Private Lessons

One on one coaching for learning music theory or exam preparation

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Private Lessons are a great way to get individualised attention for your music theory studies, especially if you are studying for a theory exam. All lesson are 45 minutes long and include access to the teacher for questions in between lessons. Currently, private lessons are offered in the following topics:

General Music Theory - catered to the individual student

ABRSM Theory - All Grades

RCM Theory - All Grades

RCM History - All Grades

RCM Analysis

AP Music Theory

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”We are very fortunate to have found Carrie for our son's theory teacher. She is naturally musical, professional and is an excellent communictor. Our son enjoys her classes and has learned much from her. Carrie is also a good planner. We just needed to give her our goals and she developed a detailed teaching plan to achieve them.”
E. Chen - Parent

Your Instructor

Carrie Campbell
Carrie Campbell

Carrie Campbell grew up in Clemson, SC as part of a musical family. With two music professors as parents it’s no surprise that she began her piano studies at age 5. After joining band in middle school she picked up the French horn and continued her studies at the University of Georgia where she received Bachelor’s in Music Education and Music Therapy. Carrie also received a Master of Music in Horn Performance from Yale University where she studied with Paul Ingraham. She has taught horn, music theory and history, general music and coached small ensembles throughout her career, specializing in helping students prepare for ABRSM, RCM and AP Music Theory Exams.

In addition to teaching music theory and horn at the Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA), Carrie served as Music Classes Program Coordinator for five years before becoming Music School Director in July 2014.

As Music School Director, Carrie oversees all aspects of the Music School including private lessons, music classes, Music4Schools, and CSMA’s Corporate Arts Program. Combined these programs serve over 12,000 students per year.

To satisfy her secret desire to be a Broadway star, Carrie moonlights in the pit orchestras of Bay Area musical theater productions such as West Side Story, Oklahoma, Beauty and the Beast, The Producers, and Les Miserables.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?
All lessons will be done though Zoom. Lessons are recorded and shared with you, so you will have access to refer back as many times as you want!
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How many lessons should I sign up for?
Our recommended minimum is 5 lessons when preparing for an exam, though you may choose to sign up for only one lesson as a trial or maybe you only have one topic you need help on.
How does the instructor know what I would like to focus on for my lessons?
You instructor is well versed in all different types of theory curriculum. Once you have purchased the lessons, you will be able to communicate directly with the instructor about your needs, and you will work together tailor the lessons specifically to you.

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