I have been playing musical instruments since I was about 6 or 7 years of age, and whilst instruments have come and gone in my life, music theory is a fundamental subject needed to be proficient at any instrument. I now not only enjoy still playing many instruments, but I also enjoy offering lessons for Music Theory. Sutton in Ashfield is one of the areas I cover.
Are you a new starter to music lessons? Or have you now reached a point in your music career where you need to increase your knowledge in Music Theory? With the ABRSM examination system, once you have achieved a grade 5 instrumental music exam, they require that you take a theory exam to ensure you have good foundations in music theory.
It is not widely recognised that learning to play an instrument also includes learning another language – learning to read music. This can be quite a daunting thought to many people and quite a few students here at Zoe Life Music are initially hesitant, and are not keen on the idea of reading music because of that!
It could be that negative experiences in your childhood with “old style” music teachers and learning to read music just didn’t make any sense. But the opportunities that learning about music theory can open up to you as a musician and your musical ability are vast.
Imagine, listening to a piece of music, and be able to spot chord progressions and patterns within the music that will enable you to play that piece more easily yourself? And knowing how music works – which can be like a jigsaw puzzle, means that you can also create your very own music!
Here at Zoe Life Music whatever you do regarding learning music theory, I ensure that the lessons are fun, individualised to your requirements, and to your learning style. I run theory workshops throughout the year, as well as running individual 1 to 1 music theory lessons.