Music Theory Instruction
In Person or via Skype
with Susan Dersnah Fee

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Susan Dersnah Fee
Many students have commented with wonder that they hear music completely differently after learning the "language" of the composer. This is not surprising, since everything a performer can understand about how a piece of music is created is essential to its interpretation. This is the essence of Music Theory, and I believe that beautiful playing stems in large part from this study.

      Music Theory, the language of music, is like any new language a person studies. It requires knowledge of the grammar and vocabulary, and the regular use of these to become fluent. My life work has been to develop a system of presenting this language to individuals or to small groups in a way that makes it immediately applicable to playing a person's instrument.

      I am eager to tailor the curriculum for each student to his/her particular goals. The following, which can be combined in different ways to accommodate each individual, are representative of units of study available:
  • Building Blocks of Music
  • Language of Music--Classic through early Romantic
  • Language of Music--Baroque
  • Language of Music--later Romantic through Impressionistic
  • Language of Music--20th century
  • Form in Music
  • Theory and Aural Awareness preparation for Michigan's Student Achievement Testing for students of any age, Levels IIIB-X
  • Theory and Aural Awareness--for teachers preparing students for Michigan's Student Achievement Testing
  • Theory and Ear Training preparation for California's Certificate of Merit, Levels 5-10


The Dersnah-Fee School of Music
Midland, Michigan

| HOME PAGE | STUDIO | E-MAIL US |
| SUSAN DERSNAH FEE BIO | MUSIC THEORY INSTRUCTION |
| GEORGE FEE BIO | GEORGE FEE, PIANIST |
| WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES & LECTURES |
| LIEDER RECITALS |
| ESSAYS & EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES |