Private and Semi-Private RCMusic History & Theory Lessons

Advantages of Ware Academy Theory Classes

See frequent theory questions and their answers. 

Private theory packages are designed to accommodate difficult schedules.  They are recommended for self-motivated and responsible students who are able to communicate easily with the instructor and fulfill study and homework requirements. Private lessons are not guaranteed.  Due to variance in abilities, additional lessons may be required for exam preparation.  Our 24-hour lesson cancellation policy is applicable.

For best results and the most economical means, Ware recommends our group theory classes.  Hourly rates for group classes range from $12 to $14 per hour.  Weekly class tests provide constant evaluation of student performance.  Group theory classes are guaranteed.
See our Theory Classes for RCMusic Exams

Private Lesson Packages for RCMusic Level 5-8 (Selecting the appropriate rudiments level) Prices subject to change.

RCMusic Level 5, 6, or 7 Theory
Private Lesson Package: $440
8 one-hour lessons; 1-Textbook: RCMusic Celebrate Theory, Level 5 or Level 6
RCM Official Examination Papers, Three Graded Practice Exams.
Instructor: (Dr. Michael Lukaszuk, DMA CCM)
or Celia Tsang, MM U of T

RCMusic Level 8 Theory
Private Lesson Package: $460
8 one-hour lessons; Textbook: Comprehensive RCMusic Level 5, 6, 7 & 8 Theory by L & P Ware
RCM Official Examination Papers, Three Graded Practice Exams.
Instructor: (Dr. Michael Lukaszuk, DMA CCM), or Celia Tsang, MM U of T

Private Lesson Packages for RCMusic Level 9

RCMusic Level 9 History
Private Lesson Package: $545

8 one-hour lessons, Textbook: Bach to Bernstein, by L. Harting-Ware,
RCMusic Official Examination Papers, Two graded Practice Exams.
Instructor: Dr. Paul Jessen, DMA, U of M
Semi-Private Lesson (for 2 students) Packages $470 per Student
8 one-hour lessons, One textbook each student: Bach to Bernstein, by L. Harting-Ware,
One RCMusic Official Examination Papers for each student, Two graded Practice Exams for each student.
Instructor: Dr. Paul Jessen, DMA, U of M

RCMusic Level 9 Harmony
Private Lesson Package: $670 to $850
12 one-hour lessons, textbook Harmony of the Spheres, Vol. 1, by P. Ware
RCMusic Official Book of Examination Papers, Two graded Practice Exams.
Instructors: Professor Peter Ware, MM, Yale $850
Instructor: Dr. David Swan, DMA, IU $790
(Dr. Michael Lukaszuk, DMA CCM), Celia Tsang, MM U of T $694, or Eric Tan, ARCT, BM & BS Cornell University $670
Semi-Private Lesson (for 2 students) Package cost per student: $670, $610 or $595
15 one-hour lessons, One textbook for each student Harmony of the Spheres, Vol. 1, by P. Ware
One RCMusic Official Examination Papers for each student, Two graded Practice Exams for each student.
Instructors: Professor Peter Ware, MM, Yale, $745
Instructor: Dr. David Swan, DMA, IU $692
(Dr. Michael Lukaszuk, DMA CCM), Celia Tsang, MM U of T, or Eric Tan, ARCT, BM & BS Cornell University $595

RCMusic Level 9 Keyboard Harmony Private Lesson Package $737.50
Perform your Harmony Exam on Piano! Substitutes for RCMusic Level 9 written Harmony Exam.
12 One-Hour Private Lesson Package with RCMusic Official Book of Examination Papers for Level 9 Keybooard Harmony, Two graded Practice Exams. For Pianists.
Instructor: Dr. David Swan, DMA, IU

RCMusic Level 9 Keyboard Harmony Simi-Private Lesson Package $692.50 each student.
Perform your Harmony Exam on Piano! Substitutes for RCMusic Level 9 written Harmony Exam.
16 One-Hour Private Lesson Package with RCMusic Official Book of Examination Papers for Level 9 Keybooard Harmony, Two graded Practice Exams. For Pianists.
Instructor: Dr. David Swan, DMA, IU

RCMusic Basic Piano Pedagogy (RCM Grade 9 piano & 16 years or older required)
8 one-hour lessons, RCM Official Examination Papers and two graded practice exams. Instructor Dr. David Swan, DMA, IU or Dr. Paul Jessen, DMA, U of M $530. Piano music as required not included.

