Theory and General Musicianship

Many children enjoy understanding the intricacies of how music works. As part of our development programme, we offer theoretical and practical ways for our students to explore the wonder of music in a creative environment. These lessons are available to all.

Music Explorers

A new musicianship class for children in year 3-6. Students explore music through a creative and practical approach including movement, singing and playing tuned and untuned percussion instruments. Improvisation and exploration allow children to understand how music functions and is put together, with a focus of understanding the music through sound before symbol.

This class is offered at no extra charge for members.

Theory lessons

These are important as students need to pass Grade 5 theory before entering for Grade 6 or above in any ABRSM instrumental exam. To help you, CMA offer theory lessons on Fridays at the RGS.

  • Theory Is Fun!                  (grade 0-3)               5:15-5:45pm
  • Theory Warriors               (grade 4-5)               6-6:30pm

“Theory is Fun!” is perfect for Supersonic! students, who will be able to come along before their rehearsal. “Theory Warriors” fits in neatly after intermediate choir, enabling members to take part fully in CMA activities while ensuring their musical advancement. Theory lessons are provided at a cost of £50 per ten week term.

Composition Lessons

Composer Andrew Melvin is providing individual lessons at Royal Grammar School on Tuesday evenings. For more information, please contact the office by email.