Music Theory Curriculum

Improve your reading and writing of music with this home course

I had the privilege of editing Susan’s music theory series and found it to be very thorough, accurate and easy to understand. I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone interested in bettering their understanding of reading or writing music. –Jack Clark, music writer/publisher/teacher, Cleveland, TN



These music theory books start with the basics of note and interval recognition (Volume One), move through chord writing and progressions (Volume Two), and finish with the rules of four-part choral composition (Volume Three). Lessons utilize the standard hymns of the church as examples and are designed to help singers and musicians better read, perform and write their music.

You will also find a book on lyric writing with special consideration to Christian content and a sight-singing/ear training course based on the shaped-note system  monder law taught in the southern summer singing schools.

The content is widely inspired by the curriculum offered at Ben Speer’s Stamps-Baxter School of Music. The music theory books are available for $10 each and the lyric writing and sight singing books are available for $12 each. Check them out in the online store.