Music theory for working actors -- from anywhere.

 

WHY THEORY

Save time by learning music faster.

WHY THEORYWORKS

All class content is online. Learn on your schedule.

Save money on coachings.

Created exclusively for actors, by actors.

Save stress prepping for auditions.

Save face in music rehearsals.

Be a better, smarter artist.

Teaches only the skills actors need on the job.

Taught in 6-week sessions with 1-on-1 instruction.

Access never expires. Go at your own pace.

 
 

THE THEORYWORKS ONLINE COURSE

PRESENTED BY OUR PARTNERS AT 

COURSES AVAILABLE NOW:

COST: $499 / 6 WEEK COURSE

Our first of four courses covers the 6 steps to learning music autonomously: active listening, navigating a piano/vocal score, how to mark your beats, how to self-conduct, and how to play your melody on the piano. Preview the course free!

Course length: 6-weeks

Time Commitment: 2-3 hours a week

COST: FREE!

Our free online masterclass answering all your questions on audition books, featuring:

  • Merri Sugarman, CSA (Tara Rubin Casting)

  • Michael Cassara, CSA

  • Cindi Rush, CSA

  • Andrew Byrne, Vocal Coach

  • Amy Justman, Actor (Phantom, Gentleman's Guide)

  • James Monroe Iglehart, Tony Winner (Hamilton, Aladdin)

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COST: $499 / 6 WEEK COURSE

In our follow up course, we dive deeper into key signatures, major and minor scales, and harmony so you can to sight sing and hold a harmony line. We also dig into song form, so that you can learn to create your own audition cuts. Preview the course for free!

Course length: 6-weeks

Time Commitment: 2-3 hours a week

More courses coming soon: check out below to see what other courses we have planned!

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UPCOMING COURSES:

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Module 1: Available Now!

"From the Top: Music Theory for Broadway Actors"

This module takes you through the Six Steps to learning new music. Covering pitch, rhythm, elements of a vocal score, dotted rhythms, triplets, and syncopation, this course teaches you to mark your beats, self-conduct, and play your melody so you can learn music on your own.

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Module 2: Available Now!

"Sight Singing and Harmony Essentials"

In our follow up course, we w dive deeper into key signatures, major and minor scales, and harmony, so you can learn the tools for sight singing and holding a harmony line. We also dig into song form, so that you can learn to cut and cleanly mark your music.

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Module 3: Coming Soon

"On the Job: Mastering Sight Singing and Nailing the Rehearsal"

We continue where we left off, deepening your knowledge of sight-reading, following a conductor, and rehearsal terminology. This module focuses specifically on the rehearsal process, and singing in parts.

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Module 4: Coming Soon

"When S*** Gets Hard: Sondheim, LaChiusa, and More"

Covering all the "hard" stuff not covered in the earlier modules, we'll focus on complex rhythms, compound meter, mixed meter, modes, chromatic music, atonality, modulations, and more.

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TheoryWorks Audition Bootcamp: Coming Soon

3-Week Audition Course Held in NYC

Put what you've learned to the test. This 3-week, 3-session course will use a mock-audition format to challenge you to cut your own selection and perform it, learn callback material with 48-hours notice, and hold a complicated harmony line.

 

WHO WE ARE

TUTORING RATES

$25/hr

Currently Enrolled Students

$55/hr

Previously Enrolled Students

$75/hr

Non-Student Rate

Whether you're currently enrolled in a TheoryWorks course and want additional help, want ongoing check-ins after completing a course, or have a one-off question while on a gig or preparing for an audition, our course advisors have you covered.

To schedule a FaceTime Tutoring Session, email us at TheoryWorksNYC@gmail.com

 
 

STAY IN THE LOOP

Join our new Facebook group, Accompanist Connection, connecting actors to accompanists and arrangers in NYC

We're so excited to announce our new partnership with Kerry Fergus, author of "From Score to Stage," a blog that analyzes musical theatre scores from a music theory perspective. Look for TheoryWorks explainers in the sidebars in all future articles!

Check out Loopr, which can repeat any video on Youtube -- or part of a video -- you need while learning a song to help with memorization.

 

STAY IN THE LOOP

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Or drop us a line if you have a specific question, or to schedule a tutoring session.

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