THE SUMMIT FAMILY

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Matthew

Hi I'm Matthew. I was raised in New Zealand but Pasadena has been my home for a long time. I was a working drummer for over 20 years playing in many bands and multiple styles.  I am now also a songwriter, engineer, and producer.

I opened Summit Studios in 2015 and continue to enjoy working with all the bands and artists here at Summit.

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Takalay

Hey! I'm Takalay and this is Piper. I'm a musician and actor originally from Flagstaff, AZ.  I moved to LA a few years ago to go to school for film and I am enjoying the opportunities here.  I'm also recording my own album which is coming out soon! Stop by Summit to chat with me and Piper. 

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Alex

Hello! Im Alex. Born in Memphis I came to SoCal 3 years ago.  I have 8 years of classical music training and lifetime in the underground music scene. I have a B.A in Guitar Performance & M.A in Guitar Pedagogy under classical guitarist Carlo Pezzimenti. When I'm not touring I operate a custom effects pedal business " Zan Elektronika" Stop by Summit to see my current wares and try some out during your next session!

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Erika

Hi! I'm Erika. I am a drummer on my way to a Bachelor's Degree in music performance here in Pasadena. I've been playing since I was 13. I'm currently in a rockabilly band "The  Alley Oops". I love being a part of the Summit family because I get the opportunity to meet up & coming bands and chat to everyone who drops in. Don't be shy to tell me about your band!

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Valeria

Hello, my name is Valeria! I'm a musician from Venezuela and I'm currently finishing up my Bachelors Degree in music nearby in Azusa. I also gig, studio work, and give vocal lessons. I enjoy being at Summit because it's given me an opportunity to learn music, production, audio tech, etc. I also meet a lot of awesome people and make new connections every time i'm there!

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Madeline

Hello I'm Madeline! I helped my dad build Summit and now I'm learning audio and live sound. I enjoy soccer, boxing, & thrifting.

I'm a Junior in high school and look forward to learning the ropes before I'm off to college!  

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Ariana

Hello I'm Ari! I'm originally from Miami and came out to LA for school and music. I currently sing in an original band, bartend, and love all things vegetarian. Come stop by and say hi!

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Cleveland

Hey! I'm Cleveland and from Pasadena. I have many interests in film and music. I enjoy working in audio and audio production. Currently, I am a freelance boom operator and work here at Summit where I can apply my audio skills to help our customers!