Music Theory has a direct impact on a child’s ability to understand what they are playing, therefore, improving their ability to play an instrument.
Music Theory is the language, the grammar, the structure, and the rules behind all music. By studying music theory, we are able to clearly understand the structure of music we play. Music compositions are like buildings. In a music piece there is an architectural structure and engineering. Theory and solfege classes teach students to explore and use those elements for interpretation of a piece while they perform.
This class is designed to teach students the basic building blocks of music. Emphasis is on ear training, solfege singing, ensemble and rhythm activities, sight reading, movement and music creativity. The classes are the beginning of simple harmonization of melodies and selected harmonic progressions through singing and keyboard performance.
Theory and Solfege lessons are designed Beginner-Intermediate-Advance. Students take three tests each quarter. (One oral, two writing) Students are expected to complete homework assignments for theory classes. End of every academic year tests are given which determine if the student will move to the next level. The classes will be held once a week for one hour.
"Solfege" came from French solfege in the 1910s. The French word in turn came from the Italian solfeggio, which is a combination of sol and fa. Its equivalent in Early Modern English is sol-fa.
Saturdays at Peterson Location
Advance Theory: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Intermediate Theory: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Beginning Theory: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Beginning Theory: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Beginning Theory: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fees based on 8 - week term
$ 80.00 ( If taken with private music instruction)