Summer School    

 Grade 5 Theory in a Week    

All you need to know to pass Grade 5 Theory!
Next dates (min 3 students to go ahead):
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Who is this course suitable for?

  • Ages 11+

  • Those who intend to take their Grade 5 Theory exam in Nov 2015 or Spring 2016.

  • Those who have played an instrument up to at least grade 3 level

Course Overview


An in-depth 'crash' course in music theory. We go though the Grade 5 syllabus by topic and make sure that every aspect of each topic is clear, concise and retainable in a fun and relaxed environment. We only teach in small groups so that each student has the chance to show us where their strengths and weaknesses are. This allows us to ensure that concepts are completely understood before moving on.


The materials we use to teach are yours to keep and refer to so that when the exam comes up, you can refer back to these and make sure all the concepts are as clear in your mind as when you leave the course on Friday. We also provide follow-up support by including marking and feedback of 3 past papers AND email/phone support for any lingering questions up to the date of the exam: we want you to pass with confidence!


Included in the course


  • Original course materials for concept learning

  • Marking of 3 Grade 5 past papers after the course; with detailed feedback (usually £57)

  • 10% discount on one-on-one theory lessons, music theory club fees and extra past paper marking

  • E-mail/phone support for any lingering questions after the course up to the date of the exam

  • Healthy refreshments




  • Must have completed the ABRSM workbook 'Music Theory in Practice Grade 1'

  • Must have a basic knowledge of the bass clef

  • Must have completed at least grade 3 on their instrument (or be at grade 3 standard)


Required materials


  • AB Guide to Music Theory Part 1 (reference book)

  • Music Theory in Practice Grades 2-5 (workbooks)

  • Grade 5 Music Theory Past Papers 2012-2014 (for exam practice)

  • A sharp pencil (ideally propellor pencil), ruler and rubber


The total cost of these books is £40.50 from ABRSM or we can provide these at the same cost so they are ready and waiting for you. Please let us know if you already have any of them as we can remove them from the bundle.



This course does not include the exam entry fee which is set by ABRSM.



Monday-Friday 9:00am-9:00pm

​Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm

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