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I have taken written music theory, which frequently included composition, since 11th grade (about 6 years ago). This includes 4 complete years (every semester) of university-taught theory from the University of South Florida. There were other courses I took during this period (String Techniques, General Pedagogy, etc.) that also required me to compose. I could, if asked, provide copies of these compositions.
Technically speaking, I've been doing ear training my entire life. As far as academically, I've studied aural theory for 4 years in a course specifically dedicated to the subject. I utilized what I learn in these courses in other courses, such as written theory and piano. I put it into practice in my private voice lesson as well as in Bel Canto (the university's women's choir) and in University Singers (the mixed choir).
I take General Music to mean basic music theory concepts and fundamentals, as well as general pedagogy techniques in instruments like piano, voice, guitar, handbells, tambourines, general percussion and the recorder. Also under this subject umbrella, I include basic ear training, sheet music cues, recording techniques and performance evaluation. I've taken several university-level courses that qualify me to teach and/or tutor a student in the subjects and niches listed above.
I am in the final year of my B.A. degree in Music Studies with an emphasis in History. I have excellent marks in those courses and the main professor in that department is writing a recommendation for my admission to UCLA.
I've had 7 years of music theory instruction, in both high school & all four years of college. It's one of my strong suits (I got a 100% on this site's certification exam).
Essentially, you will understand the ins and outs of music - how to read it, how to analyze it and how to apply it to what you are doing, as well as what you want to do.
I've played and been instructed in piano for 5 years. The first year was under a private teacher (also a middle school music teacher and music major) and the remaining 4 were during pursuit of my Bachelor's at University of South Florida. There I played through a variety of repertoire and was trained in various techniques both in playing and in pedagogy.
Sight-singing was a daily activity for 4 years during my B.A. of Music Studies: History pursuit. Aural Theory employed this vigorously. As such, I have learned, as well as developed my own, techniques for proficient sight-singing. I utilized these skills in the various choirs I was involved in and in my private personal studies.
I've been using my voice since I was a small child, but as far as certification is concerned, I've been privately trained in voice for approximately 6 or 7 years. As this is my primary instrument, it is the one I know best. From my studies, I've gained insider knowledge on techniques that can be vital to whole, healthy sound.