The study of music theory at Advantage Music Academy is supported by internationally-recognised music theory research and fosters deep and meaningful learning by teaching musical relationships, patterns and possibilities.
Our theory program enables our students to become better thinkers, performers, and listeners. It sharpens our students' creative, critical, analytical, problem-solving, and reasoning skills.
Premium Learning Experience
Traditional theory books tend to isolate elements of music into abstract exercises ignoring the relationship between what is written on the page and sound. The study of music theory at Advantage Music Academy emphasises the beauty and complexity of music, its incredible communicative power, and we link it to sound, we don't teach "rules". We teach how and why - anyone can teach what. We teach music first, then we use books to reinforce and practice concepts.
Informed Teaching & Learning
Unlike the content of even the most popular theory books written for exam preparation in AMEB, theory courses at the Academy are supported by internationally recognised, peer-reviewed scholarship and are overseen by the Academy Director, a former lecturer of music theory and recipient of two university teaching excellence awards. That's why don't teach from or to the books.
Assessment of learning
...not learning for assessment.
Our focus is student learning, not assessment. Emphasis is not placed on rote learning, but meaningful learning, and the development and retention of skills that can be transferred into any field of work or study. We teach skills and concepts - the 'how' and 'why' so that students can approach any question or problem in an assessment with confidence.
AMEB Theory of Music Online
Preparation for the AMEB Theory of Music exams is conducted via live video conferencing. Following instruction, students complete practice exams through the AMEB online exam platform and using the screen-share function in our video conferencing platform receive live guidance. Lessons can be taken one-to-one, shared with a peer or in a small group of 3 or 4 students.
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