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Music Lessons for Beginners! (1:1 Tutoring, Ages 8-18)

Carrie Matheny
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In this ongoing 1:1 course, students will learn how to read music and basic music theory (written and aural).

Class experience

  • Students will improve their understanding of music theory and be able to read sheet music. If they do not currently participate in other outside music activities, they will gain skills that will give them a solid foundation whenever they start to learn an instrument, sing, etc. Those who do currently participate in other outside music activities will become confident in their ability to read music, understand basic principles of harmony, be able to identify major and minor intervals, and memorize major and minor scales.
Homework Offered
Homework will be assigned in alignment with each student's personal goals. Assigned homework might include worksheets, listening exercises, or creativity exercises like writing a melody.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Learner progress will be assessed through informal assessment during class time.
Grades Offered
Students should bring a pencil and staff paper to each class. There are free staff paper templates available online that can be printed, and staff paper notebooks can be purchased at a music store or online. 
Wide Staff paper is recommended, especially for younger students. This can be purchased online through suppliers like Amazon for approximately $6-8. For specific recommendations, please message Teacher Carrie. 

A worksheet with an image of piano keys will be provided for students to use during and outside of class. While it is not required, students may also choose to use a piano or electric keyboard at home (if they already have one available) while practicing to help hear the notes and intervals that we are practicing. 
We will occasionally refer to age-appropriate and content-related material on YouTube and Spotify. Students will not be asked to go to those sources on their own; Teacher Carrie will facilitate the use of those sources during class. 
Joined March, 2022
Hi there! My name is Carrie, I am a professional musician, arts administrator, and themed entertainment nerd. 😎

MUSIC CLASSES: I teach music classes about specialized and generalized topics. 
Specialized classes are created with the goal of... 
1-on-1 Lessons


per session
Meets on demand
30 min

Completed by 1 learner
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-18

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