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Associate's Music Degree Akron OH

Local resource for Associate's music degrees in Akron. Includes detailed information on local colleges and universities that give access to Associate's degrees in Music, which include classes in music performance, music education, music theory, music composition, and music techniques, as well as advice and content on music careers.

University of Akron, The
(330) 972-7111
381 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $7218
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $16467
School Information
Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Malone University
(800) 521-1146
515 25th Street NW
Canton, OH
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $19740
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Olga Druzhinina
Pine Forest dr Cleavlend, ohio
North Royalton, OH
Instruments
Chorus, Organ, Piano, Voice
Styles
Classical, Kids
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$30
Years of Experience
4 Years

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Sinclair Community College
(937) 512-3000
444 West Third Street
Dayton, OH

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Circleville Bible College
(740) 474-8896
PO Box 458
Circleville, OH
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $12950
School Information
Type of Institution : Four-Year college
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Kent State University
(330) 672-3000
161 Michael Schwartz Center
Kent, OH
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $8430
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $15862
School Information
Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Marina Kerze
12231 Eagle Nest Dr.
North Royalton, OH
Instruments
Ear Training, Piano, Theory
Styles
Classical, Kids
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$40
Years of Experience
10 Years

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Lorain County Community College
(440) 336-4032
1005 Abbe Road North
Elyria, OH

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Cincinnati Bible College and Seminary
(513) 244-8141
2700 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $11040
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Franciscan University of Steubenville
(740) 283-3771
1235 University Boulevard
Steubenville, OH
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $18700
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Inspiration - Go Grab It!

Inspiration - Go Grab It!
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

We all get discouraged from time to time in our musical journey. It's only natural. "Mom, can I get a guitar for my birthday? - I really want to learn how to play guitar" - is often how it begins. Then lessons start and it's just all too much for many and most give up. This is the first 'wheat from the chaff' separation. Many students do struggle through, but start and stop many times along the way. Then there are the few that seem to have just that little bit more talent than others, the fascination to learn and the wisdom to see their own results. These are usually the small 1% who go on to greatness, or at least become professional musicians.

But no matter what category you might belong to in the above scenario, all of us will get discouraged at some point. It could be a beginner problem like not being able to make a barre chord sound clear. It could be an intermediate issue where a player cannot get out of the rut of sounding like playing scales instead of improvising good melody. Often it is when these roadblocks occur, and we don't know how to surmount them, that the trouble starts. At the professional level we can get discouraged simply because we get bored with the way we play and the way we sound to ourselves. Usually this is a time to dig in and learn some new vocabulary.

And it seems to me, at any level we are at, we just need to get some 'traction', you know, get some fire in our bellies to fuel ourselves to get over these little hurdles. Setting little goals is clearly a great practical way to get over these hurdles. Having said that, knowing what these goals are at the beginner level is extremely important (and private instruction with a mentor never hurt anyone in this case).

But what I really want to discuss in this article is understanding how to motivate yourself. It seems to me that inspiration is not cheap! Grabbing onto those moments when we are really excited and channeling them through our guitar are not moments that are with us all the time, so I think it can be quite useful to really think about those moments when they do arrive, and what led to those inspirational times, so we can do all we can to make them happen again when we need them.

I have talked before about the idea that simply doing something, will fuel doing something even more. I remember when I was at music college that I was on such a roll of practicing daily, that the idea of not practicing to that degree was just not an option. I was very focused about what I practiced and I saw results. This can be an extremely compelling reason to work hard. But it is usually when we think we are not improving that we get discouraged.

So my question to you right now is this. "What inspires you to play?" Be honest. Do you get excited when you hear another great player? When you pick up a new CD? When you go for a walk? After a...

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