Music Theory Level 4

Course for 4th grade Music Theory. You can purchase course access as a single student or a teacher. Covers TMTA and NFMC Level 4 requirements.

Course Summary

Learn the basics of Level 4 music theory! In this level, we cover parts of the staff, eight notes and rests, and notes on the staff.  Students will review whole & half steps, intervals, and learn about major and minor thirds.  We have new vocabulary terms to learn, including:  tempo, ritardando, crescendo, decrescendo (diminuendo), and ornament.  We will also review and learn about rhythm, counting, and time signatures and bar lines.  Students will review the scales C, G, and F Major, and learn about D, A, and E Major.  We will also cover the key signatures for those scales.  In this course, students will also explore major triads and primary chords.  For ear training, we will work on rhythmic dictation and compare two measures by listening.  

Course Curriculum

Kathy Winston

Dr. Kathy Winston holds a doctorate of musical arts (DMA) in music education, piano pedagogy from the University of Texas-Austin.  Her other degrees include a MM in Piano performance from SMU and a BM in Piano Performance from Trinity University.  She is an active piano teacher in the Austin, TX area.  Dr. Winston founded Velocity Music Academy in Cedar Park, TX and was the executive director and business owner from 2010-2020.  She is also the founder and course creator at Piano Program, providing music theory courses and resources to teachers.  As an entrepreneur, Dr. Winston provides consulting to studio and business owners.  In her free time, you'll find her being mom to her two amazing teens, gardening in her backyard garden, and hiking around town with her pups.  

Jennifer Foxx

Piano Teacher

Have you ever been excited about something where it ends up taking over your dreams? This happens to me all the time, but I didn’t expect it to happen with this… Dr. Kathy Rabago has created Music Theory Courses for students. These courses are the very definition of flipped learning and something that I have been wanting to find for a while. Students learn the music theory concepts at home or during their music lab time, reinforce the concepts through worksheets (provided), and return to their lessons with an increased knowledge of music theory.