Music Theory Lessons Sutherland Shire - Music Theory Teachers Sutherland Shire
Music theory is an introduction to the basics of harmony, rhythm, and melody. An understanding of composition and orchestration through practical and written exercises will broaden a musician's horizons and take a further step to realising an understanding of music in a simple, clear language that you can appreciate and relate to. A student begins by exploring the relationship between sound and music. This understanding of the fundamental differences of sound and music will lay the foundation for further tuition in chords, harmony, scales, melody, meter and rhythm, and also the relationship between chords and scales. We provide Music Theory lessons in whatever style you are interested in or if you are curious in learning theory for the piano, guitar, violin, clarinet, flute, saxophone and keyboard. Music theory lessons will be an essential source of information and guidance for many years to come. Music theory lessons Sutherland Shire can also be valuable to professional musicians.
Our music theory classes cover AMEB music craft and/or musicianship syllabus requirements, composition, aural training, sight-singing, music analysis and school music curriculum tutoring. These classes are especially recommended for all students anticipating in completing AMEB or Trinity College practical exams, or music as a school subject. All students that learn a musical instrument are recommended to study music theory. It is suggested that once students are preparing for instrumental music examinations or have completed their introductory instrumental exams that they begin their studies in music theory. The study of music theory provides students with a greater understanding in the music they are learning and in the understanding and grasp of music notation.
Students on other instruments take music theory and musicianship to fulfil the requirements of their practical examinations. Becausetheory is not just an academic subject, bringing your instrument to each lesson is a huge benefit so that our music teachers can relate what you learn in theory to the exercise of learning and playing an instrument.
Why do students learn music theory?
Music theory is not a purely academic study that is unconnected from playing a musical instrument. Our teachers can use music theory to supplement your musical instrument lessons to offer you a comprehensive point of view. There comes a stage where music, which is conveyed through music scores and notes, must be read and understood.
Initially, music theory is note recognition and writing notes on music lines.
From there, we learn about all the other signs and symbols that appear on the music score. Students learn to recognise and write certain important patterns of notes etc. And since music is a language, it has to be expressed. It is simply not possible for a student to instinctively be expressive if they do not possess the skills to work out what the music is telling them.
The Aural Element
Music is all about forming musical sounds. If you are creating sounds, you need to be able to hear these sounds. From the very first lessons, students will experience feeling and responding to various musical meters, to imitate melodic and rhythmic patterns and to sing.
How is it made interesting?
With Music theory lessons, students play old pieces, learn new pieces, do technical exercises in order to increase their skills, sight read, write music, clap rhythms, move tomusic and lots of other interesting activities. With variety different activities, even beginners find that they are involved for the entire music theory lesson.
What if a student wants to take music theory further?
Students that take music at school are required to be capable in music theory and those that take it for their HSC, require at least a grade 5 level of music theory and musicianship (the higher the better). Students who undertake graded exams on their instruments (with the AMEB, ANZCA, Trinity, etc.) are required to complete theory and musicianship exams in order to fulfil the requirements of their practical exams. Finally, music theory is important for anyone who has the desire to become a composer.
Our music theory teachers can teach you to:
- Learn to play and name the most common notes
- Improvise, even on fast-changing chords and keys
- Learn to create an endless stream of creative musical phrases
- Focus on technique
- A greater understanding of your musical instrument
Music Theory Lessons Key Details
- Music theory tuition at Primary, Secondary, University levels
- Prepare for AMEB & ANZCA exams
- Learn and understand Harmony & Voice Leading
- Learn and understand Counterpoint
- Develop your Aural skills and abilities