Pocketbook Edition illustrated:

“Claire’s Workbook”™

...has evolved over 15 year’s teaching experience with students from 4 to 72 years of age, and originally started as single-sheet handouts developed on computer as single handouts during class. Over the years, these were improved and developed, and then eventually bound together to help students organize their work.

Thus the “workbook” concept was invented, where real students in a class environment inspired the handouts where active feedback and suggestions abounded and continual improvements made based upon helping different students with widely differing abilities, backgrounds, ages and experience. Thus the workbook was not developed in isolation but as an active set of solutions to the challenge of explaining the various aspects that constitute the theory of music.

Teacher text or student study guide?
This music workbook is suitable for formal class, school, private tuition or working at home at one's own rate. The more ambitious student can progress with the minimum of supervision.
This music textbook is also liberally provided with exercise pages to reinforce the concepts introduced. More difficult concepts such as time-signatures, key-signatures, tones and semitones are dealt with diagrammatically.
There is also a glossary of Italian music terms. In addition there are daily practise pieces. There a few carols but more easy-play carols will be included in future editions. We have already published Claire's Carolbook - 39 Traditional Carols in two easy keys, C Major and G major for easy sightreading and teaching which is important in the limited time of the festive season.

New edition with new arrangements of over 50 carols!


Claire's Workbook is the equivalent of self-teaching books and could easily be entitled "Teach Yourself Music Theory" or "Music Theory for Dum-dums", but who wants to patronise music students who I am sure have a hard and expensive time pursuing this in a modern world.


Theory requirements of popular examining boards up to Grade 3 of the popular examining boards are addressed, the exact level depending on the music exam board.
The music workbook is biased towards piano as the linear keyboard layout is used to explain the logic and structure relating to the music staff, example tones, semitones and their relationship.
This musicworkbook is based on active feedback and suggestions while teaching different students with widely differing abilities, backgrounds, ages and experience.