Musicianship / Theory Classes

Musicianship / Theory students develop their aural musicianship skills, learn to read and write music, develop their creative imagination through composing music and learn to appreciate the beauty of music through listening and responding to all genres of music. All students are prepared for Royal Irish Academy of Music written theory exams. Musicianship theory is compulsory to all students receiving instrumental tuition at CSM, with the exception of teenage beginners and adults. Group Musicianship Theory classes are 40 minutes consisting of over 5 students, 30 minutes in duration for a class of 3 to 5 students and 20 minutes in duration for a class of 2 students. Musicianship / Theory classes begin at seven years of age and are graded as follows:

  • Preparatory

  • Grade 1

  • Grade 2

  • Grade 3

  • Grade 4

  • Grade 5

  • Grade 6

  • Grade 7

  • Grade 8

  • Senior Certificate

  • Diploma Standard