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Associate's Music Degree Williamsburg VA

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

College of William and Mary
(757) 221-4000
PO Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $6090
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $24960
School Information
Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Phillip H.
(877) 231-8505
Quail Hollow Drive
Hayes, VA
Subjects
Piano, Songwriting, Music Theory, Organ
Ages Taught
10 to 50
Specialties
For beginning piano students, I prefer teaching the Hal Leonard Method.
Education
Moody Bible Institute - Piano Performance - 08/87-05/92 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Leto Steinbach
P.O. Box 15025 1305 Ventura Way
Newport News, VA
Instruments
Violin
Styles
Classical
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$30
Years of Experience
25 Years

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Music & Arts
(757) 988-3970
Kiln Creek Shopping Center, 209 Village Ave Ste I
Yorktown, VA
 
Tidewater Community College
(757) 822-1122
7000 College Drive
Portsmouth, VA

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Christopher Newport University
(757) 594-7000
1 University Place
Newport News, VA
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $7550
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $14930
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Leto Steinbach
P.O. Box 15025
Newport News, VA
Promotion
$30 / hr
Hours
Classical
Memberships and Certifications
Violin
Services
25 years

Charles C.
(877) 231-8505
De Wald Cir
Newport News, VA
Subjects
Guitar, Music Theory, Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Clarinet
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize especially in the theoretical aspects of music. I can break down the music into it's component parts, ie: phrases, overall structures, harmonic progressions. In clarinet, I have experience in classical-modern. In guitar I have experience in classical as well folk and some jazz.
Education
Christopher Newport University - BM-Instrumental Music Education - Fall 2007-Spring 2011 (not complete) Christopher Newport University - Master of Arts in Teaching - Fall 2010-Spring 2012 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Southwest Virginia Community College
(276) 964-2555
Box S V C C
Richlands, VA
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $1960
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $6091
School Information
Type of Institution : Two-Year college
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Liberty University Online
(800) 424-9595
1971 University Boulevard
Lynchburg, VA
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $16532
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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