Music Theory Classes
This course is for people who are serious about wanting to learn about how music WORKS. And it's fun too. Last year, every single one of my theory students told me that theory was their favourite class! I kid you not.
People should expect to spend an hour or two at home between the classes working at the materials. That’s 15-20 mins 4-6 days a week.
Learn to read music
Learn how to read and write music, how to write it down, just from hearing it, how to compose and improvise. You will also learn the components of rhythm and how all that works too. . . that part is FUN!!! Really, I think it’s all fascinating and fun. . . but conditions apply* (see the fine print).
*it does take diligence and a personal commitment as well.
DEVELOP A GOOD EAR
Aside from learning to read music, theory addresses the questions of why music sounds good to us, and when it’s sounding not so good, theory can help pinpoint what went wrong.
these are all skills that can be learned, given proper instruction and the right environment. I have had people with no experience who started off not being able to tell if notes were going up or down and, with time, they have ALL developed a good ear, good rhythm, and the ability to improvise.
See the video below: All while the students are being pretty funny and undisciplined, the video shows them learning a whole new concept, that of dividing the beat into three subdivisions and then dividing again. I sometimes tutor university students who are struggling with this very concept, yet the students in the video learn it easily in just a few minutes.