Music Theory

Learning the basic music theory is absolutely necessary to communicate with other musicians. As instrumental skills progress, development in music theory and musicianship becomes increasingly important in helping students to perform with sensitivity, understanding and confidence. Therefore a longstanding ABRSM benchmark is that a pass at Grade 5 or above in Music Theory must be obtained before candidates can enter for Grades 6, 7 or 8 Practical exams.

Royal College of Music (ABRSM) and Trinity College Music Theory exams aim to give students a thorough understanding of the building blocks of music, starting with the basics of rhythm and notes, and going on to cover harmony and counterpoint, composition, and a broad knowledge of western music, including composers and their works, structure, style and period. Some topics covered in Grades 1-8 include:

  • Basics of notation; terms & signs
  • Simple and compound time signatures
  • Major and minor keys & scales
  • Rhythm writing
  • The C clef
  • Ornaments
  • Chords in context
  • Transposition & melody writing
  • Increased harmonic vocabulary & modulation
  • Four-part writing / keyboard style & figured bass
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Class Size : Private or Group
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Our teacher is qualified with Barchelor of Arts in Music, speasialising on composition and musical analysis.


We understand the needs and the level of our students and we provide a friendly environment for them.