Private and Semi-Private RCMusic Theory Lessons

Advantages of Ware Academy Theory Classes

See frequent theory questions and their answers. 

Private theory rates range from $40 to $60 dollars per hour. The private theory packages are designed to accommodate difficult schedules.  They are recommended for self-motivated and responsible students who are able to communicate easily with the instructor and fulfill study and homework requirements. Private lessons are not guaranteed.  Due to variance in abilities, additional lessons may be required for exam preparation.  Our 24-hour lesson cancellation policy is applicable.

For best results and the most economical means, Ware recommends our group theory classes.  Hourly rates for group classes range from $12 to $14 per hour.  Weekly class tests provide constant evaluation of student performance.  Group theory classes are guaranteed.
See our Theory Classes for RCMusic Exams

Theory Packages for RCMusic Performance Grades 5-8 (Selecting the appropriate rudiments level)

RCMusic Level 5 or 6 Theory
Private Package: $446
8 one-hour lessons; Textbook: RCMusic Celebrate Theory, Level 5 or Level 6
RCM Official Examination Papers, Three Graded Practice Exams.
Instructor: James Renwick, DMA Candidate U of T or (Celia Tsang, MM U of T)
Semi-Private (for 2 students) Packages $400 per student
10 one-hour lessons, Two Textbooks, RCMusic Celebrate Theory, Level 5 or Level 6
Two RCMusic Official Examination Papers, Three Graded Practice Exams for each student.
Instructor: James Renwick, DMA Candidate U of T or (Celia Tsang, MM U of T)

RCMusic Level 7 or 8 Theory
Private Package: $466
8 one-hour lessons; Textbook: RCMusic Celebrate Theory, Level 7 or Level 8;
RCM Official Examination Papers, Three Graded Practice Exams.
Instructor: James Renwick, DMA Candidate U of T
Semi-Private (for 2 students) Packages $450 per student
10 one-hour lessons, Two Textbooks, RCMusic Celebrate Theory, Level 7 or Level 8
Two RCMusic Official Examination Papers, Three Graded Practice Exams for each student.
Instructor: James Renwick, DMA Candidate U of T or (Celia Tsang, MM U of T)

Special Theory Packages for RCMusic Performance Grade 9

RCMusic Level 9 History
Private Package: $525

8 one-hour lessons, Textbook: Bach to Bernstein, by L. Harting-Ware,
RCMusic Official Examination Papers, Two graded Practice Exams.
Instructor: Dr. Paul Jessen, DMA, U of M
Semi-Private (for 2 students) Packages $387.50 per Student
8 one-hour lessons, Two Textbook: Bach to Bernstein, by L. Harting-Ware,
Two RCMusic Official Examination Papers, Two graded Practice Exams for each student.
Instructor: Dr. Paul Jessen, DMA, U of M

RCMusic Level 9 Harmony
Private Package: $770, $674 or $650
12 one-hour lessons, textbook Harmony of the Spheres, Vol. 1, by P. Ware
RCMusic Official Book of Examination Papers, Two graded Practice Exams.
Instructors: Professor Peter Ware, MM, Yale $770,
James Renwick, DMA Candidate U of T $674,
Eric Tan, ARCT, BM & BS Cornell University $650
Semi-Private (for 2 students) Package cost per student: $670, $610 or $595
15 one-hour lessons, Two textbooks Harmony of the Spheres, Vol. 1, by P. Ware
RCMusic Official Book of Examination Papers, Two graded Practice Exams.
Instructors: Professor Peter Ware, MM, Yale, James Renwick, DMA Candidate U of T,
Eric Tan, ARCT, BM & BS Cornell University

RCMusic Basic Piano Pedagogy (RCM Grade 9 piano & 16 years or older required)
8 one-hour lessons, RCM Official Examination Papers and two graded practice exams. Instructor Dr. David Swan, DMA, IU or Dr. Paul Jessen, DMA, U of M $530. Piano music as required not included.

