Theory Lessons

Spring 2024 Registration Now Open

Materials include the required theory textbook(s), practice exams, and any other supplementary materials, worksheets, or audio. Students who would like to obtain secondary school accreditation for both grade 11 and 12 should start with the HMAI Level 5 Theory course. All courses listed below are open for enrolment.

Deadline to Apply: Jan 12, 2024

Theory Examination Dates: May 10 and 11, 2024

CourseScheduleCourse FeeTextbook FeeTotal Fee, tax includedRegistration Open
Level 5 TheorySaturdays In-Person: Jan 20 to May 4 (1:00-2:00pm) ET
No Class on Feb 17, Mar 9, Mar 30
$238 (13 hours / 12 classes + 1 class tutoring)$25$263Register Here
Level 6 to 7 TheorySaturdays In-Person: Jan 13 to May 4 (2:00-3:00pm) ET
No Class on Feb 17, Mar 9, Mar 30
$276 (14 hours / 13 classes + 1 class tutoring)$50$326Register Here
Level 8 TheorySundays Online: Jan 21 to May 5 (12:30-1:30pm) ET
No Class on Feb 18, Mar 10, Mar 31
$238 (13 hours / 12 classes + 1 class tutoring)$35$273Register Here
Level 5-8 Theory (Accelerated)Saturdays Online: Jan 20 to May 4 (4:00-6:00pm) ET
No Class on Feb 17, Mar 9, Mar 30
$429 (26 hours / 13 classes + 1 class tutoring)$50$479Register Here
Level 9 HarmonySaturdays In-Person: Jan 13 to May 4 (3:00-4:30pm) ET
No Class on Feb 17, Mar 9, Mar 30
$388 (21 hours / 14 classes)$55$443Register Here

Extra lessons are charged at our private lesson rate.

Feel free to consult the Theory FAQ if you have further questions or contact us directly.

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. You may need to provide a RCM transcript in which case you should contact RCM directly to have them send it directly to your school.

RCM RequirementSecondary School Credit ObtainedRecommended HMA 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 and 6-7 Theory
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
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