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About our Theory Lessons

Updated: Feb 13

We recognise the value of Music Theory as a key tool in understanding what we play and listen to.


In order to promote the progress of young musicians, and to reduce the demand on Instrumental teachers’ time, Dark Peak offers Theory Classes at 4.15pm on Friday afternoons during term time at the Victoria Hall.

A child and a teacher studying

Making theory fun

The lessons are fun and good progress is made by all students. The classes are run by Hephzibah Isherwood who brings many years experience to the class and is able to offer both group and personal guidance.


Grade 5 Theory is required by the ABRSM for all students wishing to progress beyond Grade 5 in their practical studies.


The course costs £80 per term for the year. This does not include the cost of books, though they are provided in class and added to term invoices. All communication and invoicing for the classes are direct to Hephzibah and not included in DPMF invoices.


Hephzibah is the theory tutor for Dark Peak Music Foundation. She is a pianist and Community Musician specialising in Music For Health. She works a diverse portfolio including therapeutic music in the Manchester Children's Hospital, teaching music to the blind, running music for well-being projects, working with music for dementia and with carers for mental health sufferers, placements in specialist disability schools and residential homes, and teaching instrumental groups in primary schools as well as privately.

Her passion is making music accessible to all and unlocking the power of music to enable people to connect, communicate, and be creative. She has been teaching at the theory class at Dark Peak for several years. The classes are efficient and structured, yielding great results.


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