Special Theory Packages for RCMusic Performance Grade 10

RCMusic Level 10 History
Private Package: $525
8 one-hour lessons, Textbook: From Bingen to Beethoven, by L. Harting-Ware
RCM Official Examination Papers, Two graded Practice Exams.
Instructor Dr. Paul Jessen, DMA, U of M
Semi-Private (for 2 students) Package cost per student: $387.50
8 one-hour lessons, Two Textbook: From Bingen to Beethoven, by L. Harting-Ware
Two RCMusic Official Examination Papers, Two graded Practice Exams for each student.
Instructor: Dr. Paul Jessen, DMA, U of M

RCMusic Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint
Private Package: $770, $674 or $650
12 one-hour lessons, textbook Harmony of the Spheres, Vol. 2, by P. Ware
RCMusic Official Book of Examination Papers, Two Graded Practice Exams.
Instructors: Professor Peter Ware, MM, Yale, James Renwick, DMA Candidate U of T or
Eric Tan, ARCT, BM & BS Cornell University
Semi-Private (for 2 students) Package cost per student: $670, $610 or $595
15 one-hour lessons, Two textbooks Harmony of the Spheres, Vol. 2, by P. Ware
Two RCMusic Official Examination Papers, Two graded Practice Exams for each student.
Instructors: Professor Peter Ware, MM, Yale, James Renwick, DMA Candidate U of T,
Eric Tan, ARCT, BM & BS Cornell University

RCMusic Intermediate Piano Pedagogy (RCM Grade 10 piano & 16 years or older required)
8 one-hour lessons, RCM Official Examination Papers and two graded practice exams. Instructor Dr. David Swan, DMA, IU or Dr. Paul Jessen, DMA, U of M: $530. Piano music as required not included.

Specials Theory Packages for RCMusic Performance Grade ARCT

What is required for ARCT theory certificate?

RCMusic Level ARCT History
Private Package: $525
8 one-hour lessons, Textbook: Mendelssohn to Messiaen, by L. Harting-Ware
RCM Official Examination Papers, Two graded Practice Exams.
Instructor Dr. Paul Jessen, DMA, U of M $525
Semi-Private (for 2 students) Package cost per student: $387.50
8 one-hour lessons, Two Textbook: Mendelssohn to Messiaen, by L. Harting-Ware
Two RCMusic Official Examination Papers, Two graded Practice Exams for each student.
Instructor: Dr. Paul Jessen, DMA, U of M

RCMusic Level ARCT Analysis
Private Package: $570
8 one-hour lessons, Textbook: Analysis in the Spheres, by P. Ware
RCM Official Examination Papers, Three Graded Practice Exams.
Instructor Dr. David Swan, DMA, IU
Semi-Private (for 2 students) Package cost per student: $360
8 one-hour lessons, Two Textbook: Analysis in the Spheres, by P. Ware
Two RCMusic Official Examination Papers, Two graded Practice Exams for each student.
Instructor: Dr. David Swan, DMA, IU

RCMusic Level ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint
Private Package: $770

12 one-hour lessons, textbook Harmony of the Spheres, Vol. 3, by P. Ware and 1 RCMusic Official Book of Examination Papers, Two graded Practice Exams.
Instructors Professor Peter Ware, MM, Yale and Dr. David Swan, DMA, IU
Semi-Private (for 2 students) Package cost per student: $670
15 one-hour lessons, Two textbooks Harmony of the Spheres, Vol. 3, by P. Ware
Two RCMusic Official Examination Papers, Two graded Practice Exams for each student.
Instructors: Professor Peter Ware, MM, Yale, or Dr. David Swan, DMA, IU

RCMusic Advanced Piano Pedagogy (RCM Grade 10 piano and 16 years or older required)
8 one-hour lessons, RCM Official Examination Papers and two graded practice exams. Instructor Dr. David Swan, DMA, IU $530. Piano music as required not included.

Classes are offered in all RCMuisc theory subjects.

Upcoming Theory Classes for RCMusic Exams

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