Grade 5 Theory Courses

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. 

  • Cover everything you need to know to take the online Grade 5 Theory exam in just two days!
  • Includes our specially written and fully updated workbook 
  • Access to our various online resourses (quizzes, videos etc) to aid with revision
  • Specially written extra revision material & answer sheets for all areas
  • Additional support available through one of our specially tailored aftercare packages

In Person Courses

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 students 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! You will have access to our online support resources, and if you need a little extra help after the course, our amazing supporting teachers Luke & Ollie offer 121 lesson aftercare packages. 

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.

Online Courses

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 access to online materials, options for aftercare packages, and 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. 


2 Day in person Courses:


 (4 day online course - timings tbc)

10/11 Feb - NEW! in person

16-17 March - NEW! in person

08-12 April - NEW! 4 day, online

13-14 April - NEW! in person

25-26 May - NEW! in person

£350 per student 

All materials provided


Can't make these dates?

Don't worry! 

Why not get a group of friends together and we can run a specially tailored course just for you! Just give us a call or email us and we can discuss dates. You don't even need to be in the UK - we are happy to work around different timezones too!

"Thank you very much for a wonderful few days. She thoroughly enjoyed herself and said theory of music was fun! You clearly have the knack of bringing the subject to life in a way that children can understand" - Gilly

"The intensive summer course was excellent, it really helped me to understand all the hard topics and taught me a few tricks" - Natalia

"I really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and games (especially the cupcake game) to make the learning more enjoyable" - Chaya

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