Practical Theory for Guitarists

Do you want to learn to play songs and compositions independently, by ear? Do you want to become a better improviser? Having trouble reading standard notation on the guitar? Do you want to get to know the fretboard better?

Join BMS guitar instructor Jussi Reijonen (M.M.) and learn to better understand the music that you hear, to play the music you see written down, and to create musical ideas of your own in this course covering intervals, major and minor scales, chord cadences and chord progressions, and discover the logic of music on the fretboard.

Day Time Start Date Rate
Wednesday (Level 1) 3:30pm 1/31/2018 $370
Tuesday (Level 2) 5:30pm 1/30/2018 $370


Semesters 2017-2018

Open enrollment for Spring semester begins on January 9. Practical Theory for Guitarists Classes have two semesters:

  1. FALL semester begins on September 16
  2. SPRING semester begins on January 30

Students registered for classes in Fall Term are automatically reenrolled in Spring Term.

More info available at Academic Calendars

Academic Calendars

Fees & Aid

  • There is a once-yearly non-refundable $35 registration fee per student ($50 per family)
  • There is a $15 fee per term for payment plans
  • No registration fee is charged for summer study

BMS is committed to removing any financial barriers. Tuition assistance is available.

Tuition Assistance


Do you have any questions about this class?
Call 617-277-4593 or email


Jussi Reijonen

Jussi Reijonen

Learning, I strongly believe, begins with having fun. It is very important to me that the student thoroughly enjoys the journey of learning music, and I structure my lessons ...(more)

Theory Classes

Music Theory classes are recommended for all students beginning and continuing in private lessons. Theory classes closely investigate the inner workings of music as a language, helping students to reinforce essential musical skills and concepts such as note and rhythm reading, intervals, scales, harmony, and ear training.