Royal Conservatory School
The Royal Conservatory School
Located in our beautiful and historic downtown Toronto location, musicians of all ages and ability can take music lessons with our acclaimed faculty year-round. Whether you want to simply take music classes, perform at a professional level, play for pure enjoyment, and/or make music with others, there is something for all musicians at The Royal Conservatory School.
Find courses for all ages and stages of learning.
Register for private lessons, ensembles, and group classes (ages 4-17).
Enjoy music classes for children 0-6 years in downtown Toronto.
Sign up for private lessons, group classes, and ensembles.
Learn more about the RCS and get to know our faculty.
Early Childhood Music Education
Formal music lessons are a powerful way to help children reach their full intellectual, social, and creative potential. Our Smart Start™ program is designed to provide the best start for children as young as newborns and up to 6 years old. The baby and toddler classes are also a fun and engaging way to spend time with your little one.
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THE MARILYN THOMSON EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CENTRE
Music Lessons for Children
Budding young musicians will find a fantastic place to start their creative journey at The Royal Conservatory. We offer a unique, comprehensive learning experience based in our 130-year history. Students as old as 3 years can enroll in our Music Enrichment Program (MEP), a curriculum that includes professional, one-on-one instruction and musicianship/theory and history. We also offer MEP for Suzuki strings, and our Band Enrichment Program (BEP).
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Group Classes and Ensemble for Children
Group classes are a fantastic way for children to begin learning music without the intensity of one-on-one lessons. And ensemble work is a way for students to learn to work together, follow a conductor, and meet friends that may become musical partners for a lifetime. Explore our community of young learners!
FIND GROUP CLASSES & ENSEMBLES
It’s never too late to discover, or rediscover, the joy of studying music. Taught by some of The Royal Conservatory’s best teachers, our classes fit a variety of skill levels. From beginner to advanced, there is something for everyone.
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Theory and History
Studying music theory and history is integral to developing well-rounded musicianship. Supported by The Royal Conservatory’s new Celebrate Theory curriculum, and taught by faculty who are members of The Royal Conservatory College of Examiners, students acquire musical literacy, harmony and composition skills, and historical context for the music they play at every level of study directly from the source!
BROWSE THEORY AND HISTORY COURSES
Committed to the ongoing training of teachers and artists, the Royal Conservatory School offers teacher certification courses throughout the academic school year and during the summer. Our teacher professional development options include ongoing training opportunities as well as official recognition in internationally recognized methods such as Kodály, Orff, and Suzuki. We also offer our own Diploma program in Early Childhood Music Education.
Go beyond the performance and take part in a Music Appreciation session. Join musical experts and fellow enthusiasts as you explore a diverse range of musical genres.
About the Royal Conservatory School
We are part of The Royal Conservatory, an institution with a 130-year tradition of music education and assessment that unites communities across North America. RCS students learn from acclaimed Faculty in our beautiful and historic downtown Toronto location, and have access to first-class practice facilities. Our students also enjoy unique performance opportunities, concert tickets, and special offers.
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Koerner Hall 12th concert season preview
Programming details of some of The Royal Conservatory of Music’s classical concerts for the 2020-21 season have been revealed! The full season of more than 100 concerts, including jazz, pop, and world music will be released in June.
Valentine's Day Playlist
Valentines Day is coming up so we’ve curated a playlist of love-themed songs. Celebrating camaraderie with your friends? Having a romantic time with your special someone? Scorning love with your fellow cynics? This playlist will get you through the week!
Accolades for The Royal Conservatory
The Taylor Academy Chamber Orchestra is to be featured in a national broadcast Jan 26 plus rave & international reviews for Kuné – Canada’s Global Orchestra, Koerner Hall, and ARC Ensemble – all of which underscore The Royal Conservatory’s leadership in developing human potential through the arts.