Where to study music theory in New York City
I am an adult learner and my music theory theory knowledge is limited. I can read music, but never got into harmony. Now that I'm starting to play more advanced stuff I would really like to understand the music and the theory behind it better.
I'm in New York City and one would think that there are a million options to choose from for something like this, but my Googling has not turned up anything, so I thought I should ask this awesome community.
I'm not interested in getting a music degree or anything like that, but I would like a structured program in which I can study for a few years and make progress. Similar to the way one can study a language: French 101, French 102, etc. I'm hoping a local university or music school has a program geared towards adults.
A few books and music lessons seem like a good bet. Piano lessons have a great deal of music theory baked in. And then, for advanced stuff, you could audit some college courses.
Holy cow-- you can audit at City College of New York for free!!! GO!
Good ideas so far. Just to throw out another one, Mannes is (in)famous for its redoubtable theory approach and can probably offer a theory course in its extension division.