Ages 7 and up
RCM, Contemporary What is this?
Genres: Classical, Jazz, Folk, Country.
Violin, Viola, Cello… three bowed stringed instruments rooted in distinct technique dating back as early as the 16th century; expression rooted in the soul of the player and taught at Arcadia Academy of Music. These instruments have the ability to “sing” melodies without words and instil discipline in the player that goes beyond music and into everyday life. Learn how to play the violin, viola or cello through one of our comprehensive conservatory programs (Arcadia or RCM) that takes you through a progressive approach addressing technique, musicality and so much more. To mark a sign of progression, take examinations or compete in our annual festival competitions.
Go outside the box and join our Band Program integrating yourself into a more contemporary arrangement of instruments. By the end of journey, learn how to teach and share the same passion with other students through our elite teaching program.
“The true mission of the violin is to imitate the accents of the human voice, a noble mission that has earned for the violin the glory of being called the king of instruments.”
– Charles-Auguste de Beriot