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Music Theory Online

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Who We Are

Music Theory Online is an online teaching resource for students who want to learn music theory at their own pace. We help and support the learning process in a friendly and professional way. Our lessons are tailored to suit the individual learner, both interactive and challenging, they aim to keep the student motivated and fully involved, teaching the universally recognised Music Theory using The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Grades 1-5.

Created and managed by Michael Luck after 30 years experience teaching music theory to students in the UK, Music Theory Online has attracted students from all over the world who want to learn music theory and have the benefits of having one to one personal tuition. All students have access to a wide range of online resources, and they can try out their skills using online exercises, tests and view over 140 pre-recorded video tutorials.

Theory exams grades 1-5 will now be conducted online. For further information go to the ABRSM website.

Online Video Tutorials and Resources

If you prefer to work on your own, you can register to access our wide range of resources & video tutorials that will help you prepare for your music theory exams.

Register for One to One Tuition

All you need is a computer and internet access, and of course the willingness to learn. Lessons are provided by an experienced tutor ‘live in real-time’ and are set at a pace to suit the individual.

Free Music Theory Resources

Try it before you buy! - Anyone can have access to our free grade one music theory resources with pre-recorded lessons that guide you effortlessly through the syllabus.

Resources for Schools

Music Theory Online also works with schools worldwide, with a syllabus that suits most class’s requirements. With our vast video lesson library for ABRSM grades 1-5 we have students who have achieved success all over the world with our courses.

Lifetime Membership Only £129.99 - Try Before You Buy!

Learn Music Theory Online using our perfect resource to help you achieve success in your music theory exams. You can try sample lessons for free in Grade 1-5, giving you peace of mind that this resource is the best available for your needs. It’s simple and easy to register for Lifetime Membership giving you and your family access to a huge resource of lessons and video tutorials for each stage of your learning.


Music Theory Online works with students from all over the world, helping with every aspect of their music theory exams, through video tutorials, Q&A tests and pre-recorded lessons. Read how happy our students are to achieve their goals...

"I passed my grade 5 theory with merit. I found MTO tutorials extremely helpful in helping me achieve the best marks possible in my theory exam."

Carmen Gawthorpe

Perth, Australia

"I enjoyed my lessons with MTO. I liked working via the internet, the lessons were very interactive. I didn’t have to travel for the lessons but had them in the comfort of my home. I learnt a lot and gained a distinction in my grade 5 theory. Thanks MTO."

Jeong Ho Kim

Seoul, South Korea

"After gaining a distinction in my grade 5 theory exam I can say without doubt, an amazing method of teaching. Clear, concise, comprehensive. I recommend to all aspiring musicians."

David Owen

Pendine, South West Wales, UK

Grade 1 is FREE

Just click on ‘Syllabus’ above

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choose Grade 1