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THEORY & AURAL SKILLS

Theory & Aural Skills Classes are free for HMA students enrolled in private lessons and are recommended for K through 12th grade students. A workbook must be purchased separately for class participation. 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 45 minutes.

 

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 B 

Recommended for: Beginners ages 4-6

Instructor: Sally Walsh

Day, Time: Saturdays, 9:45-10:30a *In-person

Fall Semester Dates: 8/17, 8/31, 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/23

Primer Level

Recommended for: Beginners ages 7-9 or students who have taken Level B

Instructor: Sally Walsh

Day, Time: Saturdays, 10:30-11:15a

Fall Semester Dates: 8/17, 8/31, 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/23

Level 1

Recommended for: K-12 at this level

Instructors: Cayla Cappel and Ian Florence

Day, Time: See below

Fall Semester Dates:

 

Cayla Cappel, 1:00-1:45p: 8/17, 8/31, 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/23

Ian Florence, 1:00-1:45p: 8/24, 9/7, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7

Level 2

Recommended for: K-12 at this level

Instructors: Cayla Cappel and Ian Florence

Day, Time: See below

Fall Semester Dates:

 

Cayla Cappel, 1:00-1:45p: 8/24, 9/7, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7

Ian Florence, 1:45-2:30p: 8/24, 9/7, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7

Level 3

Recommended for: K-12 at this level

Instructor: Ian Florence

Day, Time: Saturdays, 2:30-3:15p

Fall Semester Dates: 8/24, 9/7, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7

Level 4

Recommended for: K-12 at this level

Instructor: Ian Florence

Day, Time: Saturdays, 3:15-4:00p

Fall Semester Dates: 8/24, 9/7, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7

Level 5

Recommended for: K-12 at this level

Instructor: Ian Florence

Day, Time: Saturdays, 4:00-4:45p

Fall Semester Dates: 8/24, 9/7, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7

Level 6

Recommended for: K-12 at this level

Instructor: Jessica Ganji

Day, Time: Sundays, 2:00-2:45p

Fall Semester Dates: 8/18, 9/1, 9/15, 9/29, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 12/1

Level 7

Recommended for: K-12 at this level

Instructor: Jessica Ganji

Day, Time: Sundays, 2:00-2:45p

Fall Semester Dates: 8/25, 9/8, 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/8

Level 8

Recommended for: K-12 at this level

Instructor: Dr. S. Eric Hawk

Day, Time: Saturdays, 12:15-1:00p

Fall Semester Dates: 8/17, 8/31, 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/23

Levels 9-12

*No  2024-2025 classes, due to minimum enrollment needed.

Accelerated Theory - Bronze Level

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

Instructor: Dr. S. Eric Hawk

Day, Time: Saturdays, 1:00-1:45p

Fall Semester Dates: 8/17, 8/31, 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/23

Accelerated Theory - Silver Level

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

Instructor: Dr. S. Eric Hawk

Day, Time: Saturdays, 1:45-2:30p

Fall Semester Dates: 8/17, 8/31, 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/23

Accelerated Theory - Gold Level

Recommended for: High schoolers through adults at this level (= Levels 6, 7, & 8)

Instructor: Dr. S. Eric Hawk

Day, Time: Saturdays, 2:30-3:15p

Fall Semester Dates: 8/17, 8/31, 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/23

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