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How Music Works: Part 1 and 2

Thursdays 10:45 am - 12:45 pm
Spring 2024, Part 2: February 1-March 28
Fall 2023: September 21-November 9
UVMC Elgar Room
Sheet music

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 Details:

No class February 22
In case of teacher cancellation or UVMC closure, a make-up class will be held on April 4.
The Spring course picks up the theory journey with intervals, basic harmony, minor scales, and more complex meters. Students joining in the spring should be familiar with key signatures and major scales.

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: $225 (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.

Questions about a class or not sure whether to register yet?

If you are interested in a specific class and have questions, or not sure whether you are ready to register but want to stay up to date, please complete our New Student Inquiry Form and list the name of the class.

Tuition & Payment Plans

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.