Theory Lessons

February 2023 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.

Theory Examination Dates: May 12 & 13, 2023

RCM CourseGroup (3+ students)Materials FeeDate and TimeAvailability
Level 5 Theory$238 / 14 classes, 1 hour each (online)$25Tues. Feb 7-May 9 (4:00-5:00pm) ESTRegister Here
Level 6-7 Theory$238 / 14 classes, 1 hour each (online)$45Tues. Feb 7-May 9 (5:00-6:00pm) ESTRegister Here
Level 8 Theory$238 / 14 classes, 1 hour each (online)$25Tues. Feb 7-May 9 (6:00-7:00pm) ESTRegister Here
Level 5-8 Theory
(for Level 8 exam)
$418 / 14 classes, 2 hours each (online)$55Wed. Feb 1-May 3 (6:30-8:30pm) ESTRegister Here
Level 9 Harmony
$435 / 15 classes, 1.5 hours each (in-person)
$55Tues. Jan. 31-May 9 (7:00-8:30pm) ESTRegister Here
Level 9 History$435 / 15 classes, 1.5 hours each$55Sat. Jan. 28-May 6 (10:30-12:00pm) ESTRegister Here

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

Extra lessons are charged at our private lesson rate.

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 (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)
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