Lora Baronian, Music Theory, Ear and Rhythm Training, Piano


Music theory is an essential part of music education. It is important not only for students studying to become professional musicians, but for anyone who wants to have a more in-depth understanding of music, its structure, harmony, and stylistic elements. This knowledge enables students to perform music intelligently, learn and memorize repertoire quicker, while also helping students make sense of musical interpretation. 

Ear training is another vital component of musical development. It fosters the sense of rhythm, pitch recognition and the ability to write and sing music. It is advisable to start ear training around the same time as lessons on the instrument. 

A typical music theory class will include: writing melodic and rhythmic dictations, sight-singing, listening to and notating chord progressions, as well as harmonic analysis of various pieces of music.  Russian method teaching materials are used, as well as theory workbooks by Keith Snell and Martha Ashleigh.  Students are welcome and encouraged to participate in annual MTNA theory tests and/or ABRSM exams. 

The option to do Skype lessons is also available. Students will need a quiet environment with no distractions, a laptop or iPad, headphones, and a good Internet connection. 

Please contact Ms Baronian at lora.baronian@gmail.com to set up an interview

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