Foundation Music Theory in a Day

This is a kick-start into Musical Theory for beginners

(and not an examination or test!)

Saturday 13th August 2016

10am - 4pm


Limited to 30 places only!

Jim Hawkins

Jim Hawkins is an accomplished musician, music producer and teacher. He has more than ten years' experience teaching and working with singers and choirs. His workshops are informal, fun and enlightening. Find out more about Jim here.

The Workshop will help you:

Learn the fundamentals of musical notation

Study and understand more from musical scores

Obtain useful strategies to aid your independence when learning from musical scores

Learn together in a safe, friendly, encouraging atmosphere

Ask questions, get answers, and build your confidence with reading music notation

This is not a "chalk and talk" session. You'll be learning by doing with practical exercises, including: singing, writing, listening and interacting with one another.

About the Session

We will provide for you to keep:

  • Music Theory Workbook
  • Manuscript paper
  • Pencil, ruler and clipboard

The session will include the following topics:

  • Basic Notation – breaking down the "code"
  • Rhythm and Pitch – learn more about the system of rhythm, scales, chords and pitch intervals
  • Symbols and Definitions
  • Aural Dictation – you'll be writing down music by ear by the end of the day!

Attainment level is approximately Grade 1 - 2 ABRSM Music Theory.


The Schedule

Welcome and Warm Up at 10am

Morning session 10:15am - 12pm

Lunch 12pm - 1pm

Afternoon session 1pm - 3:30pm

Wrap up and close by 4pm





All Saints Church, Market Place, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1JP

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