Music Theory & Music History

Benefits of Learning Music Theory

  • Music theory can translate to any instrument
  • It helps you learn to play music faster and easier
  • It helps with memorizing music
  • It makes it easier to learn to play complex pieces of music
  • It improves improvisation and composition skills (make up music and write it down)
  • Music theory and playing an instrument utilizes both left and right brain hemispheres (it’s good for your brain)
  • It increases your teaching skills and allows you to offer more opportunities in your music studio (if you teach music)
  • Etc

Benefits of Learning Music History

  • Find a personal connection to the music you play (and the composer)
  • Improve your emotional connection to the music
  • Increase your understanding of cultures and countries in relation to music
  • Expand your understanding of how music became what it is today
  • Understand how music was used in the past and how it has changed over time (and why)
  • Have fun with interesting stories about interesting musicians (they’re all interesting!)
  • Etc.

Piano Discoveries Shop has tons of theory & history activities, visual aids and worksheets for you to use in your studio!

Provide students with a fun and exciting way to practice elementary theory terms.  This crossword puzzle includes 10 early elementary music terms and definitions — tie, whole note, repeat sign, quarter note, half note, bar line, slur, double bar line, measure and staff.