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Bachelor's Degree in Music Westland MI

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

Madonna University
(734) 432-5300
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, MI
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $12330
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Marygrove College-Office of Admissions
866-313-1927 or 313-927-1240
8425 W. McNichols
Detroit, MI
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $15240
School Information
Type of Institution : http://www.nextstepu.com/college-general.aspx?clientId=2772
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
(734) 764-1817
515 East Jefferson
Ann Arbor, MI
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $11738
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $34230
School Information
Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Saint Mary's College of Ave Maria University
(800) 433-3243
3535 Indian Trail
Orchard Lake, MI
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $12330
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Oakland Community College
(248) 341-2000
2480 Opdyke Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $3051
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $4281
School Information
Type of Institution : Two-Year college
Institutional Designation : Public—State and Local

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Eastern Michigan University
(734) 487-1849
400 Pierce Hall
Ypsilanti, MI
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $6885
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $20280
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Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Wayne State University
(313) 577-3577
3E Helen Newberry Joy
Detroit, MI
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $7182
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $16452
School Information
Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Concordia University - Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 995-7300
4090 Geddes Road
Ann Arbor, MI
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $19700
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Schoolcraft College
(734) 462-4400
18600 Hagerty Road
Livonioa, MI

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Nicholas C.
(877) 231-8505
Barton
Garden City, MI
Subjects
Piano, Guitar, Music Recording, Bass Guitar, Upright Bass, Music Theory, Trumpet, Music Performance
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
Jazz Studies major at Wayne State University. Have a firm understand of Latin and Caribbean grooves and how to apply them.
Education
Columbia College Chicago - Jazz Studies - Instrumental Performance - September 09 - Present (not complete) Rudolf Steiner High School - - Sep 05 - Jun 09 (High School diploma received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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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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