Musicianship

MSMVan has designed its own music program called “Musicianship” to encourage and support students in their early music learning journey. In these weekly classes, students will explore and learn note reading, ear training, singing back, and music theory. There are 5 levels in this program which prepares students for the RCM theory examination requirements.

Musicianship A

This class is designed for first year and/or beginner students, ages 5 – 6 years, in the pre-reading stage. No textbook is required.

  • Teacher: Leanne Lai (ARCT)
  • Schedule: Mondays 5:30-6:00pm

Musicianship B

This class is designed for students who completed Level A and/or beginner students, ages 6 – 7 years, in the pre-reading stage. No textbook is required.

  • Teacher: Leanne Lai (ARCT)
  • Schedule: Mondays 4:30-5:00pm

Musicianship Prep

This class is designed for students who completed Levels A/B and/or younger beginner students, ages 5 – 6 years, ready to explore the concepts of staff, note and rest values, time signatures, major/minor scales and triads.

  • Teacher: Leanne Lai (ARCT)
  • Schedule: Tuesdays 5:30-6:00pm
  • Textbook: RCM Celebrate Theory Prep

Musicianship Prep/1

This class is designed for older beginner students, 7 years and up, ready to explore the concepts of staff, note and rest values, time signatures, major/minor scales and triads.

  • Teacher: Leanne Lai (ARCT)
  • Schedule: Tuesdays 6:00-6:45pm
  • Textbooks: RCM Celebrate Theory Prep and RCM Celebrate Theory 1

Musicianship Levels 1 – 4

Musicianship Levels 1 to 4 correspond to the RCM Elementary Theory requirements. Each level is designed to further students’ understanding of musical concepts such as intervals, major/minor scales, key signatures, and chord symbols, including introduction to melody writing and guided listening.

Musicianship 5

This class is designed for students who have completed Musicianship 4. In this class, students will have the option to register for the RCM Theory 5 Examination (May/August). To complete the RCM Level 5 Certificate Program, students must pass both Level 5 Practical and Level 5 Theory examinations.

  • Teacher: Clinton Giovanni Denoni (BMus, MMus)
  • Schedule: Tuesdays 6:30-7:15pm
  • Textbooks: RCM Celebrate Theory 5 and RCM Practice Exam Papers

Required textbooks can be purchased or ordered from MSMVan at the time of registration.

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