Youth Music Theory

Music theory explores the underlying structure of music – more than just reading notes on the page, students learn to analyze the composer’s work, leading to enhanced musicianship. Students will learn aural skills, improvisation, keyboard work and composition as part of the coursework. 

Theory classes and private lessons are available for ages 8+ at the University Circle, Shaker Heights and Westlake locations. Music theory classes are highly recommended for students considering music school or a conservatory after graduating from high school.

Details & Enrollment

Preparatory applications for Fall 2020 are now closed. Applications for Spring 2021 will open in mid-November. Questions? Get in touch with the Preparatory team at to learn more about Music Theory at CIM!