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#2000124 - 12/16/12 06:09 AM Summerkeys 2013 Session
Sam S Offline
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Registered: 12/12/07
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Loc: Georgia, USA
Just got the newsletter from Summerkeys for the 2013 session. If you are not familiar with Summerkeys it is an adult summer music camp in Lubec, Maine. They have updated their web page too.

New this year is a "piano trio privilege" option. Two faculty members will play with you everyday and then perform a piano trio. The repertoire you can choose from includes Haydn, Beethoven and others. See the website for details.

It's too early to tell if I can go this year - if I can somehow swing it I will. I have no connection with Summerkeys, just a satisfied customer. I wrote a report about my trip a couple of years ago that you can read here.

Sam

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#2000431 - 12/16/12 08:23 PM Re: Summerkeys 2013 Session [Re: Sam S]
WiseBuff Offline
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Registered: 08/03/05
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Loc: Brighton Colorado
I've been wanting to do this since you told us your story two years ago. I'm trying to arrange to be there the first week in July. The vacation time, plane fares, lodging and entry to Summerkeys must all align.
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#2000691 - 12/17/12 01:16 PM Re: Summerkeys 2013 Session [Re: Sam S]
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Registered: 04/17/05
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Loc: Arizona.
I think we should all go to this as it sounds like a ton of fun. We could play piano, eat lobster, play more piano, eat more lobster, play more piano and then eat even more lobster.

We could all stay at Peytons place too (for free). Plus, he will cook us all delicious meals every evening. (He doesn't know about this yet, but I'll talk to him).

Sam, in all seriousness, I wish we had something like this near us as it does sound like a great time. Lots of us like to read your write up that you do on it each year. More pics are mandatory this year too.

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#2000692 - 12/17/12 01:24 PM Re: Summerkeys 2013 Session [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
Peyton Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mr Super-Hunky


We could all stay at Peytons place too (for free). Plus, he will cook us all delicious meals every evening. (He doesn't know about this yet, but I'll talk to him).






....yea right. Bring your tent. smile
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#2000696 - 12/17/12 01:29 PM Re: Summerkeys 2013 Session [Re: Sam S]
Peyton Offline
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For me it's one of those "So close and yet so far" things. My art shows go from May till October and I'm pretty much straight out. If ever things mellow out (and I start actually making money again) I plan to do Summerkeys.

SH, I'm not close enough to "stay with". I'm a good three hours from Lubec. I do have a friend with a house right there on the water so I could stay with her. I'd have to see about tent space for you... smile
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#2000700 - 12/17/12 01:46 PM Re: Summerkeys 2013 Session [Re: Sam S]
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Loc: Brighton Colorado
It's SERIOUS now! We have plane tickets and a rental house for a week in Lubek. Now Summerkeys just needs to accept my application. Would LOVE it if more PW folks were there. We really could party.
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#2000757 - 12/17/12 04:27 PM Re: Summerkeys 2013 Session [Re: WiseBuff]
Sam S Offline
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Loc: Georgia, USA
I think FarmGirl is going sometime summer 2013 - not sure when.

Sam

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#2000776 - 12/17/12 05:05 PM Re: Summerkeys 2013 Session [Re: Sam S]
FarmGirl Offline

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Yep. I'm gonna go around the 1st part of July. I tried to get my hubby going together but he would not go with me. Is anyone going around 7/4?
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#2000895 - 12/17/12 09:50 PM Re: Summerkeys 2013 Session [Re: Sam S]
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Loc: Northern VA, U.S.
I'm going the week of July 22. First time for me, and I'm really looking forward to it.


Edited by ClsscLib (12/17/12 09:51 PM)
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#2000900 - 12/17/12 10:18 PM Re: Summerkeys 2013 Session [Re: Sam S]
HalfStep Offline
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Loc: Boston, MA
I am an avid, avid, avid reader. I post infrequently, but that's just usually how I am! I read Sam's narrative before and thought this would be a great opportunity! Do the spots fill quickly? I am pretty new to piano but practice daily... I have been playing for two or three years. Is this a program for beginners?

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#2001012 - 12/18/12 05:36 AM Re: Summerkeys 2013 Session [Re: HalfStep]
Sam S Offline
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Registered: 12/12/07
Posts: 1417
Loc: Georgia, USA
Originally Posted By: HalfStep
I am an avid, avid, avid reader. I post infrequently, but that's just usually how I am! I read Sam's narrative before and thought this would be a great opportunity! Do the spots fill quickly? I am pretty new to piano but practice daily... I have been playing for two or three years. Is this a program for beginners?


There are no admission requirements and it is open to all levels. Even absolute beginners are welcome. The two times that I have been there are always people of every playing level, not only on piano, but the other instruments too.

I think that the weeks after the middle of July are the busiest. I have only been the last week of July, and there are so many people the Friday "recital" takes quite a while. If you look at the number of piano teachers for this year, they have more after 7/8 through August.

