Intro to Music Theory at The Parlor Room - Archived

  • May 23 - July 17, 2023
  • The Parlor Room

    32 Masonic Street
    Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
Ticket Price $30.00 This event is now over

The Parlor Room School of Music Presents
Intro to Music Theory
at The Parlor Room
May 23, June 26, July 17
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Tickets: $30 GA/ $20 MEMBERS


The Parlor Room is now offering introductory classes in music theory! In these classes we will cover the fundamentals of music theory, including standard music notation, basic chord progressions, and beginner melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic analysis. Dive into the music and understand why your favorite music is your favorite music! This class is geared towards beginners - some prior knowledge welcome, but no prior knowledge required!

Drop-ins welcome!

About the instructor: Alex Strenta began learning music theory in his early teens at Dartmouth College’s Jazzology summer program. As a high school junior, he took his first academic course in music theory at Dartmouth College, before attending Dickinson College, where he received his undergraduate degree in Music Composition in 2014. While at Dickinson, he was a Teaching Assistant for two years for all levels of music theory, was part of a master class from Pulitzer Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw, and over the summers, performed on stage with Richie Cannata (former saxophonist for Billy Joel) at the famed Bitter End in NYC. He has taught private lessons on trumpet (though he no longer plays) and takes individual pupils for individual study.


The Parlor Room Nonprofit and School of Music's mission is to: Promote a vibrant musical community in downtown Northampton, MA for musicians of all abilities and at all stages of their career. The Parlor Room will bring nationally touring and local acts to our listening room to provide an exceptional experience for the artist and audience and guide musicians and anyone interested in a career in the music industry through our school of music. Learn more at

The Parlor Room is a BYOB venue.  Tickets are non-refundable. 

The Parlor Room is located at 32 Masonic Street Northampton, MA 01060

Date & Time

May 23 - Jul 17, 2023

Venue Details

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Northampton, Massachusetts 01060 The Parlor Room
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