I was wondering what people's thoughts and experiences are on music schools. You know the ones, the tech college types, like Muscian's Institute, or any others that I can't think of right now. Are they worth it? Anyone been through one? I've just been doing some thinking, and I'd really like to take my music to the next level. I want to be a better musician, but I find it hard to apply myself to this goal on my own lately. I've never had any formal instruction and I think I'd like to. I think it would help me stay focused on developing as a musician. I'm thinking a complete change of enviroment, an immersion in nothing but music, would be just the thing to help give myself that extra push. I just don't want to waste a ton of money on some school if it's not worth it. I know someone is gonna say it's only worth as much as I put in, effort-wise, so I beat you to it. I don't really care about earning some diploma (even if it would be of some use in and of itself). I don't want to go through the program just to get a piece of paper to prove to some guy that I can do the job. I want to be challenged and grow. I want to be in the sort of atmosphere where I can find myself, musicallly, along with other like minds. I want to live music. And I want to know if one of these schools is the way to go for any of this. I'll stop now. Let me know what you know. Thanks.