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How Music Works: Part 1 and 2

Thursdays 10:45 am - 12:45 pm
Spring 2022: February 3-March 31
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Are you just starting your vocal/instrumental journey? Or have you played or sung for years, but always wanted to better understand the music? Unlock the mysteries of music in this introduction to music theory. Topics include reading fluency (pitch/rhythm notation, pitch/rhythm reading), major/minor scale construction, triadic and seventh chord constructions, intervals, chord analysis, circle of fifths, basic chord progressions, and YOUR questions that you’ve always wanted answered. This class is designed for students with some practical understanding but no formal theory training – those with reading experience in one clef only, pianists and singers with minimal theory background, guitarists who read only tab, as well as those who want to brush up on the basics.

Spring is Part 2 of the course, and will continue topics explored in the fall class.

For questions on placement, please contact info@uvmusic.org or complete our New Student Inquiry Form.

Ages: 16 & up
Length: 8 weeks, 2 hour classes
Faculty: Jane Woods
Minimum Enrollment: 4
Cost: $190 (No cost for UVMC individual lesson and Suzuki students enrolled in full 16-week term)

Tuition Assistance

We believe that everyone, no matter their financial resources, should have access to high quality music education. Click here to learn more about available resources and how to get financial support.

Registration Fee and Tuition Payment Plans

UVMC charges an annual registration fee of $30 (maximum $60 per family). Registration fees apply from September 1 – August 31. The registration fee does not apply to UVCO, Juneberry Community Chorus, summer programs, workshops, master classes, or classes $100 and under.

Payment plans of 2 or more payments are available by contacting the office or for group classes via online registration. Learn more about Tuition, Fees, Discounts, and Payment plans here.

UVMC Calendar

Wondering about holidays and whether UVMC is open? Find our school calendar including holidays and make-up weeks here.