Music Theory is an important part of musical education. It improves your understanding and enjoying of music. No matter what instrument you play the knowledge of theory will help to achieve better results. You will dramatically improve your sight-reading skills, ear test and the ability to memorize music.

We teach all levels of:
Theory Rudiments | Harmony | Music History | Counterpoint | Analysis

Vitta Academy offers Private, Semi-private and Group Music Theory Lessons


  • Private session – $55 / hour
  • Semi-private session (2 students in a group) – $30 / hour
  • Group session (3 – 6 students in a group) – $24 / hour

Music Theory Teacher

Mr. Ryan Trew, Music Theory Teacher

Ryan Trew is a composer, percussionist and music theory pedagogue. Having completed an undergraduate degree in music from Wilfrid Laurier University, Master of Music at the University of Toronto and Doctor of Music at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Throughout his academic career, Ryan has studied with several important Canadian composers including: Christos Hatzis, Glenn Buhr, Peter Hatch, Ka Nin Chan, Linda Smith, and Stephen Chatman. Ryan’s work has been commissioned and performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Prince George Symphony Orchestra, the UBC Symphony Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and the Wilfrid Laurier (Alumni) Flute Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Amy Hamilton.

Ryan has an extensive experience in teaching Theory, Harmony and Music History courses both privately and in-group lessons. He taught theory in Semiahmoo Academy of Music, British Columbia Conservatory of Music and Music Centre in Barrie, Ontario. His teaching and preparation students for RCM exams is very effective with usual First Class Honors Marks at the exams.


To receive an Official Certificate for your practical examinations you will need to complete the following Theory co-requisites:

  • Grade 5 – Basic Rudiments
  • Grade 6 – Intermediate Rudiments
  • Grade 7 & Grade 8 – Advanced Rudiments
  • Grade 9 – Advanced Rudiments, Basic Harmony & History 1
  • Grade 10 – Advanced Rudiments, Intermediate Harmony & History 2

To obtain the Certificate for Grade ARCT Performance you will need to complete the following Theory co-requisites:

  • Counterpoint
  • Advanced Harmony
  • Analysis
  • History 3