Students in the Academic Program will have extended private one-on-one music lessons each week. To foster a successful learning environment students are expected to practice regularly and participate in a minimum of one recital and one festival per year. Students will also be invited to participate in masterclasses throughout the year to improve student performance and technique. Students will have extra lessons and mock exams prior to examinations and competitions to better prepare them for a successful experience. Supplemental classes are encouraged for the full growth and music education of each student. Students may meet with the Coordinator of their program to set out goals, examination expectations, and address any questions or concerns regarding their music education.
Examination preparation for Royal Conservatory of Music and Conservatory Canada is available at all grade levels from our experienced teachers. Preparation for University entrance auditions and University course help are also available. Students taking lessons from Harmony Music School have ranked within the top 5% of students across Canada based on the Royal Conservatory practical examinations. In addition, theory students have achieved first class honours with distinction on examinations with many successful students who have even obtained 100% as their theory mark. Many of our students have placed 1st and 2nd in the Kiwanis Festival and received scholarships from the RCM Alumni.
Voice Lessons in the Academic Program
Individual instruction for the beginning or more advanced student, with focus on the fundamentals of vocal technique. Lessons will cover breathing and breath management, freedom or production, registration, resonance, diction and artistic interpretation. Students are encouraged to join a vocal ensemble where the focus of the class is for students to achieve breath control and production of a pleasant and consistent tone without stress on the vocal folds. In class students will learn to sing parts in rounds and canons, diction, sight-singing and ear-training.