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Associate's Music Degree Knoxville TN

Local resource for Associate's music degrees in Knoxville. 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 Tennessee
(865) 974-1000
320 Student Services Building
Knoxville, TN
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $5428
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $18086
School Information
Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Elizabeth S.
(877) 231-8505
Andy Holt Ave.
Knoxville, TN
Subjects
Drums, Music Theory, Music Performance, Percussion
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I am a classically trained percussionist. I specialize in orchestral percussion, but I teach hand drumming and drum set as well. Because I am getting my master's degree, I understand theory and could teach this as well.
Education
Central Michigan University - Bachelor of Music - Percussion - 2005-2009 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Tennessee - Master of Music - Percussion - 2009-present (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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John H.
(877) 231-8505
Northshore Drive
Knoxville, TN
Subjects
Music Performance, Music Theory, Singing, Speaking Voice
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in breath support, diction, easy production and beautiful tone.
Education
Queens College - music performance - 1976-1978 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Jeanne M.
(877) 231-8505
Vanosdale
Knoxville, TN
Subjects
Piano, Music Theory, Organ
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Education
Bearden High School - - 1968-1970 (High School diploma received) University of Tennessee - Musicology - 1970-1974 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Tennessee - Musicology - 1974-1977 (Master's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Fisk University
(615) 329-8500
1000 17th Avenue North
Nashville, TN
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $15140
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Johnson Bible College
(865) 573-4517
7900 Johnson Drive
Knoxville, TN
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $7780
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Jeanne M.
(877) 231-8505
Larkwood Lane
Knoxville, TN
Subjects
Piano, Music Theory, Organ
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Education
Bearden High School - - 1968-1970 (High School diploma received) University of Tennessee - Musicology - 1970-1974 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Tennessee - Musicology - 1974-1977 (Master's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Dixie R.
(877) 231-8505
Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN
Subjects
Speaking Voice, Music Performance, Opera Voice, Singing, Acting, Theatrical Broadway Singing
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I am an opera performer, but my undergraduate degree was in music theater so I feel very comfortable teaching and coaching both of these genres of voice, as well as the acting/performing aspects that come along with the genres.
Education
Viterbo University - Musical Theater/Music - 2002-2006 (Bachelor's degree received) Wichita State University - Opera/Music Performance - 2006-2009 (Master's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Roane State Community College
(865) 354-3000
276 Patton Lane
Harriman, TN

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Tennessee Wesleyan College
(423) 745-7504
PO Box 40
Athens, TN
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $16500
School Information
Type of Institution : Four-Year college
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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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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