Site Maintenance Scheduled at 11:00pm PDT

TakeLessons.com is scheduled for site maintenance on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 11:00pm to 11:45pm PDT. During this time the site may not be accessible.

Allen Music Theory Lessons

Looking for private in-home or in-studio Music Theory lessons? Our Allen teachers are ready to get you started. Find your teacher today!

Popular Music Lessons
in Allen, TX

Why TakeLessons?

Lessons taught: 8 0 9 , 0 0 2 and counting...

Connect Locally or Online

Local

Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location. Start by searching in your ZIP code to find teachers near you.
Learn More

Online

Live, Online Lessons

What if the teacher who best fits your needs is on the other side of the country? No problem. Our online lesson platform connects you with any teacher, anywhere. All you need is a reliable Internet connection, a webcam, and a microphone.
Learn More

How it Works

From finding the perfect teacher to managing payments, scheduling and tracking your progress,
we take care of all the details, so you can focus on learning. Learn More

Perform Search

Your search for the perfect teacher starts with the subject you'd like to learn and your ZIP code. From the list of recommended teachers, compare detailed information about each option before you make your teacher selection.

BrowseListings

Browse Profiles

Take some time to review the teachers in our network. All of our teachers provide detailed profiles, including information about their background, specialties, and teaching style. You can also read reviews from past and current students.

Book Online

Select your teacher and book online. After you book, your teacher will contact you directly to talk about your first lesson and you'll be able to manage your entire schedule through our free online account.

GetStarted

Get Started With Free Resources

Popular Music Theory Teachers Near Allen

P.G. B.

Fort Worth, TX
267637_lgn49pldpfk23jq2fdl5
Learn More

Blake B.

Fort Worth, TX
221630_305086_39811
Learn More

Marilyn S.

The Colony, TX
198337_138170_1232983680
Learn More
P.G. B. Fort Worth, TX

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Theory, Songwriting, Ukulele

About Me

I have been playing guitar for 18 years. I studied music and graduated from Boston College with a degree in Music composition and theory. While living in Nashville for 10 years I worked with Music Row songwriters, publishers and studio musicians. I have produced records for independent artists and currently write music for TV, radio and documentary films with Hummingbird Productions. I live with my wife in Fort Worth and love to teach. Basically, I like to make music and have fun!

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a laid back teacher. After six months of guitar lessons with me you will be able to jam with other musicians. My philosophy is to have fun. I picked up the guitar at age thirteen because I was inspired by Nirvana. I was quickly turned on to Jimi Hendrix, which eventually led to me discovering jazz, classical music and songwriting. Music is a vast world and I believe in teaching songs that the student wants to play.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lessons are taught in my music studio (in a loft) or in my living room (the music parlor). The loft studio is used to record music for commercials. Seating available. No pets. Bass and electric guitar amplifiers, keyboard, ukulele, mandolin, fiddle, microphones and assortment of audio equipment for recording.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a guitar tuner and learning materials (books, etc.). If it is electric guitar I can bring a practice amplifier for the lesson. I expect the student to have a guitar and guitar strings for him or her to learn. I also advise a practice amplifier for electric guitar students.

*** Specialties ***
On Guitar: Acoustic & Electric guitar, Rock n' Roll, Blues, Jazz, Improvisation, Merle Travis chicken pickin', slide guitar and music theory. In the world of audio recording, I am well versed in digital recording platforms (DAWs) such as Pro Tools and Logic. I operate Logic from my home studio to write and record music for TV, radio and film.

Blake B. Fort Worth, TX

Subjects Taught

Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory

About Me

Holding a BA in music and equipped with time proven methods for learning the guitar, I offer lessons to the north Dallas/Ft. Worth area. I specialize in the classical guitar; however, I also have 10 years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, and alternative styles with electric and acoustic guitars. I can teach you or your child the skills needed to pursue hobbies or serious musical goals! E.g. personal enjoyment, gigs, performances, recitals, university auditions, etc. The list goes on and on! I want to inspire you to continue learning music for the rest of your life.

Credentials:

Have a BA in music focusing on guitar.

I have experience teaching people of all ages.

Have performed in Master Classes for renowned virtuoso classical guitarists such as Michael Partington, Andrew Zohn and Richard Savino.

I am experienced in performing solo and group repertoire at a concert level with the classical and steel string guitar.

I am well versed in music theory ranging from Ancient to Modern.

Have completed proficiency examinations in sight reading, transposition, scales and juried repertoire performance for guitar and keyboard instruments.

I have performed in numerous guitar repertoire classes demonstrating techniques and theories for my peers.

