Information on Level 5 and Comprehensive Level 5-8 Theory Classes
- Level 5: Easiest.
- Projected study time for Fall, Winter, Spring: 30-45 minutes per day, 3-4.5 hours per week
- Projected study time for Summer: 1 hour per day, 6 hours per week
- Memorization requirements: Least demanding; recommended for students younger than 9 and older students with little time to study, some memory difficulties or a lazy streak.
- Memory includes major and minor key signatures up to four flats and sharps, easy terms list, various charts.
Comprehensive Level 5 through 8 Theory
Satisfies requirement for Grade 5, 6, 7, and 8 practical certificate. Next Class
- Comprehensive Level 5-6-7-8 Theory.
- Projected study time for Fall, Winter, Spring:60-90 minutes per day, 6-9 hours per week
- Projected study time for Summer:2 hours per day, 12 hours per week
- Requirements are substantial, recommended for students who study and complete homework.
- Practice, memory and homework is required. If not done lazy students will fail!
- Memory includes all 12 major and 12 minor key signatures, long terms list, many charts and procedures.
- Online link to video recordings of classes available.
•L8 Theory Price Comparison•
For some parents, price is the “only difference” when considering options. Comprehensive Theory Level 8 is $500 for class and book. Students then purchase the online study guide and exam for $175 to complete the requirement. If they choose the online study guides with exam, the 4 levels x $175 equal $700. There is not a significant difference. The true choice is interacting with a computer versus a teacher and classmates.
•Classes on Replay•
Teacher Led Online Music Classes are recorded, if a student misses a class (or part of a class), they can view and review the video. If a student does not understand a certain point, they are able to view that section of the class again. Theory class videos are made accessible to students through the conclusive month in which the class finishes. Students are free to travel and attend their class from a hotel or campground if Wi-Fi is available. While some parents believe students do not concentrate as fully on zoom, our findings clearly indicate that zoom offers an outstanding opportunity for uninterrupted learning. With “uncontrollable talkers” able to mute themselves, advantages outweigh disadvantages. Students can eat/drink without interrupting others, are not inclined to distraction from cell phones, can always hear the teacher and see the work being done in the textbook from a quiet environment. Zoom preserves an element of respect, calm and good behaviour to everyone’s benefit. The grades reflect improvements due to all the above factors.