Aural & Theory
The Aural and Theory Department
The classes taught develop musical literacy by providing each student with a thorough knowledge and understanding of the ‘nuts and bolts’ of music.
The classes assist the development of musical, intelligent and informed listening through a comprehensive aural training programme.
All students enrolled for instrumental tuition are timetabled for a weekly half hour shared Theory class appropriate to their level of attainment. Students must complete the programme of study as stipulated by ABRSM for each of the Theory Grades 1-5. Students should work to attain the level to take one exam each year.
It is important to note that students may not enter for Grade 6 on their practical subject if they have not attained Grade 5 Theory. This is a rule applied to all students entering the Associated Board Examinations World Wide.
All students entered for instrumental tuition are timetabled for a weekly half hour shared aural class appropriate to their level of study on their practical instrument. Aural classes are compulsory for all students up to and including Grade 8.
Students are responsible for purchasing the required Theory Books and Practice Papers as directed by their tutor.
External Practical Lessons
Students who are having lessons privately may avail of the Aural and Theory Classes at CBSM up to and including Grade 8.