About Jin Loh 

Professional Music ~ since 1999















ABRSM Music Theory
Classes/Lessons/Teacher in Malaysia




ABRSM music theory class/lesson/teacher for grade 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8 in Bangsar, Mon't Kiara, Sri Hartamas, Desa Sri Hartamas, Damansara Heights, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail (ttdi), Bandar Utama (bu), Damansara, Ampang, Petaling Jaya (pj), Kuala Lumpur (kl), Selangor, Penang, Perak, Perlis, Pahang, Malacca (Melaka), Negeri Sembilan, Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu, Sabah, Sarawak, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong and other international countries. Music theory abrsm grade 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8 classes/lessons/teacher in Selangor, Penang, Perak, Perlis, Pahang, Malacca (Melaka), Negeri Sembilan, Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu, Sabah, Sarawak in Malaysia, Singapore and other international countries.


Majority of Ms. Jin Loh's music theory students scored High Distinctions in grades 1-5 ABRSM music theory exams. Some theory student scored eg. almost full marks 99/100 marks; some grade 5 theory students scored 98/100 marks and Grade 6 theory students scored Distinctions..etc.


Ms Jin Loh's ABRSM online theory student continued to score high distinction, eg. almost full marks 73/75 marks in the new online ABRSM theory exam syllabus/format (from 2021). All Ms Jin Loh's students have been learning 100% via her effective online ABRSM music theory lessons.



Below is an example of one of Ms Jin Loh's latest ABRSM online music theory student's theory exam result (July 2021)




Ms Jin Loh's Music Theory Online Lesson Teaching Demo




ABRSM Music Theory Grade 8 Online Lesson Demo

~ combining Technology + Music Teachings by Ms Jin Loh


Ms Jin Loh’s online music theory lessons are unique and effective, as proven by her theory students' international music theory exams high distinctions results. 


Ms Jin Loh thinks that it is important for students to really hear the music excerpts/scores printed on music theory books. If students could hear the sound demonstrated or played out, they may understand music theory better. Instead of just learning music theory through reading, memorizing rules or analyzing printed music scores on papers, Ms Jin Loh put in extra effort to prepare music excerpts/scores to be "played out" for students to listen, in order for students to understand certain music concepts better.


Depending on the music excerpts/music scores’ instruments, Ms Jin Loh try to arrange these music excerpts/scores to be played on the specific instruments such as on harpsichord, piano, oboe, cello..etc instruments, for students to listen.


For example, when Ms Jin Loh teaches her grade 6/7/8 theory students eg. what is harmonic sequence? What is figured bass? Ms Jin Loh uses the Harpsichord instrument to “play out’ music excerpts by eg. J.S.Bach (eg. from the ABRSM theory books music excerpts) for students to listen, while Ms Jin Loh explains to students.


J.S. Bach keyboard compositions were written for keyboard instrument eg. Harpsichord, not really for piano instrument during the Baroque period. Therefore, it is better for students to listen to the music excerpts played by the authentic instrument - the harpsichord, instead of using another modern instrument such as piano to substitute.


This video is an example of how Ms Jin Loh's theory student listens to music excerpt prepared by Ms Jin Loh played on a Harpsichord. (from ABRSM Music Theory in Practice Grade 7 page 12 exercise 24b).







To learn music, one needs to learn music theory. Music theory is the same for all musical instruments. Whether you would like to learn music theory for guitar, cello, violin, flute, singers, piano and other musical instruments. Learning music theory helps music students to for example know how to read music notes and understand various music symbols meanings.


Ms. Jin Loh has been teaching music for more than 20 years She teaches and prepares her music theory students to sit for the ABRSM (Associated Board of The Royal School of Music) theory exams from grade 1 till grade 8.


Music Theory Grade 1


   Students learn to read notes for example, C (Do), D (Re), E (Mi), F (Fa), G (Sol) in treble clef and bass clef.

♪   Study different types of basic music rhythm and their values. For example, minim (half note) worth 2 counts or equal 2 crotchet beats (quarter note).

♪  Learn what is major scale and its key signatures? For example, C Major, F Major (Bb), G Major (F#) and D major (F#, C#).

♪   Learn basic music symbols e.g. repeat signs.

♪   Italian music terms/words meanings for example, Allegro is quick.


Music Theory Grade 2


♪   Study other music rhythm and their values. For example, semiquaver (sixteenth note) worth 1/4 count.

♪   Learn to read higher and lower notes in treble clef and bass clef with 2 ledger lines.

♪  Learn what is minor scale and its key signatures? For example, D minor has Bb key signature.

♪  Learn to compose 4 bar rhythm.


Music Theory Grade 3


♪   Study smaller or faster music rhythm. For example, demisemiquaver (32nd note) worth 1/8 count.

♪   Learn intervals eg. how to know if an interval is major 3rd or minor 3rd.

♪   Learn how to group notes together, when to do beaming (when to connect notes tails  together).

♪   Study simple phrase structure. How to identify music phrase or sentence in a music score.


Music Theory Grade 4


♪   Learn new clef: alto clef that is used by Viola player.

♪   Study about double sharps and double flats.

♪  Study music short forms and various music ornaments eg. trills, mordent.

♪  Introduction to orchestral music families e.g. Strings, Woodwind, Brass and Percussion families.


Music Theory Grade 5


♪  Students learn how to do transpositions in major 2nd, major 3rd higher or lower.

♪   How to name chords eg. chord I, chord IV.

♪   How to compose a 8 bars melody?

♪   Learn more about orchestral instruments their performance directions..etc



Music Theory Grade 6 - Grade 8


♪  Students learn completely new topics in music. Very different from grades 1- 5 music theory topics.

♪  Students learn about figured bass, how to realise or write figured bass.

♪  Students learn to compose 16 bars melody with modulations (change to different key).

♪  Different musical periods in history and its music characteristics.

♪  Orchestrations.