Music Theory

  • Age group: 8-18 years old
  • Pre-requisite: None

  • Audition: Not required

Level I serves as a direct aid to beginning instrumental study. Ear training focuses on aural recognition of the concepts studied in written theory. Students study solfege and develop the ability to sing simple melodies in major and minor keys while conducting the meter. In addition, students train their inner ears by learning how to notate simple melodic and rhythmic dictations. Great emphasis is placed on rhythmic control and proper execution of the subdivisions of the beat. Topics mastered include:  treble and bass clefs; major and minor scales and key signatures; diatonic intervals; simple time signatures and rhythmic subdivisions