Learn to Play the Music Theory

About the Music Theory

 How do composers know which sounds to choose at what time of the piece? Why does a certain melody sounds good and how did the composer come up with it? What are intervals, time signatures, cadences and chords? Which of these things is a vertical and which is a horizontal structure? What does that even mean? And why is that important to know at all?


All of these questions and more will be answered in the Music Theory course.

While many of us play most of their music from sheet music, maybe you have already started to wonder about some of the questions above. Music Theory might sound boring and uninteresting first. But after giving the topic a chance you might realize how much more you will understand about music when getting to know the theory behind it all. And how much more fun playing and listening to music can be once you understand more about its structure and natural mechanisms.


  • The course will cover both, theoretical and practical aspects of music theory:
  • Listening, analyzing, understanding and singing:
      • Melodies, intervals, rhythms, different scales and modes, cadences (for singing: the different guidetone lines that are hidden within), chord structures.
  • Understanding the circle of fifths
  • Analyzing different pieces you play and/or listen to and understanding why the composer chose to write what at which time and why.
  • Becoming aware of different fashions/rules/tendencies composers had in different times in different styles of music.

Music Theory Teachers at KMA Berlin

In my lessons I like to focus on the music that comes out of my students and that they are interested in. I am providing you with the basic theoretical knowledge you need, to improvise over simple or advanced pieces or even compose them. When I am teaching theory I always try to connect the content of what we are learning with ear training, so that it becomes less dry and more easily digestible.
I like to show you music that you haven’t heard of yet and that you might like but after all you decide what kind of a musician you want to become and in which direction you want to develop your playing.
Jazz Music is a genre that has been changing a lot over the the last 100 years and nowadays a lot of music can be considered as Jazz that many people might not identify as such. So if, what you connect to the Genre Jazz, is not exactly what you are looking for, but classical music is not either, we might be able to find something in between that you like.

Kastelic Music Academy Berlin
Buhrowstraβe 22
12167 Berlin


+49 15256613122