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Associate's Music Degree Redmond WA

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

Shoreline Community College
(206) 546-4101
16101 Greenwood Avenue North
Seattle, WA

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North Seattle Community College
(206) 527-3600
9600 College Way North
Seattle, WA
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $2768
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $8185
School Information
Type of Institution : Two-Year college
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Trinity Lutheran College
(425) 249-4800
4221 228th Avenue SE
Issaquah, WA
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $18925
School Information
Type of Institution : Four-Year college
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Cornish College of the Arts
(206) 726-5016
710 East Roy Street
Seattle, WA
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $25300
School Information
Type of Institution : Four-Year college
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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Deborah Gandolfo
10200 Ne 64th Street
Kirkland, WA
Instruments
Composition, Ear Training, Piano, Theory
Styles
Blues, Classical, Jazz, Kids, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$50
Years of Experience
25 Years

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Renton Technical College
(425) 235-2352
3000 Fourth Street NE
Renton, WA

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Northwest University
(425) 822-8266
PO Box 579
Kirkland, WA
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $20520
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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University of Washington
(206) 543-2100
Box 355852
Seattle, WA
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $6250
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $22667
School Information
Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Seattle Pacific University
(206) 281-2000
3307 Third Avenue West
Seattle, WA
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $26457
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Michael H.
(877) 231-8505
126th Way NE
Kirkland, WA
Subjects
Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting, Music Performance, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I teach multiple styles of guitar for all levels. I am very proficient in Rock, Blues, Jazz, and Pop guitar playing. I can also teach songwriting, rock/jazz piano, music theory, and general music performance.
Education
Seattle Pacific University - Music Theory - September 2006-June 2010 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
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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