Theory & composing (grades 1-3)

Theory & composition (grades 1-3)

The creative, practical way to learn music theory. 

Develop your skills in music theory to grade 3 level by using theory creatively and practically in compositions which are performed within the class and by visiting musicians.

I am so proud of her for performing it. Thank you for helping her so much this year. She is really learning so much.
— Melissa, parent

Charlton House
Charlton Road, SE7 8RE
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Mondays  4.30pm - 5.30pm

Summer term - 11 sessions
£119.40  •  29th April - 22nd July
No lessons on bank holidays or during half term, 27th May - 2nd June
50% discount for GMS students, 50% discount for siblings (first child at full price, 50% discount for any siblings), 65% discount for those receiving the pupil premium (proof of status required). Contact us to book with discount.

• For ages 7+
• Suitable for children who are at grade 1-3 standard in an their instrument/voice. Please do contact us if you aren't sure!

Tutor - Ed Scolding

More about the course

  • Develop music literacy and theoretical knowledge

  • Learn how to compose your own music

  • Hear your compositions performed

  • Cover the material required for ABRSM theory exams grades 1-3 (exam entry optional)

  • Bring your instrument or singing voice.


Please note that students will need to bring their own manuscript paper, pencil and eraser, and buy a workbook (we’ll recommend which one is suitable).


  • for students working on grade 1 or 2: Novello Manuscript Book 1, A5 landscape, 4 staves per page, 32 pages (Amazon / Musicroom)

  • for students working on grades 3, 4 or 5: Hal Leonard Manuscript Paper, Standard Wire-bound, A4 portrait, 12 staff 96 pages (Amazon / Book Depository)


See also: Grade 4&5 class.