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Old 05-04-2005, 11:54 AM   #1
James G.
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M.i??

Any of you people studied at M.I?
if so:
was it worth it?
how big are the class sizes?
what course did you pick?
was finding accomadation easy?
is the cost of living expensive?
what are the course fees like?
and were you an overseas student?
thanks
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Old 05-04-2005, 02:16 PM   #2
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*adds to the curiousity*
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Old 05-04-2005, 07:56 PM   #3
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aaaaaaaaaaaauuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmm............... *WHAT???*
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Old 05-05-2005, 03:18 AM   #4
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Some of those questions can be answered by going to www.mi.edu

Living in LA is expensive from what i've heard, apparently MI can help find affordable accomodation. The catalogue says the cost of living of a student living off campus would be over $4000 per quarter.
Class sizes don't seem big, jonberg has been so maybe he could answer that better. Some of the footage i've seen suggests a 30 people average.

Fees just went up:
Encore program: $4,400 per quarter
Cert: $4,200 per quarter
I want to do RIT, thats $6,300!!

As for being worth it? I think that depends on what you take out of it, i need a scholarship to go, but i'll definitely do the encore program for a quarter if i dont get it.

There's a few who have been to Berklee and i think MI over at the HOD forum. I definitely know that an MI drum teacher frequents there. You might find some more answers there, or by emailing MI themselves! I actually had a dude ring my house my house and we had a nice chat! Cost me nada
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Old 05-05-2005, 04:22 AM   #5
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yeah, i got a letter in the mail that certain fees at M.I. went up. i have all of their packets and their CD-ROM tour and stuff. just kind of curious of what i'd really need to take to get the best drum set education..
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Old 05-05-2005, 05:47 AM   #6
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Hi James. I went to M.I. for a quarter, I loved it. Most of it because it was in Hollywood, youre surrounded by great music all the time if you now where to go.
The class sizes depends on how popular it is, I went to a class called Advanced Drum Concepts were it was maybe 20students and another one called Applied sightreading where we were only 2-3students sometimes.
One thing thats really great about M.I. is that every teacher has a O.P. (Open consuling) every week that students can use beside their personal teacher. That way, you can get lessons with every teacher at M.I. without extra fees.
Another great thing with M.I. is the LPW (Live Performance Workshop) were you can sign up for different styles like: Blues, Rock, Hard-rock, Metal, Jazz, Fusion, Country, Funk, R&B, Hip-Hop, Latin etc. You play choosen material with other students and get opinions by teachers in the class. In the Hip-hop LPW you play to a loop and its all about keeping a groove, that was the best LPW in my experience.
Im going back there in January due to the scholarship. If anyone would like come with me we could share appartments and the pleasure of going to the baked potato and see Virgil play his ass off =)
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Old 05-05-2005, 06:01 AM   #7
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I'd like to know how you get to fly over from europe to the U.S.A for this kind of thing... We don't often speak about how we organise ourselves to do this. From the family side of to the finnancial side of it. I'd like to know about your personal experiences, beacause I'm interested in flying somewhere to either a school or just to study with a great teacher.

Some feedback?
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Old 05-05-2005, 06:50 AM   #8
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How long will you stay for jonberg??
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Old 05-05-2005, 07:11 AM   #9
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3months, a quarter
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Old 05-05-2005, 12:05 PM   #10
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Wow, I wish I had the money. I'd take you up on that it in a minute, Jonberg!
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Old 05-05-2005, 02:18 PM   #11
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Dammit, i apply for the scholarship in November, and i probably wont know in time. I'm sure we'll cross paths in the future though, dont worry!
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Old 05-05-2005, 03:43 PM   #12
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hey jimi, how'd you apply for a scholarship?
do you need some special criteria for to do that?
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Old 05-06-2005, 05:51 AM   #13
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Ya, you have to have a degree. I can apply to the Fulbright foundation for post-grad scholarship to go to a college in America. I'm not doing drumming though cos i want to pursue a recording studio career, or something along those lines
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