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Occasional Workshops

Understand the big-picture of music theory: fill in the gaps in your musical knowledge

Music Theory Taster These are short workshops, covering specific topics about music theory. They usual run for 2-3 hours, either a morning or an afternoon. Discover the craft behind the magic of how music works.

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Comments from students

“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”

"Consistent and high quality teaching methodology. Susan is a most able, resourceful and knowledgeable teacher"

"I was amazed at what I could understand and hear. Susan worked hard to make us “get it” – her confidence in us was inspiring. I loved coming to the course"

"Fabulous course – I hope to learn more with you, Susan. You made the course interesting, and are a really inspirational teacher, and obviously concerned and interested that we understood what you were conveying. I learned so much"

The Workshops

Music taster

Music Theory: A Taster

3 hours

A broad overview of music theory, designed as an opportunity to tip your toe into the water of music theory. A great way to get started.
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Guitar chord

How Chords Work

3 hours

Explore the theory and function of chords in music: how chords work, how they are derived from scales, and what various chord symbols mean.
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Music notation

How to Read Music (sort of)

6:00 - 8:30 pm Friday 9 March 2018, WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst St

An introduction to how music notation works: how notes, rhythms and musical expression are written on the page. No prior musical knowledge necessary.
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More about Susan Deas

Susan has been teaching adult music appreciation courses for over 10 years, through Sydney University's Centre for Continuing Education and WEA Sydney. She has 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 the A.Mus.A in Musicianship. She teaches piano and musicianship to adults and children, and performs on the piano and organ in various venues around Sydney.

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