Many are unaware of what Music Theory is, or what the benefits are in learning it. Simply put, Music Theory is a study of how music is made. It concerns itself with describing how other composers and musicians have created music, and gives those who study the craft a more thorough understanding of how sound is organised into music.
Students learning Music Theory can also obtain tools useful for creating their own songs, whether they be pure originals or arrangements of previous works. And even for performers, the knowledge and understanding of the techniques used by other musicians can give them insight which will no doubt benefit their performance.