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Bachelor's Degree in Music Brentwood TN

Local resource for Bachelor's degrees in music in Brentwood. Includes detailed information on local colleges and universities that provide access to classes in music performance, music education, music theory, composition, music history, and music technology, as well as advice and content on studying music and music careers.

Lipscomb University
(615) 966-1000
3901 Granny White Pike
Nashville, TN
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $17580
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Belmont University
(615) 460-6000
1900 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $20070
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Trevecca Nazarene University
(615) 248-1200
333 Murfreesboro Road
Nashville, TN
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $16288
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Fisk University
(615) 329-8500
1000 17th Avenue North
Nashville, TN
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $15140
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Jim Fox
P.O. Box 111665
Nashville, TN
Instruments
Piano
Styles
Blues, Classical, Jazz
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$40
Years of Experience
25 Years

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Free Will Baptist Bible College
(615) 844-5000
3606 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $12270
School Information
Type of Institution : Four-Year college
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Vanderbilt University
(615) 322-7311
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $36100
School Information
Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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Tennessee State University
(615) 963-5111
3500 John A Merritt Boulevard
Nashville, TN
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $4302
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $15194
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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William K.
(877) 231-8505
N. Royal Oaks Blvd
Franklin, TN
Subjects
Music Performance, Songwriting, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Theory, Flamenco Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 85
Specialties
I specialize in classical guitar and flamenco guitar (as was my main focus in college). My methods of technique is a contemporary adaptation of Andres Segovia. I play a lot of jazz guitar, which I like to put into a lot of my lessons because it is a fun way to teach music theory instead of playing Mary Had a Little Lamb. It also is a great way to introduce and demonstrate how to play scales and improvise.
Education
Keene State College - Music Technology specializing in Music Theory and Composition - 8-2005 to 12-2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Carlos Enrique Gonzalez
3720 Yelton Dr.
Nashville, TN
Instruments
Composition, Ear Training, Guitar, Other
Styles
Classical, Other
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$50
Years of Experience
30 Years

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Inspiration Wanted - Apply Within!

Inspiration Wanted - Apply Within!
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

One of the biggest stumbling blocks for music students is knowing what to practice. In the early years students listened to their teachers and did what they told them to do, which is still of course perfectly valid. But the real turning point that sets a student on their own path is the ability to self motivate and take the reins without the aid of a mentor.

This usually happens around the time that the student falls in love with music. When a student starts out, they usually practice out of fear. Fear that they might be told off because their teacher will scold them for NOT practicing. So much later, when the student has some basic playing facility behind them, music all of a sudden becomes fascinating to them. This is when the craving to pick up the instrument starts to happen.

As the student continues to explore on his or her own, there are doubtless times when road blocks appear. I've always thought that improving happens in peaks and plateaus, where the plateaus of seeming UN-improvement seem to last forever! This of course is never the case because the plateaus are the times when the information is being absorbed which is so necessary.

However, it is during these plateaus that the student often gets stuck. Personally, I have always got through these troublesome times because I have always paid close attention to a little inner voice that would always tap me on the shoulder and say "You know you have a weakness when you play over diminished chords", or "Your sight reading in the 8th position needs a little work when you play in the key of Ab". And so on.

This little voice never went away over the years. She's still there today, tapping me on the shoulder every few weeks, making sure I am not resting on my laurels. But I have found that if I am committed to improving and really open to working on whatever I need to work on, I will always get the advice I need.

I think deep down we all know what our strengths and weaknesses are as players at any level. Therefore as we continue to grow and develop as musicians, we must always pay very close attention to our weaknesses and work on them. They usually stare us in the face. The trouble is, it is very easy to ignore what is usually obvious to us.

One thing I have found is that, unless I am really open to learning and in the mode of wanting to improve, that little inner voice tends to go away. She's not tapping me on the shoulder telling me what I need to work on unless I really want to know.

So I guess what I am trying to say here is ask yourself questions! What is your real commitment to music and what are your weaknesses? If you truly want to be a great player then you simply need to focus on your weaknesses.

Now as time goes on, and you cover the playing field regarding technique, harmony and melodic vocabulary, then that inn...

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