Private Lesson Packages for RCMusic Level 10

RCMusic Level 10 History
Private Lesson Package: $552.45
8 one-hour lessons, Textbook: From Bingen to Beethoven, by L. Harting-Ware
RCM Official Examination Papers, Two graded Practice Exams.
Instructor Dr. Paul Jessen, DMA, U of M
Semi-Private Lesson (for 2 students) Package cost per student: $545
8 one-hour lessons, One textbook each student: From Bingen to Beethoven, by L. Harting-Ware
Two RCMusic Official Examination Papers, Two graded Practice Exams for each student.
Instructor: Dr. Paul Jessen, DMA, U of M

RCMusic Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint
Private Lesson Package: $850 or $670
12 one-hour lessons, textbook Harmony of the Spheres, Vol. 2, by P. Ware
RCMusic Official Book of Examination Papers, Two Graded Practice Exams.
Instructors: Professor Peter Ware, MM, Yale $850
Instructor: Dr. David Swan, DMA, IU $790
(Dr. Michael Lukaszuk, DMA CCM), Celia Tsang, MM U of T or Eric Tan, ARCT, BM & BS Cornell University $670

RCMusic Level 10 Keyboard Harmony Private Lesson Package $737
Perform your Harmony Exam on Piano! Substitutes for RCMusic Level 10 written Harmony and Counterpoint Exam.
12 One-Hour Private Lesson Package with RCMusic Official Book of Examination Papers for Level 10 Keybooard Harmony, Two graded Practice Exams. For Pianists.
Instructor: Dr. David Swan, DMA, IU

RCMusic Intermediate Piano Pedagogy (RCM Grade 10 piano & 16 years or older required)
8 one-hour lessons, RCM Official Examination Papers and two graded practice exams. Instructor Dr. David Swan, DMA, IU or Dr. Paul Jessen, DMA, U of M: $530. Piano music as required not included.

Private lesson Packages for RCMusic Level ARCT

What is required for ARCT theory certificate?

RCMusic Level ARCT History
Private Lesson Package: $552.45
8 one-hour lessons, Textbook: Celebrate Theory: ARCT History, RCMusic Publication
RCM Official Examination Papers, Two graded Practice Exams.
Instructor Dr. Paul Jessen, DMA, U of M $525
Semi-Private Lesson (for 2 students)$744.90. Package cost per student: $412
8 one-hour lessons, One textbook each student: Celebrate Theory: ARCT History and Two RCMusic
Official Examination Papers, one for each student. Two graded Practice Exams for each student.
Instructor: Dr. Paul Jessen, DMA, U of M

RCMusic Level ARCT Analysis
Private Lesson Package: $612
8 one-hour lessons, Textbook: Analysis in the Spheres, by P. Ware
RCM Official Examination Papers, Three Graded Practice Exams.
Instructor Dr. David Swan, DMA, IU
Semi-Private Lesson (for 2 students) Package $720. Cost per student: $360
8 one-hour lessons, Two Textbook: Analysis in the Spheres, by P. Ware
Two RCMusic Official Examination Papers, Two graded Practice Exams for each student.
Instructor: Dr. David Swan, DMA, IU

RCMusic Level ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint
Private Lesson Package: $790 to $850

12 one-hour lessons, textbook Harmony of the Spheres, Vol. 3, by P. Ware and 1 RCMusic Official Book of Examination Papers, Two graded Practice Exams.
Instructors Professor Peter Ware, MM, Yale and Dr. David Swan, DMA, IU

RCMusic Level ARCT Keyboard Harmony Private Lesson Package $737
Perform your Harmony Exam on Piano! Substitutes for RCMusic Level ARCT written Harmony and Counterpoint Exams.
12 One-Hour Private Lesson Package with RCMusic Official Book of Examination Papers for Level ARCT Keybooard Harmony, Two graded Practice Exams. For Pianists.
Instructor: Dr. David Swan, DMA, IU

RCMusic Advanced Piano Pedagogy (RCM Grade 10 piano and 16 years or older required)
8 one-hour lessons, RCM Official Examination Papers and two graded practice exams. Instructor Dr. David Swan, DMA, IU $530. Piano music as required not included.

Classes are offered in all RCMuisc subjects.

Upcoming History and Theory Classes for RCMusic Exams

Call for details: 905-479-0591