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Associate's Music Degree New Lenox IL

Local resource for Associate's music degrees in New Lenox. 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.

Lewis University
(815) 838-0500
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $21990
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Trinity Christian College
(708) 597-3000
6601 West College Drive
Palos Heights, IL
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $19936
School Information
Type of Institution : Four-Year college
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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North Central College
(630) 637-5100
30 North Brainard Street
Naperville, IL
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $25698
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Paul Schmitz
133 w 13th st
lockport, IL
Promotion
$50 / hr
Hours
Classical
Memberships and Certifications
"Guitar
Services
Theory"
Service Types and Repair
10 years

Jason Peterson
21723 W Halifax Dr
Plainfield, IL
Instruments
Piano
Styles
Classical
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$25
Years of Experience
12 Years

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University of Saint Francis - Joliet, IL
(800) 735-7500
500 North Wilcox Street
Joliet, IL
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $21450
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Saint Xavier University
(773) 298-3000
3700 West 103rd Street
Chicago, IL
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $22486
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Tom Maslowski
2014 Sanford Ave
New Lenox, IL
Instruments
Electric Bass, Guitar, Theory
Styles
Blues, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$40
Years of Experience
8 Years

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Akilah W.
(877) 231-8505
Clarendon Ave
Richton Park, IL
Subjects
Music Theory, Trombone, Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 40
Specialties
Classical Piano/ Classical Trombone
Education
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff - Music Education - 08/2005-12/2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Jason Peterson
21723 W Halifax Dr
Plainfield, IL
Promotion
$25 / hr
Hours
Classical
Memberships and Certifications
Piano
Services
12 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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