I get a lot of lovely emails from visitors to mymusictheory.com - it's always great to hear that the site has been useful in preparation for your music theory exam, or to hear about your fantastic results! If you'd like to send me some feedback, email me at email@example.com
Here are some of the comments I've received:
I find your materials very detailed and helpful. Thank you for spending time to share these information that can help many. Chee Sook Wan, 24th October 2012
I wanted to let you that I passed my Grade 5 Music Theory last year with thanks to your course. I had purchased every book that I could find on the subject, worked through the ABRSM books up to Grade 3 before I found your site. The reassuring words that one could reach the Grade 5 level from scratch came as a revelation, and you are not wrong. Frankly, having suffered from “paralysis by analysis” using my other approach, your course was a godsend. I would not have passed without your help! Robert, 24th September 2012
Thank you for the wonderful website to help us study for music theory. We used your site and passed grade 2 with distinction. It is really the best website and we recommended it to our friends as well. Vivian, 22nd September 2012
Your site is excellent -really clear explanations. I'm a freelance music teacher, running a theory workshop next week and I'll be recommending you! Kind regards, Janice 27th August 2012
I am absolutely rubbish at music theory, I lately did my grade 5. My teacher is awful and I really had no hope, failing every practice exam I did! Until I found this website, it taught me everything I needed to know and more, it was absolutely fantastic with very good descriptions and exercises to try out! From a 30/100 failed student, I achieved 83/100 thanks to this website, thank you for all the wonderful support :) Eleanor, 20th August 2012
Hey thanks a lot for posting lessons online. Omg ! I forgot that I've registered for the exam and its on this Saturday! I was panic and googled every website and found out this one. I thought that I could never find any useful info but to my shock, thus website offers the best information ever! I don't know bout others but I'm ready for my exam in two days. Omg! Thanks so much. Hannah, 8th August 2012
Antoinette achieved 85% in her ABRSM grade 5 theory exam. Thank you very much for your help with the composition section, it certainly contributed to this excellent mark. Christa, 6th August 2012
Thank you very much, I think I am ready to do the exam! A big thanks goes to your wonderful website, I understand it so much better! Thanks a lot again! Julia, 24th July 2012
I'm pleased to say that my daughter, ten at the time, managed to pass the grade 5 music theory studying by herself using only your material and feedback, some ABRSM test papers and a lot of (non-musical) parental support. She found grades one to four very clear and easy to follow, even studying by herself, especially the huge amount of testing with each new topic, and also thought your marking and comments were really good.
Thanks for your help and best wishes. Mark 23rd July 2012
I have got my result of theory exam and got a DISTINCTION with ...... 97/100 !
Thanks a lot for your site, it was very helpful for me.
Isabelle Chedin from Hong Kong on 21st of July 2012
I wanted to let you know I found out today that I passed the level 5 ABRSM exam "with distinction" (got a 95)! I couldn't possibly have done it without the My Music Theory website and your personal tutoring in the Master Composition course. I've already purchased the level 6 lessons and exercises and look forward to starting on those soon. Thank you again for all your help! (And please consider adding Levels 7 & 8 - I hope to go all the way through!) Charlotte, 21st July 2012
Just got the result. I got 96 in Grade 5 music theory exam. A big big thank goes to your site. Keep up the good work! Arun, 17th March 2012
Just a line to say how invaluable the composition masterclass has been. I took my grade 5 theory today and I think I have done ok but the format for the composition was great as I really didn't have a clue about this-so thank you again. Mandy; 1st March 2012
Thank you for your wonderfully clear and easy to understand website. Jane 27th February 2012
Hi, i just wanted to say that i think my music theory is amazing!! My brother used it and he got a great mark on his grade 5 theory a few months ago. I've got my grade 5 theory exam coming up and I understand everything so much more now!! Thankyou, keep the good work up! from Madeleine :) 19th February 2012
I just want to say what a truly wonderful site mymusictheory.com is; I wouldn’t have got the Distinction grades I have without this most valuable resource so THANK YOU! I usually use the AB Guide to Music Theory and the ABRSM theory in practice books for the grades but I have to say the AB guide feels like more of an overview whereas your lessons and exercises really give the more in depth clues and keys to the logic of it all. Just to let you know that your hard work is really, really appreciated. Thanks again and I am eagerly awaiting the next grades. Sally, 8th February 2012
