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Associate's Music Degree Pasadena MD

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

Anne Arundel Community College
(410) 777-2222
101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $5070
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $8970
School Information
Type of Institution : Two-Year college
Institutional Designation : Public—State and Local

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University of Maryland, Baltimore County
(410) 455-2291
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $6484
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $15216
School Information
Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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College of Notre Dame of Maryland
(410) 435-0100
4701 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $25000
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Dan T.
(877) 231-8505
Fernley Square
Halethorpe, MD
Subjects
Music Theory, Percussion, Drums
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Rock, funk, jazz, blues, hip hop, reggae, rudimental drumming, art music, percussion A wide variety of methods can be explored and incorporated into one's lesson, and will be geared towards the goals of the learner.
Education
Seneca Valley High School - Science and Engineering - 09/00-06/04 (High School diploma received) University of Maryland, Baltimore Co. - Music Education, Percussion, Psychology - 09/04-current (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Noelle Presby Lipa
10 McCormick Avenue none
Baltimore, MD
Instruments
Clarinet, Flute, Piccolo, Saxophone
Styles
Classical, Kids, Other
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$40
Years of Experience
12 Years

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Howard Community College
(410) 772-4800
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $5910
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $7260
School Information
Type of Institution : Two-Year college
Institutional Designation : Public—State and Local

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Johns Hopkins University
(410) 516-8000
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $37700
School Information
Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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Towson University
(410) 704-2000
8000 York Road
Towson, MD
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $5180
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $15726
School Information
Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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David W.
(877) 231-8505
Everall Ave
Baltimore, MD
Subjects
Songwriting, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Theory, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 75
Specialties
Received formal education in jazz/ blues and very experienced in playing/writing rock, folk, and alternative music.
Education
McDaniel College - Music Performance - 08/28/2004-05/23/2008 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Richard P.
(877) 231-8505
N Rolling Road
Windsor Mill, MD
Subjects
Piano, Music Theory
Ages Taught
6 to 99
Specialties
music, piano, music theory classical, hymn playing
Education
Calvary Baptist School - College Prep - 1994-1998 Bob Jones University - Church Music, Piano - 1998-2002 Bob Jones University - Church Music, Piano - 2002-2004
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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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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