## the language of theory

The Piano Adventures Theory Exam is available online and on-demand to support each student’s individual schedule. The Exam serves as a “musical metric” for theory essentials, so important for fine musicianship.

**Primer and Level 1 Theory Exams are now available!**

Note: **Levels 2A and 2B Theory Exams** are coming in the Fall of 2024.

What makes the Theory Exams unique? Participants will appreciate the engaging online experience. One question per page allows students to center and focus. Narration offers a warm tone. And the mascot **Trophy** guides students forward with flips, cartwheels, and more!

## Sample Theory Questions

Interested in a closer look at the **Theory Exams**?

**Sample Theory Q****uestions** are fun to try. Meet the Exam mascot Trophy!

## Five Fast Facts for the Theory Exam

- The Primer and Level 1 Theory Exams both have
**70 questions**divided between**6 sections**. - Both the Primer and Level 1 Theory Exams take approximately
**15-25 minutes**to complete. Warm, gentle narration is available. - Trophy’s animations during the Theory Exam do not indicate correct or incorrect answers but provide fun, playful energy.
- The fee for each Theory Exam is
**$20**. Results are available within 5 days. - Once enrolled, a student has
**90 days**to complete the Theory Exam.

## Student Theory Awards!

Piano Adventures Exams is delighted to offer special Theory Awards. Upon completion of the Theory Exam, students will receive a **Certificate of Completion** as a printable download.

Students are encouraged to take both the **Theory Exam** and the **Performance Exam**. This holistic approach joins together the analytic and the expressive. Students taking both Exams will receive the **Piano Adventures Diploma** to mark their musical achievement.

#### Sample Certificate of Completion

#### Sample Diploma

## Be a Theory Leader on The Bravo Board!

Students scoring 97% or higher will earn the impressive title of **Theory Leader**. These students are then eligible to be featured on **The Bravo Board**.

This specially designated area of the Piano Adventures Exam website recognizes outstanding students in **Theory** and **Performance**. Trophy gives each student a special congratulatory “shout out!”

## How to Prepare

Students and teachers may prepare for the** Theory Exam** in five ways:

- Use the corresponding Piano Adventures
**Theory Book**to learn and reinforce concepts.

- The
**Primer Level Unit Assessments**are highly recommended for the teacher to use. This is a teacher support book that need not be purchased by the student.

#### Primer Level Unit Assessments

**HOW TO USE**

- Do the corresponding Unit Assessment after
*each*Unit in the**Lesson Book**, about 10 minutes of time. Suitable for private or class lessons. - Together, the teacher and student will quickly establish whether the student
*knows the content*. The preparatory questions promote confidence, focus, and fun! - The Unit Assessments may be done in-person or in online lessons. It is available as a
**print book**for the Teacher. Or, access online in the**Piano Adventures Teacher Atlas**.

**Piano Adventures****Flashcards**support the**Primer**,**Level 1**, and**Level 2A**concepts. Use in the lesson or during practice at home to reinforce essential theory skills such as note-naming, intervals, music symbols & terms, and more!

- Reinforce note reading with
**I Can Read Music Books 1**,**2**, and**3**.

#### I Can Read Music Books 1, 2, and 3

Far beyond the traditional note speller. Reinforce **guide notes** with fun visuals, read and write **intervals** with story telling, and learn melodic and rhythmic **patterns** in various musical settings.

- Have the student do the
**Sample Theory Questions**for their exam level.

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