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RCM Winter Exam Registration

by Thomas Evdokimoff -

RCM Winter exam registration is now open for Advanced Theory Exams. Exams will be held online Dec 10 &11 2021. Registration deadline is November 02 2021.

Visit the RCM website for details.

Thomas

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Available courses

New Students Start Here!

We are accepting new private students for music theory and history. New students should sign up for a free trial lesson. Lessons are held via Zoom. This is an opportunity for us to meet, discuss your goals and try out an online lesson.

To book your lesson:

  1. create an account
  2. enrol in this program.
  3. book a lesson time

Plan on about 15-30 minutes for your trial lesson. Students under 16, please have your parent or guardian create your account on your behalf.

All private online lessons are conducted via Zoom

Programs:

  • Beginners Theory-Levels 1 though 5: For music students without any theory background. 
  • RCM Level 6 Theory Prerequisites: Beginners Theory
  • RCM Level 7 Theory Prerequisites: Level 6 Theory
  • RCM Level 8 Theory Prerequisites: Level 7 Theory
  • Comprehensive Theory: For music students without any theory background who wish to write RCM Level 8 theory exam. 
  • RCM Level 9 Harmony Prerequisites: Level 8 Theory
  • RCM Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint Prerequisites: Level 9 Harmony
  • RCM Level 9 History Prerequisites: Level 8 Theory
  • RCM Level 10 History Prerequisites: Level 9 History, Level 9 Harmony
  • RCM ARCT Studies:  Prerequisites: Level 10 History, Level 10 Harmony.

Description:

A one hour private weekly lesson beginning the week of September 06, 2021 and ending mid January, with time off during Winter Break. All private online lessons are conducted via Skype or Zoom. This program is suitable for music theory students ages 14 and up, studying at Level 8 RCM theory and above.

Dates: Sept 06, 2021 through December 10, 2021, and Jan 04, 2022 through Jan 14, 2022.

Fees: $1120 for the term

New students: Please pre-register for fall lessons. We will arrange for a short zoom meeting to answer your questions and discuss your program.

Students should plan on two terms of study for each of the programs listed below. We will assume that the agreed lesson time chosen in Term 1 will continue for Term 2.

Age Requirement: ages 14 and up

Programs:

  • Comprehensive Theory: For music students without any theory background who wish to write RCM Level 8 theory exam. 
  • RCM Level 9 Harmony Prerequisites: Level 8 Theory
  • RCM Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint Prerequisites: Level 9 Harmony
  • RCM Level 9 History Prerequisites: Level 8 Theory
  • RCM Level 10 History Prerequisites: Level 9 History, Level 9 Harmony
  • RCM ARCT Studies: ARCT students should enrol under this program.

Students will be asked to purchase texts and practice exams corresponding to their program of study. We use the RCM Celebrate Theory series, available from your local music store and online.

We accept ongoing enrolment. Contact me via the messaging system if you wish to enrol in private lessons mid-term.

Description:

A 45 minute private weekly lesson beginning the week of September 06, 2021 and ending mid January with time off during Winter Break. Lessons are conducted via Skype or Zoom.

We recommend a 45 minute private lesson for music theory students ages 10 to 13, studying at Levels 6-8 RCM theory level.

Dates: Sept 06, 2021 through December 10, 2021, and Jan 04, 2022 through Jan 14, 2022.

Fees: $840.00 for the term

Parents of new students: Please pre-register for fall lessons. We will arrange for a short zoom meeting to answer your questions and discuss your program.

Students will be asked to purchase texts and practice exams corresponding to their program of study. We use the RCM Celebrate Theory series, available from your local music store and online.

We accept ongoing enrolment. Contact me via the messaging system if you wish to enrol in private lessons mid-term.

Description:

A 30 minute private weekly lesson beginning the week of September 06, 2021 and mid January, with time off during Winter Break. Lessons are conducted via Skype or Zoom.

We recommend a 30 minute private lesson for music students ages 8 to 10, just getting started in music theory. We will work at the student's pace and abilities. Students may choose to write the RCM Level 5 theory exam when they are ready. 

Dates: Sept 06, 2021 through December 10, 2021, and Jan 04, 2022 through Jan 14, 2022.

Fees: $560 for the term

New students: Please pre-register for fall lessons. We will arrange for a short zoom meeting to answer your questions and discuss your program.

Students will be asked to purchase texts corresponding to their program of study. We use the RCM Celebrate Theory series, available from your local music store and online.

We accept ongoing enrolment. Contact me via the messaging system if you wish to enrol in private lessons mid-term.

Description:

A block of five - one hour private weekly lessons held within a 90 day period. Lessons are conducted via Zoom.

Age Requirement: ages 14 and up

Fees: $375

Enrolment Period: 90 days

This program is suitable for music theory students ages 14 and up, self-studying at Level 8 RCM theory and beyond who need extra help, or perhaps would like some feedback on their practice exams. Students who are preparing for their college or university music theory entrance exams may consider this option as well.

New students: please register for a free trial lesson before enrolling in private lessons. We will discuss your goals, how I can help you, and choose a lesson time once I've had a chance to meet with you.

Programs:

  • Level 8 RCM theory and history through ARCT level
  • College and university level music theory entrance exam preparation
  • College and university level music theory tutoring

We accept ongoing enrolment.

In Person Private Lessons - Vancouver

I am please to be offering in-person studio lessons in Vancouver, near 4th and Alma. All levels and ages, including adult students are welcome.

Please create a new account and register for this program. I will contact you to set up an in person trial lesson.

Subjects:

  • Beginner through Advanced Music Theory & History
  • Classical Guitar
  • Acoustic Guitar