The Summerglen Files

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

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This is Your Trombone on Yoga

January 21st, 2011 · 3 Comments

I’ve been studying Anusara yoga for several months and thoroughly enjoying it, and lately I’ve felt the urge to learn even more. So, last Saturday, I took a class on how to practice yoga at home. The class was really interesting, but not just because it deepened my knowledge about yoga–it also was a great [...]

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Tags: Practice Tips

Musicians’ Transitions

November 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

Marching season is officially over: we’ve worked 5 competitions, pushed through 3-1/2 months of rehearsals, and given silly awards and hot pizza to everyone in the percussion and brass lines. After growing accustomed to the hustle and bustle of marching season, it can be straight up weird to see a relatively empty November calendar! What [...]

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Tags: Live Music

Goals with Minds of Their Own

August 4th, 2008 · No Comments

I just completed the first half of my trombone practice project, and I’m definitely on a different path than I originally set out to follow. As I’ve worked on goals in the past, I’ve learned that sometimes plans go their own way, and that often that way is exactly right! Earlier in the month, when [...]

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Tags: creativity · Practice Tips · Trombones