Divisions

Division of Groups

If you are applying for private lessons, you must first select your division from 3 groups: Amateur, Associate, and Elite. Each division has a different goal in skill level, amount of dedication and the outcome of achievement. It also specifies a level of participation required to maintain in the chosen division. The candidate's age, talent, skill level, and previous training does not have any impact in selecting a division group, the choice comes from you only. However, during the year when the requirements are not met (eg. not able to keep up the required practice minutes), you will be advised to transfer to an appropriate division. If you are unsure which group to choose from, you may fill out a questionnaire to get an advice.

>Questionnaire<

The instructor works closely towards your choice of a division to meet your goals. It also dismisses any ambiguity and imbalance towards common questions such as why you may not have as many achievements (eg. you have nothing to write on your college application regarding your achievement in piano) when you had not put the right amount of practice time, or you've had too many other activities going on for all these years. You will be able to upgrade to a higher division upon approval from your instructor if you feel that you have been motivated enough to put more dedication, at any time of the year.

The division categories have been carefully developed to help you build the right path in the discipline, and scholarships are available to support hard-working students. Please take time to read and understand what each selection means to you and your goals.

 AMATEUR DIVISION
group 1
ASSOCIATE DIVISION
group 2
ELITE DIVISION
group 3
Strive to become-an Amateur-an Associate-a Professional
Purpose of Study-Personal Enjoyment
-Basic Music Exposure
-Advanced Placement in Music
-In-Death Learning Experiences
-College Readiness
-Professional Development
Completion Level-Intermediate to Advanced-Advanced-Advanced
Expected Skill Achievement-General Sight Reading
-Basic Scales & Chords
-Early Musicianship
-Advanced Sight Reading
-Complete Technique
-Advanced Musicianship
-Advanced Sight Reading
-Complete Technique
-Advanced Musicianship
Repertoires-Method Books
-Grade Books
-Popular Songs
-Method Books
-Grade Books
-Master Works
-Method Books
-Grade Books
-Master Works
Practice Requirements-Daily Minimum-Daily Intensive-Daily Intensive
Merits-None-School References
-Examination Credits
-School References
-Examination Credits
-Biography & Resumes
-College Admissions
Mandatory Participation-Weekly Lessons-Weekly Lessons
-Studio Recitals
-Assessment
-Masterclasses
-Weekly Lessons
-Studio Recitals
-Assessment
-Masterclasses
-Related Music Classes
-Festivals
-RCM Examinations
Optional Participation-Studio Recitals
-Assessment
-Related Music Classes
-Related Music Classes
-Festivals/Competition
-RCM Examinations
-Outside Recitals & Events
-Master Music Camps
-Outside Recitals & Events
-Master Music Camps
-International Competitions
-International Masterclasses
-Auditions
Non-Participation-Masterclasses
-Festivals
-RCM Examinations
-Outside Recitals & Events
-Master Music Camps
-International Competitions
-International Masterclasses
-Auditions
-International Competitions
-International Masterclasses
-Auditions
-None
Limitations on Activities-None-1 other Music Instruments
-2 other Activities
-1 other Music Instrument
-1 other School Activity
Scholarship-None-up to 5% of Tuition-up to 10% of Tuition
Grants-None-Available-Available
Grants Requirements-None-70% Minimum Grade to Continue
-Fulfillment of Participation
-80% Minimum Grade to Continue
-Fulfillment of Participation