Theory Classes

Theory Classes

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

Jean Lyons School of Music is proud to offer the following classes: 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, 2019 May 2020 Saturdays, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Level 10 Harmony and Counterpoint September 10, 2019 May 2020 Tuesdays, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
ARCT Level Harmony and Counterpoint September 9, 2019 May 2020 Mondays, 7:15pm – 8:15pm
ARCT Analysis
*In order to take ARCT Analysis, students must complete the ARCT Level Harmony and Counterpoint class first.
September 12, 2019 May 2020 Thursdays, 5:15pm – 6:15pm

Note: Classes will only proceed if the minimum enrolment number has been met. $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 (Level 5-7 Theory)
Theory Grade Two (Level 8 Theory)
Harmony Part One (Level 9 Harmony)
Harmony Part Two (Level 10 Harmony/Counterpoint)
Harmony Part Three (ARCT Harmony/Counterpoint)