This course is for music students preparing for The Royal Conservatory of Music theory or performance exams. The course introduces students to the rudiments of musical theory including note reading, interval relationships, key structure, basic harmony, musical structure, and rhythmic organization. Study is provided in a group setting but is individualized to ensure each student can meet their personal goals. Students must be prepared to complete daily homework assignments.
The course is suitable as preparation for student theory exams as well as for general interest or to prepare for university entrance.
Available as a public access course
This course is a non-credit public access course. Public access non-credit courses are offered at a reduced rate, and you do not need to be a King's student to register.
David Mitchell is an Edmonton string educator, composer, and church musician. With a BMus from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a MMus from the University of Alberta, as well as extensive training in Suzuki pedagogy, David has taught a large violin and viola studio in Edmonton since 2001. David is also a sessional instructor in violin and viola at Concordia University of Edmonton.
Former Music Director at the Society for Talent Education, David recently founded the Largesse School of Musical Arts, offering a comprehensive program of private and group instruction to young string students. Keenly engaged in offering learning opportunities to string students in Edmonton, David serves as Executive Director for Stringspiration, a newly developed string music camp at Concordia University of Edmonton.
David has a long history of conducting that includes student ensembles, church choirs, and new music concerts. David’s conducting sparked the development of an expanded orchestral program at the STE due to his dynamic, student focused approach. As a conductor, David has studied with Noel Edison, Michael Purvis-Smith and Leonard Ratzlaff.