why study music theory?

  • ​Enhance your performances, in any style, by understanding the composers' intentions.
  • With trained ears and musical vocabulary, you will learn music much faster, whether from a page or by ear.
  • Be able to communicate effectively with other musicians.
  • School groups and instrumental lessons can provide basic Music Theory study, but a dedicated course can go much further.
  • Awareness of all the Elements of Music will make you a more sensitive listener, and a more effective performer.
  • Not just a "theory," the Elements of Music can be heard and felt in real time, thus making the practice of logic   less abstract, expanding capacity for abstract thought.
  • Enhance mathematical. logical, creative, and problem-solving skills.
  • Prepare for advanced education in music.
  • Learn to compose your own music, expressing your own creativity.
  • Working knowledge of harmony, melody and rhythm
          will allow you to become a better improviser.
  • Develop the habit of striving for informed competence.
  • It's less difficult, and more fun, than most people think.
Musicianship involves not just the techniques of instrumental execution, but also literacy in the language of the Art and sensitivity to the expression of sound.  Music Theory is the study of the language of Music - TheElements of Music.
This literacy allows musicians to use all the Elements of Music for more effective composing and performing.

Music theory

  PROGRAM INCLUDES:
  • Ear Training - essential for high-level musical development
  • Improved music reading by learning to notate music
  • Learn the "rules" followed - and broken - in musical composition
  • Step-by-step beginner lessons and classes are child-friendly and fun
  • Rigorous Royal Conservatory curriculum ensures genuine expertise
  • Historical perspective on the music, and the world in which it was created
  • Biographical study of composers and other important figures in Western Music History
  • Lots of Listening
  • Class material corresponds, in part, with our Piano Program, allowing students to play - or hear others play - the music discussed in class.

how to enroll

  courses / monthly tuition

(Prices shown are for non-YMB Piano students.)

  Intro to Music Theory
     Weekly private lesson. Great preparation for admittance into
     the Level 100 or 200 classes. Length of lesson may depend 
     on age of student.  Call for tuition and scheduling.


  Level 100  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $30
     Weekly 30-minute classes, with Level I-III Piano students


  Level 200  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45
     Weekly 45-minute classes, with Level IV-VII Piano students 


  Advanced Musical Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60
     Weekly 60-minute classes, with Piano students of Level VIII +

  Adult Theory Lessons 
     Private lessons for adults of any level.
     Call for tuition and scheduling.
If you're enrolled in Ms Cammy's Piano Program these Theory Classes are included, but lessons and classes are available to everyone.  Just let us know you are interested, and we will set up a meeting with Ms Cammy.  She will be able to determine which course is appropriate for you. 

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