Music Theory Lessons

Music Theory Lessons with our Music Theory Teachers

Learning to play a music instrument with no knowledge of music theory is like learning a language without knowing how to read. It is important to know how to read the language of music by attending music theory lessons in Singapore. With knowledge of music theory learnt from a music theory teacher, one can then effectively understand how a piece of music is supposed to be expressed.

One can opt to self-learn music theory without the assistance of a music theory teacher. Skipping beginner music theory lessons may be possible initially. However, at a point in time you will still need to engage a music theory teacher.

If you are progressing to grade 6 for your practical music instrument via the Associated Board of Royal School of Music (ABRSM), a requirement of the examination board is to pass the ABRSM Grade 5 in music theory by taking music theory lessons.

Stradivari Strings has experienced music theory teacher to coach music theory lesson from grade 1 to grade 8. Our music theory lessons cover the basics including rhythm, harmony and scale. Our advance music theory lessons conducted by our senior level music theory teachers, cover chord progression and intervals.

An accelerated program can be planned for intensive music theory lessons within a shorter time frame.

Music theory lessons can be arranged at our music studio at sultan plaza, at your home or at music theory teacher’s location.

Suzuki Violin Teachers’ opinion on Music Theory Lessons

Some Suzuki violin teachers have advised that students who start off with the Suzuki method need supplementary music theory lessons to improve their sight reading skills. Reason being the Suzuki violin teachers emphasize on learning music by ear over note reading. So some of these Suzuki violin teachers are also music theory teachers who coach beginner to advance level music theory lessons.

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  • Bryan Wu

    (Cello, Double Bass, Theory)

    Meet Our

    Music Theory Teacher

    Bryan graduated from Yong Siew Toh conservatory in 2017 with Bachelor of music (honours) in cello. He started studying the cello from age 9. He spent 7 years at Xi’an Conservatory of music and graduated with a diploma qualification majoring in cello. He held a solo recital at age 17 in China, and studied with numerous cello experts around the world.

    In 2010, Bryan played in the Gisborne International Music Competition. He also played in New York Forte International Music Competition and was awarded gold medal and an opportunity to perform in Carnegie Hall in New York City.

    Bryan’s teaching experience started in 2011, specializing in adult cello lessons and cello lessons for kids.

  • Tevy Tang

    (Violin, Theory)

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    Music Theory Teacher

    Tevy graduated from La Salle Singapore & Kingston University (DIP. BA in violin music performance, Hons upper 2nd Division) in 1998. He also has piano as minor study for his Dip. BA. He has 9 years of solid coaching experience with private students as well as in music schools.

    Tevy’s appreciation of western classical music originated from his coaches from Singapore and UK. Notably, he took master classes from Mr Jonathan Rees (a recipient of the BBC Award violinist in 1978).

    He has performed in numerous ensemble and orchestra in both countries. He has also performed with the London Korean Community Orchestra in the 1990’s. As such he has a cosmopolitan and international outlook.Tevy’s students come from all walks of life, from 4 year old to adults. He also performed with his students at Woodlands Regional Library Recital Hall, Singapore Chinese Girl’s School (2015), and at the ABRSM High Scorer’s concert at Suntec City (1999).

  • Joel Gan

    (Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Theory)

    Meet Our

    Music Theory Teacher

    Joel started learning the guitar at the age of 16 years old and has been playing it ever since. Although his first instrument was the keyboards at a young age, his passion grew into playing the electric guitar and is now his main and favourite choice of instrument.

    Having much passion about music in any form, Joel always yearns to achieve a wider knowledge in his playing styles combining music theory and practical.

    Joel is undergoing a BA (Hons) in Music (Popular Music Performance – Guitar) at LASALLE College of the Arts, and specializes in genres such as Pop, Blues, Funk, Rock and Metal.

    He has been coaching since year 2000, and has taught at various primary and secondary schools as well as private students. He has experience coaching students with a diverse background (Beginner to advance level), from kids as well as adults. Read more

  • Claire Liu

    (Flute, Theory)

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    Music Theory Teacher

    Claire graduated from Yong Siew Toh Conservatory in 2017 with B.Mus (Bachelor of Music, flute performance). She started learning the flute at age 10 and entered the China Central Conservatory at age 12.

    She studied under Professor Jin Ta (Principal flutist of Singapore Symphony Orchestra and she has worked with some of the world’s renowned artists including Gabor Tackacs, Andras Schiff, Lan Shui. She was also invited to attend the Gonjiam International Flute Festival in South Korea. In 2016, Claire also won 1st prize in the Singapore woodwind Chamber Music Competition.

    A very responsible and patient teacher, discovered many ways to coach beginners to get in touch with music using the shortest amount of time.

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  • I am an advanced level diploma violin student. I contacted Stradivari Strings to engage a senior music theory teacher to coach me grade 8 music theory. I am progressing very well under her tutelage. Thanks, Stradivari Strings.
    Nathan
    Diploma level violin student
  • Trixie has been learning under Jarrell for three years and has switched to electric guitar. I am very happy that she is able to take her grade 3 Exams and she is happy with Jarrell’s teaching.
    Mrs Tan
    ( Trixie's mum)
  • I have been learning the cello for one year. The lessons are practical focus and I find that I needed theory lessons to supplement the practical part, so that I get a total understanding of reading music. Stradivari Strings found me a music theory teacher who comes to my workplace for music theory lessons during my lunch break. This is a perfect arrangement and I have been progressing well.
    Lionel
    Music Theory Student