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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, beyond fatigued, and dangerously close to being burnt out on music entirely. I felt, well, chewed up and spit out. Icky.

So I took a leap of faith and became an independent trombonist and teacher. I built Summerglen Music as a vessel, a boat to carry my musical services on. It’s a small boat, but it’s very good at what it does, namely, helping young trombonists and bringing beautiful music to our corner of North Carolina.

I’m very grateful today, because all has been well this year. Newspapers have some awful headlines lately, and the economy isn’t doing so great. Some people actually told me I was crazy to quit a nice secure job with the school system to blow through a metal tube for a living. But it felt like what I was supposed to do, so I did it, and everything’s been very, very good.

So, I’ll celebrate this special occasion with some teaching, which will be super fun! This week, I’ll share some of the things I did this year to start Summerglen Music and make it successful. And I must thank you, the reader, for sharing our first year in business with us. All the best!

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  • 1 Anisha // Jul 3, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    I just found your site, and I’m really enjoying reading about your efforts. Although I live in Raleigh, I hadn’t heard about Summerglen before. Can’t wait to read more!

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