At GBA, Piano classes are taught in accordance to the Royal Conservatory of Music Syllabus, or based on student’s music interests.
The RCM Certificate Program curriculum begins with the Preparatory Level(s), followed by Levels 1 through 10 and concludes with the Associate Diploma of The Royal Conservatory of Music (ARCT). A Licentiate Diploma of The Royal Conservatory of Music (LRCM) is available for piano. At each level, a Certificate of Achievement can be earned by successfully completing a Royal Conservatory practical examination.
Not only does the curriculum teach the essential elements of musical training but it also encourages students’ enthusiasm for music, empowers artistic expression and celebrates achievements.
The certificate program focuses mainly on classical music, though opportunities to play jazz, folk and popular music are included within the program’s framework. RCM’s classical training provides the strongest possible foundation upon which to continue a student’s musical journey.
Private one-on-one class
At GBA, when students improve to a certain standard, the teacher will guide them to prepare for The Royal Conservatory Examinations Certificate Program. The Beginner levels are up to RCM Grade 4, Intermediate – RCM Grade 6, Advanced – RCM Grade 8. The various stages of piano include practice and learning basic exercises, etudes, polyphonic works, and song categories. All textbook and workbooks are provided GBA, taken from the RCM Publication.
This private class is the highest level in piano. It includes lessons in music history, rudiments, harmony, technique and piano performance. Once the student has passed the examinations, he or she is awarded the Associate of The Royal Conservatory (ARCT) diploma. It is the highest academic credential awarded by The Royal Conservatory for most instruments and voice.
Sight Reading and Ear Training Classes
This class is meant for students who would like to improve on their rhythm, listening skills, and ability to read music. Class content being taught include: melody, harmony, pitch and pitch relationships. Class session is one hour per week for three months. Textbook and materials provided by GBA.
- Learn to play an instrument or sing by mastering technical skills such as scales, chords and arpeggios in a series of keys
- Learn to identify intervals, cadences and rhythmic patterns, as well as develop critical ear training skills and sight-reading skills
- Build knowledge and understanding of musical language, including foundational theory, harmony, counterpoint, analysis and music history
- Learn repertoire in a wide range of styles and genres for performance and assessment
Teachers for this Class
Ms. Pamela Li
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