Theory - Rudiments

Course

Music is communication.  A language.  For effective communication in any language, a deep comprehension of that language is essential- how it's constructed, how it's used, it's meanings, it's context, it's intricacies, it's subtleties.  Comprehension of our spoken/written language ensures that we can communicate our thoughts and ideas to the world or, perhaps, interpret the thoughts and ideas of someone else for our own enjoyment or that of others.  Studying theory gives music students that solid foundation for comprehension.  Rudiments, harmony, history, counterpoint and analysis unlock the mysteries on each page; let us peer inside the hearts and minds of the composers; give us the keys to effective communication.  Theory makes the music become "more than just notes".

*Students will be thoroughly prepared for examinations.*
   Minimum enrollment of three students needed for the group rate.
INTERMEDIATE RUDIMENTS -
COURSE MATERIALS - Text/Workbook:  Intermediate Rudiments (Sarnecki); Blank Staff Paper
Tuesday 6:30 - 8:00 pm

September 13 - December 6 in preparation for December Exam session            OR January 17 - May 2 in preparation for May Exam session.
FEE per student: $280

ADVANCED RUDIMENTS -
COURSE MATERIALS - Text/Workbook: Advanced Rudiments (Sarnecki); Blank Staff Paper

Tuesday 6:30 - 8 pm

September 14 - December 7 in preparation for December Exam session OR January 18 - May 3 in preparation for May Exam session.

 


Term Description: 

The value of Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations is recognized by our Ontario Ministry of Education. Students who complete the following practical and theory requirements may receive up to two high school credits. 

Grade 7 Practical + Intermediate (Grade 1) Rudiments = Non-Grade 12 university/college preparation credit

Grade 8 Practical + Advanced (Grade 2) Rudiments = Grade 12 university/college preparation credit

Royal Conservatory Certificate Requirements

When you have completed... You will receive a certificate for:

Grade 5 Practical and Basic Rudiments = Grade 5 Practical

Grade 6 Practical and Intermediate Rudiments = Grade 6 Practical

Grade 7 Practical and Advanced Rudiments = Grade 7 Practical

Grade 8 Practical and Advanced Rudiments = Grade 8 Practical

Grade 9 Practical, Advanced Rudiments, Basic Harmony, and History 1: An Overview = Grade 9 Practical

Grade 10 Practical, Advanced Rudiments, History 1: An Overview, Intermediate Harmony, and History 2: Middle Ages to Classical = Grade 10 Practical

ARCT Performance, Advanced Rudiments, History 1: An Overview, History 2: Middle Ages to Classical, History 3: 19th Century to Present Intermediate Harmony, Advanced Harmony, Counterpoint and Analysis = ARCT Performance

 

Ages: 
all ages
Cost: 
$280 - Minimum enrollment of three students needed for group rate.
Location: 
Beckett School, Main Branch
190 Lester Street Studio 11A
Waterloo
Phone: 519 578-3640

Instructors

Namesort descending
Beckett School Instructor Marlin Nagtegaal.  Marlin Nagtegaal
9 weeks of 30 mins. ($259) 45 mins. ($389) 60 mins. ($518)
Peter Nikiforuk
9 weeks of 30 mins. ($259) 45 mins. ($389) 60 mins. ($518)
Beckett School Instructor Robert Aszmies Portrait. Robert Aszmies
8 weeks of 30 mins. ($236) 45 mins ($354) 60 mins. ($472)
Beckett School Instructor Terrance Kroetsch Portrait. Terry Kroetsch
8 weeks of 30 mins. ($304) 45 mins. ($456) 60 mins. ($608)