Norfolk Music School

Music Theory and Composition

Whatever you play, from trumpet to tuba, you'll do it best if you get to know your crotchets and quavers! And once you know your Cs and Qs (and some of the secrets of harmony) you can start composing your own songs and symphonies!


Inspiration can strike at any age! Some of my younger composers contribute to the Worldwide Song Project. At the other extreme, Jim, in his 80s, has recently gained a pass with Distinction at the London College of Music's highest grade for composers.


For younger learners, composing and music theory often go hand in hand. Those in their teens covet theory passes at grade 5 and above to qualify them for higher-grade performing exams and even university.

My approach to theory for children & teens is to make it fun.


Thanks to their knowledge of music theory, these two very different performers both understand how their instruments work and how to make sense of every blob and squiggle on the printed page!


If you want to know more about theory lessons

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*London College of Music. (Congratulations to composer Jim, who has passed the grade 8 exam with Distinction.)