Music Theory Course - Zero to Grade 5 Hero

Music theory course

The long-running Zero to Grade 5 Hero course returns for summer 2022. An intensive course running for a week in the summer holidays taking students to a successful ABRSM Grade 5 theory pass. (Exams can now be taken at any time).

Details for 2022

This year the course will take place online, using Zoom, on the following dates:

Monday 8th – Thursday 11th August 2022 

Monday 22th – Thursday 25th August 2022 


Followed by free marking service throughout the following term up to Grade 5 exam date

Daily Sessions

Sessions will run on consecutive weekdays at 1000-1100 and 1110-1200, with a 10-minute break in between for snacks and questions.

The cost of the Music Theory Course remains £160, and includes all of the following teaching books and materials, which will be mailed to you before the course begins:

Subjects to be covered

  • Day 1 –  Italian words; technical names of notes; Treble, bass, alto and tenor clefs; Chord descriptions and inversions (e.g. Va)
  • Day 2 –  Compound time signatures; Intervals; breves; Instruments of the orchestra; voice parts; French words
  • Day 3 – Major scales; chromatic scales; grouping notes; transposition; German words
  • Day 4 – Cadences; harmonic and melodic minor scales; word revision

Marking support after the course

You won’t be left high and dry after the course! Marking support up to the date of the exam is included.

Course Tutor

The course is tutored by SIMON JORDAN, Radio 3 Producer, performer and piano and violin tutor at Pipers Corner and High March schools. For more information please contact Simon on 07403 232517.

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