Practical Music
THeory Workshop

Ages 14 & Up

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Practical Music Theory Workshop

Who is this Program For?

The Practical Music Theory Workshop is for students ages 14 & Up focused on learning music theory applicable to developing skills as an instrumentalist and songwriter.


Music makes the world go ‘round. Learn the “How’s and Why’s” of Music Theory while applying new skills to your favorite Top 40 hits. While studying well-known examples in music, the Practical Music Theory Workshop will take a deep-dive into how simple successions of numbered notes combine to make chords, keys, melodies, and songs. Music theory doesn’t have to be scary!


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This program is offered using the following teaching models.

  • 100% Virtual

Dates & Times

Type: 2 week workshop

Frequency: Meets 2 times per week

Days: Tuesday & Thursday

Times: 12 pm - 1 pm

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Practical music theory workshop Curriculum 

  • Students will begin the Practical Music Theory Workshop by learning basic music theory terminology, applicable to the duration of the workshop and future musical careers.
  • Students will learn how to build the Major Scale.
  • Students will take a deep-dive into learning basic triads, extensions and the numerical value of a Key.
  • The workshop will develop students' understanding of chord progressions and modes.
  • Students will study and learn the relationship between melody and chords as well as changing keys.
  • The course will end with a lesson on Accidentals, Blues and “Rule Breaking” within music theory.

Supplies & Devices

  • Smartphone, Tablet, or Laptop to use for attending Zoom sessions
  • Wired Earbuds
  • Zoom App installed on your Device
  • Writing Utensil


  • 2 Week Workshop - $130
    Minimum Students: 5

    • * Please note that CHMA charges a one time $25 registration fee for each individual program.

Meet Your Teacher

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Evan Graham Dunn has a Bachelor's Degree in Audio for Visual Media from Columbia College. When he isn’t teaching multiple instruments, songwriting, and music production, you can find him working out of his studio in Chicago producing and recording clients, mixing and scoring for commercials and film, or touring and gigging out in one of his multiple bands.

Along with his international success on BBC Radio and magazine coverage with his progressive rock band Alaya, Evan has charted on iTunes and Amazon while holding 4 songs in steady rotation on Sirius Radio’s “Coffee House” with his Folk Rock / Americana band “Edward & Graham”. Evan loves what he does, and can't wait to help you do the same by maintaining a light-hearted, down to earth and humorous approach in all of the courses and lessons he offers with CHMA.

Enter your Name & Email to receive a One Time $25 DISCOUNT and Information on how to ENROLL

You can TEXT OR CALL (630) 986-8742 with your questions