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Associate's Music Degree Apollo PA

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

Pennsylvania State University New Kensington Campus of the Commonwealth College
(724) 334-5466
3550 7th Street Road
Upper Borrell, PA
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $11008
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $16798
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Type of Institution : Two-Year college
Institutional Designation : Public—State-related

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Chatham University
(412) 365-1100
Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $26475
School Information
Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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Carnegie Mellon University
(412) 268-2000
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $39150
School Information
Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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Saint Vincent College
(724) 539-9761
300 Fraser Purchase Road Latrobe
Latrobe, PA
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $24620
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Amitabha C.
(877) 231-8505
Hunters Pt
Greensburg, PA
Subjects
Opera Voice, Music Performance, Singing, Music Theory, Piano
Ages Taught
14 to 99
Specialties
Opera Technique, Jerome Hines Four Voices
Education
University of Southern California - Music in Vocal Arts - 8/2008 - 5/2010 (Master's degree received) Mercyhurst College - Music in Vocal Performance - 8/2004 - 6/2008 (Bachelor's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Seton Hill University
(724) 834-2200
Seton Hill Drive
Greensburg, PA
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $25802
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Pennsylvania State University McKeesport Campus of the Commonwealth College
(412) 675-9010
4000 University Drive
McKeesport, PA
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $11008
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $16798
School Information
Type of Institution : Two-Year college
Institutional Designation : Public—State-related

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University of Pittsburgh
(412) 624-4141
4200 Fifth Avenue First Floor
Pittsburgh, PA
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $12832
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $22480
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Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Public—State-related

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Patricia C.
(877) 231-8505
Toohey Rd
Murrysville, PA
Subjects
Music Theory, Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 12
Specialties
I am most experienced in using the Bastien and Alfred method books for piano. For beginner to intermediate students both methods include a lesson book, theory book, technique book and performance/solo book. I specialize in the classical music genre.
Education
Allegheny College - Music and Economics - 1998-2002 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Elizabeth P.
(877) 231-8505
Pittsburgh, PA
Subjects
Opera Voice, Music Performance, Music Theory, Singing, Theatrical Broadway Singing
Ages Taught
10 to 99
Specialties
Opera, Classical
Education
Gettysburg College, Sunderman Conservatory of Music - Voice Performance, French - 2006-2010 (Bachelor's degree received) Duquesne University, Mary Pappert School of Music - Voice Performance - 2010-2012 (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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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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