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Re: Re: To those who make a living off of music
On 2/15/12 10:01 PM, Gmail wrote:
Thanks man. I ask if you survived because the question popped up when my
english teacher said he first went to college for music but said that it
stripped all the fun out of it for him so he changed his major.
It's interesting that you say this.
I've had so many students go off to music colleges at the end of their
high school experience
and I've heard so many stories about how that experienced really got in
the way of their
experience of the music they loved (not all, of course).
It's always occurred to me: you could save so much money if you
found an accomplished musician
in your area and took intensive lessons from them (2-5 a week) in a sort
of musical boot camp
that would give you such a much deeper and richer
experience......forcing you to learn at a much higher
rate. You would not end up with a degree doing this, but that
degree is really only useful if you
intend to teach music in a learning institution.
I've had several students take 'bootcamp' classes from
me........several a week of really intensive study.
They always learn a tremendous amount in a short amount of time......and
we're talking hundreds of dollars
or perhaps a few thousand dollars NOT tens of thousands of dollars which
is what Music College or Universities will set you back.
On top of that, you have constant feedback and personal attention for
your process which is very difficult to get in a place like , say, the
Berklee School of Music.
The one thing that you might miss out on in this example would be the
high caliber of fellow students that you'd encounter at a place like
Berklee or Julliard (or any other good musical University).