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Theory and History Classes

Theory and History Classes

Come to the Royal Conservatory School (RCS) in Toronto and learn from our acclaimed instructors who are all members of the RCM College of Examiners and many assisted in the development of the 2016 RCM Theory curriculum. In fact, students who take classes at RCS perform 10% better on their theory exams than others*. Students will receive an excellent foundation to ensure success, and in some cases, will earn high school and university credits.

The study of theory is an essential component of well-rounded musical training and is intended to support the practical studies to enhance and enrich the musical experience. Based on the Theory Syllabus, 2016 Edition and the accompanying Celebrate Theory series, the RCM theory curriculum provides an effective, well-sequenced path for developing musical understanding and literacy. The curriculum encompasses theory basics, harmony & counterpoint, analysis, and music history. Students are strongly encouraged to include the study of theory at every level of practical study.

* as compared to the examination national average


Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Theory

The Royal Conservatory School's theory courses are the best way to prepare for Royal Conservatory theory examinations. Whether you are a beginner or studying at an advanced level, our expert faculty will guide you through the Celebrate Theory curriculum, to help you understand theoretical concepts and prepare for exams.


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