ACADEMIC YEAR:  9/11/17 to 6/30/18






To prepare students for annual theory testing, there will be 4 hour-long group classes at my studio.  Students may take theory levels Primer – 12.  Levels Primer-2B are beginning levels. Levels 3-4 are intermediate levels, and levels 5 and up are advanced levels. I will place students in their correct level, and they should attend the appropriate time of group class for their level.  Beginners are from 3-4 pm, intermediates are from 4-5 pm, and advanced are from 5-6 pm.  All classes will be on Tuesdays. The group theory class replaces the private lesson class for the preceding week. Please mark your calendars for these dates:



The actual annual Virginia State Theory Test will be given at VCU in March, date TBA. The test is optional, but recommended for all students. The theory test, as well as a sight reading test, is mandatory for students entering competitions.


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10148 Huntersdell Lane  Chesterfield, VA 23235


About Gabriella Ryan Studio

Gabriella Ryan, NCTM, is a nationally certified piano teacher, with over 30 years of teaching experience. Originally from Italy, she has been president of both the Richmond Music Teachers Association and the Virginia Music Teacher Association, and is an active member of the Music Teachers National Association. She offers piano and music theory lessons for all ages, from beginner to advanced levels.