Review by Paul Dowbekin in the MMA Journal Ensemble pub. 2008

Grade 5 Theory is one of those things that just won’t go away. I know that I begin each academic year with a subconscious dread of making a start on the inevitable theory sessions. Some pupils take to it like a duck to water and they can be a real joy to teach. They absorb the intricacies of the subject, beginning to understand why the music they play is written like it is, beginning to see why some pieces feel ...

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Review by Frances Taylor in Music Teacher Magazine pub. February 2008

“Music Theory is a subject which seems to engender strong feelings a bit like Marmite – you either love it or hate it. On the whole music pupils tend to view theory as a bit of a chore, something which is necessary but not quite so much fun as the practical music making. Unfortunately you can only get so far without some serious theoretical knowledge and as a self confessed lover of theory I am delighted to see a ...

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