Supplemental Theory Classes
Rhythm (included with lesson tuition)
Learning a musical instrument successfully is more than simply practicing and playing sheet music. Private lessons are typically focused on ability, technique and musicality. Because of this, we found that students need reinforcement instruction in many other areas of understanding music besides their regular weekly lesson.
Every supplemental class we offer is essential to a well-balanced and comprehensive education in music. They are designed to support students and expand their knowledge throughout various stages of development. Theory (Music Power) classes are fully integrated with composition, music activities. and term memorization.
Elementary Exam Prep - Includes Music Theory classroom style whiteboard examples, written theory training, monthly assessments tests and preparation for written exams.
Intermediate Exam Prep - Includes Music Theory classroom style whiteboard examples, written theory training, monthly assessments tests and preparation for written exams.
Written Theory Lab - An independent lab style class for students to write theory for the purpose of understanding proper penmanship for notation. Teachers monitor each student’s progress and assist as needed throughout the lab. Worksheets and home assignments will be given as needed.
Independent Lab - Labs are a flexible space for students to advance their sight-reading, ear-training, practical exam requirements, written theory, composition, and get assistance in practice assignments. Teachers will help students in any area of musical development needed on a class to class basis.
Tech lab - By utilizing different apps and programs, students learn to tie in traditional music theory and rhythm using technology to write or create music. This lab can also be used as a regular independent lab for sight-reading or written theory.
Requirements for lab classes: Students must be currently using a graded conservatory style theory method book. An assessment must be scheduled to place the student in the appropriate level. The level of theory may differ from the level of playing.
Rhythm Power - Available in Prep, Elementary, and Intermediate levels. Rhythm is the core of playing any musical instrument or singing. Depending on the level, students will learn to master rhythms by pushing the limits of their levels in sight-reading, counting and ensemble. These classes help students solidify strong rhythm reading skills and develop a consistent tempo pace while subdividing the beats. Some notation development is also addressed for reinforcement on good penmanship. FREE CLASS - Fee is included in instrument lesson tuition.
Young Student Primer - A variety of musical concepts are taught through activities and games. Music theory is explored through sight-singing, solfege, ear-training, and rhythm playing/ ensemble. This class was designed for students ages 5-7 who are currently taking private lessons and using a young beginners method.
Music Power Primer - The Prep level focuses on note-reading on the grand staff, and basic theory concepts that are aid in a quicker progress through the beginning stages of learning an instrument. Ear-training, sight-singing, music history and composition are also introduced throughout the course.
Music Power Beginner - In the Beginner level, staff reading is expanded into ledger notes and multiple note, and pattern identification. Students explore more theory concepts by application and the construction of basic chords and scales. This is an appropriate class for students using Conservatory Prep Level theory book.
Music Power Elementary 1 - For the Elementary level theory student, there is a deeper exploration of scales, key signatures, and aural and visual examples of theory concepts. Students explore more theory concepts by application. Students must be currently using a graded conservatory style theory book to attend this class. This is an appropriate class for students using Conservatory Level 1-2 theory books.
Music Power Elementary 2 - For the Elementary level theory student, there is a deeper exploration of scales, key signatures, and aural and visual examples of theory concepts. Students explore more theory concepts by application. Students must be currently using a graded conservatory style theory book to attend this class. This is an appropriate class for students using Conservatory Level 3-4 theory books.
Music Power Intermediate - Intermediate level theory focuses on expanding scale, chord, interval qualities, melody composition, and form analysis on repertoire pieces. This level builds a greater knowledge of music terms, signs and definitions. An appropriate class for students using Conservatory Level 5-7 theory books.
Advanced level theory students are scheduled for private tutoring. Contact us for class availability.