About Music Theory at Hochstein

A knowledge of music theory is an essential tool for musicians and gives performers and listeners valuable insights into a composer's creative thoughts and technical methods. Students may take advantage of a curriculum–sharing partnership between Hochstein and Eastman Community Music School. The classes listed below are offered at Hochstein, and additional offerings are available at Eastman CMS. 


A special feature of Hochstein’s curriculum: theory classes meet in the School’s state-of-the-art Music Lab, where students get the opportunity to develop facility with special music programs, Sibelius, Auralia, and Musition. Regardless of where a student has enrolled, make-up classes in Music Theory may be taken at either Hochstein or Eastman CMS. 

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Basic Music Theory

Lynnann Wieringa, Instructor 

Grade 8-adult 

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 pm 


This class reviews the fundamentals of music theory (note-reading, meter, scales/key signatures), with more in-depth work on intervals, chords, Roman Numeral analysis, embellishing tones, and beginning Species Counterpoint, geared for teens and adults. Pre-requisite: Some experience with note-reading.


FEES: $20 registration fee. $540* yearly tuition payable in quarterly installments of $135 each. For students enrolled in individual lessons at Hochstein, $396 yearly tuition payable in quarterly installments of $99. (Fees are as of Fall 2016.)

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