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Associate's Music Degree Belmar NJ

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

Monmouth University
(732) 571-3400
400 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, NJ
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $23470
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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Gerald F.
(877) 231-8505
Olive Street
Neptune, NJ
Subjects
Guitar, Classical Guitar, Music Theory, Music Performance, Bass Guitar
Ages Taught
9 to 99
Specialties
All forms of rock, jazz fusion and intermediate classical. I structure methods based on the students needs and or the students initial goals.
Education
monmouth university - Music, Guitar Performance - 1992-1999 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Albert M.
(877) 231-8505
Washington Ave
Highlands, NJ
Subjects
Bass Guitar, Guitar
Ages Taught
6 to 99
Specialties
All styles but jazz. Rock, blues, folk, finger style, classical, punk, blues and all in between, from funk to punk, rock to metal. I also teach bass and drums.
Education
Fredonia U - Classical Guitar - 1984-1986 Nassua CC - Music - 1982-1984
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Burlington County College
(609) 894-9311
Route 530
Pemberton, NJ
Tuition
Full-Time Area Tuition Costs : $2340
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $2820
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $4770
School Information
Type of Institution : Two-Year college
Institutional Designation : Public—County

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Bergen Community College
(201) 447-7200
400 Paramus Road
Paramus,, NJ

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Georgian Court University
(732) 987-2200
900 Lakewood Avenue
Lakewood,, NJ
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $22160
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Wendy C.
(877) 231-8505
third ave
Toms River, NJ
Subjects
Piano, Flute, Percussion, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Guitar, Music Theory, Singing, Organ, Drums, Speaking Voice
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Education
Georgian Court Univ. - business; music educ. - '83-'86 & '99-'01 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Mercer County Community College
(609) 570-4800
1200 Old Trenton Road
Trenton, NJ
Tuition
Full-Time Area Tuition Costs : $2196
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $3096
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $4920
School Information
Type of Institution : Two-Year college
Institutional Designation : Public—State and Local

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Raritan Valley Community College
(908) 526-1200
PO Box 3300
Somerville, NJ
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $2880
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $3180
School Information
Type of Institution : Two-Year college
Institutional Designation : Public—County

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Middlesex County College
(732) 548-6000
2600 Woodbridge Avenue
Edison, NJ

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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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