Practical Theory for Guitarists will equip students with the skills to better understand, interpret, compose, improvise, and play music through the study and creative application of music theory. The progressive curriculum will cover topics such as interval identification, scales, chord cadences and chord progressions, ear training, and fretboard logic.  These elements will be examined in detail through examples and exercises, and also as each pertains to students' own musical projects.

This class is designed to assist students in fulfilling the theory requirements of the BMS Guitar Certificate Program. Students should begin in Level I, but may begin in a higher level with permission from the teacher. 

About Music Theory & Composition Classes

Music Theory & Composition 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.


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Fall 2020

Course Day Time Start Date Per Term
Level I Wednesday 5:00 PM 9/30/2020 $368.00
Level II Wednesday 4:00 PM 9/16/2020 $420.00
  • · Fall 2020 Term is 14 weeks for Level I & 16 weeks for Level II
  • · Students registered for classes in Fall Term are automatically reenrolled in Spring Term
Fees & Aid
  • There is a once-yearly non-refundable $40 registration fee per family.
  • There is a $20 fee per term for payment plans.
  • No registration fee is charged for summer study.

2020-2021 Policies

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Since 1924, Brookline Music School has provided excellence in music education to the greater Boston community. Call now to join the tradition.

Brookline Music School welcomes students of all ages and ability. Enrollment is open year-round so students may begin private lesson study at any time (including the summer).

Office Hours

  • Monday - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Tuesday - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Wednesday - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Thursday - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Friday - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Saturday - 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Sunday - Closed