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Students, parents, and teachers - free up you valuable lesson time by using this course to learn ALL of the concepts in Level 1 Music Theory.  

Music Theory level 1 - it's time to beginning learning all of the music theory concepts that will build a foundation for your students and children.  

In the first year of music theory studies, students learn about:  the staff, the musical alphabet, the piano keyboard, notes on the treble staff and bass staff, parts of notes, bar lines, measures, basic rhythms, time signatures, counting, steps/skips, dynamics, high/low, up/down, same/different, and vocabulary.  Whew!  Most of these concepts are taught in a private lesson setting spread out over a year of lessons.  

There's an easier way to learn, relearn, and review music theory concepts.  This course is divided into 5 lessons and 16 sub lessons, each covering just one topic.  Each topic is reinforced through a multi-media video lesson and printable worksheets.  This gives students a chance to watch, learn, and re-watch as needed to reinforce concepts.  Self-paced learning has been proven to be an effective tool in retaining information.  

There's no better way to learn music theory.  Grab you seat in the course today!  Individual and studio pricing available.  

“A. was excited to see your video yesterday again, he really loves the computer effects....I told him he was going to correct his own worksheet by watching the same video again.  Right away, as he was watching it, he already knew some of the stuff he had missed.  What a fun alternative for him to study his music theory!”
Paola P., piano teacher and mother of a music student.
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This self-led course is for you if:

  • You are a student wanting to learn all of the Level 1 Music Theory concepts on your own, at your own pace.
  • You are a teacher and want to free up valuable lesson time by integrating online Music Theory lessons into your lab time.
  • You want to be able to throughly learn and practice music theory concepts.  
  • You are a parent and want to make sure that your child thoroughly understands all of the level 1 music theory concepts.  

Learn Music Theory, practice for the state test, and grown in your musical knowledge - all at a franction of the price of live lessons.  

Dr. Kathy Rabago, pianist and educator

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Not only a highly trainied expert in the field of music, Dr. Kathy Rabago is also passionate about music education and her career. She holds the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts, Music Education & Piano Pedagogy from UT-Austin, as well as a Master of Music, Piano Performance from SMU, and a Bachelor of Music, Piano Performance from Trinity University.  As a teacher, Kathy loves sharing music to others, both in her current teching at St. Edward's University to her piano students, and also in her studio, Velocity Music Academy.  

The 5 lessons (16 sub-lessons) in Level 1 Music Theory

  • Lesson 1
    • The Musical Alphabet.  Learn about the 7 letters that make up the musical alphabet.
    • The Piano Keyboard.  Name the keys of the piano keyboard according to the musical alphabet.
    • The Staff; Treble & Bass Clef.  Learn about the parts of the staff, including the treble clef & bass clef.
  • Lesson 2
    •  Notes on the Treble Clef Staff.  Learn how the read all of the notes on the treble clef staff.  (This lesson is subdivided into CDE & FGAB on the treble clef staff.)
    • Notes on the Bass Clef Staff:  Learn how to read all of the notes on the bass clef staff. (This lesson is subdivided into CDE & FGAB on the bass clef staff.)
    • Notes on the Grand Staff.  Learn how to read all of the notes on the grand staff.
  • Lesson 3
    • Parts of notes {the head and stem}.  Learn about the parts of a note, and how to draw notes
    • Bar lines and Measures.  Learn all about bar lines and measures on the grand staff.
    • Rhythm.  Learn about notes and rests in the following rhythms:  quarter, half, and whole.​​​​​​​
    • ​​​​​​​Lesson 4
      • Time Signatures.  How many beats per measure?
      • Counting.  Learn how to count notes and rests in music according to the rhythms we’ve learned so far.
      • Steps & Skips; Dynamics.  Learn about a step vs. a skip and the dynamic markings of forte and piano.
    • Lesson 5
      • High or Low?  Identify notes as high or low on the piano just by listening.
      • Up or Down?  Listen to 5 notes.  Are they moving up or down?
      • Same or Different?  Listen to 2 notes.  Are they the same or different?
      • Bonus:  Learn the finger numbers on your hands. Vocabulary quiz.

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    Individual Student Course

    • 1 year access to five Level 1 Music Theory Lessons (sixteen sub-lessons)
    • Includes video lessons, interactive lessons, and worksheets.  
    • Printable PDF worksheets for each level
    • Practice Test included at the end of the course.

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    A $450 value (Based on 15 private music theory lessons @ $30 per half hour)

    Studio License

    • Permission to use with all of your students during their lesson or lab time.  (If you want to give your students home access, please have them buy an indiviual student course.)
    • 1 year access to five Level 1 Music Theory Lessons (sixteen sub-lessons)
    • Includes video lessons, interactive lessons, and worksheets.  
    • Printable PDF worksheets for each level
    • Practice Test included at the end of the course.

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