Music Theory Lessons

Online & offline

Music theory Grades 1-5

Most musicians typically go up to grade 5. It’s the bench mark for musicans as the orignal reason was in order to go beyond grade 5 with ABRSM, you needed to pass grade 5. With ABRSM, you still do. Other recognised exam boards are not as strict, and you are able to go up to grade 8.

Grade 1

You can complete the music theory grade 1 course within 5 hours and you’ll be more than prepared for the exam. If you can’t complete it in 5 consecutive days, it will take about 5 weeks.

Grade 2

You can complete the music theory grade 2 course within 7 hours and you’ll be more than prepared for the exam. If you can’t complete it in 7 consecutive days, it will take about 7 weeks.

Piano leessons with Bedford Guitar Teacher Grade 3

You can complete the music theory grade 3 course within 10 hours and you’ll be more than prepared for the exam. If you can’t complete it in 10 consecutive days, it will take about 9 weeks.

Grade 4 &  5

You can complete the music theory grade 4 course within 7-8 hours and you’ll be more than prepared. If you’re taking the exams with ABRSM, you’ll need grade 5 music theory to go beyond grade 5 in your practical exams

What you’ll need

Online & offline

Online Music Theory lessons A good internet connection

You’ll need a good internet connection. This is important, so if you live in the countryside it might not be the right way forward for you, but we can try.

Online music lessons Learning from home

Although you’ll be at home, you’ll need to buy the relevant books which are either grades 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5, with ABRSM. Click here to purchase.

Online Music Theory lessons Online lessons via zoom.

Online lessons will be via Zoom. The quality is very clear of both audio and visuals and there’s no lag between the two. Here is the link which will take you to your ‘waiting room’. Lessons are at the usual times. Click here

App/Audio

When you first enter the meeting, you maybe asked to download their app (optional) and then you’ll be presented with two options, 1)  Join with computer audio and 2) test audio. Feel free to test the audio but you’ll want to select the first option.

Parents / Guardians

As with all my lessons, you’ll still need to be present otherwise lessons will not go ahead.

Laptop / Desktop / Mobile

Although it works on a mobile, it’s best to be on a laptop or desktop. If you’d like to do a test run with me before your lesson, that’s fine.

Piano Lessons

Practical lessons

Practical – Rock School

Rock School exams are still a fairly new exam board. They take a different approach to ABRSM with the types of pieces which they ask you to play. Unlike ABRSM, you’ll be expected to perform against a backing track during the exam.

Practical Exams – ABRSM

ABRSM is probably the most well known of exam boards. If you choose to go down this route, you’ll need Grade 5 music theory to go beyond grade 5 in your practical exams.

Hourly lessons (Beginners)

Beginners are recommend to have half hour music theory with ABRSM, and half hour practical session.  If you have already completed basic music theory training and understand the basics, half an hour is recommended.

Half hour lessons (Intermediate)

If you have basic understanding of music theory – preferably  having completed ABRSM’s Grade 1 & Grade 2, music theory,  half hour  lessons are the recommended time.

Reasons to learn online

Music theory

Online music lessons Stay at home

No need to worry about being late, relax about being punctual and enjoy learning online.

Online Music Theory lessons It’s global.

As long as you have your books, you can be anywhere in the world, learning music theory.

Save the environment  Save the environment.

Contribute towards saving the environment by not using your car to travel for a half hours lesson.

Save travel money Save travel money

Whether you normally travel by bus, train, tube, or car, save your money and put it towards something else