Theory - Harmony, History, Counterpoint, Analysis, Composition

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".

Term Description: 

HISTORY 1 -
COURSE MATERIALS - Text/Workbook: Explorations 1; Practice Exams (2 packets): 1 flash drive
(Sept - Dec) in preparation for December Exam session:
Wednesday: 7:30 pm until 9:30 pm (14 weeks: Sept 07 - Dec 07)
FEE per student: $440
 
HISTORY 2 -
COURSE MATERIALS - Text/Workbook: Explorations 2; Practice Exams (2 packets); 1 flash drive
(Sept - Dec) in preparation for December Exam session:
Tuesday: 7:30 pm until 9:30 pm (14 weeks: Sept 06 - Dec 06)
FEE per student: $440
 
BASIC HARMONY -
COURSE MATERIALS - Text/Workbook: Basic Harmony (Sarnecki); Practice Exams (2 packets)
(Jan - May) in preparation for May Exam session:
Wednesday: 7:30 pm until 9:30 pm (14 weeks: Jan 11 - May 10)
FEE per student: $440
 
INTERMEDIATE HARMONY -
COURSE MATERIALS - Text/Workbook: Intermediate Harmony (Sarnecki); Practice Exams (2 packets) 
(Jan - May) in preparation for May Exam session:
Tuesday: 7:30 pm until 9:30 pm (14 weeks: Jan 10 - May 09)
FEE per student: $440
 
CALL or EMAIL instructor (Rob) at (519) 500-0769 or randsaszmies@hotmail.com directly for class time options outside of published times as it may be possible to hold classes (of 2 or more students) at alternative times.  Intermediate Rudiments ($390), Advanced Rudiments ($435), History 1 or 2 ($630), Basic or Intermediate Harmony ($630).  Sign up for 2 or more courses OR sign up for a course with a friend and receive a discount: Intermediate Rudiments ($230), Advanced Rudiments ($270), History 1 or 2 ($370), Basic or Intermediate Harmony ($370)
 
Lessons are also available in COUNTERPOINT, ADVANCED HARMONY, ANALYSIS and HISTORY 3 upon request - contact instructor (Rob) directly at (519) 500-0769 or randsaszmies@hotmail.com

Term Description: 

Private lessons are available for all grade levels and are recommended for advanced harmony.

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
Location: 
Beckett School, main branch
190 Lester Street Main Branch
Waterloo
Phone: 519 578-3640