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Course Information

Course Information

Courses Contain: 

  • Valuable advice and approaches from master teachers and pedagogues  
  • Bite-sized video tutorials that fit into your busy teaching schedule 
  • Insightful articles and assignments to challenge your thinking and take you deeper 
  • Downloadable templates and resources to support your teaching 
  • Proactive questions to stimulate discussion and reflection 
  • Personalized feedback from experienced facilitators 

Required Course Materials 

The course materials required for each Online Piano Course can be purchased from the RCM Online Bookstore. 

Teaching Elementary Piano
RCM Celebration Series®, Sixth Edition: A-Level 4 repertoire and Levels 1-4 etudes

Teaching Intermediate Piano
RCM Celebration Series®, Sixth Edition: Levels 5-8 repertoire and Levels 5-8 etudes

Teaching Advanced Piano
RCM Celebration Series®, Sixth Edition: Levels 9-10 repertoire and Levels 9-10 etudes

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Enrollment Process 

The course enrollment process has three steps, all online: 
  1. You create your teacher account or login to your existing account. 
  2. We check your teacher record for pre-requisites and the system offers the highest-level course for which you are eligible. 
  3. You acknowledge the Online Teacher Courses Terms and Conditions, pick a session start date, and enroll in the course by paying the tuition fee. 

Session Dates and Enrollment Deadlines 

2023 – 2024 Sessions Session Dates Enrollment Deadline*
Fall 2023 September 20 – November 29, 2023 September 13, 2023
Winter 2024 January 31 – April 10, 2024 January 24, 2024
Summer 2024 June 5 – August 14, 2024 May 29, 2024

*All applications must be submitted by midnight PST.

Course Requirement Exemption

If you are interested in taking a course but do not have any of the prerequisites above (based on our records), and believe you have the experience or qualifications to enable you to successfully take the course, please fill out our exemption request form. Please note that these are in depth courses, and we highly recommend that you have one of the prerequisites prior to enrolling.

Please note that as teachers move through our online Piano Teacher courses, they get a good grasp of the RCM curriculum and program. If you have limited familiarity with the RCM, we encourage you to take the Elementary course. To clarify, the Elementary course refers to the level of your students, not your level of experience (i.e. the Teaching Elementary Piano course refers to teaching students who are at the Elementary level – i.e. equivalent to RCM Prep to Level 4).  Many teachers have found that the Elementary course has much to offer even teachers who have a great deal of experience. The Teaching Intermediate Piano course assumes understanding and familiarity with the material covered in the Elementary course, and the Teaching Advanced Piano course assumed understanding and familiarity with the material covered in the Elementary and Intermediate levels (which includes knowledge of RCM exams).

If you fill out this form, please do not enroll in your Online Piano Teacher Course until you have heard back from us as to whether your request has been accepted. Please submit your exemption request at least one week prior to the course enrollment deadline to allow for assessment and processing.

Request a Course Exemption

Transfers and Withdrawals

For detailed information about transfer fees and course withdrawal policies, please see our Online Teacher Course Terms and Conditions


For additional information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions