Academic Program – Piano

Piano Lessons in the Academic Program

Private piano lessons are available from age 4 through to adult, from beginning to advanced training. Our lessons are tailored to the individual student, and our teachers strive to work with the goals of the student in mind. In piano lessons, students will learn the fundamentals of music and piano through classical music, and will also have the opportunity to explore different genres and styles. Lessons cover all aspects of music, including notation reading, rhythmic understanding, aural training, composition, and technique. In piano lessons, students will discover a wide range of repertoire as they progress and will be exposed to music theory and music history learning throughout their studies. Students must have a piano or keyboard to practice on at home, as progression is only possible with a regular practice schedule at home.

Academic Music Lessons

Academic Program Description

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.