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Beginner Music Theory (Ages 8-12)

Supercharge your learner's musical abilities by learning the language of music
Troy S.
90 total reviews for this teacher
New class
  There are no upcoming classes.
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 13 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
After this program, students will...
- Have a strong grasp on basic terminology in music
- Be faster at reading music
- Understand how chords are made 
- Gain the knowledge of how to apply scales and intervals to music
- A basic introduction to how musical harmony works
I've been teaching music for over a decade now to hundreds of students of all ages and all backgrounds. This is my full time thing. As well, this curriculum in particular has been successfully run in the past, so I know the concepts work well for the age it's being offered to, and which points to spend extra time with learners (depending on their age, experience, and instrument)
Students are encouraged to try to apply the concepts they learn in this class to their primary instrument, or through a music notation software, so they can hear their ideas, and make decisions about whether or not they like certain chords in certain places, and certain melody notes.

Some students may learn better by using flash cards to study the concepts before they try applying the concepts to their instruments. Be prepared to learn in whichever way works best for your learner. If you've read this far, I applaud your attention to detail and I look forward to working with you! Please use the discount code troymusictheory20 at checkout for $20 off 

The more time you spend playing with the concepts we’ll discuss in this class, the better you get at them!

My suggestion is to do a little bit every day, at a time of day when you feel inspired
Paper and pencil is all you need! Digital note taking softwares are encouraged if the student is comfortable using them, but they're not a requirement. Class recordings will be available after every session.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
There will be an optional take home midterm, and and optional take home final assessment that I encourage students to do for feedback on which concepts they are strong on and which ones they are not

In general though, if the student can explain to you what a concept is, they’re doing really well. If the student can teach the concept to you using their instrument, they’re doing incredible, and far exceeding the expectations of the course
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Troy S.
Lives in Canada
Music Educator
90 total reviews
56 completed classes

About Me

Before I started kindergarten, my mom looked at me teaching my younger brother everything that I could and thought "He's going to be a teacher some day..."

Fast forward to now...

I've been teaching music in my local community and online for 11... 
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