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Music THEORY

Music theory classes are crucial for musicians as they provide a strong foundation to understand the language of music, fostering effective communication and collaboration. Moreover, they empower musicians to compose, analyze, and innovate, unlocking endless creative possibilities and enhancing overall musical proficiency. 

For more information, please get in touch with our Theory Coordinator Kevin Krumenauer at kkrumenauer@bsmny.org or email our registration team at registrar@bsmny.org.

music theory for every level

Bloomingdale offers a comprehensive range of music theory classes for ages 8 – 18 with three distinct levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. This structured progression allows students to start at their appropriate skill level and gradually advance their understanding and proficiency in music theory. Classes are conducted in two 6-week sessions throughout the semester.

BEGINNER

Learning the staff, clefs, and Basic note values (Whole, Half, Quarter, etc.), Basic Time signatures (3/4, 4/4, 2/4), Eighth notes and dotted rhythms

INTERMEDIATE

Building Music: Flats, Sharps, Scales, Circle of Fifths, Intervals, Key Signatures

ADVANCED

Building blocks of Harmony: Solfège, More advanced time signatures (Cut time, 3/8, 6/8), and Triads; Chord inversions, Figured bass numbers, and Basic chord progressions

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AVAILABLE MUSIC THEORY CLASSES:

MUSIC THEORY: LEVEL 1

GROUP CLASS FOR AGES 8 - 18

$150 PER SESSION

MUSIC THEORY: LEVEL 2

GROUP CLASS FOR AGES 8 - 18

$150 PER SESSION

MUSIC THEORY: LEVEL 3

GROUP CLASS FOR AGES 8 - 18

$150 PER SESSION

MUSIC THEORY FOR ADULTS

GROUP CLASS FOR AGES 18+

$425 PER SEMESTER

BLOOMINGDALE SUMMER THEORY

GROUP CLASS FOR AGES 8-18

$150 PER SEMESTER

unleash creativity and potential

Studying music theory is crucial to broadening the skills of a musician, but what else goes into tapping into that potential? 

Taking private lessons alongside music theory is beneficial and necessary for a musician’s growth as it provides them with personalized guidance and feedback tailored to their specific needs and goals. Private lessons offer a focused and structured approach, allowing the musician to develop proper technique, musicality, and expand their repertoire. Additionally, learning music theory deepens their understanding of the language of music, enabling them to compose, improvise, and communicate effectively as a musician. Learn more about private lessons at Bloomingdale here.

Participating in ensembles alongside music theory is beneficial and necessary for a musician’s growth as it enhances their ability to collaborate and perform with others in a group setting. Ensembles provide valuable opportunities to develop skills such as active listening, blending, and responsive playing, fostering a sense of teamwork and musical cohesion. By combining ensemble experience with music theory, musicians gain a deeper understanding of the intricacies of music, enabling them to interpret and execute their ensemble parts more effectively, while also contributing creatively to the overall musical performance. Learn more about Bloomingdale Ensembles here

BECAUSE MUSIC MATTERS

MUSIC EDUCATION CHANGES LIVES

We provide access to music education to anyone who seeks it, regardless of economic status, ability, ethnicity, or religion, which has a profound impact on individual lives as well as on our entire community.

We offer Need-based financial assistance

Our goal is to make music education accessible and to remove the financial barrier that may prevent students from participating. Therefore, we offer need-based financial aid to as many students as possible.