Theory Lessons

We offer instruction for Royal Conservatory of Music theory courses semi-privately or in groups.

  • Extra lessons are charged at our private lesson rate.
  • Materials include the required theory textbook(s), 2 pdfs of practice exams (6 papers total) if required, and any other required materials, worksheets, or audio.
  • Students who would like to obtain secondary school accreditation for both level 7 and 8 should take the level 5-7 course first.
CourseSemi-Private (2 students)Group (3-8 students)Materials FeeDate and TimeAvailability
Level 5-7 Theory
(for Level 7 exam)
$435 / 13 classes, 1.5 hour each$388 / 13 classes, 2 hours each$55Fri. Sept. 9-Dec. 2 (4:30-6:30pm)Contact to Register
Level 8 Theory$238 / 10 classes, 1 hour each$218 / 13 classes, 1 hour each$25August 2022Prerequisite: HMA Level 5-7 Theory
Level 5-8 Theory
(for Level 8 exam)
$435 / 13 classes, 1.5 hours each$388 / 13 classes, 2 hours each$55Tues. Sept. 13-Dec. 6 (6:30-8:00pm)Contact to Register
Level 9 Harmony$388 / 13 classes, 1 hour each$350 / 14 classes, 1.5 hours each$55May 2022 – July 2022Contact for Semi-private
Level 9 History$388 / 13 classes, 1 hour each$350 / 14 classes, 1.5 hours each$55May 2022 – July 2022Contact for Semi-private
Level 10 Harmony$388 / 13 classes, 1 hour each$350 / 14 classes, 1.5 hours each$55May 2022 – July 2022Contact for Semi-private
Level 10 History$388 / 13 classes, 1 hour each$350 / 14 classes, 1.5 hours each$55May 2022 – July 2022Contact for Semi-private

*Any student who does not pass may retake the entire course free of charge.


Please contact us directly to register for a class.

RCM Secondary School Accreditation

In accordance with Ontario Schools: Policy and Program Requirements 2016 (Kindergarten to Grade 12), students may obtain a secondary school credit for completing the corresponding RCM practical exam and RCM theory exam, as delineated in the table below. As each school board may have different requirements, please see your secondary school academic counsellor for the precise requirements.

RCM RequirementSecondary School Credit ObtainedRecommended HMAI Course
Completion of Level 7 Practical and Level 7 Theory, The Royal Conservatory Certificate ProgramMaximum of 1 Grade 11 university/college preparation music credit towards OSSDLevel 5-7 Theory (see above)
Completion of Level 8 Practical and Level 8 Theory, The Royal Conservatory Certificate ProgramMaximum of 1 Grade 12 university/college preparation music credit towards OSSDLevel 5-8 Theory (see above)
RCM Accreditation Eligibility