Experienced music theory teacher teaching music theory classes for abrsm theory exam in Bangsar, Mon't Kiara, Sri Hartamas, Desa Sri Hartamas, Damansara Heights, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail (ttdi), Bandar Utama, Damansara, Ampang, Petaling Jaya (pj), Kuala Lumpur (kl) in Malaysia.
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.
Miss Jin Loh has 18 years of experiences in teaching music theory. She teaches and prepares music theroy 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.
Miss Jin Loh's Music Theory Students' ABRSM (Associated Board of The Royal School of Music) Theory Music Exam Results
- 100% pass
- 30% Distinction (90-100 marks). 70% scored Merit (80-89 marks).
- Most of Miss Jin Loh's students took 2 grades higher theory exam this year. For example, Miss Jin Loh's students took ABRSM theory grade 3 in 2015, in 2016 instead of taking grade 4 theory exam, the students sat for theory grade 5 exam. All of these theory students who skipped one grade higher still scored at least 84 marks and above.
- 100% pass
- 80% Distinction (90-100 marks). 10% scored Merit (80-89 marks), 10% scored Pass (66-79 marks)
- 100% pass
- 80% Distinction (90-100 marks).
- including 99/100 marks (almost full marks) scored by Miss Jin Loh's student.
- 10% scored Merit (80-89 marks), 10% scored Pass (66-79 marks)
- Grade 6 music theory exam student - all Distinctions; Grade 5 music theory exam student - all Distinctions (90-100 marks).