Music Theory

 

As per continued improvement of our services and after discussions with our most senior and experienced teachers we are introducing Group Music Theory classes.

 Class sizes will vary but will essentially be modest. We will run 45 or 60 minute group classes, depending upon the size of each group. Theory classes will cover the AMEB master your theory series, rhythm studies, aural studies, general knowledge and music history.

 We recognise that students are already covering Music Theory in their lessons with their teachers, however we are also aware of the various difficulties teachers face in educating students to all the technical requirements of their instruments, unfortunately, this does not leave a great deal of time for the teachers to dedicate to theory in each lesson. Studying Music  Theory will enable students to make further progress in musical education and performance.

 Please contact the administration at the Mt. Waverley studio for booking or more information.

Price for 45-60 minutes Group Theory class  $15 per student.

Price for 45-60 minutes two students from same Family $25.00.

We now accept bookings for our Music Theory lessons for the  following times.

Tue 4:30 – 5:15 pm and/or 6:30-7:15 pm

Wed 5:30 – 6:15 pm

Thu 6:20 – 7:05 pm

Fri 6:00 – 6:45 pm

Sat 11:45 – 12:30 pm

The duration of each lesson is 30-60 min  depending on the  number of students.

Group of 2-3 students – 30 min

Group of 4 students – 45 min

Group of 5 students and more – 60 min

 

Grade One Music Theory Outline Lesson Focus:

  1. Rhythm and introduction to pitch
  2. Clefs notes and stems
  3. Ledger lines
  4. Sharps, flats and naturals
  5. Naming and drawing notes
  6. Tones, semi-tones, and the major scale
  7. Scale degree numbers
  8. Scales with accidentals
  9. Key signatures and scale degrees
  10. Intervals
  11. Tonic triads
  12. Time and rhythm
  13. The anacrusis
  14. Grouping and completing the bar
  15. Transposition
  16. Terms and signs
  17. Revision and Test

This is a guideline only and may vary according to the student’s comprehension of key concepts. Throughout the sessions students will complete worksheets, games, quizzes and revision tests to consolidate their understanding.

Grade Two Music Theory Outline Lesson Focus:

  1. Revision of Grade 1 theory
  2. D major and A major
  3. Two octave scales and scale practice
  4. Major keys and their relative minor
  5. Intervals
  6. Tonic triads
  7. Time and rhythm – notes, rests, quavers, semi-quavers, and dotted notes
  8. Triplets and time signatures
  9. 6/8 time
  10. Rhythmic revision – Timed test
  11. Key signatures
  12. Transposition
  13. Accents in poetry
  14. Italian terms and signs
  15. Form
  16. Revision
  17. Test

This is a guideline only and may vary according to the student’s comprehension of key concepts. Throughout the sessions students will complete worksheets, games, quizzes and revision tests to consolidate their understanding.

Grade Three Music Theory Outline Lesson Focus:

  1. New keys and scales
  2. Intervals
  3. Triads
  4. First inversion
  5. Choir Music: Four part vocal style
  6. Perfect cadence
  7. Plagal cadence
  8. Piano forte style and cadence practice
  9. Tails, beams and dots. 2/2 and 3/2 time
  10. 3/8, 9/8 time, duplet
  11. Transposition
  12. Inventing a rhythm, anacrusis in poetry, general rhythm writing
  13. Melody writing
  14. Terms and signs
  15. The sequence and form
  16. Melodies
  17. Revision and Test

This is a guideline only and may vary according to the student’s comprehension of key concepts. Throughout the sessions students will complete worksheets, games, quizzes and revision tests to consolidate their understanding.