Music Theory for Beginners | Trinity College of Music | Grade 1

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Build a strong foundation in music theory in this short-term course from an expert performer and educator, Jason Quadros. Students will learn basic skills in notation, rhythm, composition, and analysis over the course of 12 weeks. Perfect for any beginner in music, this course works with the curriculum for year one music theory from Trinity College of Music, London. At the successful completion of the course, students will have an introductory understanding of music theory. 

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12 Years
From: India
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Music Theory
Trinity College of Music
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Bachelors in Computer Science
St. Xavier's College, Goa
Diploma in Audio Engineering
School of Audio Engineering, Chennai
Grade 8 Keyboard
Trinity College of Music, London
Grade 8 Music Theory
Trinity College of Music, London
Grade 8 Piano
Trinity College of Music, London
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Pilar Music School, Goa
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Kala Academy, Goa
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Jason's Music School

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This short-term course for beginners covers the basics of music theory, teaching students the skills needed to advance their interest in music. Lessons begin with learning rudimentary Western musical notation—including note and rest types and groups—and major scales in different keys. Students will also learn about accidentals, intervals, arpeggios, ostinato, musical vocabulary and symbols, circle of 5ths, and answering a given rhythm. The course will conclude with learning analysis of simple musical pieces, rounding out a fundamental music education. These concepts will be taught in a live online learning environment from an expert musician and educator, Jason Quadros. 

Each student in this course will benefit from Mr. Quadros’ extensive education and experience in instrumental music and music theory, providing each student with the information they need to grow as musicians.

The ipassio edge: Students enrolling for this short term course on ipassio have the advantage of getting introduced to or learn the intricacies of an art form, from an experienced exponent of the art. Short term courses deal with creating a strong foundation on a specific topic. The syllabus of a short term course is predefined and ready before the commencement of the course.

This predefined syllabus gives students an understanding about the knowledge they will gain in the stipulated period of time, helping them in their planning and decision making. The persistent support from teachers enables the student to accomplish and achieve the desired result or outcome within the given timeframe. The class strength for short term courses, is limited to 5, ensuring that each student gets attention. A set of 5 individuals enrolling for a short term course encourages learning from peers and social interaction. This short term course bodes good for students passionate about learning, setting them up for the long term or advanced level of learning.

About Jason Quadros: Jason Quadros is an expert performer and educator with over a decade of experience and seeks to bring that experience to each of his lessons. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from St. Xavier’s College, Goa and a diploma from the School of Audio Engineering, Chennai, making him an excellent online educator. In addition, he studied keyboard, piano, and music theory at Trinity College of Music, London, and won the Hannam Clarke Award for highest marks. Mr. Quadros has been teaching music for over eight years and is committed to providing an education to each of his students in a way that can be efficiently digested.


Best for beginner students with an interest in the theory of music, the course is taught with the Grade 1 Music Theory textbook and workbook published by Trinity College of Music, London. Each student will need to purchase a copy of this book, as well as a music manuscript book used to practice notation and exercises, both of which can be found at most local music stores or online. 

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How much time should a student devote to the learning everyday?
Apart from these online lessons, a regular and honest study of minimum 1 hour everyday is required.
What if the student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, two days prior to the class. In such a case, the teacher will reschedule the class and conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student. In case the student misses to give two days prior notice about his absence to the teacher, then the decision to conduct another class for that student is completely based on teacher’s discretion.
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two days prior to the class. The teacher will conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student.
How long will the teacher take to respond to a query raised after class hours?
Students should get a response within 24 hours, if the teacher is not preoccupied or travelling.
How does a student get assessed through the duration of the course?
They will tested on their learnings at the end of every 4 weeks.

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