Programs, Classes & Private Lessons

Speechworks

Speechworks is an exciting opportunity for students to experience the enriched content of private-lesson study in the dynamic atmosphere of a group class. The achievement of excellence in personal performance goals is the aim of the Speechworks program.

The curriculum is directly linked to the RCM Examinations Speech & Drama syllabus, and offers training in a full range of speech and drama skills including voice development (expression and clarity of speech, good posture and breath control); public speaking and storytelling; mime and movement; sight reading and interpretation of a variety of literature including poetry, prose, and drama. Please note: Students who choose to take an exam may be required to register for additional individual coaching sessions with the instructor. Examination fees are not included in the tuition fee.

Speechworks is a performance-based class and students will have opportunities to prepare for events such as festivals and recitals. Registration in these performance opportunities is at the discretion of the student, parent, and teacher. Fees for festivals are not included in the tuition fee.

Students may choose to continue with the program year after year, moving through one grade of the RCM Examinations curriculum per year.

A high standard of work is the goal of these classes and therefore at-home practice is required.

The Speechworks curriculum extends through both semesters. Students should plan to take the class all year.

Curriculum level: RCM Grades 1 - 3
This class is appropriate for children in school grades 2 to 4, or ages 7 - 9 years.

Curriculum level: RCM Grades 4 - 6
This class is appropriate for children in school grades 5 to 7, or ages 10 - 12 years.

Instructors: Susan Duska, Jennifer Orr

CourseCRNInstructorDayDateTimeRoomFee
Speechworks RCM Grades 1 - 3CRN 1632JenniferThursdayFeb. 2 - May 25, 2017

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

ED1011$350
Speechworks RCM Grades 4 - 6CRN 1633JenniferThursdayFeb. 2 - May 25, 20176:30 - 7:45 p.m.ED1011$435
Speechworks RCM Grades 1 - 3CRN 1635JenniferSaturdayFeb. 4 - June 3, 20179 - 10 a.m.ED1011$350
Speechworks RCM Grades 1 - 3CRN 1636SusanSaturdayFeb. 4 - June 3, 20179 - 10 a.m.EA1054$350

14 classes.

Schedule is subject to change.

 

 
CourseCRNInstructorDayDateTimeRoomFee
Speechworks (Becky Richards)CRN 1630BeckySundayFeb. 5 - June 4, 20179 - 10 a.m.EC1140$350
Speechworks (Becky Richards)CRN 1631BeckySundayFeb. 5 - June 4, 2017noon - 1 p.m.EC1140$350
Speechworks (Becky Richards)CRN 1336BeckySundayFeb. 5 - June 4, 20171 - 2 p.m.EC1140$350
Speechworks (Becky Richards)CRN 1634BeckySundayFeb. 5 - June 4, 20172 - 3 p.m.EC1140$350

For more information about Speech Arts and Drama group classes, including answers to frequently asked questions, please visit our Navigating the Speech Arts and Drama Program page.

Registration Students continuing from the fall semester: Register by phone or in person before December 9, 2016 to guarantee your spot in the class (same day, time, and instructor) in which you are currently enrolled. 

Students continuing from the fall semester who wish to switch classes may register in phone or in person from December 12 - 20, 2016. 

New student and on-line registration begins January 3, 2017.

*Heavy call volumes may be experienced when the registration period first opens.

Room LocationsRoom numbers designated with the "EC" prefix are located in the Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning building, on the east side of the main campus.  The EC building is connected to the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts.

Room numbers designated with the "EA" prefix are located in the Faculty of Arts building, on the east side of the main campus and across the road from the Conservatory building, the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts.

Room numbers designated with the "ED" prefix are located in the Conservatory building, the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts.  The Taylor Centre is located on the east side of the main campus and can be recognized by its distinctive orange roof.


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