Music theory is an academic subject taught in an intimate classroom situation. The study of theory enables the student to learn the basis of how music is written. In short, how music works.
The program is open to students on any instrument and is valuable aid to the practical lessons. All students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to further their musical education.
The course material is standardized across Canada, and students will be taking examinations set by the Royal Conservatory of Music, or the Ontario Music Teachers’ Guild.
We recommend the following course for students who have no previous theory instruction: students who have successfully completed level 2 on their instrument and are currently in level 3, should enrol in Preliminary Rudiments,
For students looking to pursue music in either college or university, keep in mind that grade 2 theory is a prerequisite of entrance into most post-secondary institutions.
Six Week Introduction:
We are pleased to offer a 6 week introductory course for new students of all ages looking to kick off what will hopefully be a long musical journey. At $132.00, the six week introductory course includes 6 lessons (private or group), complimentary method book, and a complimentary instrument for home use. This works out great for students who are in need of an instrument. Instead of purchasing an instrument for yourself or child, unknowing what your long term intentions are, we will provide you with a keyboard, acoustic guitar, electric or bass guitar with amp, or violin. We will even come by your house and set up a full 5 piece drum kit for you to use for the six weeks at no additional charge. Once you have completed the six weeks, we will meet with you for an evaluation to discuss your plans for continuing your musical journey.
If everything is progressing well, the lessons will continue on a week to week basis. The lesson rate will remain at $22.00 weekly. At this time, if you are in need of an instrument, we do have instruments (new and used) available for both lease and sale. The leasing route has been popular for parents who are still uncertain of the long term intentions of their child. You would be making monthly payments of $15/month and up (depending on the value of the instrument you decide to lease), and building up a credit towards the future purchase of an instrument. If after 6 months, you wish to purchase an instrument, and you have a $150 credit built up from leasing, this money can be used towards the purchase of the instrument you have, or another instrument all together.