Music theory lessons

Music Theory lessons at a glance

Any instruments

Music theory is a universal language, relevant for all musicians

Creative approach

Music theory is not boring anymore. Ear training, listening, improvisation will skyrocket your understanding of how music works.

Not just about exams​

Music theory is essential, whether you're preparing for an AMEB or ABRSM exam or simply want a deeper understanding of music.

Online or face-to-face

Lessons via Zoom or at a small home studio in Oaklands Park.

Weekly lessons

Consistency is important to develop a new skill.

One-off consultations

For those, who has a particular request or question (no matter how small it is).

Music Theory Lessons for Beginners and Intermediate Students

Let’s be honest, music theory has gained a bad reputation. Many students (and their teachers) consider theory to be dull and avoid it, almost like a chore.

My goal is to show students and their parents that music theory is a helpful aid, not a boring drill. Every musician has benefits from a better understanding of theory.

Here are five reasons why enrolling your child in separate music theory lesson is a great idea (even if they already have a music teacher).

Foster a literate musician

Imagine you were giving a speech in a foreign language. Would you be able to do it effectively without understanding the meaning of the words in it? What if you then had to write your own speech? Music theory creates a musician that can speak, write and read the language of music.

Improve performance

A solid foundation in music theory can significantly improve your child's performance skills. It helps them understand the structure of pieces, interpret musical notation more effectively, and makes the process of learning new pieces easier and more enjoyable.

Boost aural skills

Music theory contributes to better aural skills, helping in recognising and reproducing musical elements.

Creativity and composition

Unleash your child's creativity. Music theory provides the tools to compose music, experiment with melodies and harmonies, and develop their unique musical style.

Life-Long Skills

Music theory lays the groundwork for a life-long appreciation of music. It equips your child with skills that extend beyond playing an instrument, fostering a deeper connection and understanding of the art form.

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What do we do at the lessons​

Music theory lessons are not just about pen-and-paper exercises. My lessons include:

  • Games, games, lots of games. Kids love them (and so do I). By playing games, they learn without even realising it. With games, lessons will never be boring or hard.
  • Playing an instrument because music is about sounds. A music instrument is always more effective than pen and paper.
  • Rhythm whole-body exercises and Sol-Fa ear training.
  • Improvisation and composition.
  • Breaking down how the music they like works, so music theory becomes relevant, not divorced from practice.
  • Learning the basics of the piano, even if the student plays a different instrument.
  • Explore periods in the history of music, significant composers, and learn to listen to music more consciously. 

I believe that all these ingredients are vital for studying music, and I work hard to build up all these skills in my students.

As a teacher with over 20 years of experience in music theory, I know how to find words and explain concepts to both beginner musicians and professional colleagues.

Frequently Asked Questions

My kid is already has a music teacher. Why should I pay for separate music theory lessons?

In lessons lasting 30-45 minutes, there often is not much time left for music theory. Some teachers see theory as something extra, to be covered only if there is time after working on repertoire and scales.

However, the truth is that music theory is a subject in itself. It is a vast field of music, encompassing not just knowledge of notes and terms but also aural and rhythmic development, sight reading, compositional, improvisational, and analytical skills, active listening skills, and knowledge of music history. All of these skills are essential for being a good musician, and teaching them should not be limited to just 5-10 minutes in a lesson

Do you prepare for AMEB or ABRSM exams? Should students take music theory exams?

Yes, I do. However, I recommend them only when there’s an absolute need for formal results.
Exams can sometimes feel like solving a puzzle without seeing the whole picture. My way of teaching is different—I want students to understand music theory in a way that makes sense and connects with their music practice. It’s not just about exams; it’s about building a solid foundation.

Why can't I just take an online course for music theory?

While online courses explain theory well, having a personal teacher allows for real-time feedback, guidance, and a customised learning path.

True learning goes beyond understanding; it’s about application. In one-on-one lessons, I care about intervallic repetition and using new knowledge in various contexts. I address questions and spot gaps, providing a more interactive and personalised learning experience.

Is it necessary to know how to play an instrument to learn music theory?

Any instrument works; you don’t have to play the piano specifically. However, having a musical instrument allows you to put your knowledge into practice right away.

Can I take lessons online?

Online lessons are available via Zoom. Due to my experience, online sessions are just as effective as in-person lessons. No fancy equipment is required – a smartphone, tablet, or laptop work just perfect.

Tuition

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