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Associate's Music Degree Allentown PA

Local resource for Associate's music degrees in Allentown. 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.

Cedar Crest College
(610) 606-4666
100 College Drive
Allentown, PA
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $26668
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Moravian College
(610) 861-1320
1200 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $29547
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Lafayette College
(610) 330-5000
Lafayette College
Easton, PA
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $36000
School Information
Type of Institution : Four-Year college
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Samantha D.
(877) 231-8505
Scenic View Dr
Macungie, PA
Subjects
Guitar, Piano, Clarinet, Saxophone, Violin, Music Performance, Music Theory, Oboe, Trombone, Flute, Trumpet, Tuba, Percussion, Cello
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Classical, Contemporary, Pop, Christian, Band and Orchestra Repertoire, Favor Bastien and Alfred Piano Methods, Suzuki and other well know methods
Education
Clearwater Christian College - Music - Piano Performance - 2001-2003 (Bachelor's degree received) Pensacola Christian College - Music - Piano Performance - 1999-2001 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Jacquie C.
(877) 231-8505
Creek Rd.
Bath, PA
Subjects
Music Theory, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Music Performance, Songwriting
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
All styles from Opera to POP! Experience with teaching young children, special needs (physically/intellectually disabled), and people who are tone deaf.
Education
Warwick High School - HS Diploma - 1993-1997 (High School diploma received) Millersville University - Vocal Performance - 1997-2000 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Muhlenberg College
(484) 664-3100
2400 Chew Street
Allentown, PA
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $35125
School Information
Type of Institution : Four-Year college
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Lehigh University
(610) 758-3000
27 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $37250
School Information
Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
(610) 683-4000
15200 Kutztown Road
Kutztown, PA
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $5358
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $13396
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Kimberly Brennan
5455 Walnut Lane
Zionsville, PA
Instruments
Chorus, Ear Training, Music Therapy, Piano, Theory, Voice
Styles
Classical, Kids, Other
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$50
Years of Experience
20 Years

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Community College of Allegheny County
(412) 323-2323
800 Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
Tuition
Full-Time Area Tuition Costs : $2678
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $5052
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $7426
School Information
Type of Institution : Two-Year college
Institutional Designation : Public—County

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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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