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Bachelor's Degree in Music New Canaan CT

Local resource for Bachelor's degrees in music in New Canaan. 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.

Fairfield University
(203) 254-4000
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $35510
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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University of Bridgeport
(203) 576-4291
126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $22500
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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Elina Christova
476 Stillson Road
Fairfield, CT
Instruments
Ear Training, Piano, Theory
Styles
Classical
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$120
Years of Experience
10 Years

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Jason J.
(877) 231-8505
Windsor Terrace White Plains
White Plains, NY
Subjects
Songwriting, Classical Guitar, Music Theory, Guitar
Ages Taught
3 to 99
Specialties
I have experience as well as training in Suzuki method. I have experience teaching Classical/Rock/Metal/Pop/Folk
Education
Parkway North, St. Louis MO - 09/97-04/01 (High School diploma received) UMKC Music conservatory, University of Missouri Kansas City - Music performance - 08/01-07/05 (Bachelor's degree received) Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, University of Memphis - Music Performance - 08/05-05/07 (Master's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Music & Arts
(914) 381-5205
604 Mamaroneck Avenue
Mamaroneck, NY
 
Manhattanville College
(914) 694-2200
2900 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $30400
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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Western Connecticut State University
(203) 797-9500
181 White Street
Danbury, CT
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $3514
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $11373
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Peter H.
(877) 231-8505
Landmark Sq.
Port Chester, NY
Subjects
Music Theory, Guitar
Ages Taught
10 to 60
Specialties
I teach a wide range of popular music styles, with both electric and acoustic guitars, specializing in jazz, but also rock, blues, Latin, Brazilian, and contemporary styles. I use a variety of written materials such as the Berklee Guitar Series, songbook collections (from the Beatles, Eric Clapton and Jon Mayer to Pat Metheny, Wes Montgomery and Broadway composers) and theory methods. I also use play-along recordings for students to work on soloing and timing. Topics include basic technique, …
Education
Berklee College of Music - Guitar, composition - 1973-1977 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Music & Arts
(203) 255-2881
1863 Post Road
Fairfield, CT
 
Southern Connecticut State University
(203) 392-5200
Admissions House
New Haven, CT
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $3514
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $11373
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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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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