The Well-Tempered Chord Workshop

Exploring the Harmony of JS Bach

24-27 September, 2022


In The Well-Tempered Chord Workshop, you will:

  • Delve into the mechanics of JS Bach's harmony in his C Major Prelude from The Well-Tempered Clavier (Book 1)
  • Discover the reason Bach wrote The Well-Tempered Clavier and why this was a contentious piece of work
  • Learn a method that makes analysing chords simple


This workshop blends music history and music theory to give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of Bach's famous C Major Prelude.




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Virtual Workshop on Facebook - 24-26 Sept

Saturday morning, I will post lesson videos and a pdf score for you to download and start analysing. Access these materials at your own convenience. Ask questions in the Facebook group as you work.

Live Co-Working Session, 27 Sept, 11am (BST)

Attend live or watch the recording later.




The Well-Tempered Chord Workshop is the perfect opportunity to sharpen your analytical skills. In just four days, you will be on the way to understanding Baroque harmony and have a template for analysing other pieces from the classical repertoire.


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The Well-Tempered Chord Workshop

By signing up you'll be added to my email list, and will receive regular emails that include a free video lesson on the first Monday of the month as well as news from the School of Music Theory and information on workshops and other offers. We take care of your data in accordance with our privacy policy and you are free to unsubscribe at any time.


My name is Lona. I am a composer, pianist and teacher.

When I went to university, I was completely focussed on studying piano. But I quickly found that music theory helped me achieve many of my musical goals. Understanding music theory -

  • Improved my sight reading and quick study skills
  • Made memorising music much easier and more reliable
  • Heightened my musical expression at the piano
  • Gave me confidence as a teacher
  • Eventually led me to composing music

I have a passion for teaching advanced music theory, because understanding music at an advanced level leads to amazing musical transformations.

Lona is a fabulous teacher who has an unbelievable amount of knowledge of music theory and the rare ability to pass that knowledge on in an understandable way to her students.

— Gemma Best


Here's what you'll get in the workshop:

  • Access to a private Facebook group where you can ask questions and engage in discussions with myself and others on the workshop.
  • Two video lessons (one history, one theory), a pdf of my lesson slides and a pdf copy of the C major prelude. You can access these materials at a time convenient to you.
  • A live co-working Zoom session on Tuesday, 27 September, 11am (BST). I will take live questions and work through the score analysis with you. If you can't make this session, you will have access to the recording of the session.

Explore Bach's C Major Prelude with me.

Sign up below!

Order Summary
The Well-Tempered Chord Workshop

By signing up you'll be added to my email list, and will receive regular emails that include a free video lesson on the first Monday of the month as well as news from the School of Music Theory and information on workshops and other offers. We take care of your data in accordance with our privacy policy and you are free to unsubscribe at any time.