Music Theory Online for Adults – Basics offers a unique approach to the building blocks of music theory. This class is designed to help students who do not yet read music notation fluently. It can be taken by total beginners, or by musicians who just want to brush up on their theory skills. To see a complete list of topics for this class, please visit the Music Theory Syllabus.

Levine’s online music theory classes use an innovative online classroom that provides easy access to course materials and communication between students and instructors. Integrated instructional software helps students build musical fluency in an interactive environment.

This is an asynchronous class that is held over 8 weeks. Each week, students complete a unit which includes video lessons, assignments, and quizzes. Students can log on any day/time of the week to complete this work. Students may sign up for a video chat with the instructor.

We understand that many adults have busy schedules and may not be able to complete work according to fixed schedule – students will have access to the online classroom for 6-months following the date of registration.

Not sure which online theory class is right for you? Take our placement test to find out. This test is not required – students may select a class based on the description.

For more information, please contact Evan Meier, Theory Department Chair, at (202) 686-8000 x1598 or


Music Theory Online for Adults – Basics

Levine Virtual Campus

Jun 26, 2023 - Aug 21, 2023


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Levine Music is dedicated to providing quality music education for all students, opening our doors to anyone who wants to learn music, no matter their ability or financial circumstances.