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groove notes!

Every Sunday evening, we send out a fun email update for our followers and students called groove notes.  What is groove notes

I'm glad you asked....

groove notes is a weekly bulletin that highlights student achievements, live events and important happenings locally in the arts community that you may want to know about.  

The best part?  IT'S TOTALLY FREE!

All you have to do is text GROOVEKSQ to 66866 on your smartphone and you're all set.  Easy!

Announcing the grooveKSQ Spotify Playlist

There is an overabundance of choice out there when it comes to new music. That makes things tough when you are trying to find music of substance, that rewards each subsequent listen. We started the grooveKSQ Spotify playlist to highlight some historic performances that every percussionist should know about, and hopefully you discover something brand new to you that you love….

 

Thinking Ahead...

It’s never been easy for me to stand still. 

So over the years, vacations have turned into time that I can spend planning. 

When I was looking at the waves this week, I spent some time reflecting on the fact that grooveKSQ started in earnest around this time last year.  The time has gone very quickly. 

While groove’s first birthday isn’t really until November 1, when we opened our doors, I can now look back on the development of the business and see new opportunities for programming in 2019 and 2020.

Another series of grooveLIVE streams featuring great acoustic musicians from the area. 

More private lessons. 

More public performance events for students. 

More partnerships with the Kennett Community and beyond. 

MUCH more content creation. 

In other words, there’s much more to do.  

If you love music, and live performance, and want high quality experiences, come along with me for the ride. 

Send a note to say hello.

Join the email list.  

Follow us on social media and YouTube.

Sponsor a live event or live stream.  

There are a lot of ways to become part of the groove community.  

I hope to hear from you soon. 

Product Spotlight: Woodland Percussion Gong Drum!

One of the things we enjoy doing here at groove is turning young drummers into GREAT drummers and GREAT musicians.

One of the other things we really dig is spotlighting new or unusual instruments that you don't often get to see, like today.

The good people at Woodland Percussion were nice enough to loan us a 20" x 14" gong drum to review, and it was a BLAST to play. For more information about Woodland Percussion, click here.

NOTE: this is NOT a paid endorsement or advertisement.

If you are interested in studying percussion with Bryan at grooveKSQ, please click here.

You can follow grooveKSQ on Insta, Twitter and FB.

Join our email list by texting GROOVEKSQ to 66866 on your smartphone.

Enjoy!!!

Student Recital Video: Tommy M plays 12/8 Rolls

One things that grooveKSQ students will learn is a lot of rudimental drumming and technique, as that informs almost every other musical drumming style. In this video, we see student Tommy M, who is playing a 12/8 rolls exercise at a high level.

For more information, please visit http://grooveksq.com, or follow the studio on IG, Twitter or FB @grooveKSQ

Supporting grooveKSQ Just Got Easier!

We have been working hard behind the scenes to build grooveKSQ into a community partner that will provide percussion and arts education programming and performances for a long time to come. Our ability to do that, however, depends on financial support from the community, in addition to revenue generated from teaching individual and group lessons.

Finally, we can announce that grooveKSQ has entered into a fiscal sponsorship agreement with Fractured Atlas, which is one of the largest non-profit support organizations in the United States. What that means to you is that you can now make donations to grooveKSQ that are fully tax deductible.

Below is a video detailing our mission statement. Please take a look and then consider making a tax deductible donation to grooveKSQ. Many, many thanks for your support!!

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