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Associate's Music Degree Ann Arbor MI

Local resource for Associate's music degrees in Ann Arbor. 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 Michigan-Ann Arbor
(734) 764-1817
515 East Jefferson
Ann Arbor, MI
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $11738
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $34230
School Information
Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Eastern Michigan University
(734) 487-1849
400 Pierce Hall
Ypsilanti, MI
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $6885
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $20280
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Jeffrey Stamm
100 South 4th Ave Apt 904
Ann Arbor, MI
Promotion
$50 / hr
Hours
Classical
Memberships and Certifications
Voice
Services
20 years

Michelle Kulwicki
2825 Beacon Hill -
Ann Arbor, MI
Promotion
$60 / hr
Hours
"Classical
Memberships and Certifications
Kids"
Services
Cello
Service Types and Repair
10+ years

Ashley Dyer
1681 Broadway St. Apt. 404
Ann Arbor, MI
Promotion
$45 / hr
Hours
Classical
Memberships and Certifications
"Suzuki Method
Services
Violin"
Service Types and Repair
7 years

Concordia University - Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 995-7300
4090 Geddes Road
Ann Arbor, MI
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $19700
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Madonna University
(734) 432-5300
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, MI
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $12330
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Jeffrey Stamm
100 South 4th Ave Apt 904
Ann Arbor, MI
Instruments
Voice
Styles
Classical
Experience Levels
Advanced, Intermediate
Rate
$50
Years of Experience
20 Years

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claudia w.
(877) 231-8505
Burlingame Court
Ann Arbor, MI
Subjects
Acting, Singing, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Opera Voice, Speaking Voice
Ages Taught
7 to 99
Specialties
Vocals: beg to inter Bel canto, Stanislavski, Alexander
Education
Eastern Michigan University - MFA Drama/Theatre for the Young - 2005-2009 (Degree received) Bowling Green State University - dual master's music and theatre - 1999-2005 (Master's degree received) University of New Mexico - music - 1984-1990 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Ashley Dyer
1681 Broadway St. Apt. 404
Ann Arbor, MI
Instruments
Suzuki Method, Violin
Styles
Classical
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$45
Years of Experience
7 Years

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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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