Has your child reached Grade 5 in your instrument but can't take Grade 6 yet because he or she hasn't passed Grade 5 theory? Time is so limited in music lessons that theory often gets neglected. Later in 2018 Surrey Music School will be launching fun and exciting group theory classes to help students prepare for Grade 5 theory.
These classes will assume little to no knowledge of theory and start by giving a solid foundation to build on as students prepare for the exam. Each class will have music and fun at its centre and will not be a traditional dry theory class sat around a table. Students will bring their musical instruments and theory will come alive through:
playing fun games from Music Mind Games to develop a thorough understanding of many theoretical concepts;
composing and playing rhythms and melodies;
really understanding scales and key signatures through learning about the simple patterns that apply to all scales - if you can construct one scale, you can construct them all!
developing an understanding of I, IV and V chords through playing them and learning how they are constructed and written;
everything else needed for the exam.
We are in the early stages of developing these classes at present but to register your interest and be informed of start dates, course length, fees etc. please submit your details below.
Register your interest for Grade 5 theory classes
Meadowcroft Infants School, Little Green Lane, Chertsey KT16 9PT