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: Becky Richards, Elizabet Rajchel, Cheryl Vandergraaf, Jennifer Orr


CourseCRNInstructorDayDateTimeRoomFee
Speechworks RCM Grades 1 - 3CRN 30591CherylWednesdayFeb. 6 - May 15, 20195:30 - 6:30 p.m.EA1064$355
Speechworks RCM Grades 1 - 3CRN 30561BeckyWednesdayFeb. 6 - May 22, 2019

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

EA1070$355
Speechworks RCM Grades 1 - 3CRN 30562JenniferThursdayFeb. 7 - May 16, 20195:30 - 6:30 p.m.EA1067$355

Speechworks RCM Grades1-3

CRN 30303CherylThursdayFeb. 7 - May 16, 20195:30 - 6:30 p.m.EA1068$355
Speechworks RCM Grades 1 - 3CRN 30563JenniferSaturdayFeb. 2 - Jun. 1, 20199:00 - 10:00 a.m.EA1067$355

Speechworks RCM Grades1-3

CRN 30564CherylSaturdayFeb. 2 - Jun. 1, 20199:00 - 10:00 a.m.EA1070$355
Speechworks RCM Grades 1 - 3CRN 30305ElizabetSaturdayFeb. 2 - Jun. 1, 20199:00 - 10:00 a.m.EA1068$355
Speechworks RCM Grades 1 - 3CRN 30559BeckySundayFeb. 3 - Jun. 2, 20199:00 - 10:00 a.m.EA1070$355
Speechworks RCM Grades 1 - 3CRN 30560BeckySundayFeb. 3 - Jun. 2, 2019noon - 1:00 p.m.EA1070$355
Speechworks RCM Grades 1 - 3CRN TBABecky

Sunday

Feb. 3 - Jun.2, 20192:15 - 3:15 p.m.EA1070$355
Speechworks RCM Grades 4 - 6CRN 30302CherylWednesdayFeb. 6 - May 15, 20196:30 - 7:45 p.m.EA1064$435
Speechworks RCM Grades 4 - 6CRN 30180JenniferThursdayFeb. 7 - May 16, 20196:30 - 7:45 p.m.EA1067$435
Speechworks RCM Grades 4 - 6CRN 30763JenniferSaturdayFeb. 2 - Jun. 01, 201910 - 11:15 a.m.EA1067$435

Speechworks RCM Grades 4-6

CRN 30304CherylThursdayFeb. 7 - May 16, 20196:30 - 7:45 p.m.EA1068$435
Speechworks RCM Grades 4 - 6CRN 30301BeckySundayFeb. 3 - Jun. 2, 20191 - 2:15 p.m.EA1070$435

14 classes

Schedule is subject to change.

 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 New student and on-line registration begins Monday, December, 3, 2019.

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or by calling 403-440-6821
*Heavy call volumes may be experienced when the registration period first opens.

Room Location

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.


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