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I teach saxophone, clarinet and flute at a fantastic and unique summer experience called Summerkeys. It is a "music vacation" way down east in Maine, where summer temps rarely go above 80 and the natural beauty inspires. This will be my second summer at Summerkeys. It is a low pressure, fun and inspiring environment that is catered to adult musicians of all abilities. We have people who have played their entire lives and those who bought an instrument the week before and have no experience.

We focus on what you're interested in, from jazz to classical, recordings, transcription, composition, improvisation, equipment etc.

From the website:
SummerKeys offers the busy adult an opportunity to be immersed in the study and practice of a musical instrument. The premise is: come as you are and enjoy the study, the work, the camaraderie, and the beauty of the Maine Coast. The program is open to all levels – from beginning students to accomplished players. While both study and practice at SummerKeys are intensive, the atmosphere is relaxed and noncompetitive. You work at your instrument in ways that are rewarding to you.

Lubec, Maine is a lovely old fishing village that feels stepped back in time. In a setting of pristine beauty, on a hill at the end of a peninsula jutting into the Bay of Fundy and abutting Campobello Island, it has remained isolated from the frantic quality of modern life.

The international boundary marker between Maine and New Brunswick is located at the tip of the town breakwater, and you can walk into Canada across the International Bridge. Area attractions include Quoddy Head State Park and its famous West Quoddy Lighthouse (the easternmost point of land in the US) and, on Campobello, the FDR Residence, the East Quoddy Lighthouse. The great Fundy tides rise and fall about 18 feet in the crystal-clear waters surrounding Lubec, where you can see fish and watch harbor seals frolic at high tide.

Attached are some pictures I took from last summer, of the natural beauty and with some of my students. Lubec, Maine is truly a magical place that has not changed too much over the past decades. A small town gem on the water where every summer people from all around the world gather to make music. Please feel free to check out more information at:

Photos from Summerkeys in Lubec, Maine.
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