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Why study at Riverside Music College?

Study support for your SQA music exam

Our Music Theory Past Paper workshops, for National 5 and Higher level students, are designed to prepare you for the theory elements of your upcoming SQA Music Exam.

The workshops will discuss previously used exam papers created by the SQA, as well as; 

  • How to identify concepts
  • Listening examples
  • Common features used within exams
  • Cover areas that the SQA have identified as ‘commonly difficult’ for students
  • Use marking structures set by the SQA

The workshops will be specific to each course level (Nat5 and Higher) and led by Kevin Kerr. Kevin is a lecturer for RMC and Perth UHI, specialising in Music Theory based classes including Music Theory (SQF Level 7 and 8), Composition (SQF Level 7 and 8) and Musicianship (SQF level 9). In addition to this Kevin also hosts extra curricular classes for students to gain their ABRSM Grade 5 Music Theory, this year Kevin had 80% of his students pass with distinction!

Fees & Funding

Just £10 for our 3 hour revision session.

Entry Requirements & Duration

Entry Requirements

Applicants should be studying towards Higher or National 5 Music 


3 hour long session on 21st April 2024.

Nat 5: 9am-12pm

Higher: 1pm-4pm


SQA Higher / Nat 5 Music Theory Past Paper Workshop

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