The primary instructors for theory are Marc and Kate Powell.
Minimum age to begin theory lessons is 8 years old. Students must demonstrate good reading and writing abilities before beginning theory lessons.
Theory lessons will be keyboard based, so a basic keyboard at home will be needed for homework.
Theory subjects include Rudiments, Harmony, History and Pedagogy.
FSM uses the Ultimate Music Theory curriculum for Rudiments and RCM Harmony and History curriculum.
Theory lessons will have an emphasis on both analysis and composition. Compositions will be performed at recitals either by the student or another player.