Music theory provides the tools to understand the basics of music and explore how a piece is constructed. A performer who understands theory can better utilize phrasing, dynamics, and other expressive elements that are tied to a composition’s architecture. Music theory can also aid in memorization; rather than memorizing a large number of unrelated notes, one begins to visually and aurally recognize melodic patterns, chords, or harmonic progressions.

Theory and aural skill development are appropriate for students enrolled in private lessons, ensembles, or who are interested in composition. It is an important foundation for high school students who wish to pursue music study in college.

The Community Music School offers customized theory and aural skills lessons for interested students of any age or level, youth or adult. Lessons are scheduled according to student and teacher availability.

Available to musicians of all ages and skill levels.

Complete our interest form to receive information on upcoming music theory opportunities.