Music Theory and Composition
“Music theory represents the language from which all music can be fully understood, performed and enjoyed. Learning how a piece is created can enhance one’s enjoyment of recreating a representation in performance, and provide a full awareness of the composer’s intentions.“ Graham Bennett, YMC Head of Theory and Composition
Music theory classes are recommended for all children of 7 years and above. The Theory and Composition Classes at YMC offer an exciting approach to learning music theory for ABRSM examinations providing a platform where students can develop the skills and knowledge essential for all good musicians.
Within each class, students are taught how to understand theory through a wider musical context often relating aspects of the syllabus to the developments of styles, periods and composers. This additional knowledge can then be applied in more creative ways as performers and composers thus providing a more enriched experience of learning and development.
At YMC, theory is taught for all grades 1-8, and special emphasis on examination techniques are provided in each class.