Isn’t Music Theory Really Difficult?

I remember in high school, thinking that I really wish I could get it, music theory seemed so beyond my grasp somehow. 

Music Theory Made Easy

I did learn, mostly by doing; composing and experimenting. I now teach piano and theory and have done so for over 25 years.

Sometimes it may seem that music theory is much harder than it really is. It even sounds hard! But understanding how music is built is actually both logic and simple, if you just know where to begin. 

My goal is to teach my students to use what they learn as soon as possible. I doesn't have to be perfect, and you don't have to know "it all" to start writing music. Just do it! Learn the basics, start writing, play it, correct it, rinse and repeat.

Theory of music is all about learning how music works – it's the study of the different building blocks that music is made from. 

  • Would you like to learn more about music notation and about how to read music?
  • Maybe you simply want to know a bit more about the creation of music and how it is constructed?
  • Or you might need some help to study for your music exams?
  • You may even have aspiring dreams to start learning to compose your own music! Theory is a powerful tool that helps you to write your own songs as well!

The theory of music is an indispensable tool for any musician. This site will provide you with the tools you need to get started! Our free lessons and resources will help you learn about, as well as deepen your understanding of, music and how to read and write music notes. 

Now, sharpen your pencil, get some blank sheet music and let us begin! 

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  • Learn about how music notes are written in a score.
  • Understand more about musical symbols and all those little markings in sheet music.
  • Learn how chords and scales are constructed.
  • Deepen your understanding of the elements or building blocks of music.
  • Get some basic tools to get started to actually write a song or compose your own music.

At we want to give you high quality and easy-to-understand beginning theory lessons as well as tools and resources that focus on making the knowledge of music as accessible and simple to understand as possible.

"Musical compositions, it should be remembered, do not inhabit certain countries, certain museums, like paintings and statues. The Mozart Quintet is not shut up in Salzburg: I have it in my pocket." Henri Rabaud

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