Villa Musica’s Theory program has been designed to help students grow as musicians on multiple levels. The study of theory is an essential component of a well-rounded musician and is intended to support practical studies and to enhance and enrich the musical experience. Studying theory will help build participants develop the ability to sight read, master pieces faster, and play by ear. Music theory examines the structure of a piece of music, including notation, key signatures, time signatures, chord progressions, and the overall structure of composition itself.
Learning music theory will give any aspiring musician a deeper understanding of what is “on the page”, allowing them to be able to read and even compose music with greater ease and fluency. The study of music theory also enables musicians the opportunity to expand their own style and unique take on the music they perform leading to a more enriching experience as both soloist and collaborative musician.
For the 2020/2021 academic year, all theory classes will be held via Zoom until further notice.