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Music Theory Lessons

"Theory is absolutely essential. It has not only underpinned my advancement on the piano, but has also allowed me to turn my hand to a gamut of other instruments. Jonathan's capable tuition and guidance allowed me to perform admirably in this key discipline."

Benjamin Thomas

Why study music theory?

Studying music theory not only enables you to read music fluently but it also gives you the ability to compose music; understanding how scales and harmony work. For those learning an instrument, most exam boards require you to take a grade 5 music theory exam before progressing to the higher practical exams. Having a good knowledge of music theory is also essential for anyone working towards GCSE or A-level music qualifications.

About Jonathan

As well as being a concert pianist and organist, Jonathan has over 20 years' experience teaching music theory to pupils of all ages and abilities. He has a DipMusTh(ICMA) diploma in music theory which he gained with distinction.

Why study with Jonathan

Jonathan provides exceptional quality, patient and friendly tuition with an emphasis on helping pupils achieve their full musical potential. Pupils consistently gain excellent results in exams with one being awarded a prize from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music for achieving the highest grade 6 theory exam result in that session. Jonathan provides regular workshops for those who wish to take part and can teach music theory lessons online as well as face-to-face. Pupils are also provided with their own login where they can view lesson dates, read notes from past lessons, keep records of their practise time and much more.

Next steps

If you are interested in music theory lessons, please get in touch to book an initial, no-obligation trial lesson.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do lessons cost?
Lessons are £34 per hour, although many pupils will have a half hour lesson each week at £17
How frequently do I need to have my lessons?
Lessons can be weekly or fortnightly
Will I need to study between lessons?
You will be set some exercises to do between lessons
How many lessons do I need to pay for at once?
Lessons are invoiced half-termly using the Somerset school term dates. This means you will usually pay for between 5 and 7 lessons at a time. Extra lessons can be scheduled for school holidays if you wish

If you have any other questions please do contact me.