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.
Violin, Cello, Double-Bass Lessons in the Academic Program
Private violin, cello and double-bass lessons are offered for ages 3 through adult. Note that younger students will require the assistance of an adult at home. Lessons will vary from 45-75 minute lessons once or twice per week depending on the commitment level of the student. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in ensemble groups at the school. Playing multi-part harmonies and rhythms can become complicated: playing in an ensemble brings up a myriad of other considerations including intonation, rhythmic and melodic independence, and harmonic support.