Music Theory Lessons

S_fountain_200x257hUnderstanding music depends highly upon understading Music Theory.  Music theory explains how music is written and how and why music sounds the way it does.  I prepare interested students for piano, cello, and theory examinations with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM).  Theory lessons are usually included as an important and integral part of piano lessons and cello lessons.  Music Theory Lessons can also be taken as a stand-alone class.  I teach Theory Grades I - V.

I studied piano, cello, accompaniment and music theory at the Royal College of Music and I am an Associate of the Royal College of Music (ARCM) in London England. I have had master classes with Nadia Boulanger and extensive experience in England and in the Bay Area.  I have been piano soloist with the Foothill Orchestra, playing “Piano Concerto No. 22” by W.A. Mozart .  I have been the Principal Cellist of the Foothill Orchestra and play cello with the Silicon Valley Symphony.

Music Theory Lesson Rates


  • 30 minutes = $40 (children/adults)
  • 45 minutes = $60 (children/adults)
  • 60 minutes = $80 (exceptional children/adults)
    • ALL ages - ALL levels - Specializing in Children
    • Day or early evening instruction by appointment
    • Music Theory may be taken as a stand-alone class or as an integral part of piano or cello lessons
    • Singing and Ear Training may be included in 45-60 minute lessons
      All lessons given in my Cupertino, CA studio.

Preparation Available for Examinations

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Associated Board Examinations
 Grade I to VIII and Advanced Certificate

Begin Music Theory Lesson Now

If you want to begin taking cello lessons now, or wish further information, please contact Susan Williams at, or use the online request form.

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