Music Theory

Project Info

Project Description


  • Level 1: Ages 8-14
  • Level 2: Ages 10-18
  • Level 3: Ages 10-18
Type: Theory & Composition
Term: Annual
Term Length: 15 Weeks


  • Level 1: Wednesdays at 3:30pm
  • Level 2: Wednesdays at 4:15pm
  • Level 3: Saturdays at 2:15pm
Duration: 45 Minutes
Class Size: 8
Price: $630 | $315 for Students Enrolled in Private Lessons
Instructor: Ian Davis
Prior Experience: 1 Year of Private Lesson Recommended

Leveled by experience, students build essential musicianship skills and develop their musical knowledge in a fun, low-pressure group setting. Each class includes active listening, analysis, composition and notation. Ear training and rhythmic dictation are part of every class. Students learn chords, scales, harmony and melody and musical elements such as key signatures, time signatures and music vocabulary. Level 1 is an excellent supplement to private lessons and will enhance the students’ understanding of how music is put together. Levels 2 and 3 will prepare students for advanced middle school, high school and college music programs.

What Level Do I Sign up For?

We recommend that students who have at least 1 year of private lessons and are a minimum of 8 years old are ready for a Level 1 theory class. For students who have been studying for more than 2 years and are ages 10 or older, we recommend taking the Theory Placement Test. This placement quiz will let us know what level we think is best for you. If you have any questions about the Theory Placement Test or our theory offerings, please contact the community music school administrative team at

CLICK HERE To take the test. 

Once you have submitted your test, we will contact you with your recommended placement. Please keep in mind that all questions on this test are optional. You are welcome to skip any questions that you don’t know the answer to. 

Fall Semester
September 13th – January 10th (Wednesdays)

September 9th – January 13th (Saturdays)

Spring Semester

February 7th – June 5th (Wednesdays)

February 3rd – June 8th (Saturdays)

Registration Info

Please call 718-622-3300 to speak to one of our registrars who will guide you through the registration process and answer any questions you might have. Financial aid is available for qualifying students. To apply please contact and fill out the financial aid application.

For complete information on our registration process and policies please click here