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Music History Teacher & Tutor Online

Music History Courses 1-on-1 Online

Intro to music history course at MusicTutorOnline.

 With us, you can study the development of Western classical music.

We offer courses in;

Baroque Era

Classical Era

Romantic Era

20th century

All courses are available at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels and are 1-on-1 online with a private instructor. 

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Are you passionate about music? Do you have a burning desire to delve into the rich tapestry of musical history? Look no further because MusicTutorOnline is here to take you on an unforgettable journey of melodies, composers, and cultural influences. Uncover the secrets of musical evolution with MusicTutorOnline! 

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Music History and Appreciation Course Info


  1. Our passionate and knowledgeable music history tutor, Mr. Gareth Ross, is an expert in music history, spanning various eras in Western classical music. He will bring his expertise to your screen, ensuring you receive a top-notch education.

  2. Our online platform allows you to take our music history lessons from anywhere in the world. All you need is an internet connection and a desire to learn!

  3. The aim of these courses is to give students a broad and inclusive understanding of the development of music from the Baroque to 20th-century eras. Students will develop their knowledge of repertoire, score analysis, musical forms, composers, and performers through specifically selected musical compositions that highlight important aspects of each musical genre. These courses are highly interactive and not simply a repetition of facts. Students will be able to place compositions into the context of how music developed over hundreds of years whilst developing their critical listening skills.

  4. Music history is not an isolated subject. It's a thread that weaves through all aspects of music, from composition to performance. Our lessons seamlessly integrate with your musical journey, enriching your understanding of the music you love.

Course Info - Beginner Music History

01.

Baroque Era

Pricing €432

Beginner Course - 10 Lessons

10 Hours - 1-on-1 Online

Lesson 1: The Baroque Suite Lesson 2: The Baroque Suite part 2. Lesson 3: the Baroque Sonata. Lesson 4: Canon, Passacaglia & Chaconne. Lesson 5: Introduction to Counterpoint. Lesson 6: Baroque Vocal Music. Lesson 7: The Concerto Grosso. Lesson 8: The Baroque Concerto. Lesson 9: Bach's Concertos. Lesson 10: Vivaldi, The four Seasons.

02.

Classical Era

Pricing €432

Beginner Course - 10 Lessons

10 Hours - 1-on-1 Online

Lesson 1: The Classical Sonata - Part 1. Lesson 2: The Classical Sonata - Part 2. Lesson 3: The Classical Sonata - Part 3. Lesson 4: Haydn's Symphony. Lesson 5: Mozart's Symphony. Lesson 6: Beethoven's Symphony. Lesson 7: The Classical Concerto. Lesson 8: The Classical Piano Trio Lesson 9: The Classical String Quartet. Lesson 10: The Classical Quintet.

03.

Romantic Era

Pricing €432

Beginner Course - 10 Lessons

10 Hours - 1-on-1 Online

Lesson 1: The Transition into the Romantic Era - Part 1. Lesson 2: The Transition into the Romantic Era - Part 2. Lesson 3: The Transition into the Romantic Era - Part 3. Lesson 4: Felix Mendelssohn. Lesson 5: Frederic Chopin. Lesson 6: Liszt and Pagannini: The virtuoso has arrived. Lesson 7: Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major D 667 'Trout'. Lesson 8: The Romantic Piano Concerto. Lesson 9: The Symphonic Poem. Lesson 10: The Romantic Symphony.

04.

20th Century

Pricing €432

Beginner Course - 10 Lessons

10 Hours - 1-on-1 Online

Lesson 1: The Transition to the 20th Century - Part 1. Lesson 2: The Transition to the 20th Century - Part 2. Lesson 3: Sergei Prokofiev. Lesson 4: Dmitiri Shostakovich. Lesson 5: Stravinsky. Lesson 6: Elgar & Britten. Lesson 7: Debussy. Lesson 8: Ravel. Lesson 9: Gershwin & Bernstein. Lesson 10: John Williams & Philip Glass.

Course Info - Intermediate Music History

01.

Baroque Era

Pricing €648

Intermediate Course

15 Lessons

15 Hours - 1-on-1 Online

Lesson 1: Bach's English Suites. Lesson 2: From Suite to Partita. Lesson 3: Bach's Violin Partitas. Lesson 4: Preludes and Fugues - Part 1. Lesson 5: Preludes and Fugues - Part 2. Lesson 6: Preludes and Fugues - Part 3. Lesson 7: Preludes and Fugues - Part 4. Lesson 8: Toccata & Fugue. Lesson 9: Bach's Violin Sonatas. Lesson 10: Bach's Instrumental Sonatas. Lesson 11: Bach's Easter Oratorio BWV 249 Lesson 12: Bach's Easter Oratorio - Part 2. Lesson 13: The Cantata. Lesson 14: Bach's Magnificat BWV 243. Lesson 15: concerto Grosso.

02.

