Class Details

  • Beginner
  • 5 Students
  • 10+
  • 45 mins.

What You’ll Learn

  • Get expert help with music theory from a professional instructor

  • Ask questions and learn with other students in a fun, live online setting

  • Master basic concepts of music theory that will improve your understanding of music and playing abilities

Weekly Curriculum

Thursday October 19th: Intervals and Chords

Thursday October 26th: Chord Movement and Voice-Leading

Thursday November 2nd: Harmonic Analysis

Thursday November 9th: Writing

Thursday November 16th: Secondary Dominance

Thursday November 30th: Modulation

Requirements

A reliable internet connection

A laptop or desktop computer if you’re joining from home - The Google Chrome web browser is recommended for computer users

A tablet or smartphone if you’re on-the-go - The TakeLessons app (for Android or iPhone) is required for smartphone users

A built-in or external webcam

Description

Music theory is essential to improving your understanding of music. Take these music theory classes online to master the basics for all types of musicians and instruments. From singing to piano to guitar, you’ll dramatically improve your musicianship!

Teachers

To provide the greatest availability of start dates we have assigned multiple teachers to this class. All teachers will cover the same class material however their teaching styles may vary.
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Jared J.
I am overjoyed and grateful to say I have been playing music for more than half of my life. It has never stopped being the light in my day and now it is my hope to shed some of that light onto you or your child. I am a very friendly and fun teacher with a great deal of professionalism and patience, even more importantly I love teaching and music with a passion.

I have been playing an instrument since the 4th grade (cello) and, as I learned more about how music works, was slowly able to pick-up a greater variety instruments with an increasing degree of ease. In high school, I decided to pick-up the guitar just to "have fun and rock out". I joined a band, played in the high school orchestra, joined the high school jazz band and began to practice songwriting and cover songs. Still, it was not until after I took my first class on music theory that I knew how much I not only loved the thrill of playing music but the discovery of how it worked. With this experience I can show you or your child why learning an instrument can be not only an exciting experience but an interesting and enthralling one as well.
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Carl S.
Dr. Carl S. is currently Instructor of Jazz and Saxophone at South Dakota State University, a position he has held since 2014. His responsibilities include directing the SDSU/Brookings Optimist Jazz Festival, directing Jazz Ensembles I-II, and teaching the saxophone studio. He completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in saxophone performance at the University of Kansas in 2014, and his Master of Music Pedagogy and Performance from Oklahoma State University in 2011. He graduated from Harrah High School in 2002, earned his Bachelor of Music Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 2008, and was a 5th-12th grade Head Band Director at Fairview Public schools.

Reviews

5 Reviews
Excellent Teacher

Jarrod is very patient, easy going and a born teacher. I am very shy and self conscious, he is easy to be around so I am able to relax and learn. Jarrod knows when to change tack and how to get you to push your self a little further. He really is an excellent teacher I would not want anyone else. I would recommend to anyone. when my son is ready I want Jarrod to be his teacher.
Mari J.
May 5, 2013
First class and my son is very enthusiastic!
Victor V.
Mar 20, 2015
Jared is very patient and good with young students.
Caleb W.
Feb 1, 2016
Jared is awesome! He is very knowledgable, thorough and patient. Can't wait for my next lesson!
Jennifer
May 21, 2016
Jared is awesome. Very knowledgeable, fun and relaxed. Highly recommend:)
Amelia B.
Oct 29, 2016