Tia HarveyMusic theory is the understanding of written music, and it provides a language for composers and musicians to communicate with each other. Students that understand musical theory can read a page written by a composer hundreds of years ago, and understand what that composer wanted them to play, and how. 

Theory classes cover the names of notes and how they appear on a page, key signatures, time signatures, rhythms, scales and more.

AMP Theory classes are taught by MSU College of Music Doctoral candidate, Tia Harvey, who makes the learning process fun!  Miss Tia incorporates games, student playlists and her vibraphone into each lesson.  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 overall music learning that CMS-D offers this class FREE to all youth.