We are proud to introduce The Royal Conservatory Certificate Program.
The RCM Certificate Program incorporates repertoire, etudes/studies, sight-reading, ear
training, technique and theory into a structured curriculum that is designed to assess the
students progress and musical growth. At the completion of each level a Certificate of
Achievement can be earned by successfully completing a Royal Conservatory practical
The Royal Conservatory Certificate Program is most appropriate for students who are
dedicated to their instrument and are interested in receiving recognition in a program
that is internationally renowned and sets the standard for music education and
Achievement in RCM examinations are recognized in schools, which may help you
reach your goals to be selected for accelerated programs such as the AAP (Advanced
Academic Program) and magnet High Schools.
Your teacher can advise you if your child is ready for this program.
Does my child have to participate in the RCM program?
No. Each child is different and therefore having multiple programs to choose from
ensures that students are receiving the perfect music education for them.
How do I know if my child is a good fit for the program?
Speak to your instructor about the program. They can advise you if the program would
be a good fit for your student. In order to begin the RCM certificate program, the
student must have a working knowledge of the instrument. That means beginner level
materials must be completed before the student can begin the RCM program.
What is the difference between the RCM program and
The Music Loft program of studies?
The RCM program requires the student to take a test at each level in the following
areas; repertoire memorization, technique, musicianship, and theory. If the student
successfully completes the level exam they are rewarded with a certificate of completion
and may then advance to the next level of studies. The Music Loft standards of learning
also teach repertoire, technique, musicianship and theory however there are no official
certifications and the curriculum is tailored to your child.
What are the costs associated with the RCM program?
How do I register for the RCM examinations?
Go to the website and create a log in. You must register through the
Examination dates are Nov/Dec, May/June and August. You must register 5 months in
advance to reserve your day and time.
Speak to either Laura or Sharon.