Registration for Winter term (Jan-Mar 2023) is now open!
These are in-person music classes, held at the VSO School
Can music theory actually be fun?!
For students who’ve had a minimum of one year of instrument lessons, and would like some hands-on help with learning note names and reading music, this play-based yet focused class explores music theory concepts to “demystify” instrumental learning and increase confidence.
The hour long class is designed to support the learning of music theory in a fun and interactive setting. Concepts are taught through activities and games, and with minimal use of pencil and paper. The class is designed to help support young musicians – to help them get off to a strong start and increase their enjoyment and success in the learning of their instrument.
Yes, we do note naming, but much, much more! Students will learn:
- how to form a mental picture of the staff-visual recognition skills-how to recognize and hear intervals
- how scales and chords are structured
- the circle of 5ths, and key signatures up to 5 sharps and 5 flats-meter, and how to count rhythm (ask your teacher if this is important!)
- melodic and rhythmic dictation
- how all those clefs work (they’re not hard!)
*This class is not designed to fulfill the requirements for an RCM Theory exam.