Get Fluent in Musical Language

And understand how music theory works in practice.

I’m here to show you that music theory will boost your playing skills, and it doesn’t have to be boring.

Click here to Join the Basic Essentials Course Today!

Why Learn Music Theory?

When you understand the language, you’ll identify patterns and become fluent in your reading.

Right now, playing accurately and sight reading are probably challenging because you read each note individually. Try reading the sentence below.

Ki lltw obir dsw itho nes tone

I bet you read it like a child learning to read. Now read the following sentence

Kill two birds with one stone

Easy ^^ right? That’s because your brain can immediately see the pattern.

Reading music notation is the same. And when you amplify this to harmony and musical form, memory recall becomes instantaneous, making playing music much easier.

Understanding the language of music creates a deeper appreciation regardless of the style of music you play and gives you a musical voice.

✨ Introducing Music Theory in Practice✨

This course is designed for adults who want to learn how to apply music theory in a way that helps them play music better.

So often, theory classes and books supply you with knowledge but don’t cover how that works in practice. So it doesn’t help you play music better.

This course is different!

Meet your Theory Coach

Fiona Berry
BMus (Hons), L.R.S.M, L.T.C.L, L.L.C.M

I’m Fiona, a music examiner for Trinity College London and an international adjudicator.

I have a degree in musical performance from Huddersfield University, and I’m a Licentiate member of the Royal Schools of Music, Trinity College London, and the London College of Music. I’m also the author of Play Music Better.

As an experienced teacher of adults, you will receive expert tuition in theory in a meaningful way to the music you are practising.

Is this course right for you?

Basic Essentials Level is Suitable for:

✅ Complete beginners

✅ Those who know a little theory but want to become fluent in the basic fundamentals.

❌ If you already know the dominant chord in a key, then you are probably ready for a more advanced level in this course.

You’ll Learn:

🎼 How to easily read treble and bass clef notes and ways to improve your reading skills.

🎵The maths of music and how rhythm relates to the beat. 

😀Experience more accuracy when playing by understanding enharmonic equivalents, key signatures and accidentals.

🎶 Play with more musicality by learning how to interpret the performance details on the score.

🎹🎸🎻🎷Make learning pieces quicker by learning how scale patterns are formed and learning about the three chords that most music is derived from.

From now on, every new piece you learn will be an opportunity to apply and grow your knowledge of music theory in practice.

Here’s what’s included

🤩 8 lessons, which you can access immediately. The lessons are available in video and written format. You are welcome to go at your own pace and review the material as often as you require.

🎥 You can learn in bite-size and quickly revisit any part of a lesson by using the chapters on each video.

📖 An interactive workbook for each lesson, so there is no need to print this resource.

🎉 Lots of practice questions and practical tasks to help you make progress.

❓A super search function that will answer any questions about the course as you go along.

✅ Lifetime access to the course

🎖️Certificate of completion

☄️ Bonus pack – 32 pages of theory questions brought to you in a fun way. Take one of the crosswords or silly stories from these extra resources each week to stay connected with what you’ve learnt in this course.

Basic Essentials Music Theory in Practice

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Take a look at the topics covered in each lesson

Lesson 1 – Learn a creative way to quickly practice reading and finding notes on your instrument, which is essential for confident sight reading.

Lesson 2 – You’ll learn the difference between rhythm, metre and tempo and how time signatures have a greater role than just telling you how many beats there are per bar (measure).

Lesson 3 – I’ll show you how to ensure you play the rhythm accurately when practising by teaching you how to change the note lengths but keep the rhythmic effect the same.

Lesson 4 – Learn about accidental signs in music, enharmonic equivalents, tones and semitones and how to work out the notes of all 12 major scales.

Lesson 5 – You’ll be introduced to the Circle of 5ths, the three forms of minor scales, and how to work out the key of a piece of music.

Lesson 6 – You’ll learn why intervals matter and how you can use them to improve your instrumental technique. This lesson also covers the technical names for the scale notes and tonic triads.

Lesson 7 – In this lesson, we’ll put your new theory knowledge together in a way that helps learning new music more easily. Plus, you’ll learn about the three most important chords in music and how composers use broken chords and arpeggios to create melodies.

Lesson 8 – Gain a better understanding of how composers create certain moods and characters within music, by learning about performance directions and musical signs.

✨How this course works✨

You get instant access to the lessons and can work through the content at your own pace.

Each video lesson lasts between 15 and 30 minutes.

You can quickly revisit material by using the chapters on the videos.

All videos have completely searchable transcripts.

Reinforce what you’ve learned with the Workbooks and Practice Questions.

Every lesson has an accompanying workbook, so I’ve got you covered if you prefer to read and learn.

There’s no need to print the workbooks. You can easily save them to Google Drive and type your answers in the boxes.

The workbooks contain written and practical exercises to help you understand how the theory works in practice.

🌟Don’t let the technology stop you from coming on board

Technology can be challenging, so I’m providing you with a step-by-step guide to using Google Drive.

  • Easy to follow
  • You’ll learn how to set up your Google account if you don’t have one.
  • Find your workbooks easily again in the future by learning how to save them in a folder in your Google Drive.
  • Save yourself the expense of printing as you’ll get step-by-step instructions on how to use the workbooks interactively.

What do others have to say 👇

Let’s Recap

🤩 8 Video lessons with chapters for accessible learning

🎵📗 An interactive workbook to accompany every lesson

🎉 Lots of practice questions and quizzes

🙋‍♀️ Get your questions answered and interact with other participants on the forum

🎖️ A certificate of completion

👩‍🎓 A teacher who is highly qualified and experienced in music

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing