THEORY

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The transformative learning process Taught By Tom designed to help our students grow both musically and academically. Each class is filled with opportunities to experience new educational situations to further develop the analytical musical mind. Our teachers create a safe and open setting, where they can guide students in exploring the Royal Conservatory of Music theory world for level 5 and up.

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"I put everything into teaching weekly concepts and engage in bringing out the confidence in students. To instil the self-assurance that what they know is right. When a question hits the board and that light bulb goes off, that is the moment I wish to achieve with every student." -Thomas Francis

Thomas Francis, Theory Master

AVAILABLE CLASSES

Let us support you as you learn how to write the language of music. It doesn't have to be hard, and you don't have to do it alone.

RCM LEVEL 5

This is the first level of theory required by the Royal Conservatory of Music.

RCM LEVEL 6

This is the second level of theory required by the Royal Conservatory of Music.

SONG WRITING

Learn to write melodies and understand chord progressions to write your own songs.

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WHAT LEARNING THEORY DOES FOR YOU

In this section, we have compiled some of the frequently asked questions that we’ve received over the years. If there’s something that we missed, please reach out and a member of our staff will get in touch with you.

STUDYING MUSIC THEORY LETS YOU UNDERSTAND MUSIC

Music theory isn’t just something dull and formulaic, although many find that there is a link to studying music and mathematical dexterity. It is the fundamental building block of musical composition, and can really be an asset to your growth as a musician, amateur or professional. 
Studying theory is like learning to read another language.

STUDYING THEORY CAN EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF COMPOSERS & MUSIC GENRES

Taking the time to learn about music theory can expose you to music outside of your comfort zone. Songs with historical significance are classics for a reason: they demonstrate particular techniques that pushed the boundaries of their day, and are a great asset to any aspiring musician.

THEORY CAN HELP YOU PLAY MORE ACCURATELY & SIGHT READ MORE EASILY

Studying theory can provide you with knowledge of different musical styles and even can help you understand how the composer intended a particular piece to be performed without having access to a recording of a performance. 

It will help build your ability to match written notes with tones at a glance, and  once you learn how chord arrangements fit together it becomes easier to play when sight-reading, and can even help you understand where the piece is going next. 

LEARNING THEORY CAN HELP YOU IMPROVISE MORE FREELY

 Once you learn how scales typically progress, you can become more creative you improvise, whether you're jamming, writing a song you've had in your mind, or just wanting to get to know your instrument better. 

Having the fundamentals of theory in your grasp gives you an awareness when improvising, and like all skills, mastery comes from practice, and theory helps you understand what works and what doesn’t. 

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