Online Music Theory Lessons

Learn Music Theory Online From Award-Winning Music Teachers

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Online Music Theory Lessons

Learn music theory online from award-winning teachers who use these principles in practice every day. Gain a deeper understanding of the building blocks of music and strengthen your skills at any age. Whether you’re just being introduced to theory or you’re already working on applying the concepts to your own performance, we bring a personalized music theory experience right to your door!
Learn Western and Jazz Theory
Music theory is the study of the practices and possibilities of music. Explore the foundational elements of music notation – key signatures, time signatures, and rhythmic notation – as well as the general principles of music. From chord progressions to contrapuntal harmonies, music theory gives you the skills to analyze and understand the music you’re playing.

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Theoretical Concepts Woven Through Music

Western Theory

Western theory is rooted in the European musical tradition. These foundational elements include scales and modes, intervals, chord structure and progressions, as well as rhythm.

Jazz Theory

Jazz theory builds on the tenets of traditional Western Theory elements. Jazz tends to favor complex harmonic progressions and rich structures, as well as complex rhythmic nuances.

Meet a Few Of Our Music Theory Teachers

Ian

Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Songwriting, Improvisation, Music Theory, General Music

Sarah

Voice, Piano, Music Theory, General Music

Niko

Piano, Improvisation, Music Theory, General Music

Joseph

Piano, Guitar, Improvisation, Music Theory, General Music

Daniel

Cello, Violin, Viola, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Improvisation, Music Theory, General Music

Stefanie

Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Woodwinds, Improvisation, Music Theory, General Music

Amanda

Piano

Aquila

Voice, Piano, General Music

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