*** Lesson Details ***
No two of my lessons are exactly the same. Each lesson is tailored and modified to meet the needs and desires of each individual student. I want to figure out who you are and where you want to go musically and use that as a foundation to build lessons on. I teach with a laid back style and never yell or scold. The more comfortable you feel during the lesson the more we can get accomplished. The perfect lesson environment is one in which you or your child feel free to ask questions and play an active role in the learning experience.

I use the Aaron Shearer (adult/teenager) and Suzuki (child) method books primarily for classical guitar lessons. These books help you develop technique and skills. At the same time I integrate various songs and pieces at your discretion that appeal to you personally. For rock, blues, folk, country, etc. I have various technique books to get us moving along until we know the exact direction you want to go. Within 3 to 6 months you can expect to be playing music at a respectable skill level and after 6 months, if you've practiced hard, you should have a repertoire of songs ready to perform!

*** Studio Equipment ***
private studio w/ 2 classical guitar, an electric, an acoustic guitar, monitor, amp, music theory posters w/ seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Classical Guitar. I have experience in a broad spectrum of music ranging from early lute music to more modern pieces from composers such as Erik Marchelie. The style I teach is primarily the "Classical Style." For younger students, I root my teaching in the Suzuki method but take a more lax approach that focuses on the individual learning needs of different students. I use metaphors and hands on exercises to explain technique and musical theory in a way that is easy to understand. The goal is to have fun while encouraging a love for music that will keep students motivated. For older children, teenagers, and adults I keep the fundamentals of the Suzuki methods prominent but primarily focus on the teaching methods of Aaron Shearer. I was taught from his literature and still refer back to it regularly.

Marilyn S. The Colony, TX

Subjects Taught

Music Theory, Piano

About Me

Music Job History:
2005-present Private Piano Lessons at home studio
Was Elementary Principal, Owen Elementary, Lewisville ISD
My music teaching/playing background also includes: private piano instructor at home studio, elementary music teacher in Lewisville ISD and Odessa Public Schools, piano accompanist for middle school/high school band Solo Contests, former church accompanist for Methodist churches
Personal Information:
Have 3 children, now ages 22, 24, and 26
Love gardening, reading, playing piano, ringing handbells.

I believe performing is an important part of music learning, so I schedule at least 2 recitals each year. Some of my adults prefer not to perform and that is okay too. My students played a Christmas recital recently and played so wonderfully! The more you perform, the easier it gets!

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe that most people would say that they wish they could play the piano. Taking piano lessons keeps you practicing and working on improving your skills. I can always help a student to play better in some aspect of their playing. I break down skills into as small a step as needed so the student can understand what needs to be done. Reading music is similar to reading words, so sometimes the problem is not with the fingers being able to play, but what the student is seeing. I can take whatever series you are currently playing out of and move forward with you from that series.
Rhythm can often be a problem when playing and that usually is just a matter of getting that rhythm into your vocabulary and really hearing how it goes.
Fingering is another area that can be the reason that a passage is not working for you and I can help you figure those areas out. I always try to correct and help you improve by using humor and positive reinforcement. I have several books that work on technique in fun, short exercises that will apply to any songs or literature that you are working on.
We will spend some of every lesson sight reading (looking at music that you will practice at home). Improving your ability to read music at sight will make your piano playing more enjoyable for you.

As with any lessons, the more you practice, the more progress and fun you will have! Every student needs a spiral notebook that we will use to keep track of your lessons. I have found it best if I buy the books you need and then you pay me for the books - that keeps you from having to search at a music store for the correct books and I make sure you have the correct book/levels. If you prefer to find the books yourself, that will be fine also. I am flexible and want your piano playing years to be lifelong for you.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha Grand Piano, Baldwin Acrosonic Studio Piano, Suzuki 88 key electronic keyboard,

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers
marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and
have received the highest feedback rating from students.
Piano, Handbells, Music Theory, Sight reading
I can teach from any series, have tended to specialize more with beginning and intermediate students. I have taught from almost every series over the years.
Right now I have students in Faber & Faber, Bastien, John Thompson, Schaum, David Carr Glover, Hal Leonard, FJH, Dozen a Day, and Alfred series.
When students begin lessons with me and have a music series with which they have started, we can stay with that series. I think that breaking skills down into small steps works well for mastery and understanding. I also travel to people's home for lessons, but prefer students come to my house.
I like to expand my students' appreciation of different types of music, from classical to pop, looking for music that is at the student's playing level.

Billy H.

Arlington, TX
220945_390024_38990
Learn More

Carl W.

Fort Worth, TX
294919_br42wcxyrxskgmxfs6lw
Learn More

Ric F.

Arlington, TX
439685_49m87xr9t7c984ql977k
Learn More
Billy H. Arlington, TX

Subjects Taught

Accordion, Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Ukulele

About Me

I teach my students how to understand how music is put together so they can learn even more on their own.