Classical Era

Pricing €648

Intermediate Course

15 Lessons

15 Hours - 1-on-1 Online

Lesson 1: The Roccoco Period - Part 1. Lesson 2: The Roccoco Period - Part 2. Lesson 3: The Roccoco Period - Part 3. Lesson 4: Sturm und Drang. Lesson 5: Mozart's Don Giovanni K527. Lesson 6: Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro. KV 492. Lesson 7: Haydn's London Symphonies. Lesson 8: Beethoven: Symphony No.4 in Bb major, Op.60. Lesson 9: Haydn: Cello Concerto in C Major. Lesson 10: Beethoven; Violin Concerto in D Major Op.61. Lesson 11: Haydn & Mozart Piano Sonatas. Lesson 12: Beethoven Violin Sonata in C minor Op. 30 no.2 Lesson 13: Beethoven's Sonata-Fantasy. Lesson 14: Beethoven Archduke Trio Op.97. Lesson 15: Mozart's Piano Quartet in Eb Major KV493.

03.

Romantic Era

Pricing €648

Intermediate Course

15 Lessons

15 Hours - 1-on-1 Online

Lesson 1: Mendelssohn Lesson 2: J.S Bach in the Romantic Era. Lesson 3: Liszt's Piano Sonata in B minor. Lesson 4: Chopin's 24 Preludes Op.28 - Part 1. Lesson 5: Chopin's 24 Preludes Op.28 - Part 2. Lesson 6: Beethoven; symphony No. 7 in A major Op.92. Lesson 7: Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor Op.15. Lesson 8: Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54. Lesson 9: Schumann Carnaval Op.9. Lesson 10: Romantic Concerto Alternatives. Lesson 11: Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor Op.25. Lesson 12: Dvorak Piano Trio No.4 in e minor, Op. 90 - 'Dumky'. Lesson 13: Schubert & Brahms Lieder. Lesson 14: Bizet - Carmen. Lesson 15: Verdi's Operas.

04.

20th Century

Pricing €648

Intermediate Course

15 Lessons

15 Hours - 1-on-1 Online

Lesson 1: The Transition to the 20th Century. Lesson 2: Rachmaninov - 24 Preludes. Lesson 3: Scriabin The Mystic. Lesson 4: Scriabin's Preludes. Lesson 5: Debussy's 24 Preludes. Lesson 6: Shostakovich 24 Preludes and Fugues Op.87. Lesson 7: Shostakovich Piano Trio No.2 in E minor, Op.67. Lesson 8: Prokofiev Piano Sonata No. 8 Op. 84. Lesson 9: Prokofiev Film Music. Lesson 10: Stravinsky: Rite of Spring. Lesson 11: Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit. Lesson 12: Messiaen. Lesson 13: The second Viennese School. Lesson 14: Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and Piano Concerto. Lesson 15: 20th Century re-imaginations.

Course Info - Advanced Music History

01.

Baroque Era

Pricing €864

Advanced Course

20 Lessons

20 Hours - 1-on-1 Online

Lesson 1: Monteverdi's Coronation of Poppea. Lesson 2: Purcell Did and Aeneas. Lesson 3: Couperin Tenebrea Lessons. Lesson 4: Bach's Violin Partita no. 2 in D minor. Lesson 5: Bach's Cello Suite no. 6 in D major. Lesson 6: Bach's Violin Sonata no. 3 in C major. Lesson 7: Preludes and Fugues Part 1. Lesson 8: Preludes and Fugues Part 2. Lesson 9: Preludes and Fugues Part 3. Lesson 10: Preludes and Fugues Part 4. Lesson 11: Bach: The Art of Fugue Part 1. Lesson 12: Bach: The Art of Fugue Part 2. Lesson 13: Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 Part 1. Lesson 14: Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 Part 2. Lesson 15: Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 Part 3. Lesson 16: Bach: Mass in B minor BWV 232 Part 1. Lesson 17: Bach: Mass in B minor BWV 232 Part 2. Lesson 18: Bach: St. John Passion BWV 245 Part 1. Lesson 18: Bach: St. John Passion BWV 245 Part 2. Lesson 20: Bach: St. John Passion BWV 245 Part 3.

02.

Classical Era

Pricing €864

Advanced Course

20 Lessons

20 Hours - 1-on-1 Online

Lesson 1: Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in Eb Major. Lesson 2: Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major KV 467. Lesson 3: Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 5 in Eb Major Op. 73 "Emperor". Lesson 4: Haydn: The Creation. Lesson 5: Mozart: Requiem. Lesson 6: Haydn: String Quartets Op. 76 Part 1. Lesson 7: Haydn: String Quartets Op. 76 Part 2. Lesson 8: Beethoven's late string quartets Part 1. Lesson 9: Beethoven's late string quartets Part 2. Lesson 10: Beethoven's Diabelli Variations Op. 120 part 1. Lesson 11: Beethoven's Diabelli Variations Op. 120 part 2. Lesson 12: Beethoven's Diabelli Variations Op. 120 part 3. Lesson 13: Beethoven's late piano sonatas part 1. Lesson 14: Beethoven's late piano sonatas part 2. Lesson 15: Beethoven's late piano sonatas part 3. Lesson 16: Mozart: Magic Flute. Lesson 17: Mozart: Symphony in C Major KV 551 "Jupiter". Lesson 18: Beethoven: Symphony no. 9 in D minor Op. 125. Part 1. Lesson 19: Beethoven: Symphony no. 9 in D minor Op. 125. Part 2. Lesson 20: Beethoven: Symphony no. 9 in D minor Op. 125. Part 3.

