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 Private Lesson Packages for RCMusic Grade 5-8 (Selecting the appropriate rudiments level)

RCMusic Level 5 or 6 Theory
Private Lesson 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 Lesson 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 Lesson (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 Private Lesson Packages for RCMusic Performance Grade 9

RCMusic Level 9 History
Private Lesson 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 Lesson (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 Lesson 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 Lesson (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 Level 9 Keyboard Harmony Private Lesson Package $737
Perform your Harmony Exam on Piano! Substitutes for RCMusic Level 9 written Harmony Exam.
12 One-Hour Private Lesson Package with RCMusic Official Book of Examination Papers for Level 9 Keybooard Harmony, Two graded Practice Exams. For Pianists.
Instructor: Dr. David Swan, DMA, IU

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 Private Lesson Packages for RCMusic Performance Grade 10

RCMusic Level 10 History
Private Lesson 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 Lesson (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 Lesson 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 Lesson (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 Level 10 Keyboard Harmony Private Lesson Package $737
Perform your Harmony Exam on Piano! Substitutes for RCMusic Level 10 written Harmony and Counterpoint Exam.
12 One-Hour Private Lesson Package with RCMusic Official Book of Examination Papers for Level 10 Keybooard Harmony, Two graded Practice Exams. For Pianists.
Instructor: Dr. David Swan, DMA, IU

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 Private lesson Packages for RCMusic Performance Grade ARCT

What is required for ARCT theory certificate?

RCMusic Level ARCT History
Private Lesson Package: $552.45
8 one-hour lessons, Textbook: Celebrate Theory: ARCT History, RCMusic Publication
RCM Official Examination Papers, Two graded Practice Exams.
Instructor Dr. Paul Jessen, DMA, U of M $525
Semi-Private Lesson (for 2 students)$744.90. Package cost per student: $372.45
8 one-hour lessons, Two RCMusic Textbooks: Celebrate Theory: ARCT History and Two RCMusic
Official Examination Papers, one for each student. Two graded Practice Exams for each student.
Instructor: Dr. Paul Jessen, DMA, U of M

RCMusic Level ARCT Analysis
Private Lesson 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 Lesson (for 2 students) Package $720. 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 Lesson 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 Lesson (for 2 students) $1340. 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 Level ARCT Keyboard Harmony Private Lesson Package $737
Perform your Harmony Exam on Piano! Substitutes for RCMusic Level ARCT written Harmony and Counterpoint Exams.
12 One-Hour Private Lesson Package with RCMusic Official Book of Examination Papers for Level ARCT Keybooard Harmony, Two graded Practice Exams. For Pianists.
Instructor: 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

Call for details: 905-479-0591