THEORY & AURAL SKILLS

CLASSES ARE CONDUCTED ONLINE WITH A LIVE INSTRUCTOR.

Theory & Aural Skills Classes are recommended for K through 12th grade students. These classes are structured around the Theory Time method and books, which have recently become the basis for the National Federation of Music Clubs theory event. In these classes, students focus on music concepts such as counting, rhythms, scales, chords, terms, analysis, ear training, and more. Music Theory students understand their music better and are more well-rounded musicians. For more information on the Theory Time method: https://www.theorytime.com.

Accelerated Theory Classes are generally recommended for ages 10 through adults. These classes are the "fast forward" version of the "Theory and Aural Skills Classes".

Classes are 50 minutes. 

 

These classes are free for HMA students enrolled in Private Lessons. Workbooks can be purchased from HMA for $15 (Levels A-10)/$17 (Accelerated) or from other sources. These classes are not available during Summer Session and are only available August through May.

Private Theory Lessons are available for all ages and levels.

Level A 

Recommended for: Beginners ages 4-6

Instructor: Sally Walsh

Days, Times: Saturdays at 1:00p

Fall Semester Dates: 8/13, 8/27, 9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/10

Spring Semester Dates: TBA

Level B 

Recommended for: Beginners ages 4-6, with some experience

Instructor: Sally Walsh

Days, Times: Saturdays at 1:00p

Fall Semester Dates: 8/20, 9/3, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12, 12/3, 12/17

Spring Semester Dates: TBA

Primer Level

Recommended for: Beginners ages 7-9 or students who have taken Levels A & B

Instructor: Ian Florence

Days, Times: Saturdays at 1:00p

Fall Semester Dates: 8/13, 8/27, 9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/10

Spring Semester Dates: TBA

Level 1

Recommended for: K-12 at this level

Instructor: Ian Florence

Days, Times: Saturdays at 1:00p

Fall Semester Dates: 8/20, 9/3, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12, 12/3, 12/17

Spring Semester Dates: TBA

Level 2

Recommended for: K-12 at this level

Instructor: Ian Florence

Days, Times: Saturdays at 2:00p

Fall Semester Dates: 8/13, 8/27, 9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/10

Spring Semester Dates: TBA

Level 3

Recommended for: K-12 at this level

Instructor: Ian Florence

Days, Times: Saturdays at 2:00p

Fall Semester Dates: 8/20, 9/3, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12, 12/3, 12/17

Spring Semester Dates: TBA

Level 4

Recommended for: K-12 at this level

Instructor: Ian Florence

Days, Times: Saturdays at 3:00p

Fall Semester Dates: 8/13, 8/27, 9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/10

Spring Semester Dates: TBA

Level 5

Recommended for: K-12 at this level

Instructor: Ian Florence

Days, Times: Saturdays at 3:00p

Fall Semester Dates: 8/20, 9/3, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12, 12/3, 12/17

Spring Semester Dates: TBA

Level 6

Recommended for: K-12 at this level

Instructor: Dr. Eric Hawk

Days, Times: Saturdays at 4:00p

Fall Semester Dates: 8/13, 8/27, 9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/10

Spring Semester Dates: TBA

Level 7

Recommended for: K-12 at this level

Instructor: Dr. Matthew Phillips

Days, Times: Saturdays at 3:00p

Fall Semester Dates: 8/20, 9/3, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12, 12/3, 12/17

Spring Semester Dates: TBA

Level 8

Recommended for: K-12 at this level

Instructor: Dr. Matthew Phillips

Days, Times: Saturdays at 4:00p

Fall Semester Dates: 8/20, 9/3, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12, 12/3, 12/17

Spring Semester Dates: TBA

Level 9

Recommended for: K-12 at this level

Instructor: Dr. Matthew Phillips

Days, Times: Saturdays at 5:00p

Fall Semester Dates: 8/20, 9/3, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12, 12/3, 12/17

Spring Semester Dates: TBA

Level 10

Recommended for: K-12 at this level

Instructor: Dr. Matthew Phillips

Days, Times: Saturdays at 6:00p

Fall Semester Dates: 8/20, 9/3, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12, 12/3, 12/17

Spring Semester Dates: TBA

Accelerated Theory - Bronze Level

Recommended for: Beginners ages 10 & up (= Primer through Level 3)

Instructor: Dr. Matthew Phillips

Days, Times: Saturdays at 12:00p

Fall Semester Dates: 8/20, 9/3, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12, 12/3, 12/17

Spring Semester Dates: TBA

Accelerated Theory - Silver Level

Recommended for: High schoolers through adults at this level (= Levels 4 & 5)

Instructor: Dr. Matthew Phillips

Days, Times: Saturdays at 1:00p

Fall Semester Dates: 8/20, 9/3, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12, 12/3, 12/17

Spring Semester Dates: TBA

Accelerated Theory - Gold Level

Recommended for: Beginners ages 10 & up (= Levels 6, 7, & 8)

Instructor: Dr. Matthew Phillips

Days, Times: Saturdays at 2:00p

Fall Semester Dates: 8/20, 9/3, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12, 12/3, 12/17

Spring Semester Dates: TBA