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Andrew’s Teaching a Drumset Workshop…and Taking Your Questions!

February 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

Happy Monday, Summerglen friends! We’ve been insanely busy over here at the ‘glen. I’ve been working hard on setting up another after-school elementary band and some creativity workshops for businesspeople, and Andrew has been out playing solo percussion shows! (Pics of his latest show will be up within the next couple of days!) But the [...]

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Go Andrew Go!

November 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment

It has truly been the year of the book here at Summerglen Music. Back in June, Christina published her Women Embracing Creativity book, and now Andrew has a book of his own as well–Building Grooves: A Beginner’s Guide to Drumset Control and Coordination! Andrew’s proof copy came in the mail today, and it looks great! [...]

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Practice and Creativity in the January Summerglen Times

January 14th, 2009 · No Comments

The January issue of the Summerglen Times is hot off the presses! In this month’s issue, we tackle some of the most common mistakes people make in practice, and introduce our new column, the Creativity Corner. Mistakes can be our best teachers; when we experience something that doesn’t work, it often makes it much easier [...]

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Being Grateful for the November Summerglen Times!

November 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Our newest issue of The Summerglen Times is hot off the presses! With Thanksgiving coming up, we’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude, especially in terms of how it relates to young musicians. When you’re learning to play an instrument, it often can be easy to focus on the negative–all the bad auditions you have [...]

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Happy Anniversary, Summerglen!

July 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Summerglen Music is officially one year old today! Yay! I started Summerglen last year after I had had absolutely enough of teaching music in the public schools. Society really mistreats and mistrusts teachers, and I was no exception. After five years of working in a fairly large elementary school, I was completely and utterly spent, [...]

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Christina Featured in Skirt! Magazine

June 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Last month, the fine folks at Skirt! Magazine dropped by Summerglen to interview me for their June issue, which they were dedicating to female musicians. Faith Dwight, the interviewer, and Beth Riley, the photographer, were really cool people, and the interview had the feel of “hanging out and enjoying a coffee with the girls”. (Maybe [...]

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Insulating the Studio

May 20th, 2008 · No Comments

For a percussionist especially, soundproofing a home studio can be an ongoing saga–and Andrew’s drumset studio here at Summerglen is no exception. Generally, the sound quality in the studio is good, but the house in general doesn’t have much insulation, which leads to lots of sound bleeding outside when Andrew plays. (Our place was built [...]

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Christina Gets Interviewed

May 14th, 2008 · No Comments

If you want to know some random things about me, check out this post on Katherine Reschke’s blog, Passions that Pay. Katherine wanted to learn more about the people who visit her blog, so she sent us these fun email interviews to complete. Thanks, Katherine, for the interview!

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Summerglen’s May Newsletter – How to Practice in a Healthy Way

May 12th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Our May issue of The Summerglen Times is up and ready to read! This issue of the Times features the second in a series of three articles dedicated to helping you practice more effectively. This article deals with the physical aspects of playing music, and shares tips on how to take care of your body [...]

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Read the New Summerglen Times. Then Practice!

April 8th, 2008 · No Comments

Greetings, everyone! Our April issue of The Summerglen Times is here and ready for you to enjoy. In this issue, we begin a series of articles on maximizing your practice time, so you can spend more time outside enjoying the nice spring weather AND continue to make musical progress. The first article in the series [...]

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