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Join us at Laurier

Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

For effective communication in any language, a deep comprehension of that language is essential: how it's constructed, how it's used, its meanings, its context, its intricacies, its subtleties. Music is a language and a form of communication we can use to express thoughts and ideas to the world or, perhaps, interpret the thoughts and ideas of someone else for our own enjoyment or the enjoyment of others.

Studying theory and composition gives students a solid foundation for music comprehension. Rudiments, harmony, history, counterpoint, analysis and composition unlock the mysteries on each page. Let us peer inside the hearts and minds of the composers and give us the keys to effective communication.

Subjects Offered


  • Preparatory
  • Level 1 Theory
  • Level 2 Theory
  • Level 3 Theory
  • Level 4 Theory


  • Level 5 Theory
  • Level 6 Theory
  • Level 7 Theory
  • Level 8 Theory


  • Level 9 Harmony
  • Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint
  • ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint
  • ARCT Analysis
  • Level 9 History 
  • Level 10 History 
  • ARCT History

Keyboard Harmony


  • Peter Nikiforuk
  • Terry Kroetsch
  • Colin Labadie

Recognizing Experience

Students who complete certain practical and theory requirements may be eligible to receive secondary school credit or a Royal Conservatory Certificate.

Secondary School Credit

The value of Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations is recognized by our Ontario Ministry of Education. Students who complete the following practical and theory requirements may receive up to two high school credit. 

Contact Us:

Beckett School at Laurier

T: 519.578.3640

Laurier location: 190 Lester St., Waterloo

South Kitchener location: 68 Bien Dr., Kitchener


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