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 fulfil 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

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

RCMusic Level 5, 6, or 7 Theory
8 one-hour lessons, Textbook: Basic Rudiments by L & P Ware or Comprehensive Intermediate Rudiments by L & P Ware, RCM Official Examination Papers and three graded practice exams. Instructors: Jacob Armstrong, MM U of T $430, or Jason Lee, ARCT, BM McGill $390

RCMusic Level 8 Theory
8 one-hour lessons, Textbook: Comprehensive Advanced Rudiments by L & P Ware, RCM Official Examination Papers and three graded practice exams. Instructors: Jacob Armstrong, MM U of T $450, or Jason Lee, ARCT, BM McGill $410

Special Theory Packages for RCMusic Performance Grade 9

RCMusic Level 9 History
8 one-hour lessons, Textbook: Bach to Bernstein, by L. Harting-Ware, RCM Official Examination Papers and two graded practice exams. Instructors: Dr. Paul Jessen, DMA, U of M $525, or Jacob Armstrong, MM U of T $445.

RCMusic Level 9 Harmony
12 one-hour lessons, textbook Harmony of the Spheres, Vol. 1, by P. Ware and 1 RCMusic Official Book of Examination Papers and two graded practice exams. Instructors: Professor Peter Ware, MM, Yale $770, Jacob Armstrong, MM U of T $650, Eric Tan, ARCT, BM & BS Cornell University $650, or Jason Lee, ARCT, BM McGill $590.

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 $530. Piano music as required not included.

Special Theory Packages for RCMusic Performance Grade 10

RCMusic Level 10 History
8 one-hour lessons, Textbook: From Bingen to Beethoven, by L. Harting-Ware, RCM Official Examination Papers and two graded practice exams. Instructor Dr. Paul Jessen, DMA, U of M $525

RCMusic Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint
12 one-hour lessons, textbook Harmony of the Spheres, Vol. 2, by P. Ware and 1 RCMusic Official Book of Examination Papers and two graded practice exams. Instructors: Professor Peter Ware, MM, Yale $770, Jacob Armstrong, MM U of T $650, Eric Tan $650, or Jason Lee, ARCT, BM McGill $590

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 $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
8 one-hour lessons, Textbook: From Bingen to Beethoven, by L. Harting-Ware, RCM Official Examination Papers and two graded practice exams. Instructor Jacob Armstrong, MM U of T $445

RCMusic Level ARCT Analysis
8 one-hour lessons, Textbook: Analysis in the Spheres, by P. Ware, RCM Official Examination Papers and three graded practice exams. Instructor Dr. David Swan, DMA, IU $560.

RCMusic Level ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint
12 one-hour lessons, textbook Harmony of the Spheres, Vol. 3, by P. Ware and 1 RCMusic Official Book of Examination Papers and two graded practice exams. Instructors Professor Peter Ware, MM, Yale $770, and Dr. David Swan, DMA, IU $770

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

Call for details: 905-479-0591