Music theory is the understanding of written music, and it provides a language for composers and musicians to communicate with each other. Students that understand musical theory can read a page written by a composer hundreds of years ago, and understand what that composer wanted them to play, and how. How amazing is that?
It is a studio policy that all students participating in any of the National Festivals must also participate in the Musicianship Theory Event. Even if they elect not to participate in National Festivals on their respective instruments, throughout the year the student receives weekly music theory instruction based on their skill level.
Students are given multiple activities, instructional and online/offline quizzes to help sharpen their Theory skills. Wachter Music has the distinction of being the FIRST music studio in Baton Rouge with students participating in the National Musicianship Theory Event.