Music Theory is reading and writing the language of music. It is the study of the building blocks of music, including harmony, melody, and form. The Empire Performing Arts Academy offers lessons for complete beginners to advanced students. The beginner’s course covers topics such as pitch, treble and bass clefs, basic rhythms, dynamics, tempo, and tones and semitones. This course also teaches time signatures and note length, including dotted notes, tied notes, and triplets.