Tagiev School of Music provides musically gifted young students the ideal conditions to develop their potential through our Private Tuition program.  We also offer an unique opportunity for our students to participate in the award-winning Tagiev Chamber Orchestra or, for younger students, the Tagiev Junior Ensemble.  The Tagiev Chamber Orchestra has won many accolades and has represented Australia in the Strings section of the Australian International Music Festival.


These classes are an excellent support programme to accompany instrumental learning and aims to equip the students with the necessary skills to commence the early stages of AMEB Grade 1 Theory. The classes cover preparatory excercises in written theory and aural excercises in rhythm, pitch difference and melody, timbre, dynamic level and finally,the combining of the musical elements. A variety of media is used to increase the student’s musical experiences.

All classes will use Dulcie Holland theory books (also used for AMEB) and involve an aural skills component, including solfege, sight singing and dictation (rhythmic, melodic and chordal). Aural skills are essential in the development of good intonation and musicianship, and an early start to these types of exercises is encouraged.

Class sizes will remain small (around 5-6) for more one-on-one attention and will take place on either Saturdays or Sundays.

Theory class description:

Beginner (30 mins):

For students who have never studied theory before. Suggested age from 8 years old.

Basic theory will be covered, such as:

–          note reading (treble and bass clef)

–          rhythm and meter

–          slurs, dots, ties

–          building scales and triads

–          transposition

–          aural skills


Intermediate (30 mins):

For students who have studied theory up to grade 3 level. This class is useful to prepare for high school music classes. Intermediate theory will be covered, such as:

–          key signatures

–          accidentals

–          major and minor scales

–          cadences

–          aural skills

Advanced (45 mins):

For students who have a command of basic theory and are ready to learn about voice-leading and four-part harmony. This class is useful to prepare for undergraduate theory classes.


Music has been an important part of education since at least the time of ancient Greece.

This program of study begins with the aim of instilling in each student an acceptance of the value in daily life of appreciating and making music of many kinds. It presumes that good music education leads students to become adults who sing and play instruments at home and in the community; who listen attentively to a variety of music with understanding and a critical ear; who support the efforts of others to make music; and who share their musical interests with family and friends.

This course is  specifically designed for the 3 1/2-6 year olds and prepares them for  instrumental playing.The course covers rythmn, pitch, movement, note and musical symbol recognition, singing, introduction to musical history and music genres ie. classical, folk, popular musicals, opera etc with some hands-on instumental playing experience.

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