THEORY AND HISTORY CLASSES
LYNN HARTING-WARE of a Masters of Music from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music. A specialist teacher of Music History and Theory, she has many years of experience in preparing young students for the RCM Examinations. Her enthusiastic classroom method incorporates visual and audio aids, including CDs and videos. She offers her students a CD lending library, featuring many of the composers covered in class.
Author of student textbooks, including Romantic Music (RCM History III), From Bingen to Beethoven (RCM History IV) and Rudiments of Music (Preliminary Rudiments II), Mrs. Wares commitment to facilitating her students learning is unparalleled. Her classes encourage a sense of fun, discovery, and much student participation. Her teaching method is designed with young students in mind blending patience, affection and humour with high expectations. This blend of fun and enjoyment with the students, balanced with her demanding requirements, has produced outstanding results with many students achieving grades 90% -100%. In history classes, she teaches listening skills as well as essay writing skills, memory and retention skills, all essential preparations for RCM Exams.
A Composer, Concert and Recording Artist, her CD’s are broadcast around the world. Guest artist at numerous universities including Queen’s University, University of Waterloo, Ohio Nothern University, Bowling Green State University and Virginia Commonwelth University, Shenandoah Conservatory of Music. Bachelor of Music, University of Cincinnati/College Conservatory of Music. Her professional career serves to enhance her teaching. She has given her life to music and this genuine love is the vital force of her teaching.
Mrs. Ware has performed, premiered and
commissioned many 20th century compositions. She is also an arranger, editor and
publisher of musical scores. Recordings on Acoma include The Many Moods of the
Guitar GXD5732, Impossible Dream
Angelica GXD5735 and Americas
PETER WARE received his early musical training in the church choir and under the piano tutelage of Florence Robertson in Beethoven's piano lineage. He received a Masters of Music degree from Yale University and a Bachelor of Music degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. His principal teachers include Krzysztof Penderecki, Scott Huston, Roman Haubenstock-Ramati and Toru Takemitsu. Ware’s teaching experience includes faculty appointments at Queen's University, Brock University, Northern Kentucky University and the University of Cincinnati. As a free-lance composer and music publisher, he offers students a vast practical knowledge and excitement for the intricate workings of music. An author of student theory textbooks, his classroom abounds with the magic of music and the clarity of his understanding.
Wares new textbook series, Harmony, Counterpoint, and Analysis of the Spheres, is designed to cover all the theory requirements of the Royal Conservatory of Music. This allows students easier flow through all their theory requirements at an early age. His teaching method incorporates a concise, step by step approach to learning music theory with emphasis on accuracy and careful practice. Mr. Wares clear, organized progression is oriented to younger students involved in RCM Examinations and has produced excellent and consistent test results, generating many First Class Honours in these advanced classes with students who are 12 and under.
A respected composer, Peter Ware has been honoured with grants and awards from Yale University, the University of Cincinnati, the Canada Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council. He has received commissions from the Virginia Symphony, Kitchener Waterloo Symphony, Saskatoon Symphony, Orchestra London Canada, Mississauga Symphony, Regina Symphony Orchestra and the North York Symphony. At Yale University, he studied composition with Krzysztof Penderecki and Toru Takemitsu, and theory with Allen Forte. Currently, he is composing a Guitar Concerto for the Guitar Society of Toronto with a Canada Council Grant. For music and more information: http://peterware.com Return To Classes for RCM Examinations
orchestra reveled in the evocative and passionate passages of the musical epic."
-The London Free Press
Theory Classes Must be taken in series. Good knowledge of
Rudiments is needed in Basic Harmony; Rudiments and Basic Harmony are needed for Intermediate Harmony etc.
Theory Classes Must be taken in series. Good knowledge of Rudiments is needed in Basic Harmony; Rudiments and Basic Harmony are needed for Intermediate Harmony etc.
Basic Rudiments Theory
Intermediate Rudiments Theory
Advanced Rudiments Theory
Advanced Theory Certificate Requirements
RCM Grades 5 Piano Theory Requirement: