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Associate's Music Degree Spokane WA

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

Spokane Falls Community College
(509) 533-3500
3410 West Fort George Wright Drive
Spokane, WA
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $2723
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $3256
School Information
Type of Institution : Two-Year college
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Whitworth College
(509) 777-1000
Admissions Office
Spokane, WA
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $27100
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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David S.
(877) 231-8505
N Cincinnati St
Spokane, WA
Subjects
Bass Guitar, Songwriting, Music Performance, Music Theory, Classical Guitar, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 65
Education
Northern Illinois University - Guitar Performance - 2007-2008 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Ruth Michaelis
904 W Comstock Court
Spokane, WA
Instruments
Chorus, Composition, Ear Training, Early Music, Other, Piano, Recorder, Theory, Trumpet, Ukelele, Voice
Styles
Kids
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$10
Years of Experience
30 Years

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Nancy Klingman
3423 S. Grand Blvd.
Spokane, WA
Instruments
Voice
Styles
Classical
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$45
Years of Experience
23 Years

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Gonzaga University
(509) 328-4220
502 East Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $27820
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Eastern Washington University
(509) 359-6200
526 Fifth Street
Cheney, WA
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $4701
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $13368
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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David S.
(877) 231-8505
West Main Avenue
Spokane, WA
Subjects
Classical Guitar, Songwriting, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Music Theory, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 65
Education
Northern Illinois University - Guitar Performance - 2007-2008 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Nancy Klingman
3423 S. Grand Blvd.
Spokane, WA
Promotion
$45 / hr
Hours
Classical
Memberships and Certifications
Voice
Services
23 years

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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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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