Music Theory Test Preparation Classes

Set yourself up for success!

Beauvoir Music Makers offers in-person classes to support beginning to advanced students in their music theory studies.

Next class begins January 11, 2020 in Tustin! Contact us for more information.

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Class Structure:

Students will be assessed on the first day of class so that their current level of music theory knowledge can be determined.

From there, they will be put in groups where they are taught simple to complex theory topics.

They will then have the opportunity to practice the material learned through individual and group activities.

Throughout the class, they will consistently practice taking tests as well as learning the material.

At the end, they use what they have learned in group games that will at times involve parents so that they can practice being the teacher!

Why study music theory outside of private lessons?

– We support private instructors by supplementing the music theory concepts taught in lessons with structured practice time where students can focus on understanding the material away from their instrument. We are not at all a replacement for private instrumental instruction.

– Students are able to focus practice and teacher Q&A time on the areas in which they might not feel as confident.

– Students explore music theory topics in a new way to deepen understanding.

– An interactive approach inspires participants to have fun so they are more inspired to continue learning and practicing theory after the class.

Answers to some common questions:

– Most subjects are taught using both treble and bass clef. Note ID includes alto and tenor clefs and the grand staff.

– Topics include Note ID, sharps/flats, key signatures, intervals, scales, chords, lots of rhythm (in our experience students need a lot of practice with rhythm), dynamics, articulation, tempo markings, general vocabulary, notation, and time periods/composers.

– Parents are asked to drop off students, although there are some activities that we do at the ends of classes where parents are invited to attend. This is fun because the students get to “teach” the parents, and it opens up the dialogue for music theory conversations outside of the class.