Music Theory

Music theory is the understanding of written music, and it provides a language for composers and musicians to communicate with each other. Students that understand music theory can read a piece of music written hundreds of years ago, and understand what the composer desired to hear in their music as well as the historical context of that music. Theory classes cover note names and how they appear on a page, key signatures, time signatures, rhythms, scales, and how all of these are formed and written.

AMP Music Theory classes are taught by MSU College of Music Doctoral candidate, Tia Harvey, who makes the learning process fun! Ms. Tia incorporates musical games, the students' musical interests, and her vibraphone into each class. In the words of a current student, “I thought theory would be boring – but it is super fun! I can’t wait to go next time!”

Theory is so important to the overall understanding of music that CMS-D offers this class for FREE to all youth students enrolled in an AMP class.