THEORY & AURAL SKILLS

CLASSES ARE CONDUCTED ONLINE WITH A LIVE INSTRUCTOR.

Theory & Aural Skills Classes are available for ages 5 through adult. These classes are recommended to supplement private lessons. In Preparatory through Level 4, students participate in extra-musical activities such as solfege singing, ear training, rhythm games, and more! Pattern recognition and note reading exercises are also incorporated to strengthen note reading skills. The group setting is a fun way for students to learn music with their peers.

Levels 5 and above are for intermediate through advanced level students wanting more in-depth music theory and ear training. The classes follow the Royal Conservatory of Music curriculum and prepare students for examinations.

Adult 101 & 102 classes are offer a general knowledge of music theory and cover beginner through intermediate concepts.

Classes are 50 minutes. 

Private Theory Lessons are available for all ages and levels.

 

*Free for HMA students enrolled in Private Lessons. These classes are not available during Summer Session.

Adult Theory 101* 

*Registration open Aug - May

For: Adults with no to little experience.

Instructor: Dr. Matthew Phillips

Days, Times: Saturdays at 12:00p

Dates: 8/7, 8/21, 9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 11/6, 11/20, 12/11

Adult Theory 102*

*Registration open Aug - May

For: Adults with previous music training.

Instructor: Dr. Matthew Phillips

Days, Times: Saturdays at 4:00p

Dates: 8/7, 8/21, 9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 11/6, 11/20, 12/11

Theory & Aural Skills* - Preparatory-Level 4

*Registration open Aug - May

Instructors: Dr. Dawn Dalangin Hawk, Dr. S. Eric Hawk, and Mrs. Sally Walsh

Preparatory - Saturdays at 1:00p, generally for beginners ages 4-6 

Dates: 8/7, 8/21, 9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 11/6, 11/20, 12/11

Level 1 - Saturdays at 1:00p, generally for ages 5-7 with some experience

Dates: 8/14, 8/28, 9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/30, 11/13, 12/4, 12/18

Level 2 - Saturdays at 4:00p, generally for ages 8-12

Dates: 8/7, 8/21, 9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 11/6, 11/20, 12/11

Level 3 - Saturdays at 4:00p, ages K-12 at appropriate level

Dates: 8/14, 8/28, 9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/30, 11/13, 12/4, 12/18

Level 4 - Saturdays at 5:00p, ages K-12 at appropriate level

 

Dates: 8/7, 8/21, 9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 11/6, 11/20, 12/11

Theory & Aural Skills - Levels 5-9; Part 1

Ages: all ages (including adults) at appropriate level

Instructor: Dr. Matthew Phillips

Days, Times: 

  • Level 5 - Saturdays at 2:00p

  • Level 6 - Saturdays at 3:00p

  • Level 7 - Saturdays at 4:00p

  • Level 8 - Saturdays at 5:00p

  • Level 9 - Saturdays at 1:00p

Dates: 8/7, 8/21, 9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 11/6, 11/20, 12/11