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Music Theory

Music Theory classes at CMCB give our students practical skills and a deeper understanding of the structure of music that they can apply on a daily basis.  Our classes help improve students’ sight-reading skills, enhance their performances and help them to create their own music!

Adult Theory

Are you looking to learn how to read, write, and analyze music? Are you looking to boost your musical knowledge? Whether you’re looking to become a better performer, or understand how your favorite music was constructed, music theory can be an excellent tool for making you the best musician you can be. CMCB now offers classes in Music Theory to all adults, designed to cover topics starting from the basics of reading and writing music, to tonal analysis, to understanding the ways that blues, jazz, and pop have changed the ways that musical elements interact with each other. In addition to analysis and ear training, students will have opportunities to compose and arrange their own music.

Summer

Online – Tuesday – 5:30 PM – Starts: Tue, June 29  
Price: $100
For students aged 18+
Instructor: Aidan Ramsay

Fall

Online – Tuesday – 5:30 PM – Starts: Tue, Sep 21  (Full Year 2022)
35 – 45 min classes
For students aged 18+
Instructor: Aidan Ramsay

Music Composition Lab

Have you ever wanted to write your own music, but didn’t know where to start? Have you ever tried writing a song, only to get stuck part of the way through and not know how to move forward? Learn how to write music in this 5 week lab with Boston-area composer Aidan Ramsay! In this course, each student will learn the basics of music composition and how to use form to build tension and drama, culminating in them writing original music of their own for solo piano.

Summer

Online – Tuesday – 4:30 PM – Starts: Tue, June 29  
Price: $100
Ages: 14+
Instructor: Aidan Ramsay

Music Theory Summer Lab

Learn the practical basics of music theory with CMCB Theory teacher Aidan Ramsay! Learn about ear training and time feel, and even learn how to conduct! In this class, you will learn how to use music theory to help you become the best musician you can be! Classes are offered for both teens and adults.

Summer

Online – Tuesday – 3:30 PM – Starts: Tue, June 29  
Price: $100
Ages: 10+.
Instructor: Aidan Ramsay

Theory Seminars

Theory 1

Online – Saturday – 5:30 PM – Aidan Ramsay – Starts: Sat, Sep 18  (Full Year 2022)
35 – 45 min classes

Theory 2

Online – Saturday – 11:30 AM – Aidan Ramsay – Starts: Sat, Sep 18  (Full Year 2022)
35 – 45 min classes

Theory 3

Online – Saturday – 10:45 AM – Aidan Ramsay – Starts: Sat, Sep 18  (Full Year 2022)
35 – 45 min classes | Class Full – Wait List Available

Compositions by our SummerMUSIC students