Music Theory Classes - What people say

Comments from previous music theory class members

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“What surprised me most was just how enjoyable each class was – we covered the materials, but it was fun and friendly, and it fired up an enthusiasm to go further and learn more. I am sorry it is over! For anyone who wants to embark on a journey of musical understanding, I would recommend the course (and you as a teacher) without any hesitation or qualification.”
- Simon, Dawes Point

Some Comments

“Great course. Susan covered the material at a good pace while keeping it interactive and casual”
- Frank, Sydney

“I found every minute very valuable, was never bored, cleared some of my fogged up notions, learned some more and feel I now have a firm foundation. An excellent course, and very well delivered”
- Zamira, Balmain

“I sing with a vocal group, but couldn’t read sheet music and have, up until now, relied on learning songs by ear. Susan’s well structured music theory course covered so many of the concepts I have heard fellow singers discuss, but previously didn’t understand”
- Leslee, North Rocks

“Excellent course. Face pace, challenging. Comprehensive - wide ranging. Great foundation for future music journey”
- Christopher, Naremburn

“The knowledge and skills gained were immediately useful to my musical performance. This course answered many of those lingering questions that, as a self-taught musician, I’ve had for many years about how music ‘works’.”
- Colin, Ashfield

“A very enjoyable and satisfying experience which has given me confidence in pursuing further study (albeit in baby steps!)”
- Jenny, Castle Hill

“I have enjoyed every single lesson. It really helps me understand my piano playing and reading music. Nice to meet with other people in the group lesson”
- Lily, Freshwater

“Excellent, thorough, with lots of explanations to help understanding. Musical examples, both recordings and impromptu piano demonstrations were very helpful. This course filled the gaps, added explanations, and provided a solid foundation for further study”
- Claire, Hornsby

“The course was clear and thorough and allowed me to finally understand concepts that I’ve been half-understanding for a while”
- Christine, Newtown

“Your enthusiasm was infectious; there is nothing quite like being in a class with a teacher who is passionate about what she is doing. I always went away buoyed and wanted to come back the next week. Coming back to music has been the best thing that I’ve done in retirement and it is hard to describe the pleasure I’ve experienced”
- Judith, Potts Point

“Susan’s teaching methods are very good in her use of musical examples of the theory both recorded and on the piano. She has the skill and innate ability to understand when a student grasps a concept. To complete the learning experience Susan makes her courses enjoyable”
- Evan, West Ryde

“Very Informative, good materials and excellent preparation. The pace was good but pleasantly challenging”
- Paul, Paddington

“I thought it was the most finely honed bit of pedagogy I have so far come across, by a large margin, in my rather diverse experiences over half a century as a ‘perpetual student.’ I will be/have been recommending your website to lots of my friends, choral colleagues etc’
- Zoe, Manly

More about Susan Deas

Susan Deas is a professional musician, lecturer and teacher. She has been teaching music appreciation courses for more than twenty years, through Sydney University's Centre for Continuing Education, WEA Sydney and at other venues. Her training includes a Bachelor of Music with a major in Performance (Piano) and Musicology, a Master of Music Studies (Studio Pedagogy), a Bachelor of Arts (Communications), and an A.Mus.A in Musicianship. Susan teaches piano and music theory to adults and children, and plays piano and organ at various venues around Sydney.

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