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Associate's Music Degree Murfreesboro TN

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

Middle Tennessee State University
(615) 898-2300
1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $4302
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $15194
School Information
Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Matt S.
(877) 231-8505
Destiny Dr.
Murfreesboro, TN
Subjects
Drums
Ages Taught
13 to 19
Specialties
I like working hard with my students to find out which ways they learn the best. Each student requires a different method and style of teaching. I really like working on rudiments, different drumming books, and writing out grooves that students can learn. I'm best known as a metal/rock drummer because of the band Project 86 that I play with but I also enjoy teaching Latin and Jazz.
Education
Middle Tennessee State University - Recording Industry - Fall 05 - Spring 09 (Bachelor's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Troika H.
(877) 231-8505
Bradburn Village Cr.
Antioch, TN
Subjects
Music Theory, Piano, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 70
Specialties
::::Piano:::: As family is the base for a stable home, scales for me is foundation. I specialize in Jazz, Classical and Contemporary.
Education
Fisk University - Music Performance, minor Music Business - 2005 - 2009 (Bachelor'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 Temple University
(423) 493-4100
1815 Union Avenue
Chattanooga, TN
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $10662
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Chris D.
(877) 231-8505
Middle Tennesse State University
Murfreesboro, TN
Subjects
Music Recording, Songwriting, Music Performance, Guitar, Classical Guitar, Music Theory
Ages Taught
10 to 99
Specialties
The biggest part of my rep. is romantic era guitar (albeniz- Tango no.2, Mallorco 'Barcarola' [and others]) but I also have passion for baroque and renaissance guitar. However, I am capable of learning and performing with modern electric instruments and the musical styles and techniques they utilize. Apart from guitar I have exp. with Pro Tools, Reason, and DP. My song writing, arranging, and editing skills are, along with guitar, part of my double major and I am constantly working on and ref…
Education
MTSU - music theory/composition and guitar performance - '06-10 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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BOB B.
(877) 231-8505
N. THOMPSON
Murfreesboro, TN
Subjects
Music Performance, Music Theory, Bass Guitar, Songwriting, Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Music Recording
Ages Taught
6 to 99
Specialties
All areas including Special Ed.
Education
SEAHOLM - COLLEGE PREP - 1963-67 (High School diploma received) EASTERN MICH UNIVERSITY - MUSIC - 1967-71 (Bachelor's degree received) MTSU - SPECIAL ED - 2007-CURRENT
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Music & Arts
(615) 893-4241
536 N Thompson Lane, Suite G
Murfreesboro, TN
 
King College
(423) 968-1187
1350 King College Road
Bristol, TN
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $19426
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Freed-Hardeman University
(731) 989-6000
158 East Main Street
Henderson, TN
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $11700
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
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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