Theory Classes

Theory Classes

Music theory is an integral part of music education because understanding musical notation is the foundation of playing an instrument with precision. Not only does it complement and enhance practical studies, music theory also stimulates development and a greater understanding of music.

The following theory classes are offered at Jean Lyons School of Music: Rudiments, Harmony, Keyboard Harmony, History, Counterpoint and Analysis, as a class or as private lessons.

Our classes are open to all students studying music and wanting to further their musical education.

During the school year, terms run from September – December and January – May to coincide with the RCM theory exams. Intensive courses are offered in the summer for the RCM August exam session.

Theory Classes with Greg Hartley

Course Start Date RCM Exam Class Time
Level 9 Harmony September 13, 2018 May 2019 Thursdays, 6:20pm – 7:20pm
Level 10 Harmony and Counterpoint September 10, 2018 May 2019 Mondays, 7:15pm – 8:15pm
ARCT Level Harmony and Counterpoint September 15, 2018 May 2019 Saturdays, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
ARCT Analysis
*In order to take ARCT Analysis, students must complete the ARCT Level Harmony and Counterpoint class first.
September 13, 2018 May 2019 Thursdays, 5:15pm – 6:15pm

Note: Classes will only proceed if the minimum enrolment number has been met. Only $100 of the course fee is non-refundable if a student chooses to withdraw from a course.

To register, please contact us at or 604-734-4019.

Check out these titles by Jean Lyons!

Theory Grade One (Basic / Intermediate Rudiments)
Theory Grade Two (Advanced Rudiments)
Harmony Part One (Basic Harmony)
Harmony Part Two (Intermediate Harmony)
Harmony Part Three (Advanced Harmony)