Live Oak Conservatory Now Offers Class in Musical Theory

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on February 20, 2022

Live Oak Conservatory is offering an enjoyable class in Music Theory. The class is held on Monday afternoons from 4:00pm to 4:50pm at the Carol and Frank Morsani Center for the Arts, 21030 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, Florida, 34601.

Live Oak Conservatory Now Offers Class in Musical Theory.

Students from fourth grade through high school who wish to be efficient in reading music, as well as a wide range of musical skills are eligible. Students may join at any time. According to our instructor, Riley Mantonya, the class is structured so that it can be taken as far as one is willing to go – even the process of learning how to arrange and write music. 

Throughout the class of music theory our goals are:

•Becoming efficient in reading music

•Learning about meter and rhythm 

•Identifying and memorizing the chords and chord structures

•Learning our scales and key signatures 

•And so much more!

“Music theory is an exciting way to learn the “how” and “why” of music. Whether an instrumentalist, vocalist, or looking to delve deep into arranging and writing music, music theory is a must,” says Riley.

About Riley Mantonya

Riley has been playing the piano since the first grade, and the violin since the second grade. She has been teaching private music lessons since she was 14 years old and has been involved in several community choirs and orchestras. While still in middle school, she served as first violin in the pit orchestra of Live Oak’s Fiddler on the Roof. Riley was, literally, the sound of “the fiddler.”

She received her bachelor’s degree in music performance/education from Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK in 2020.  She will be teaching violin and piano, along with group chorale class and a group music theory class. Riley participated in Nature Coast Chorale in middle school into high school, then later, with the choir at Heartland Baptist Bible College, the Hernando Symphony Orchestra, and the orchestra at Southwest Baptist Church in OK. 

Tuition information is provided on the Live Oak Theatre & Conservatory website. Visit www.LiveOakTheatre.org/conservatory.

To contact the Live Oak Conservatory email [email protected] or call 352-593-0270. Follow us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/LiveOakTheatre.

Attached photo: Riley Mantonya.

About the Live Oak Conservatory Programs

Live Oak Theatre & Conservatory is – above all – a family friendly theatre program which exists to enrich families, individuals, and the community by providing positive artistic experiences in the Performing Arts – including excellent, affordable, and edifying family friendly entertainment, performance, and educational opportunities.

We offer group classes and private lessons in acting, improv, youth art, musical theatre, singing, hip hop, tap, jazz, ballet, Acro, and most musical instruments including piano, guitar, and violin. 

To compliment Live Oak Theatre’s tradition of bringing top notch musical theatre entertainment and training to our community, our Conservatory offers classes in dance, music and drama which together make up a well-rounded and versatile performing arts educational program. Children… and adults… can take these classes to enhance their creative and artistic skills and combine them with other fine arts and performing arts skills.   The Live Oak Conservatory is Hernando County’s one stop destination for education in the performing arts! 

About Live Oak Theatre Company (LOT),

Live Oak Theatre Company (LOT) is a not-for-profit 501 (C) (3) repertory company of local artists, located at the Carol and Frank Morsani Center for the Arts, 21030 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, FL 34601. The Live Oak Theatre Company exists to enrich families, individuals, and the community as a whole by providing positive artistic experiences in the Performing Arts – including excellent, affordable, and edifying family friendly entertainment, performance, and educational opportunities for theatre patrons and participants of all ages. 

Visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LiveOakTheatre.

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