As a parent, you want the best for your child's musical education. Two popular choices for piano programs are the Royal Conservatory of Music (aka "RCM") and Conservatory Canada. But which one is the best fit for your child's goals? Let's explore the unique approaches of both programs, to help you make an informed decision with your Calgary Piano Expressions teacher!
The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) is a well-known organization that has been offering music education in Canada for well over over a century now. It focuses on classical music and uses more traditional learning techniques, with a thorough curriculum utilizing grading, exams, and formal certificates. The RCM approach is a more structured approach and can be ideal for students who would benefit from the clear path it lays out.
Conservatory Canada is a national music education organization that offers a complete music curriculum for students of any and all ages. It is designed to be student-focused, emphasizing creative self-expression while still providing the foundation skills of music. With a focus on having fun while learning, Conservatory Canada is a fantastic choice for parents who want to provide their child with a well-rounded yet still enjoyable musical experience. It is also good for those less concerned about receiving any certificates and less interested in classical repertoire.
Both approaches have their strengths, but ultimately, the decision comes down to you and your child's individual needs, goals, and learning style.
At Calgary Piano Expressions, we can help your child achieve their musical goals with either approach, or by blending the best of both! With our emphasis on fun-first piano education in the comfort of your own home, our experienced teachers are passionate about helping students of all ages and abilities reach their musical potential. Contact us today to learn more about our programs and how we can support your child's musical journey!