03.

Romantic Era

Pricing €864

Advanced Course

20 Lessons

20 Hours - 1-on-1 Online

Lesson 1: Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D944 'The Great' part 1. Lesson 2: Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D944 'The Great' part 2. Lesson 3: Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D944 'The Great' part 3. Lesson 4: Brahms: Symphony no. 4 in E minor, Op. 98 part 1. Lesson 5: Brahms: Symphony no. 4 in E minor, Op. 98 part 2. Lesson 6: Mahler: Symphony No. 2 "Ressurection" Part 1. Lesson 7: Mahler: Symphony No. 2 "Ressurection" Part 2. Lesson 8: Mahler: Symphony No. 2 "Ressurection" Part 3. Lesson 9: Mahler: Symphony No. 2 "Ressurection" Part 4. Lesson 10: Bizet: Symphony Fantastique Op. 14 Part 1. Lesson 11: Bizet: Symphony Fantastique Op. 14 Part 2. Lesson 12: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathetique" Part 1. Lesson 13: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathetique" Part 2. Lesson 14: Brahms: Concerto for violin and cello Op. 102. Lesson 15: Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35. Lesson 16: Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104. Lesson 17: Franck: Sonata for violin and piano in A major. Lesson 18: Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34. Lesson 19: Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A major, Op.81. Lesson 20: Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50.

04.

20th Century

Pricing €864

Advanced Course

20 Lessons

20 Hours - 1-on-1 Online

Lesson 1: Rachmaninof: Elegiac Piano trios Op.9: Part 1. Lesson 2: Rachmaninof: Elegiac Piano trios Op.9: Part 2. Lesson 3: Rachmaninof: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30. Lesson 4: Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3. Lesson 5: Rachmaninov's Symhoic Masterpieces. Lesson 6: Prokofiev; Symphony No. 5 in Bb Major, Op. 100. Lesson 7: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 "Leningrad" - Part 1. Lesson 8: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 "Leningrad" - Part 2. Lesson 9: Scriabin's Late Period. Lesson 10: Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin. Lesson 11: Ravel the Master Orchestrator. Lesson 12: Debussy: Images. Lesson 13: Messiaen: Vingt Regards sur l'enfant Jesus. Lesson 14: Messiaen: Turangallia Symphony. Lesson 15: Samuel Barber. Lesson 16: Aaron Copland. Lesson 17: Duke Ellington. Lesson 18: Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47. Lesson 19: Glass: Violin Concerto No. 1. Lesson 20: Lili Boulanger: Faust et Helene.

Gareth Ross Music History Teacher at MusicTutorOnline.

Gareth Ross - Music History Teacher

15 years of experience in music education.

Study Music History 1-on-1 online with Gareth Ross.

Gareth Ross - Your Music History & Appreciation Teacher

Hi, I'm Gareth, and I can't wait to be your music teacher! Music is my greatest passion in life, and I believe it's the most powerful force in the universe. I would love to help you understand music's complexities, depths, and artistry in all its subdivisions: theory, harmony, counterpoint, score analysis, instrumentation, and history. I can guarantee you that we will have a fantastic time together in my virtual classroom leading to profound discussions, deep theoretical insight, superior musical knowledge, and a lot of fun. I want to expand your own passion and gratitude for music, accelerate your musical growth and help you appreciate the magical gift of music that you are fortunate to have.

Education

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education: Senior Phase and Further Education Training - Cum Laude - Nelson Mandela University. Degree obtained in 2021.

  • Master of Music Performing Arts (piano) - Cum Laude - University of Pretoria. Degree obtained in 2019.

  • Bachelor's Degree of Music - Cum Laude - University of Pretoria. Degree obtained in 2008.

Gareth Ross Music History Teacher at MusicTutorOnline.

PRICING

Music History lessons are only available as 10, 15, and 20 lesson courses. The courses are outlined above. 

Per course: 10 Lessons - €432

Per course: 15 Lessons - €648

Per course: 20 Lessons - €864

 

  1. Each lesson has a duration of one hour.

  2. Study privately 1-on-1 online with Gareth Ross.

  3. All lesson materials will be provided and are included in the price.

  4. Full personal guidance and support.

Every new student receives a free 20 minute intro. 
No obligation.

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Music History Lessons 1-on-1 Online at MusictutorOnline

Music History & Appreciation

Don't miss the chance to embark on a fascinating exploration of music's past with MusicTutorOnline. Whether you're a beginner looking to build a strong foundation or an advanced musician seeking to deepen your knowledge, our 1-on-1 online music history lessons are your ticket to a more profound appreciation of the art form we all adore.

Ready to start your musical journey? Sign up to meet our tutor and schedule your first lesson. The world of music history awaits – let's dive in together!

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All levels and ages are welcome!

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