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The Longy School of Music of Bard College

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Numerous times while walking by classrooms between classes,Super BrilliantMusic - Performance
Numerous times while walking by classrooms between classes, I saw numerous private lesson teachers eating, texting, using their cell phones instead of being focuses on their students. Longy sure charges a lot of tuition so why do they hire teachers that act like that? If a student started texting during their lesson while their teacher was trying to help them, they most likely would be reported to the a--hole dean. But why is it all right for their main teachers to do this and what their tuition dollars?This is Longy in a nutshell. Do yourself a favor and don't bother even auditioning for the school. There are plenty of better schools.
4th Year Female -- Class 2018
Surrounding City: A+, Education Quality: F
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It is impossible toQuite BrightMusic - Composition/Theory
It is impossible to pursue graduate education or even transfer credits as part of an undergraduate degree completion program with Longy's Undergraduate Diploma. The program is utterly useless and should be discontinued.
4th Year Male -- Class 2000
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Social Life: D
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The teachers here take everything too personally andBrightMusic - Performance
The teachers here take everything too personally and try to meddle in your life too much. If you are not understanding something they take it personally and treat you like crap rather than try to help you. Longy is so small it is no different from being in high school, with all of the cliques, drama, and everyone knowing everyone's business. I hated high school and had hopes that college would be different; Longy sure let me down.

The only social activities at school include parties and dances that are basically junior high-ish dances with alcohol. So boring and it feels like a step backward rather than a step into a new life chapter.

The school is not large enough to provide resources for students either. The administration could care less about that. I went to the student services people for help with finding a doctor and advice for an apartment in the area and they were pretty unhelpful. They are supposed to be able to support students but just said they didn't know when I asked about a doctor. Not good.

The location is great, however; Cambridge and Boston have so much going on, all the time. Easier said than done, but it is great to get out, meet other people, and go to concerts not at Longy. If you decide to go to Longy, please make the effort to do that. You must be self-motivated to create a life away from Longy drama or you'll go crazy.I love my main (piano) teacher and he is the only reason keeping me here. I'm thrilled with the musical progress I've made but think I may be better off somewhere else. I'm looking into several schools for a possible transfer.

4th Year Male -- Class 2014
Surrounding City: A+, Innovation: F
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