“I really enjoyed my music tuition with Andrew. No matter how many mistakes I made he was understanding and helped me grasp all the difficult topics. I am very grateful that his teaching helped me to a achieve a distinction with 98/100 in my grade 5 music theory!"

Charlotte H

"We would highly recommend Andrew Littlewood for music theory tuition. He is an outstanding teacher who makes learning enjoyable for all ages and abilities. He helped my daughter understand all aspects of her grade 5 theory exam and was patient and extremely supportive. She gained a high distinction thanks to the quality of teaching."

Sue P

Music Theory Lessons

An understanding of the theory of music helps students who are learning an instrument to better interpret the music they are playing.  Andrew Littlewood is an enthusiastic teacher of music theory, and is adept at making it fun for younger pupils to learn.  Older students and adults often enjoy discovering how music "works" and seeing its secrets revealed.

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Andrew teaches theory in line with most music examining bodies such as the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), Trinity College London and the London College of Music.


The ABRSM believes that music theory is so important that students taking ABRSM instrumental or singing exams need to have passed Grade 5 Music Theory before they can progress to taking Grade 6 on their instrument.  


There is a wide selection of music theory books to suit different ages and stages, together with worksheets and past examination papers.  Andrew is familiar with the resources available for each type of exam and will recommend the most appropriate resources for each individual student.




The hourly rate for music theory lessons is £37.80, charged in 5 or 10 lesson blocks.  For lessons which are 1/2 hour or 3/4 hour, the cost is pro rata, ie £18.90 and £28.35 respectively.


One of Andrew Littlewood's music theory students

Andrew incorporates elements of music theory into his own students' flute lessons.  He also gives separate music theory lessons up to and including Grade 5 to those who either want to learn about the theory of music for their own satisfaction, or who are taking exams in music theory.



Andrew graduated from Huddersfield University with a degree in Music (G.Mus).  He subsequently held several teaching posts in schools and colleges before founding Roundhay Music.  For further information, see Andrew's Profile.



Lessons are normally held at Roundhay Music studios in North Leeds.  If preferred, lessons can be arranged at the student's home with one of Roundhay Music’s theory tutors.


More testimonials can be seen on the Testimonials page, as well as the pages for Flute Lessons, Exam Info and the Home page.