Music Theory

Newcastle: 461a King St, Newcastle West P: 4929 3060
Maitland: 416a High St, Maitland P: 49345553

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Music Theory

 

It’s one thing to be amazing at your instrument, but to be a great musician you need to understand how music is put together. Music theory lessons are designed to supplement the music theory that all our teachers include in their one on one instrumental tuition, for students who are looking to expand their knowledge and skill set and push themselves to the next level.

You’ll learn how to read and write music notation in all its forms (not just those directly applicable to your instrument) such as drum key, charts, tablature, orchestral and larger ensemble notation, treble, bass, tenor and alto clefs, non-traditional notation and instrument-specific symbols and indications. You’ll learn to understand and apply harmony, including key signatures, modes and scales, intervals, chords and chord progressions, chord extensions and jazz harmony. You might learn orchestration and arranging, or you might focus on aural skills such as rhythm, harmony and pitching.

Our music theory lessons are tailored to you, so whether you’re preparing for a theory exam, have to be able to arrange for a band, or just want to be better at reading music, our teachers will plan out what content you’ll need to know, and show you how to apply it in real life musical examples.

Our music theory lessons can be booked as casual or ongoing 1 on 1 lessons. We also can offer this service within your school as group workshops, so if you are interested in having us supplement your school’s music program, fill out our Schools Expression Of Interest form and one of our management team will be in touch!

 

OUR TEACHERS:

Damien Cotton

Instruments: Guitar, Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Guitar, Songwriting, Artist Mentoring, Music Theory
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Availability: Tuesday Newcastle Campus
Thursday Maitland Campus
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Dean Selem

Instruments: Piano
Experience/Qualifications: 8th Grade AMEB Classical Piano, 5th Grade AMEB Theory
Specialisations: Classical, Pop & Rock
Availability: Thursday Maitland Campus
Listen: https://www.facebook.com/413003099185952/videos/361529417724829/

 

Donovan Taylor

Instruments: Guitar, Music Theory
Experience/Qualifications: Currently studying Bachelor of Music – Classical Guitar Performance at Newcastle University
2016 Acacia String Quartet Composition Winner
Tesseract Classical Guitar Quartet Member
Member of Obsolution (Death Metal Band)
Specialisations: Classical, Heavy Metal
Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday Macquarie College
Thursday Newcastle Campus
Listen: https://www.instagram.com/dtguitarofficial/

 

Gianni Michelini

Instruments: Guitar, Voice, Artist Mentoring, Songwriting, Music Theory
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Availability: Thursday & Friday Newcastle Campus
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Mark Freeman

Instruments: Guitar, Music Theory
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Availability: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Maitland Campus
Friday Newcastle Campus
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Rachel Cox

Instruments: Voice, Piano, Songwriting, Artist Mentoring, Music Theory, HSC Music
Experience/Qualifications:
National Live Music Awards – Live Pop Act of the Year (Nominated)
2016 Vanda & Young Songwriting Prize (Shortlisted)
2018 Women in Music Awards – Diversity Award (Nominated)
American Express Music Backers Grant Recipient
Performed at Twilight at Taronga, Groovin the Moo, Mountain Sounds Festival, BIGSOUND
Speaker at BIGSOUND and Fast Forward Music Conferences
8th Grade AMEB Classical Piano
5th Grade AMEB Musicianship
5th Grade AMEB Singing for Leisure
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Availability: Tuesday & Wednesday Newcastle Campus
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    Newcastle

    Phone: (02) 4929 3060
    Mobile: 0422502623
    Email: manager@nationalmusicacademy.com.au
    Address: 461 King St Newcastle West NSW 2302

    Maitland

    Phone: (02)4934 5553
    Mobile: 0422502623
    Email: maitland@nationalmusicacademy.com.au
    Address: 416a High St Maitland NSW 2320