Music theory

Learn the language of music


In our Music Theory classes pupils will learn about notation, key signatures, time signatures and rhythmic notation. At intermediate and advanced levels pupils cover a broader range of topics such as composition, harmony and counterpoint.

 

Our theory classes are held in small, relaxed groups to help develop your child’s understanding of music. 

For times and fees see the Music School timetable.


How to book theory lessons
1. Sign up for lessons here
Tell us which grade you’re working towards.
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2. We'll contact you to arrange the group lesson time, day and start date and confirm the fee.

 

3. Pay for the lessons here

ABRSM theory exams grade 1-5

The ABRSM Grade 1-5 theory exams are now taken remotely online instead of at an exam centre on a specified date. This is more flexible for students, and parents can enter their child for the theory exams online. Students who are interested in taking theory exams should speak to their teacher to get advice. If you need any support with the online application process please contact the ABRSM directly or ourselves.
https://gb.abrsm.org/en/our-exams/online-theory/

 

ABRSM practical exams grade 6-8
Those students wishing to sit Grade 6-8 exams will still have to sit these in person and we can enter these students every term. Please be aware the closing date usually falls near to the start of each term. To enter please contact our office for the entry form and to check when the next application closing date is.

Grade 6+ ABRSM exams
Pupils taking Grade 6 or higher ABRSM exams must already have passed ABRSM Grade 5 (or above) in Music Theory. Our theory classes can support pupils in preparing for both their theory and practical exams.