Music theory Foundations is designed for any person interested in learning the basics of reading western sheet music. It is specifically tailored to students preparing for Music Theory in a college or university setting, but it is perfect for anyone simply looking to learn, or improve their understanding of, basic music theory.
What are the lessons like?
Lessons are presented in short, information-dense modules that are easy to manage and understand. There is no rambling in this course. The 26 complete lessons each have an accompanying quiz. There are 19 downloadable worksheets and answer-keys as well. The lessons are structured to build on each other making the flow seamless in its progress.
Who teaches the course?
Max Keller is currently a faculty member in the areas of music theory and composition at the Mahidol University College of Music. After surveying multiple courses online to help prepare his students for music theory at the College of Music he designed, produced, and narrated Music Theory Fundamentals. If you have any questions while studying this course Max personally responds to all discussions and messages.
Who should take this course?
Hi I'm Max Keller, I play the trumpet, compose, and teach music for a living. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Music, a Masters of Arts in Music, and am currently working on my dissertation for a Doctor of Music in music theory and composition. I have taught music theory courses in universities for over 5 years, but in addition to teaching undergraduate, and graduate courses I have experience in institutions as a teacher to elementary, middle school, and high school students.
Many instructors waste precious time when teaching music theory. This not only makes students board, but leads them feel as if the entire subject is dull. My lessons are written to be concise and packed with information. Initially I intended my courses to only be used by current and prospective students where I work, but Udemy now gives me a platform where anyone in the world can be my student. With that said, I look forward to helping you learn more about music.