Ensembles and supplementary subjects - music theory (also ABRSM), jazz harmony, ear training

Music theory 

In these lessons, knowledge of essential melodic, harmonic and rhythmic relationships is taught. The combination of conscious listening, singing, instrumental playing and music theory leads to an understanding of music. Music theory thus represents a meaningful
supplement to instrumental lessons.
Contents of the music lessons are: Solmisation, notation, rhythm, basics of music and music history, melody and form, intervals, scales, triads, instruments.
The relationship to practice is present throughout the lessons. Thus, the often unloved music theory is worked on with a lot of joy. If music theory is learned in a group, valuable teaching time in individual lessons is not spent on theory but on instrumental playing.


Music theory for advanced teenagers

The advanced theory students of the music school have the opportunity to deepen their theory knowledge in the courses of the vocational academy together with our students. 

ABRSM Theory

At Akademie für Tonkunst there is the opportunity to prepare for an ABRSM examination in theory. The ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) is a leading global music examining body with branches and partners in 93 countries, examining over 600,00 musicians annually in eight grades. 
According to the ABRSM philosophy: "The joy of achievement", we work towards this goal in clearly structured stages, regardless of age. The examination at the end of each stage is chargeable and voluntary for our students.
The purpose of ABRSM is to accompany the musical development of children, young people and adults and to illustrate learning achievements.

Music Theory for Adults

This course covers various aspects of music theory and ear training. The spectrum ranges from elementary content such as intervals, scales and notation questions to four-part harmony, form studies and aural analysis.

Jazz Harmony

This course teaches the basics of jazz harmony, such as symbolic writing, improvisation, rhythm, etc. The prerequisites are knowledge of note reading and intervals.

Info about the lessons

It is possible to join at any time by arrangement with Ms Mirijam Klaassen (music theory for 5 to 12 year olds and ABRSM), Prof. Marco Zdralek (music theory for advanced young people), Mr Alois Bröder (music theory for adults) and Mr Ulrich Partheil (jazz harmony).


Teachers of music theory (also ABRSM), jazz harmony, ear training

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