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Beckett School at Laurier is temporarily discontinuing in-person instruction and cancelling all group classes until further notice. This includes the Summer Theory Program. 


The Beckett School at Laurier offers theory programs designed to prepare you for the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) exams. Each course includes 12 weekly classes with a review of previous levels, weekly assignments, and practice exams. Students should expect a moderate amount of homework. 

While we have listed RCM levels below, the Beckett School at Laurier can accommodate teaching theory within any system including but not limited to Conservatory Canada or lessons tailored to university preparation. 

Individual and group instruction is available. Classes are held in studio 12D, Beckett School at Laurier, 190 Lester Street, Waterloo. 

RCM Exams

It is the student's responsibility to register for RCM exams before the registration deadline. At this time the date is to be confirmed. Exams will be written August 7 and 8, 2020. 

Level Assessment

All incoming students will be required to complete a diagnostic assessment to determine suitable grade level. Our instructor reserves the right to place student in the grade most suitable. Due to the nature of the course content, all material must be covered for each grade before a student can move on to the next level. Students do not have to write exams for each grade, they only need to cover material. For example, students wishing to complete level 8 will be expected to be proficient with level 7 material.

Students who have not had previous theory instruction may join the Beginner Theory Prep Class.  This class will cover course material from RCM Levels 1 to 4 in preparation for the intermediate level classes.

RCM Levels 6 and 8, History 9 and Harmony 10 classes will be delivered February to May 2021.

Program Levels

RCM Celebrate Theory Levels 5

  • Dates: Jul. 7 - Aug. 7, 2020
  • Time: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
  • Cost: $275 for classes and Thursday drop-in

RCM Celebrate Theory Levels 7

  • Dates: Jul. 7 - Aug. 7, 2020
  • Time: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.
  • Cost: $275 for classes and Thursday drop-in

RCM Celebrate Theory Levels 9, 10, and ARCT

Please contact us for information

Theory Drop-In

Open to students registered in any theory class. Drop-in anytime on Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. This is an open study opportunity for all students to catch up on work and have any questions answered with the instructor.

Contact Us:

Beckett School at Laurier

T: 519.578.3640

Laurier location: 190 Lester St., Waterloo

South Kitchener location: 68 Biehn Dr., Kitchener


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