It's our belief that every musician needs to have the theory knowledge that supports their playing, singing, or composing skills. Theory is often perceived as being rather dull, but at Music Matters we believe in making it fun, engaging, and fully relevant. This comprehensive course features all the content you would be expected to know for a grade 1 theory exam, with detailed explanations and working examples, walking you through each area step by step in a clear and informative manner. You'll also see written examples for each topic and most importantly, we connect all the theory with sound, so you know exactly how each topic comes across in real music.
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MA (Oxon), MA (Leeds), FRCO(CHM), FLCM, ARCM
Gareth achieved his first musical diplomas at the age of fifteen. Three years later he collected the Dixon and Turpin prizes for FRCO and was already engaged as a recitalist around Europe. He held Organ Scholarships at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London; Worcester College, Oxford University; Canterbury Cathedral. In 1985, he was appointed Director of Music at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield, leaving in 1990 to pursue his free-lance interests as a recitalist, conductor, accompanist, adjudicator, composer and ABRSM examiner. Gareth is also now an ABRSM moderator, trainer and an international co-ordinator. He has released various recordings, both as a soloist and accompanist, and his musical endeavours have taken him as far a field as America, Bermuda, Hong Kong and Singapore. With over 35 years of experience as a private teacher he tutors students across the U.K. and throughout the world, his video courses are highly acclaimed. He's committed to developing the all-round integrated skills that equip every musician.