Guildhall Young Artists Online Music Theory

Enquire about Music Theory
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Key information:

Course dates:
Wednesday evenings
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Art form:
£335 per term
Level of study:
Short Courses & Summer Schools, Workshops & Saturday Centres (under 18)
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About the Music Theory Course

About Online Music Theory

An online and speedy way to get over the finish line for your ABRSM Grade 5 Theory examination. Study with friends and make new ones from around the world in group lessons led by specialist teachers from our Guildhall Young Artists network.

Who is it for?

For those looking to prepare for their ABRSM Grade 5 Theory exam as well as supercharge their understanding for GCSE and other music examinations.

This course is suitable for both beginners and those with more experience. Students will be placed in classes based on experience and ability. If students are ready to take the exam before the course end date, they will be offered an alternative class the following term.

What can I expect? 

Dynamic group sessions led by our Guildhall Young Artists teachers will expertly guide you through the syllabus for ABRSM Theory Grades 1 to 5.

Students will interact and contribute answers online, as well as using manuscript paper and written publications to develop their understanding and musical literacy.

Past paper exam preparation and walk-throughs will be conducted, and students will have individual feedback on mock examinations.

At the end of the annual course students with no prior experience can expect to be around Grade 3 standard and students with experience of Grade 3 can expect to be around Grade 5 standard. 

Please note that class content could be subject to change.

About the Course Tutor

Tim Cunningham teaches aural and general musicianship at London’s Centre for Young Musicians, part of the Guildhall Young Artists network, whilst pursuing a variety of freelance vocal work and theatre composition. 

Tim Cunningham has over 15 years’ experience as a choral director, composer and educator, which includes working on two community operas with the Royal Opera House. He studied classical composition at Guildhall School of Music & Drama and he also has a physics degree from King’s College London. 

Do I need anything?

  • An email address
  • A reliable internet connection
  • A computer/laptop/tablet with a microphone and a camera.
  • Your browser fully updated to be able to use the most recent version of Zoom (if using an Apple device we recommend installing an alternative browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla).
  • Manuscript paper and a pencil
  • You may be sent a physical copy of Music Theory books (these will be included in the course fee)

Please ensure you are able to work in a well-lit and quiet environment so that your tutor is able to fully assess your work and performance.


Course information

Please see information about our course fees, term dates, absences and notice period below. 

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Benefit from Guildhall Young Artists membership

As a member of GYA Online, you can expect exclusive opportunities, performances and workshops, including competitions, invites to concerts and gigs and performances from students at Guildhall School.