Doctor Mozart Music Theory Workbooks

In-Depth Piano Theory Fun for Children's Music Lessons and Home Schooling.

Level 1

To succeed with a musical instrument, your child needs to understand basic music theory in-depth.

Doctor Mozart workbooks teach music theory in-depth — and they're fun too!

Doctor Mozart's crew of colorful cartoon characters will coach your child with:

  • Entertaining illustrations and diagrams that stimulate your child's interest and serve as memory aids.
  • Highly effective exercises, to ensure that your child understands every topic.
  • Clear, detailed explanations in short, simple sentences.
  • A hands-on, pencil and paper, tactile experience, that involves writing notes, clefs, and musical symbols by hand, for learning that is deep and enduring.



Highly effective for beginners learning a musical instrument.

Just right for young beginners 6 to 12 years old, Doctor Mozart workbooks come in three levels.

The Level 1 workbooks offer the solid music theory foundation your child needs to begin music lessons. With close supervision, even some 5-year-old children can start the Level 1A workbook.

The more advanced Level 2 and 3 workbooks will help your 7 to 12-year-old child excel with intermediate music lessons.

Whether your child is learning piano, guitar, or violin – or singing in a choir – Doctor Mozart's keyboard-based approach to music theory can help your child succeed.

Level 2

Children's Music Lessons and Home Schooling

Because each topic is explained clearly and in detail, Doctor Mozart music theory workbooks are easy to understand for children and parents alike. Hence they are ideal for home schooling.

As well, Doctor Mozart workbooks are exceptionally helpful with formal music lessons, no matter what other teaching materials are used.



Popular with Kids; Recommended by Teachers.

Here is the kind of enthusiastic praise Doctor Mozart has received from music teachers:

"As a Certified Teacher of Kelly Kirby Kindergarten Piano, I have several of my 4 and 5 year olds using the Doctor Mozart Workbook. They are enjoying it immensely." D.L., Alberta.

"Our little ones (Kindergarten and 1st graders) especially love this workbook. I'm really impressed with how much they enjoy doing their theory work. If anything is going to get done during the week, it is their pages in Doctor Mozart." L.H., Huntington Center for the Arts, Monroe, LA

"I have been searching for a theory workbook which will enhance the piano student's lessons rather than bore them. I have also been unable to find theory workbooks which focus on linking the keyboard to the staff. The Doctor Mozart theory workbook is filled with everything for which I have been searching. The pages are colorful, and there are interesting, fun tips that help students retain information in ways not found in the traditional theory workbooks. I was THRILLED to find that this workbook has many sections dedicated to helping the student realize which staff note each key on the piano is related to. Thank you!" J.K., Maple Grove, Minnesota

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About the Authors

Machiko and Paul Christopher Musgrave are both graduates of Juilliard, which is one of the world's most highly regarded music schools. Machiko has taught piano and music theory at Soai University in Japan. Paul is an Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Music.



Both Paul and Machiko have produced and marketed numerous successful piano music CDs featuring various recording artists. Much of the music from those CDs is available as individual mp3 tracks on In addition, Paul and Machiko's original compositions have been heard on the radio in North America, Europe, and Japan for many years.

Workbook Contents

Level 1A.
Sample pages

  • The treble and bass clefs. 
  • Matching staff notes with keys on the keyboard. 
  • The C major triad.
  • Quarter, half, and whole notes. 
  • Bar lines and measures.
  • Time signatures: 3/4 and 4/4.

Sample Pages

Level 1A is for children aged 5 to 7, and for any older children who will benefit from extra practice.

For children 8 years and older, we suggest the
Doctor Mozart Older Beginners workbook.

Level 1B.
Sample pages

  • All notes on the treble and bass staffs. 
  • Draw lines from staff notes to the keyboard.
  • Quarter, half, and whole notes and rests. 
  • Time signatures: 4/4, 3/4, 2/4, 2/2
  • Dynamics and articulation marks.

Sample Pages

Level 1C.
Sample pages

  • Accidentals. 
  • Diatonic and chromatic semitones. 
  • Enharmonic notes. 
  • Key signatures. 
  • Scales.
  • Tempo and expression terminology.

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Level 2A.
Sample pages

  • Ledger notes
  • Whole steps up and down
  • The C, F, and G major scales.
  • Eighth notes
  • Dotted half notes
  • Primary and secondary accents
  • Time signatures.

Sample Pages

The answer book for Levels 2 and 3 is now available.

Level 2B.
Sample pages

  • Major and minor 2nds and 3rds. 
  • Perfect 4ths and 5ths. 
  • White key accidentals. 
  • Major and minor triads. 
  • Primary triads on I, IV, and V in C, F, and G major.
  • 2/8, 3/8, and 4/8 time signatures. 
  • Eighth rests.

Sample Pages

The answer book for Levels 2 and 3 is now available.

Level 2C.
Sample pages

  • Major and minor 6ths and 7ths. 
  • Unisons and octaves. 
  • Key signatures. 
  • The D major and B flat major scales. 
  • Minor scales and primary triads.
  • 16th notes and rests. 
  • Dotted quarter notes.

Sample Pages

The answer book for Levels 2 and 3 is now available.

Level 3.
Sample pages

This book is 8 pages longer than the others.

  • Key signatures with 3 and 4 flats, and with 3, 4, and 5 sharps
  • The circle of 5ths
  • Melodic minor scales
  • Intervals on ledger notes
  • Triad inversions
  • Transposition by octaves and across staffs
  • Plagal, authentic, and half cadences using block chords 
  • Dotted eighth notes and rhythms
  • Common time and cut time
  • Triplets
  • Compound time signatures
  • Upbeats
  • Adding rests to complete a bar
  • Repetition and sequences
  • Musical terminology

Sample Pages

The answer book for Levels 2 and 3 is now available.

Older Beginners Workbook.
Sample pages

For children 8 and up. In this workbook, Level 1A and 1B are condensed into just 38 pages, instead of 76. Hence, the pace is much faster.

  • The treble and bass clefs.
  • All the grand staff notes
  • Draw lines from staff notes to the keyboard.
  • The C major triad.
  • Quarter, half, and whole notes and rests.
  • Bar lines and measures.
  • Time signatures: 4/4, 3/4, 2/4, 2/2
  • Dynamics and articulation marks.

Sample Pages

This Older Beginners workbook should be followed by Level 1C.

As an alternative to this workbook, for children under 8 and for children who would benefit from extra practice, please use Level 1A and 1B instead.

Answer Book.
Sample pages

Answer Book for Level 2A, 2B, 2C, and 3.

This book contains the answers for the exercises found in Levels 2A, 2B, 2C, and 3. Unlike the actual workbooks, which are printed in color, this answer book is printed in black and white, to make it more affordable. The answers provided are for the current versions of the workbooks.

The eight Doctor Mozart music theory workbooks are compatible with:

Product Numbers for Doctor Mozart Music Theory Workbooks

1A 9780978127725 AADMMTW1A 772373040043
1B 9780978127732 AADMMTW1B 772373040050
1C 9780978127749 AADMMTW1C 772373040067
2A 9780978127770 AADMMTW2A 77237304007
2B 9780978127787 AADMMTW2B 77237304008
2C 9780978127794 AADMMTW2C 77237304009
3 9780988168800 AADMMTW3 77237304010
Older Beginners 9780988168817 AADMMTW1AB 77237304011
Answer Book for 2A, 2B, 2C, and 3 9780988168824 AADMMTA23 77237304012

Doctor Mozart Music Theory Workbooks are Published by April Avenue Music


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