ABRSM Grade 5 Theory Courses
In case you haven't noticed, we LOVE music theory! It is the key (pun definitely intended!) to becoming an amazing musician. Music theory is a fascinating subject which can also be FUN! (Yes, really!) but we do know that if you take ABRSM instrumental exams, it can appear suddenly as a barrier to the higher grades which is why we offer various intensive courses throughout the year, both in person and online.
There will be lots of group work around the table and some individual work too. Everything is provided for you - we use our own workbooks written specifically for the course by Hannah, who teaches the course, and all the food is homemade by Alistair, even the popcorn! Past papers, pencils and cake is all provided too.
If we have time, the children are welcome to try out any of our instruments - drum kit, guitars, ukulele, piano, bass guitar... and we sometimes have a go at writing and playing some graphic scores!
After the course our students will have all the knowledge they need to prepare for the exam and they might even make some new friends along the way! We also mark lots of past papers for you to make sure you are on track, and are proud to be the only course offering full phone/email support for 4 weeks after the course, after which you should be ready for the exam!
The course takes place at our house in Cricklewood, NW2. We are on the Jubilee Line on the tube (Willesden Green or Kilburn) or Cricklewood Thameslink stations. We keep our groups small (up to 10 in person, around 5 online) so we are able to spend enough time with each student and ensure they are getting the help they need. These courses are aimed at 10-17 year olds but if your child is outside this age range do get in touch as we also occasionally run groups specifically for younger students at a slightly more relaxed pace.
Our online course runs for 2 hours each morning, over 4 days, with a short break in the middle. The content and number of teaching hours is exactly the same,and we will post out all materials to you the week before the course and you will be emailed the class link and password a few days before the coure starts.
To keep the same spirit as the in-person courses, we still play games, have races on Quizlet Live and take turns answering questions so we are sure that everyone is focussed and understands everything.
Just like with our regular courses, students are supported with marking and full email/phone support for 4 weeks after the course, and you will receive a full email breadown with our suggestions for what to do next.
The fee for the online course is the same as the in person course, but we keep our groups much smaller (around 5 students instead of 10) in order to maintain the same quality of teaching people have come to expect from us.