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    Programs and courses
    Ages 0 - 18+

From pattycake to Mozart, we have something for every musician in your life.


The Conservatory is known as Calgary’s leading performing arts educator for students of all ages and abilities. From beginner to advanced, learn from world-class instructors with real-life experience in music, theatre and performance.

We believe in building a lifelong love of music and performance by offering a holistic approach to education in our students starting with babies through to adulthood. Our instructors believe in fostering your personal and professional development to achieve whatever your goals may be, big or small!

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Private lessons


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Learn a new instrument, find your voice, build confidence on stage or hone your existing artistic skill set with private lessons in music or speech arts taught by highly qualified instructors. From scales to sonatas, private lessons are available for all ages and ability levels.

New students can fill out the private lesson request form and we will contact you by email to be matched with an instructor. Instructor rates range from $69 to $110 per hour. If you have already taken private lessons at Mount Royal and want to register for another term, you can do so online through your CE Student Portal.

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Group lessons


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Play music or dive into drama and speech arts in a supportive, collaborative environment with group lessons taught by highly qualified instructors. Group classes range from babies and children all the way to teens and adults seeking opportunities to practice and learn from other performers.

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Speech arts and drama lessons


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Have fun, build confidence and explore the power of your voice. Speech arts and drama classes set the stage for you to discover the joy of language, literature and theatre arts in a creative, dynamic atmosphere.

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Orchestras, ensembles and choirs


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Let your inner performer shine in a team-like environment for music and performance by joining one of the Conservatory’s orchestras, ensembles and choirs. From singing groups for grade school-aged children to entry-level and advanced ensemble groups, we offer collaborative music programs for everyone.

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Performance programs


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The Academy Program for Young Artists and Advanced Performance Program are for advanced musicians looking to excel in a performance-based environment, learn skills to take their musicianship to the next level and explore the potential for professional opportunities in music.

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Summer intensives and programs


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Enhance your summer with fun, challenging and creative intensives, workshops and samplers designed to inspire musicians of all ages. From piano intensives to guitar-focused festivals, learn more about our unique, specialized summer programs.

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