By the way, for you really good players, if you want to study with a Julliard trained teacher, go when Charles Jones is there and see if you can request him as your teacher. I have heard him play recitals twice, and he is just a wonderful player. My lessons have always been with Greg Biss, and he is a fantastic teacher, full of energy and very knowledgeable.

Sam

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#2001035 - 12/18/12 07:25 AM Re: Summerkeys 2013 Session [Re: Sam S]
WiseBuff Offline
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Registered: 08/03/05
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Loc: Brighton Colorado
Farm girl I just sent off my deposit and app for July 1-4 at Summerkeys. Hope to meet you there. We had a piano party last night and played Christmas music. My teacher played a superb arrangement of Claire de lune mixed with Silent Night...just beautiful. I played a piano arrangement (Mark Hayes) of Brightest and Best...a piece I'd never heard before. It is an old folk piece from Kentucky apparently.
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#2001194 - 12/18/12 02:00 PM Re: Summerkeys 2013 Session [Re: Sam S]
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Registered: 09/16/06
Posts: 5539
Loc: Santa Fe, NM
Oh WiseBuff and FarmGirl - what a great deal! Have a great time!

Cathy
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#2005001 - 12/27/12 03:00 PM Re: Summerkeys 2013 Session [Re: Sam S]
FarmGirl Offline

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Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 1993
Loc: Scottsdale, AZ
I just registered for the week of 8/25. It may be very very crowded though. Is there any other person going at the same time? I opted for a class for two pianos four paws. Have Mozart sonata for two pianos in D in mind.
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#2005780 - 12/28/12 08:59 PM Re: Summerkeys 2013 Session [Re: FarmGirl]
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Registered: 12/11/11
Posts: 128
Loc: USA
I went to Summerkeys for the first time last year. I plan to go either the last week in June or the first week in July. I also have a friend that is going with me this year that also plays the piano.
Judy

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#2062809 - 04/11/13 09:22 AM Re: Summerkeys 2013 Session [Re: Sam S]
FarmGirl Offline

Silver Supporter until Jan 02 2013


Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 1993
Loc: Scottsdale, AZ
Originally Posted By: Sam S
Originally Posted By: HalfStep
I am an avid, avid, avid reader. I post infrequently, but that's just usually how I am! I read Sam's narrative before and thought this would be a great opportunity! Do the spots fill quickly? I am pretty new to piano but practice daily... I have been playing for two or three years. Is this a program for beginners?


There are no admission requirements and it is open to all levels. Even absolute beginners are welcome. The two times that I have been there are always people of every playing level, not only on piano, but the other instruments too.

I think that the weeks after the middle of July are the busiest. I have only been the last week of July, and there are so many people the Friday "recital" takes quite a while. If you look at the number of piano teachers for this year, they have more after 7/8 through August.

By the way, for you really good players, if you want to study with a Julliard trained teacher, go when Charles Jones is there and see if you can request him as your teacher. I have heard him play recitals twice, and he is just a wonderful player. My lessons have always been with Greg Biss, and he is a fantastic teacher, full of energy and very knowledgeable.

Sam


Oh! Sam, did you realize you got a lesson from the uncle of Jonathan Biss! Did u know that? I just saw Jonathan Biss at the Carnegie Hall.
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#2062832 - 04/11/13 10:01 AM Re: Summerkeys 2013 Session [Re: FarmGirl]
Sam S Offline
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Registered: 12/12/07
Posts: 1417
Loc: Georgia, USA
Yes, that is cool isn't it? I have no idea if the uncle ever gave the nephew a lesson. If he did then I could say that I had the same teacher as Jonathan Biss!

Greg Biss's mother was also a famous cellist, which would be Jonathan's grandmother. The whole family is musical.

But this year I'll have a different teacher at Summerkeys since I am going so early - no idea who...

Sam

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#2063034 - 04/11/13 05:21 PM Re: Summerkeys 2013 Session [Re: Sam S]
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Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 5921
Loc: SC Mountains
I'm thinking longly of Summerkeys right now but know with my job sich and family obligations, it's not to be.
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#2063104 - 04/11/13 08:19 PM Re: Summerkeys 2013 Session [Re: Sam S]
FarmGirl Offline

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Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 1993
Loc: Scottsdale, AZ
Jonathan's grand mother was not just a good celloist but an incredibly famous one. Samuel Barber composed cello music for her. Quite a family!

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raya_Garbousova#section_1
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#2063137 - 04/11/13 09:20 PM Re: Summerkeys 2013 Session [Re: Sam S]
zillybug Offline
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Registered: 12/11/11
Posts: 128
Loc: USA
Sam,
I went the first week last year and had Bruce as my teacher. There were only 4 of us so he taught us all. I am going the last week in June this year and requested Bruce since I was so happy with him as a teacher. You can request a teacher and they try to honor the requests. If you do have Bruce, I would be interested to hear what you think. During the first week last year, there were only about 35 people in the church for the performance class and it was very low key. I usually dread performing but I found it to be less stressful than where I take during the year.
I noticed they have added violin and viola in June this year so there may be more people. I am counting the days till I go. Thanks again for your reports since that is how I found out about Summerkeys.

Judy

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