Theory Programs
Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Theory Class Registration Now Open!

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Achieve a Minimum of First Class Honours (80%) on your Exam or Retake the Course for Free.
(Conditions apply. Please ask us for more info!)

Courses offered include:

  • Theory – Levels 5 to 8
  • History – Levels 9, 10, and ARCT
  • Harmony – Level 9
  • Harmony and Counterpoint – Levels 10 and ARCT
  • Analysis – ARCT
  • Private: $60 per hour (Level 5 to 8)
  • Private: $65 per hour (Level 9 and above)

 

  • Semi-private: $37 per hour (Level 5 to 8)
  • Semi-private: $40 per hour (Level 9 and above)

 

  • Group: $25 per hour (Level 5 to 8)
  • Group: $27 per hour (Level 9 and above)

Extra Fees: Books and Material*; Registration Fees*;
Exam Registration Fees

*No Registration Fee for existing Showcase Academy Students
*10% Discount on Retail value of Books in-store

Call Us: 604.270.8861

2016 Syllabus (New Exam Names) 2009 Syllabus
Level 5 TheoryBasic Rudiments
Level 6 TheoryIntermediate Rudiments
Level 7 Theory
Level 8 Theory  Advanced Rudiments
Level 9 HarmonyBasic Harmony
Level 9 HistoryHistory 1
Level 10 Harmony & CounterpointIntermediate Harmony
Level 10 HistoryHistory 2
ARCT Harmony & CounterpointAdvanced Harmony
ARCT HistoryHistory 3
ARCT AnalysisAnalysis

Group Classes

RUDIMENTS

Course Levels:
Level 5 Theory (required for Level 5 Practical subjects)
Level 6 Theory (required for Level 6 Practical subjects)
Level 8 Theory (required for Level 7 and Level 8 Practical subjects)

 

Private Lessons: Every Thursday or Friday. $60 / hour. Flexible course schedule. Course duration varies according to the individual needs of each student.

 

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HISTORY

Course Levels:

Level 9 History: An Overview (required for Level 9 Practical subjects)
Level 10 History: Middle Ages to Classical (required for Level 10 Practical subjects)
ARCT History: Romantic to Modern (required for ARCT Practical subjects)

 

Private Lesson schedule: Every Thursday or Friday. $65 / hour. Flexible course schedule. Course duration varies according to the individual needs of each student.

 

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HARMONY

Course Levels:

Level 9 Harmony (required for Level 9 Practical subjects)
Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint (required for Level 10 Practical subjects)
ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint (required for ARCT Practical subjects)

 

Private Lesson schedule: Every Thursday or Friday. $65 / hour. Flexible course schedule. Course duration varies according to the individual needs of each student.

 

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ANALYSIS

ARCT Analysis (required for ARCT Practical subjects)

 

Private Lesson schedule: Every Thursday or Friday. $65 / hour. Flexible course schedule. Course duration varies according to the individual needs of each student.

 

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Our Teachers

Carmen Ching <a name="carmen"></a>

Carmen Ching

B.Mus., A.R.C.T. Performers

Carmen has over 20 years of teaching experience in piano, music theory, and music history. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from UBC, obtained her ARCT in piano performance, and is a current member of the BCRMTA. As a piano accompanist for both flute and cello students, Carmen has participated in numerous RCM exams, Kiwanis music festivals, and recitals.

 

Carmen is fluent in English and Cantonese and can converse in Mandarin.

Ryan Trew <a name="ryan"></a>

Ryan Trew

D.M.A.

Ryan Trew is a composer, percussionist, and music theory pedagogue having completed an undergraduate degree in music from Wilfrid Laurier University, a Masters of Music at the University of Toronto, and a Doctorate of Music at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.