summerglen music
Music Education at Summerglen
***Unfortunately, the Summerglen studio is completely full, and we're unable to add new students at this time. Please feel free to complete our Lesson Information Form if you'd like to be added to our waiting list, and we will let you know as soon as a spot opens up. We apologize for the inconvenience!***

Many people yearn to begin playing an instrument or to become better musicians, but have trouble turning their dreams into reality. Learning to play an instrument is a demanding process, and often, problems arise that make the process difficult and frustrating.
Do you...
  • want to sound like your favorite musicians but don't know how?
  • feel lost when it comes to reading music, composing, or improvising?
  • feel like everyone else in your band or section plays better than you do?
  • have difficulty with practicing your instrument?
  • feel "stuck" in your musical development?
  • want to begin playing an instrument but aren't sure how to start?
Taking private lessons with an experienced musician can be the solution to these problems, and can make playing much more fun. When you work with a private teacher, you have a partner who cares about your musical journey and knows how to enhance your learning experience.
A private music teacher can show you how to:
  • develop a beautiful sound and good technique on your instrument
  • create an effective practice routine and stick to it
  • read music, compose, and improvise more easily
  • devise musical goals and specific ways to attain them
  • cultivate your signature sound and style
  • enjoy the way you play!
We at Summerglen Music invite you to leave your problems behind and start achieving your musical goals!

We are experienced professional musicians who serve the Raleigh, NC community with private lessons in:
  • trombone
  • euphonium/baritone
  • drumset
  • percussion (mallets, hand drums, world music)
  • music history, and
  • music theory
Our Philosophy
We believe that all people of all ages can find success and enjoyment through musical study. Practicing and learning a musical instrument gives people the unique opportunity to observe themselves improving an ability over time. The miracle of being able to do something that one couldn't do yesterday is an intensely positive and motivating experience! At Summerglen, we believe that success, not stress, is the #1 motivator for people to practice their instruments. As such, we show our students how the work they do can bring them musical success, and how to do that work more easily and efficiently. We believe that students benefit from having a teacher who understands and values them as people. Our lessons take place in a fun and relaxed environment that encourages a spirit of creative exploration and individual expression. We strive to get to know our students, and tailor each lesson to fit each student's personality and learning style. We do everything in our power to enrich the lives of our students through successful musical experiences.

Our fees are:
$25 for ½ hour lesson
$40 for an hour lesson

How lessons work
Typically, beginning students take one 30-minute lesson per week, and more advanced students have one 60-minute lesson per week. Beginners can also take hour-long lessons, which will be split between playing their instrument and learning about music theory and history.

For more details on how lessons at Summerglen work, please read our studio policy.

Please fill out our lesson information form if you would like more information about music lessons at Summerglen. We look forward to working with you!

What's Up at the 'Glen?
Check out our original music!
Our latest CD, Silent Evening Scenes, is available for download at Bandcamp! Or, if you'd like to experience the hypnotic mellowness of Summerglen in person, check out our Shows page to learn when we'll be playing near you!

Get a Summerglen CD!