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Music Theory : Major Scales , the Circle of Fifths , and Chords

Interactive, Engaging Music Class to Understand Intervals, Scales and Chords
Michele C. Yake
447 total reviews for this teacher
New class
year old learners
learners per class


Charged upfront
$10 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 3 weeks
30 minutes per class

Available times

Table of available sections


Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
The students will learn how the Circle of Fifths works, and how to know how many sharps are in each sharp major scale. 
They will learn some memory tricks for being able to figure out how many sharps are in each key. 
The students will gain an understanding of what a "key" means in music. 
The students will learn how chords are created from the major scale. 
They will learn the basic triad formulas for major, minor, diminished, and augmented triads. 
They will be able to build the triads themselves, using the formulas. 
The students will gain a better understanding of what a chord is, and what a triad is.
I have been an Outschool teacher since May of 2020. I love teaching on Outschool and sharing my love of music and art with the students.
   I have 20+ years experience, as a music teacher.  I have taught for a over a year on outschool as a piano and guitar teacher. 
   My teaching experience includes piano, electric keyboard, guitar, and general music classes, in both the classroom and private settings. 
My brick and mortar school teaching includes being head of the music department at a private high school in Maryland. 
I taught private piano and guitar lessons at a guitar shop, for 5 years, in addition to my own private students in my studio. 
My bachelor's degree is in liberal arts with a concentration in music  and I have graduate studies in music education, from Towson University. 
I will post some materials for the student to review, during the week. 
No homework is required, but if they review the materials,  they will be better ready for the next week's class. 
No materials needed
Informal assessment 
30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
No outside sources 


Michele C. Yake
Lives in the United States
Creative, Artistic, Professional Teacher
447 total reviews
1494 completed classes

About Me

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Michele is a professional musician, artist and writer. She has been sharing her love of   music, art and writing with her students, for over 15 years.

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