The Summerglen Files

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

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June 8th, 2008 · No Comments

In times of trouble, I’ve found that expressing gratitude is one of the best ways to keep myself moving in the right direction. It’s the opposite of being jealous of others, and quickly staves off even the biggest case of the “poor me’s”. As a musician, it can be easy to whine. Especially when you’re [...]

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Tags: creativity · staying healthy

Taking Care of Yourself as a Musician

April 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Whew! I just finished up my busiest week of this year so far–a 3-hour-long opera orchestra performance every night, 4 daytime gigs, and my regular schedule of private students. It feels good to work so much, but burning the candle at both ends for too long can take its toll on anybody, including musicians! When [...]

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Tags: Practice Tips · staying healthy