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Virtual Children Camps

For a full-day experience, combine Afternoon with Artshine with Morning with Music. Get both camps for a discounted rate of $210.

To register, email beckettschool@wlu.ca

Morning with Music for Ages 7-10

  • Date: July 5–9, 2021
  • Time: 10 a.m. – noon
  • Cost: $100, includes music book
  • Instructors: Nichole Robertson and Rebekah Jordan-Miller

Campers have the opportunity to participate in daily online piano activities, games, crafts, singing and more. This is a great introduction to the world of piano playing and music education and a perfect camp for children with limited or no musical experience. Music books included in the camp cost. Campers are responsible for their own access to a piano or electronic keyboard.

Afternoon with Artshine Ages 7-10

  • Date: July 5– 9, 2021
  • Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Cost: $125, includes art supplies

Campers will create two art projects a day and each day will use a new art medium. The mediums include watercolour (pucks and tubes), markers, pastels and clay (puffy air-dry and plasticine). All art supplies are included in the camp cost.

COVID-19 Update

The Beckett School at Laurier’s in-person summer camps have been cancelled for summer 2021 due to COVID-19.

We are working to be able to provide some online options which will be posted as soon as they are available.

Theory programs will be provided through online instruction and online private lessons will continue as scheduled.

"Music and Drama Magic camp helped me gain confidence in my own voice and personality while collaborating with others to create an amazing performance."

– youth camper

Virtual Summer Theory Classes

Beginner Theory, Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM), Levels 1–4

This class will teach students the building blocks of music, develop their reading and writing skills and help them to better understand the music they are learning in their lessons. Students will learn the basics of note and rhythm reading, time signatures, major and minor scales, intervals and chords, musical signs and terminology, and basic melody composition.

This class is recommended for beginner- and intermediate-level students and will prepare them to begin the Level 5 RCM Theory curriculum which is a co-requisite for practical exams Level 5 and up.

To register, email beckettschool@wlu.ca

  • Dates: 12 classes from July 6 to Aug. 12, 2021
  • Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $295, includes required workbooks 

Note: Students will be expected to complete roughly one hour of homework assignments outside of class time. 

Advanced Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) Theory Classes, Level 5+

Each class level will cover the corresponding RCM Celebrate Theory workbook in preparation for each exam level.

To register students must complete the Beginner Level Prep Class (for the Level 5 Class), the previous RCM Level course or an equivalency test (which can be provided prior to enrolment).

For students who wish to register for the RCM Online Exam after completing a class it is recommended that they have 1-2 hours of private instruction time to guide them through online practice tests.

To register, email beckettschool@wlu.ca

RCM Level 5

  • Dates: July 5 – Aug. 9, 2021 (no class Aug. 2)
  • Times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $250, min. three students (cost includes workbook) or semi-private rate $365, two students per class

Note: Students will be expected to complete roughly one hour of homework assignments outside of class time.

RCM Level 6

  • Dates: July 5 – Aug. 9, 2021 (no class Aug. 2)
  • Times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.  
  • Cost: $250, min. three students (cost includes workbook) or semi-private rate $365, two students per class

Note: Students will be expected to complete roughly one hour of homework assignments outside of class time.

RCM Level 7

  • Dates: July 6 – Aug. 5, 2021
  • Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.  
  • Cost: $250, min. three students (cost includes workbook) or semi-private rate $365, two students per class

Note: Students will be expected to complete roughly one hour of homework assignments outside of class time.

RCM Grade 9 Harmony

  • Dates: May 4 – June 10, 2021
  • Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Cost: $275

RCM Grade 10 Harmony and Counterpoint

  • Dates: May 4 – June 10, 2021
  • Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Cost: $275

Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) Advanced Rudiments Intensive Day Camp

Join us for an intensive theory day camp that will cover RCM's Level 5-8 between July 26 and Aug. 27, 2021. Cost is $850.

To register, email beckettschool@wlu.ca

Dates:

  • July 26–30, Level 5
  • Aug. 9–13, Level 6
  • Aug. 16–20, Level 7
  • Aug. 23–27, Level 8

Daily schedule:

  • 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.: instruction
  • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.: independent work 
  • 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: lunch
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: instruction
  • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: independent work

Contact Us:

Beckett School at Laurier

E: beckettschool@wlu.ca
T: 519.578.3640

Laurier location: 190 Lester St., Waterloo

South Kitchener location: 68 Biehn Dr., Kitchener

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