Music Theory (8-12 yrs)
Now Enrolling for 2024!
Welcome to Music Theory!
Finesse your musical craft through understanding the inner structures and context of the works you play or write. Music theory is a crucial part of performance skills, helping you recognise patterns between different pieces, recognising the reasons certain music are the way they are, and understanding how to combine old ideas to create new ones.
Students planning to sit their AMEB theory, musicianship, and music craft exams, and those serious about truly understanding music will benefit from this course.
Introduction to the key concepts of music and how they all relate
- Dynamics & Expressive Techniques
Basic skills in musical ‘language’: reading, writing, and understanding
- Intervals and rhythm
- Clefs, keys, and scales
- Metre and form
Basic harmony of the European Common Practice Period (~17th-19th centuries)
- Identifying chords
General overview of musical history and trends in European music
- Instruments of the symphony orchestra
- Popular ensembles throughout the times
- Famous composers and their impact
- Differences between Baroque, Classical, and Romantic musics
Cost: $100 per term (8 classes)
Recommended ages: All ages
About the Tutor:
Finn is an accomplished pianist and composer with more than 10 years of teaching experience. A specialist in Baroque harpsichord repertoire, Finn studied piano with German Diez and harpsichord with Dr. Fred Hammond. He has given recitals as both an accompanist and soloist, including a performance with the American Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Leon Botstein, and more recently three significant solo all-Bach programs. He completed his LmusA in 2016 and holds a Masters of Music and Ph.D from UNSW Sydney.