I read, write, and play all styles and I focus on teaching the student fundamentals that work in all styles of music ....AND I get them going on the style they are interested in - pop, rock, country, folk, etc.

I have spent my entire life in the music industry and I can show you how to use what I teach to apply to the real world. I have also been a successful songwriter and I can work with students to learn about song structure and song writing.

I am also good at preparing students for college music classes.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to break it down into small steps and accomplish them, then move on to the next.

Each person learns differently and I am good at connecting with how you learn - then we can use a book or CD or not according to your needs.

I have several books to choose from as well as CDs and other tools. BUT .....some things are learned best through 1 on 1 instruction and explanation without a book.

I like to see progress every week and I usually do.

*** Studio Equipment ***
recording studio in home w/ seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student needs instrument only to start and discuss from there.
I have many tuners, metronomes, props, books, etc

*** Specialties ***
I teach using modern popular songs as vehicles but back up examples with theory and some reading and ear training.
I usually get quick results and my students can understand the music as well as play it.

Carl W. Fort Worth, TX

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone, Songwriting

About Me

As far back as I can remember I have always enjoyed performing music. I can remember during my elementary school years how I would play drums during church service. Some days I would sneak in my dad's closet to play his saxophone. I began learning how to play saxophone in middle school and by the time I was in high school I was learning piano, performing jazz, and composing music.
I went on to get a Bachelor of Music at the University of North Texas. I have been performing professionally for over 18 years. I also have taught band for 11 years in Dallas ISD. I enjoy teaching and mentoring other up and coming musicians. It's a joy to see another world open up to them through music.
Through my warm and positive personality and experience as a certified music teacher and music performer, I understand how to meet the social and educational needs of each music student. I am well versed at solving problems and helping students thrive and reach their full potential. I think that I do this best by personalizing the instruction experience for each unique situation. I love to encourage students and help them discover the music in them.

*** Lesson Details ***
Like me, students can expect to enjoy the process. Students will discover that I am very encouraging during lessons. I keep everything upbeat and positive. I will help you come up with goals musically. I am very patient, all while coaching you so that you get positive results.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Upright Baldwin piano, electronic keyboard 88 keys, music stands, sitting area for parent, CD/iPod stereo.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Gospel, Pop, Classical, Various styles

Ric F. Arlington, TX

Subjects Taught

Arrangement and Composition, Composition, Film Scoring, Guitar, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting

About Me

Ric is an award-winning arranger-composer who teaches all subjects relating to music composition including arranging-songwriting & production.

Ric has taught at colleges, universities, conservatories, workshops and teaches privately at his studio and also online worldwide. He also teaches and tutors for various organizations.

Ric holds an MM in composition (completing) and has studied privately with many well-known composer-arrangers. He is also certified to teach Schillinger studies (theory).

Ric is on the Board of Directors for the College Music Society, South Central Chapter (Jazz) and is the author of books and articles which have been endorsed by musicians from American Idol & The Voice.

Ric has students of all ages and styles from beginners – advanced. Recent students includes students from Berklee College of Music and Liberty University.

COMMENT FROM STUDENT: "Hey Ric, I just wanted to let you know that I took my entering placement test over theory today and I knew EVERYTHING on it! I am so thankful for all that you did to help me get where I am! You are such an amazing teacher and I hope to work with you again in the near future. Thank you so much" (D.T. - Berklee College of Music).

*** Lesson Details ***
I have a quiet and comfortable teaching studio. Many of my students are online. I have a very good online system for teaching and have students worldwide.
My basic teaching philosophy is that I teach the student...with the subject. Each student is unique to me.
I allow students to send me materials (via email) before each lesson that I review beforehand so I come to the scheduled less time prepared.
I also have a recording studio that allows students to "hear" as well as see (if it is on paper) their results.
I frequently blog and write articles for other website journals and send out notices to students using various social media.
I use various textbooks and other supplemental materials so that a student has materials that gets them from "A" to "Z" in a measured way.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Finale
DAW - Reaper
Many other programs used for teaching and recording online.

*** Specialties ***
All subjects related to the Composing and Production of music.

Music Theory With TakeLessons

TakeLessons offers private in-studio and in-home Music Theory in Allen and nearby areas. Learn how to understand music theory by working with a qualified TakeLessons instructor. Review Allen Music theory teacher profiles and contact a friendly TakeLessons student counselor by phone or email for assistance with scheduling your Music theory lessons.

Whether you are a beginner Music theory student, intermediate Music theory student, or advanced Music theory student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Music theory skills. Your choices for a Allen Music theory instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Music theory instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with helpful ...

What Our Students Think

Are You a Teacher?

Find out how TakeLessons can help you grow and manage your business

Learn More