Thoery Class for 2021 CM Test

(open to everyone)

This class is designed to help students who are planning to take the CM (Certificate of Merit) test in 2021. Even for students not taking the CM test this year, this will be a great class to learn music theory. The class is designed for string and woodwind students levels 4 to Advanced, and piano students levels 3 to Advanced. This will be an 8 week course covering the written theory test, and ear training as well. The last three weeks of the class will be practice theory tests, using previous years’ actual tests for each students’ instrument and level. Every class will provide homework that students must finish at home before the next class. Though this class is aimed toward students taking the CM test, it is rigorous and comprehensive, and will be beneficial for students not taking the test as well.

Because of the pandemic, we will be running the class differently this year.

The class will be held virtually using “Zoom.” All the class materials (class notes and homework) will be sent to each student via email before each class. Students must print the class notes out before the class along with music staff paper for taking notes. Students are expected to print a couple of music staff pages and take notes in order to get the most out of this class. After students finish a homework assignment or practice test, they must scan it and send it back to the teacher to grade. All the classes will be recorded and posted up on our website for students to come and view it again anytime;

Each week we will run the same class twice, Saturday at 4 PM and then again Thursday at 7 PM. Students may attend either class each week, or if they have to miss class they can watch the recording. The class is 1 hour and 15 minutes long. Here is the entire schedule for the class.


Saturday Class 4:00-5:15PM

Thursday Class 7:30-8:45PM

Class 1

January 2 

January 7

Class 2

January 9

January 14

Class 3

January 16

January 21

Class 4

January 23

January 28

Class 5

January 30

February 4

Class 6

February 6

February 11

Class 7

February 13

February 18

Class 8

February 20

February 25

The fee is $320 and not refundable. The payment is due before the first class.

If you want to sign up for our theory class please call 949-939-1094 or send email at

Vienna Music Institute/Shop

Address: 600 Roosevelt #200, Irvine CA 92620

Tel: 949-651-8030

Email: [email protected]

School Hours:

Weekdays: 2:30-7:30

Saturday: 10:00-4:00

Sunday: Closed

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