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Music, Creativity, and Everyday Life at Summerglen Music in Raleigh, NC

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A Trombonist Learns Guitar

February 8th, 2016 · No Comments

Just finished up Berklee’s beginning guitar course on What a fun course! I started with very little experience with stringed instruments of any kind, and now am able to play several pages of chords and even a couple of songs! Here’s one of my favorites:

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Glen Pix from Andrew’s Solo Percussion Show

January 16th, 2010 · No Comments

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The Best Professionals are Still Students

December 5th, 2009 · No Comments

As I was packing up my scores after a Wiley Band rehearsal earlier this week, a parent asked me why I was taking my music home. “To study,” I said. The parent replied with surprise, “But why do YOU need to study? You’re a professional!” Without even knowing it, this lady had answered her own [...]

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Glen Pix – The Women Embracing Creativity Virginia Tour

October 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Happy Sunday, friends! Here are some pictures from the Women Embracing Creativity book tour we did back in August. We visited several independent bookstores and holistic centers around Virginia, but these were our favorites! Signing books at the Heritage Bookstore in Virginia Beach, VA Leading the Giving Yourself Permission to Create workshop at the Heritage [...]

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Music School, Seven Years Later

October 17th, 2009 · No Comments

Last night, Andrew and I took a random trip out to Greenville to visit my alma mater, the East Carolina University School of Music. The school has begun hosting an alumni recital each year, and we took advantage of our free Friday night and came to check it out. The alumni performances were excellent–we heard [...]

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Glen Pix – It Happened at Band Camp…

October 11th, 2009 · No Comments

For today’s Glen Pix, we bring you a treat from the band camp we did with the Millbrook Band back in July. The Millbrook students put up with a lot from us during band camp. We marched them rain or shine for 8-9 hours a day, made them memorize tons of music, and subjected them [...]

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Three Things I Learned from an Insanely Busy Summer…

September 8th, 2009 · No Comments

1. Practicing good habits, even in the face of chaotic schedules, is a good thing… 2. but there’s no reason to beat yourself up if you get a little off-balance. Just keep on keeping on. And above all: 3. Where there’s an active schedule, success is somewhere nearby. Either the success made you busy, or [...]

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Creativity Stuff!

August 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

Greetings, Summerglen friends! We’re back from Millbrook Band Camp (aka, a week of marching around in the pouring rain), and getting geared up for the fall. There’s nothing like a solid week of drum cadences, drill, and 8-to-5 steps–for me, it means that the hot days of summer are almost over (thank goodness!) and even [...]

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Meditation and Music Makin’ – Leaving our Expectations Behind

March 14th, 2009 · No Comments

At a Buddhist meditation session I attended a couple weeks ago, a fellow participant expressed concern that she wasn’t able to stay as focused as she would have liked during the meditation. She said that the last time she meditated, she was very “in the zone,” so she thought she would have been even further [...]

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Overthinking in the Aftermath

March 9th, 2009 · No Comments

As many of you know, I just finished writing my very first book, Women Embracing Creativity: Unleashing Your Inner Artist. Writing the book was a lot of work, but it was fun work. I’m really good at showing up and doing what needs to be done day after day without worrying what the future may [...]

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