Theory & composition (grades 1-3)

Theory & composition (grades 1-3)

The creative, practical way to learn music theory.

Mondays • Ages: 7-16
Spring term: 11 sessions • £109.45
Charlton House
Tutor: James Moriarty

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

This class is ideal for those who are grade 1-3 standard in their instrument or voice. 

  • 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 are required to bring their own manuscript paper.


  • 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.