Music theory

Music Theory Course

Following on from the success of this course in 2019, the Zero to Grade 5 Hero course returns for summer 2020. An intensive course running for a week in the summer holidays taking students to a successful ABRSM Grade 5 theory pass in the autumn.

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

Mon 27th – Fri 31st July 2020

Mon 10th – Fri 14th August 2020

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

Sessions will run on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 1000-1100 and 1110-1200, with a 10-minute break in between for snacks and questions.

The cost of the Music Theory Course is £160 (£40 per day), and includes the following materials, which will be mailed to you before the course begins:

H​ow To Blitz! ABRSM Theory Grade 5 (2018 Revised Edition)
Music Theory Practice Papers 2019
Music Theory Practice Papers 2018
Spiral-bound Pad of Manuscript Paper


Subjects to be covered:
Monday –  Italian words; technical names of notes; Treble, bass, alto and tenor clefs; Chord descriptions and inversions (e.g. Va)
Wednesday – Compound time signatures; Intervals; breves; Instruments of the orchestra; voice parts; French words
Thursday – Major scales; chromatic scales; grouping notes; transposition; German words
Friday – 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.

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 use the contact form below.