As the year finishes, I just wanted to say thank you again for your site and the resources you provide. Thank you for finishing off the Grade 6 course. I have been following your course with one of my students and found that after studying Part A, exercise one in ABRSM book actually makes sense! You do a great service to folks like us working at schools not in the UK who desperately need help and resources! Keep up the great work. Joanne, 9th December 2011
We found your site by a search for ABRSM theory class. The cost and speed of response are great. The commments and suggestions are very helpful and easy to understand. Your lesson and exercise page (especially lesson pages for music theory) have helped us a lot. The comments and suggestions are of right amount. They are clear and to the point. Overall, this is a great service. I would highly recommend it. I have younger kids and when they are ready I will have them try your site, too! Feng; 16th November 2011
Congratulations on the page. I feel the courses are great. I am a music lover with no knowledge of the 'theory' of it. Jorge; 21st Feb 2012
Hi there, I just wanted to tell you that your website is amazing! It was the sole reason I achieved a distinction in my Grade 5 theory examination. My piano teacher was only concerned with me passing; I, on the other hand, wanted to achieve the best marks I could. Your website enabled me to do this. It laid all the required information out in digestible chunks and was very easy to follow. It made everything so much easier to understand. You should be extremely proud of your website, the guidance it provides, and the extent to which it helps people. Thank you once again. Kindest regards, Priya; 1st November, 2011
Hi there I just wanted to give you feedback on your methodology for the figured bass qn of G6 theory. I've followed it for a past paper i sat yesterday and clawed so many marks back, I was only 1 mark off distinction, so THANK YOU! I'm sitting the paper next week and will let you know how I do ! There's a big void of helpful tutorials for this paper and I think your site really helps. Amy; 25th October 2011
Thank you so much! My theory exam is coming up in a few days, and all thanks to you, I am so much more confident! I learnt so many things that my teacher couldn't explain! Thank you so much! Rich; 25th October 2011
My Thumbs Up again for all the effort you had taken to create this site, especially for many youngsters reading and filtering information from the original text book of ABRSM Edition is very difficult (even I find it difficult ) but you've made it very simple for them. Also the blog site with information on different musical too - Good. Best Wishes! Wishing you a success on your endeavor Joe; 12th October 2011
Very impressed with the content on the site and what can be downloaded. Thanks for providing this valuable service! Rachel; 7th October 2011
Really pleased to have the melodic composition for grade 6 material now on the website. Once again, it is really well written - in a down to earth, accessible way; so much more so than other material. Bravo. Andrea; 5th October 2011
I still can't get over what a good job you did. I mean I searched all over the net and this is the ONLY one which is to the point and real classroom material and for a price which is really amazing. You should be proud of yourself. Chaim; 18th September 2011
Thanks ever so much for the fabulous resources you create – you have made my music teaching so much easier, and enabled my Gifted &Talented students to complete grade 5 theory without taking up all their instrumental lesson time. Best wishes Candice; 14th September 2011
Thankyou. I'm going to use your lessons for my pupils from now on as they're better than the abrsm books - much clearer for younger pupils. Sue; 24th August 2011
Hi there, I sat my Grade 6 Theory yesterday. Although I obviously don’t know the result, I feel quite confident and it’s all thanks to you!! Your lessons are BRILLIANT!!!!
The lessons are so clearly well written with points at the end of each chapter, making everything easy to learn and revise. Thank you so much. Kind regards,Tracey; 19th June 2011
I just wanted to say that your online lessons are great and very easy to learn from!! Dan; 25th May 2011
Extremely good value for money, cheaper than a face-to-face teacher, but on top of that there is no time wasted by you sitting while I go through exercises, which is what I have experienced in the past, all the minutes are on the specific things I asked you to look at, and obviously cheaper in the long term because there is not a commitment to a weekly lesson - it is as much as you need.
