Theory & History Lessons

Solidify your foundation with theory and history

Theory is incorporated into both Voice and Piano lessons on a practical level as part of our scaffolding approach to teaching.  Because theory and analysis are essential when preparing for RCM exams at levels 5 through ARCT, separate lessons are also available for focused instruction.

  • Lecture-style lessons include workbook exercises and quiz

  • Prior material reviewed ongoing to ensure depth of understanding

  • Practice exams provide complete process for the well-prepared exam student

Music History lessons for advanced RCM

Music History lessons are structured in such a way they:

  • correspond to RCM History 9, 10 and ARCT levels

  • expand the lecture-style presentation with a listening component of required music

  • incorporate exam preparation skills by using charts and quizzes

Certified Royal Conservatory of Music Teacher

Advanced Specialist Theory

Who benefits from theory, analysis and history lessons?

  • Students wishing to satisfy RCM practical requirements

  • Those interested in pursuing post-secondary level music

  • Students wanting the many benefits that result from music training

  • Anyone with an interest in composition

What Students Are Saying

Naomi A

Theory and History student

Thank you for all of the hard work that you put in to helping me understand advanced theory! Your patience and explanations of advanced theory concepts made it a lot more simple to understand. I don’t think I could have ever achieved as high of a level of theory as I did without your help. Thank you so much for your flexibility and time. I truly appreciate it. Thank you.

 Ruby H

Theory and History student

Thank you for teaching me so much about music; I never knew there was so much background and information to the pieces that I played. I’m really going to miss you!

Shadow of hand holding rose on sheet music

from Storm-Music

Henry Van Dyke

O Music, lead the way —
The stormy night is past,
Lift up our hearts to greet the day,
And the joy of things that last.

The dissonance and pain
That mortals must endure,
Are changed in thine immortal strain
To something great and pure.

True love will conquer strife,
And strength from conflict flows,
For discord is the thorn of life
And harmony the rose.

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