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Five San Diego Summer Events You Won’t Want to Miss

With summer underway and countless activities beckoning locals and tourists alike, it’s time to break out those calendars and mark down the season’s hottest happenings.  From surf contests to twinkies and superhero-clad beer drinkers, this summer’s events don’t fall short on entertainment or fun.  Here are a few San Diego summer events you don’t want […]

It is good to be back in the writer’s chair again.  I want to thank David Moya and his incredible and supportive staff for allowing me to take some time from my regular articles appearing on The Carmel Valley Life website to spend additional time with my wife as we tended to the needs of […]

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Local Carmel Valley Youth to Compete Live During Free Family Event Saturday, May 31st, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Westfield North County is pleased to announce its second annual Battle of the Bands, a free musical showcase featuring ten local musical group performances with musicians ranging in age from 10 to 19.  The competition will […]

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The Rockademy is a music school located in Solana Beach but what sets them apart from most music schools is their unique approach to teaching.  The Rockademy was founded in December of 2010.  James Couzens, drum instructor, vocalist and professional musician, began working with the bands that his drum students played in.  Due to the success, James came […]

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The San Diego Children’s Choir (SDCC) will perform its annual Holiday Concert and Community Sing-along on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m., at The First United Methodist Church of San Diego in Mission Valley.  The children will sing selections from Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols and include traditional favorites such as The First Noel, Joy to the World and Silent […]

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In teaching private piano lessons for the past 10 years, I have observed that all students start piano lessons with enthusiasm and much excitement.  However over time, some students struggle with their practice and progress, and lose their excitement and motivation.  During this stage, parents often come to me distressed over the battle they are […]

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What are the benefits of taking private music lessons?  As Carmel Valley parents, this is a question we often ask ourselves.  We live in a community that can offer pretty much everything for our kids.  So many activities, so many sports, so many ways to improve our kids’ development, social skills, and education.  Bottom line […]

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