You just have to know what an impact you have had on my son! He is a bit of a perfectionist and likes things to be right! He had an amazing weekend and his views about the course are all extremely complementary! He has learnt such a lot and is keen to be getting a good Grade 5 pass when the time comes. He used the words “such fun” and “it was extremely good value for your money mum”. Thank you so much and very well done to you both for the way you have organised and run the course. Apparently it is the “best course he has ever been on”.
"For our son music theory was something to dread before coming on your course, but now he is so confident and he has found inspiration in understanding the theory behind the music he plays. His organ teacher has noticed the difference in his understanding, so this experience has enriched him and helped him beyond just the exam."
Jasmine has really enjoyed the last two days and is enthused about the subject of taking her theory exam in the summer.
Maddy gained distinction in her grade 5 theory exam - 90 marks. She is thrilled, needless to say, and so are we.
The boys really enjoyed their time with you and felt totally enthusiastic about the whole experience. They both loved your approach and the warm welcome you gave them, and were up bright and ready for day two without prompting.
Just to say Tom had a great time with you – thoroughly enjoyed himself and learnt a lot. Many thanks for such a stimulating and fun couple of days.
We have just got Alexander's results.... 94%!
Thank you so much for all you did for us..he knew nothing of Grade 5 theory before October half term. You prepared him very well. We are so glad we found you!
We are very happy to have found Soundscool and Alex would be in no way ready for his exam without you. It is pleasing to discover something on the internet which is as good as it claims to be and he has had a wonderful time!
We are pleased that so many people are enjoying music theory but it does mean that the courses get filled very quickly. We will try to add some extra One Day Courses but if you would like to get some friends together (minimum number for a course is 6 people) we will try to arrange a course especially for you.
The one day courses are from 9am - 6pm and suit people who have already done a little theory and can write quickly. It is a challenge but in reality people have found it well within their grasp and have enjoyed the experience.
Some people think of theory as a slightly dull subject. We are determined that it should not be so and we spend our time on the course having fun, making and eating food and consuming knowledge.
Our aim is to get a group of six or seven people together who wish to do Grade 5 theory in one or two term’s time and condense as much theory into as short a time as possible. This recipe seems to work and is a catalyst for stimulating interest!
The cost of the one day or two day course is £250 (until September when it will be £290 but will include the marking of 5 past papers following the course).
The day or days will include lunch as well as lots of snacks. All materials will be provided.
The One Day Course is 9am - 6pm and covers everything that we do in the 2 Day course...but a lot faster!!
For the 2 Day Course: The day starts at 10am (you could skip breakfast if you want a lie in as you will soon be fed!) and the first day finishes at 3pm or sometimes 4pm, the second day at 3pm.
After the first session you will have a chance to prepare your own lunch.
Second session – even more fun and then you will do a little more in the kitchen. Third session of theory and everything starts to make sense! LUNCH to prepare you for the afternoon! The afternoon is taken at a pace to suit you. The more work you do now the further you will get towards doing some past papers and practising for your Grade 5 the next day.
Whatever your age, experience or eating habits we will try our hardest to make your days worthwhile. Let us know of any worries or dietary preferences! Wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to get a little floury! You do not need to bring anything with you...everything (pencils, paper, aprons, jokes) will be here for you!!