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Bachelor's Degree in Music Waltham MA

Local resource for Bachelor's degrees in music in Waltham. 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.

Wellesley College
(781) 283-1000
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $36404
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Type of Institution : Four-Year college
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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Harvard University
(617) 495-1000
8 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA
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Tuition Costs : $32557
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Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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Tufts University
(617) 628-5000
Bendetson Hall
Medford, MA
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $37952
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Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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Northeastern University
(617) 373-2000
150 Richards Hall
Boston, MA
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $33320
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Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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Simmons College
(617) 521-2000
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $29120
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Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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Hebrew College
(617) 559-8600
160 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA
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Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(617) 253-1000
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $36140
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Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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New England Conservatory of Music
(617) 585-1100
290 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $32900
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Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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Berklee College of Music
(617) 747-2222
1140 Boyleston Street
Boston, MA
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Tuition Costs : $27500
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Type of Institution : Four-Year college
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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Boston Conservatory
(617) 912-9153
8 The Fenway
Boston, MA
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $30400
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Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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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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