The Very Basics of Note Reading, Part 1: Treble Clef

An easy-to-understand introduction to what reading music is all about!

The Very Basics of Note-Reading, Part 1: Treble Clef is for those who have never read music and are looking for a simple but thorough approach to getting started. The lessons provide students with a global understanding of what is involved in reading music, as well as fun and essential facts.

Students can also interact with Catherine, their instructor, as well as with classmates, by leaving comments and questions. This mini-course is comprised of eight short lessons, as well as flashcard practice, a fun matching game and quizzes to help you learn and check your understanding.

The treble and bass clefs are the two pillars around which music is built, so it is highly recommended that this course be followed up with The Very Basics of Note Reading, Part II: Bass Clef.

Topics are all centred around the treble clef and include:

  • About the clefs
  • The musical staff
  • The musical alphabet
  • How notes travel and how this sounds
  • The logic of how notes are named and written on the staff

Your Instructor

Catherine Little
Catherine Little


My name is Catherine and I am a cello teacher who is passionate about guiding people in discovering knowledge and building confidence in their area of interest. I love the challenge and reward of helping to facilitate "lightbulb moments" in my students, as I celebrate and learn from the variety of strengths I encounter in each person. I have been teaching music for over a decade and the experience continues to teach me about what more I can bring to you, the student. One thing I know for sure is anyone can learn something they put their focus on. It takes a good deal of commitment and the willingness to let go and have fun, but I am happy to encourage you every step of the way!

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. (If ever it was decided to close this music school, students would be give three months' notice)
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 3 days and we will give you a full refund.

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