am most definitely returning next summer! The food, the people, everything was fantastic and I would have not traded the experience for anything! I recommend this camp to anyone who would loves to make music, learn about new cultures, and explore! Thank you so much for making this an unforgetable summer! - S.K

 

Musica Vesuviana was an irreplaceable adventure, with great people and places. Authentic Italian food, a beautiful town and the Mediterranean Sea. I don't think I'll ever forget it. It's one of those times in my life that made me wish i had a replay button for my life.E.S.

 

The two weeks I spent with Musica Vesuviana were, without a doubt, the best time I had all year, and among the greatest times of my life. Between the magnificent excursions that we went on, and the hilarious inside jokes and exchanges between the campers, I was smiling and laughing nonstop. The food was, of course, out of this world, and the people we met, whether members of the hotel staff or Guido and his wife (who hosted and fed us at their beautiful home), were all incredibly welcoming and kind. My only complaint is that the camp didn't last longer than two weeks!M.H.

 

"Musica Vesuviana gave me one of the most fulfilling experiences I could ever hope for. Unforgettable trips, extensive lessons with talented musicians, concert locales (one in the center of a castle!), gelato, and all that Italy had to offer, in the short span of two weeks, handed me an enwrapping trip to Italy, guided by an actual Italian. I wish there was more time to spend."Thank you for all the bass tips that will improve my playing in the future. It was a great two weeks and I hope I might come back for round two.G. M.

 

"I have never really been one for summer camps, and the last summer camp I went to was when I was 8 or 9, but when I first heard about this Musica Vesuviana camp, and the opportunity to work with the video producer there I knew I had to go. It completely surpassed every expectation I had for the camp. The instructors are honestly some of the nicest and most talented people I have met, and it shows in the kids' concerts and recitals. The campus and town of San Marco are beautiful, and will leave you no shortage of activities for your free time. The on-campus pool, private section of beach only 5 minutes away, and the local gelateria were favorite spots. The excursions were a marvel just on their own, seeing Pompeii was completely shocking! Overall, being at the camp was a life-changing experience, and I would recommend it to anyone who plays an instrument, sings, or even wants to learn to do either of those! I 100% plan on attending the camp again next year!"L.D.

 

grazie for everything. Nicholas had a fantastic  time . He really wishes you lived closer so he could study bass with you. He said you are an amazing bassist. My daughter and I saw Valentina on our flight to Paris. I have your check with me and will send now from La to your Boston address.Thank you and I hope you have a wonderful trip home.Best Regards, Layna

 

My son wants to do the camp again next year and thinks so highly of you.We are back in Paris and really miss the area of San Marco and Santa Maria. I made so many friends as well and look forward to going back. :)If you go to my facebook and send request for friend, you will see so many photos we have posted. My nephew will most likely do the camp as well and perhaps another friends of Nick's.Upon my return I will send the balance and so sorry as I carried it with me and never gave to you.Best Regards, Layna

 

I had an amazing time in Italy not only did I learn music theory but I had an introduction to the Italian language. I made some amazing friends and I also have some amazing memories that will last me a life time, I am so appreciative that I was able to come to camp Musica Vesuviana, Italy was so beautiful and this camp will be the highlight of my summer, I was also honored to be taught by the amazing bass teacher Tino D’Agostino I learned so much from him.From Nicholas Friedman

 

Thank you so much for all the hard work you did through out the year getting this wonderful program organized and for the constant contact you kept with the families to keep them updated. It was an experience that Emma will never forget and she wishes she was still there. I hope that you have a chance to enjoy and relax for the rest of your summer (You certainly deserve it!) and once again thank you so much for offering the most perfect "camp" experience for these high schoolers.E. H.

 

Give some credit to Mr D and Ms Cristo.  You guys are remarkable.S. M.

 

My daughter absolutely loved it! As soon as she got in the car it was non stop talking about EVERYTHING that happened over the week, the people, the places, the food, the music, the fun. She immediately said she wanted to go back next year. It was a big let down being back home and she still longs to be back there. Thank you once again for offering such a wonderful experience for these kids. It was a perfect combination of music, excursions, cultural experiences and free time and it was also scheduled at a great time of year so the children who had summer jobs or camps were able still able to do so.