Interlude – July News and Events

Hi blog readers! I’ve been swamped with work getting ready for summer camps, working for the Center for Music-in-Education, planning a fund raising campaign to create a scholarship program for low-income students, and performing with the Wenham Street Brass. This has kept me from the blog a while. But no more!

I realized when getting ready to write this blog that some of our readers might not know what our store looks like. I’ve added a few pictures of the front of the store, where we sell and rent a variety of instruments and accessories. We also have pictures and art on the wall. It’s a really small space, but Aaron (A Street’s “repairman” [read: owner]) recently rearranged the space. I think it looks pretty great right now!

Beyond the front space are four lesson rooms: a piano room, a drum room, and two multi-instrument rooms. Some of my other posts on the blog have pictures of those rooms. Beyond that is the repair area and the office, where you can generally find Aaron and me. Aaron also recently installed a gate between the lesson rooms and the repair area so that he can bring his dog, Sydney, to the shop. I wont post a picture of that now, because Aaron might get upset that I documented a gate that many have associated with the “O.K. Corral.” It is, however, great to have Sydney, the unofficial store mascot. The store is a fun place to be whether you’re hanging out, trying out an instrument, or learning from our teachers.

Before I finish and post the list of events coming up this month, I’d like to remind anyone in the Quincy area that we still have a couple of spots open in our music camp at the YMCA. The camp lasts from August 1-5. The camp is for children entering first, second, and third grades. You can find a blog about the camp here. Last I heard, we are almost at the limit, so call 617-475-8500 today to inquire about placement.

Thanks, and I hope to have more information for you soon!

A Street Events…
On most Fridays, you can find us playing at the Quincy Farmer’s Market!

July Teacher Performances…
July 9, 10, and 23 – 1pm
Michael Thomas Quintet
Outdoor Summer Concerts Series
Wrentham Village
1 Premium Outlets Blvd, Wrentham, MA

July 28 – 2pm
Bülent Güneralp
with Caddy and the Devilles
John Adams Healthcare
211 Franklin Street Quincy, MA

July 31 – 4pm
Bülent Güneralp
A Concert of Operatic Selections
Longfellow House Summer Festival
Cambridge, MA

Sundays in July – 5-9pm
Paul Chase hosts
Blues Jam at the Red Parrot
1 Hull Shore Drive, Nantasket Beach, Hull, MA

Wednesdays in July – 9pm
Paul Chase
The Burren
247 Elm Street, Somerville, MA

Other News…
Call the YMCA at 617-479-8500 for information on our summer music camp, August 1-5!

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About Justin Stanley, Teaching-Artist
I'm a musician and educator based in Boston, MA.

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