Violin, Ear Training and Theory RCM Exam Preparation Courses

As a certified teacher with the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) system, I have prepared many students, including gold medalists, for the violin RCM exams over the past several years. Helping our students succeed with their exams has always been a primary motivator for me. I strongly believe in providing our students with the support they need to reach their goals!

There are some aspects of exam preparation that cannot be covered throughout the course of a normal music class. To meet student needs, we have created some specialized courses to help with exam preparations.

Zoom Group Classes

Mozart Group (Beginner, Ages 4-6)

Description

This course is designed for beginner students, ages 4-6. We focus on motivating and encouraging our very young students to showcase their abilities in each class while they learn the fundaments of violin technique, music theory and ear training.

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Duration of each session: Up to 1 hour
Schedule: Winter Semester, 2021

Jan 17 & 31

February 14 & 28

March 14 & 28

April 11 & 25

May 9 & 23

Books Required:

Suzuki Book 1link to purchase
Early Start on the Violin, Volume 1link to purchase

Number of sessions 10 (2 Sundays per month)
Time 11:30 AM
Teacher Chloe
Fee $55 per month

Vivaldi Group (Beginner, Ages 7-11)

Description

This course is designed for beginner students, ages 6-11. We focus on motivating and encouraging our young students to showcase their abilities in each class while they learn the fundaments of violin technique, music theory and ear training appropriate for their age.

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Duration of each session: Up to 1 hour
Schedule: Winter Semester, 2021

Jan 17 & 31

February 14 & 28

March 14 & 28

April 11 & 25

May 9 & 23

Books Required:

Suzuki Book 1link to purchase
Crickboom’s Le Violon link to purchase

Number of sessions 10 (2 Sundays per month)
Time 12:30 PM
Teacher Chloe
Fee $55 per month

RCM Theory Level 5

Description

The first theory exam with the RCM system is now Theory Level 5. Students must take their theory exams alongside their practical exams to receive their level certificates. This course is designed to prepare students for their first RCM theory exam.

The Preparatory Level exam used to be a part of the RCM examination system, but has since been removed. However, students still need a fundamental basis in rudimentary musical theory to succeed in their level 5 examinations. As such, this course starts with a review of preparatory level material.

Reward: student(s) who pass their theory exam with 90 and above will receive $50 gift card!

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Duration of each session: 1 hour
Schedule: Winter Semester, 2021

Jan 16 & 30

Feb 13 & 27

March 6 & 13 (session moved to the 13th due to Spring break on March 21st-27th)

April 10 & 24

May 8 & 22

Books Required:

RCM Theory Level 5link to purchase
Time 11:00 am
Fee (monthly) $60 per month
Fee (when combined with one of ear training classes ) $52 per month
Total monthly (Theory Level 5 + Ear -Training) $82 per month

Eligibility:

Students must be able to read music fluently and have foundational knowledge (such as knowing note names and understanding sharps and flat) in order to register for this course.

RCM Level 6 & 7 Exam Prep

Description

This course is designed to prepare students for the ear-training portion of the RCM exams for levels 6 and 7. This course is a supplementary course to the private lessons, not a replacement. Students are required to have their private lessons with their own teachers in order to join this course.

In these short weekly sessions we focus on sight reading, sight rhythm, intervals, clap back, playback, chord recognition, scales and arpeggios, etc. Many exercises will be provided during the class to make sure students feel comfortable and confident during their practical exams.

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Duration of each session: 1/2 hour
Schedule: Winter Semester, 2021

Jan 15 & 29

Feb 12 & 26

March 5 & 12 (session moved to the 12th due to Spring break on March 21st-27th)

April 9 & 23

May 7 & 21

Books Required:

CLICK HERE to subscribe to ear training exercises for all RCM levels.

Time (on Friday evenings) 7:00pm-7:30pm
Fee (monthly) $35 per month
Fee (if combined with Theory Level 5 course) $30 per month
Total monthly (Theory Level 5 + Ear Training Level 6 & 7) $82 per month

RCM Level 4 & 5 Exam Prep

Description

This course is designed to prepare students for the ear-training portion of the RCM exams for levels 4 and 5. This course is a supplementary course to the private lessons, not a replacement. Students are required to have their private lessons with their own teachers in order to join this course.

In these short weekly sessions we focus on sight reading, sight rhythm, intervals, clap back, playback, chord recognition, scales and arpeggios, etc. Many exercises will be provided during the class to make sure students feel comfortable and confident during their practical exams.

 

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Duration of each session: 1/2 hour
Schedule: Winter Semester, 2021

Jan 15 & 29

Feb 12 & 26

March 5 & 12 (session moved to the 12th due to Spring break on March 21st-27th)

April 9 & 23

May 7 & 21

Books Required:

CLICK HERE to subscribe to ear training exercises for all RCM levels.

Time (on Fridays) 6:30pm-7:00pm
Fee (monthly) $35 per month
Fee (when combined with Theory Level 5 course) $30 per month
Total monthly (Theory Level 5 + Ear Training Level 4 & 5) $82 per month

RCM Level 2 & 3 Exam Prep

Description

This course is designed to prepare students for the ear-training portion of the RCM exams for levels 2 and 3. This course is a supplementary course to the private lessons, not a replacement. Students are required to have their private lessons with their own teachers in order to join this course.

In these bi-weekly sessions we focus on sight reading, sight rhythm, intervals, clap back, playback, chord recognition, scales and arpeggios, etc. Many exercises will be provided during the class to make sure students feel comfortable and confident during their practical exams.

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Duration of each session: 1/2 hour
Schedule: Winter Semester, 2021

Jan 15 & 29

Feb 12 & 26

March 5 & 12 (session moved to the 12th due to Spring break on March 21st-27th)

April 9 & 23

May 7 & 21

Books Required:

CLICK HERE to subscribe to ear training exercises for all RCM levels

Time 6:00pm-6:30
Fee (monthly) $35 per month
Fee (when combined with Theory Level 5 course) $30 per month
Total monthly (Theory Level 5 + Ear Training Level 2 & 3 ) $82 per month