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

Tuesday January 9th: Identifying Key Signatures

Tuesday January 16th: Writing Major, Minor, Diminished, and Augmented Triads

Tuesday January 23rd: Writing M7, m7, and Mm7 Chords

Tuesday January 30th: Writing Chords with Alterations and Extended Harmonies

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

6 Reviews
Philip understood what I am looking for and my goals. He was easy to follow and explains the lesson well.
Larissa
Mar 10, 2017
We just had our first lesson and Philip was great. Connected with my son and explained things in a very understandable way. Good balance between theory and practical exercises. Also was excellent at communicating with me prior to the lesson to learn more about my son and introduce himself.
CJ Z.
Mar 31, 2017
Phillip is a great teacher! He customizes his approach to what you need and gives you exercises to practice at home between lessons (going out of his way)!
Tori
May 31, 2017
Phillip was very patient with me, and tried to teach me everything he knew. I could sense his passion!
Charles O.
Aug 29, 2017
He knows what he's teaching and he made the lesson a lot of fun!
Caroline Z.
Sep 12, 2017
Was really anxious as an adult starting something new and different but he put my mind at ease and I have learned a lot already.
Jennifer S.
Sep 13, 2017