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The world's number one system of structured music study and assessment.

The Royal Conservatory of Music, established in 1886, has provided an unparalleled music education to millions of individuals from all across Canada. Today, The Royal Conservatory Certificate Program; is considered the preeminent music education system around the world.

The Certificate Program is a comprehensive and effectively sequenced system of music study and standard of assessment, which provides a clear path for well-rounded musical training, from beginner to advanced levels, and a consistent and meaningful structure for recognizing achievement, and rewarding excellence.


 In all instruments and voice Ten Levels (1 – 10), plus Preparatory/Introductory Levels and Professional ARCT (Associate of The Royal Conservatory) designations for performers and teachers. Technical requirements, etudes, repertoire, ear training and sight-reading at each level.

Achievement in Royal Conservatory examinations equates credit toward secondary school graduation in many schools systems across Canada, and is an important element in entrance requirements for professional music programs at many universities and colleges across North America.

Any Instrument examined including Voice…

Grade 7 Practical + Intermediate Rudiments equal a Grade 11 High School Credit.

Grade 8 Practical + Advanced Rudiments equal a Grade 12 High School Credit.

Grade 9 Practical + History and Harmony equal a pre-University Credit on the recommendation of the teacher


IMPORTANT: Students wishing to audition for Music Programs, Music Degrees including Music Therapy or Piano Technician must complete at minimum the RCM Grade 9 practical requirements with appropriate theory co-requisites.



Piano Pedagogy Teaching Certificate in Piano. This certification is available at NMS through private piano lessons with Margrit and starts at the Grade 9 level. Three (3) levels in Piano Pedagogy. the study of the teaching of piano playing, together with co-requisites, culminates in a Teacher’s ARCT Diploma.