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Associate's Music Degree Grand Rapids MI

Local resource for Associate's music degrees in Grand Rapids. 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.

Grand Rapids Community College
(616) 234-4000
143 Bostwick Ave Ne
Grand Rapids, MI

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Cornerstone University
(616) 949-5300
1001 East Beltline Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $19190
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Reformed Bible College
(616) 222-3000
3333 East Beltline North East
Grand Rapids, MI
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $13384
School Information
Type of Institution : Four-Year college
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Grand Valley State University
(616) 331-2020
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $8196
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $12510
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Michael Sanchez
4249 Abby Lane
Grandville, MI
Instruments
Guitar, Piano, Viola, Violin, Voice
Styles
Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$35
Years of Experience
10 Years

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Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
(616) 451-2787
17 Fountain Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $9000
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Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Calvin College
(616) 526-6000
3201 Burton Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $22940
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Grace Bible College
(616) 538-2330
1101 Aldon Street SW
Grand Rapids, MI
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $12800
School Information
Type of Institution : Four-Year college
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Brysien B.
(877) 231-8505
Lake Dr.
Grand Rapids, MI
Subjects
Violin, Music Performance, Speaking Voice, Music Theory, Fiddle, Opera Voice, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Singing, Viola
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
As a violinist, I subscribe to the Russian school of playing employed by Leopold Aurer and his contemporaries. I am also influenced by Galamian Techniques and Suzuki Philosophy.
Education
Grand Rapids Community College - Music Performance - NOw (not complete) Grand Rapids Public Schools - High-School - 2004-2008 (High School diploma received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Vita Cernoch
8431 Lake Michigan Drive
Allendale, MI
Promotion
$40 / hr
Hours
Classical
Memberships and Certifications
Violin
Services
20 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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