Great quality, detailed feedback. Beauty is that with you you have written out the feedback with good detail on specific issues. If you have face to face lessons, you either listen to these comments and forget them later or jot down some notes, but not half as good as having your notes to consult.
Speed of response - very quick, with the time difference often sent stuff in the evening and had response waiting for me next morning or even got response instantly :-) The longest I had to wait was half a day I think. So basically you can't get more conveneint. And also if you have a face to face teacher and you have a question, you have to wait for your lesson to go through it....
I have 2 young kids and a lot of other commitments so I really didn't have time to have a weekly lesson and only needed a few lessons just to clarify the more complicated stuff, so it is not worth the effort of looking for a teacher and most don't want to do flexible arrangements. I did most of my work on this in the evenings when the kids are in bed. I have played piano and violin for many years on an off so had a reasonable background knowledge to a lot of stuff. I would say that your online lessons are ideal for adults and older kids who already have a little bit of background in music and can work independently, or for younger kids if the parents have a bit of background in music, or for people that are financially unable to commit to weekly lessons for a few months (it really is great value for money!!).
Regards Nicola; 27th February 2011
Thank you very much, Victoria, your website is just wonderful....; Theodora; 15th October 2010
Firstly can I say thank you for your wonderful website. I am a school teacher and have found it invaluable in teaching over the last year, particularly for differentiation. Candice; 9th September 2010
Thanks for the music theory site Victoria it's great. I have just retired at 62 so spending many hours brushing my theory up. I find your site a pleasure to visit. Thanks. John; 15th July 2010
Hi - thanks for a fab website! saves a LOT of time/money wading through c**** ABRSM books and materials :-) I will be recommending this site to ALL my students as well as the local music service. I am an ex head of music now teaching privately so your site (and hard work putting it together) is most welcome. Phil; 2nd July 2010
Victoria, Your site is great – I think it is wonderfull! I’ve worked through from grade 1 to grade 5 – my exam is in June – and I use your site as additional study – you often put things in an easier to understand sort of way!!! Well done. Cheers, Paul P.S. Mature (44 ?) music student and struggling saxophonist!! 28th April 2010
Thank you for such a wonderful website. I had a Grade 4 exam at college on Thursday and much of study and revision was based around your lessons and exercises from Grade 2 and 5. I can't thank you anymore. All of best, Joanna; 22nd February 2010
Victoria, This is to express my praise to you. You are really great! Love you and your work!! Best Regards, Noelle; 9th February 2010
Just a word of thanks for your wonderful site on music theory. I don't play music, but my family does. They insisted I should be able to pick up the theory (I am a mathematician). So I found your site... --Chee; 27th January 2010
My name is Karol and i have been using your web site last year for my first grade piano. I made it for distinction so just wanted to thank you for nice work with your site. 10th January, 2010
Thanks so much for your effort in putting up your wonderful website. I'm learning Grade IV theory to help my daughter with her Grade IV and V theory (ABRSM syllabus). I was having some trouble with writing 4-bar rhythms so I searched on Google and your site came up.
I think the information and suggestions in the Grade I Rhythm section are great.
Kind regards, Richard; 19th October 2009
Hi - just letting you know that I just received my Grade 5 theory ABRSM results. I am absolutely thrilled that I received a Merit with 86% pass. I certainly would have not even passed if I hadn't studied your Grade 5 theory course online. I also downloaded your exam papers for extra help too. You have inspired me to carry on with my piano lessons/music and I certainly do credit my Merit pass from your course - thanks again, I'm really ecstatic!!!
Kind regards, Kim; 8th July 2009
Hi, I am a mother of a nine year old who is studing grade 1 theory and an 8 year old who is about to start. As I have no music experience I have found your site invaluable as I am able to help her and understand her questions. Thankyou so much at last I am able to help when she needs it. We are looking forward to the grade 2 addition hopefully it will be ready when she starts studing for that exam.
Many thanks again, for the answer to my previous question and I am sure there will be lots in the near future. Caron; 2nd April 2009