Music Theory

Everyone has a musical instinct, picked up from their mother’s heartbeat when they were in the womb.

Theory develops this natural aptitude. From trumpet to tuba, you'll play it best if you know your musical nuts and bolts!

Some pupils have an added reason to study theory: they set their sights on passing exams at grade 5 and above as entry qualifications for uni. (In 20 years, they have all gained passes, often with Distinction.) *

I offer special support to budding composers of all ages, with the chance to contribute to the Worldwide Song Project, which I direct.

My approach to theory for children and teens is to make it fun.

Thanks to their knowledge of music theory, these two very different performers both understand how their instruments work and how to get the best results - and they make good sense of the blobs and squiggles they have to read!

If you want to know more about theory lessons you're welcome to use the form below. (For more about me please go to my home page!)

Tony D Triggs

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*  For the purpose of university entry, piano and theory grades 6-8 count as A/S and A levels.