• A group of children pretending to be monsters.
    Speechworks
    For school grades 2 - 7

2022 Winter Semester Update

Winter Semester 2022 Update

In-person delivery of MRU Conservatory Speech and Drama group classes resumes February 1!

We are committed to our students' health and safety and have numerous protocols, including distancing, masking, sanitizing, temperature checks, and modifications to our activities, in place for our group classes.  Current protocols at MRU include mandatory masking and proof of vaccination.   Please visit MRU Conservatory Covid Updates and Resources for current information. We are grateful for the ongoing support and enthusiasm of our students and their parents! 

Your dedication allowed us to conquer the challenges of the last two years – we couldn’t have done it without you, and we can’t wait so see you in person in February!

 

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.

Curriculum level: RCM Grades 4 - 6
This class is appropriate for children in school grades 5 to 7.

Instructors: Becky Richards, Elizabet Rajchel, Cheryl Vandergraaf, Jennifer Orr, and Arlene Irwin 

Winter Semester registration for returning students begins November 22, 2021.

Public registration for the Winter Semester opens Monday, December 6, 2021.



Course CRN Instructor Day Date   Time Room Fee
Speechworks RCM
Grades 1 - 3
90505 Elizabet Saturday Sep. 25 - Jan. 22 9 - 10 a.m. EA1068 $375
Speechworks RCM
Grades 1 - 3
90506 Jennifer Saturday Sep. 25 - Jan. 22 9 - 10 a.m. EA1067 $375
Speechworks RCM
Grades 1 - 3
90574 Susan Saturday Sep. 25 - Jan. 22 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. EA1064 $375
Speechworks RCM
Grades 1 - 3
90507 Arlene Saturday Sep. 25 - Jan. 22 12 - 1 p.m. EA1070 $375
Speechworks RCM
Grades 1 - 3
90508 Becky Sunday  Sep. 26 - Jan. 23 9 - 10 a.m. EA1064 $375
Speechworks RCM
Grades 1 - 3
90509 Becky  Sunday Sep. 26 - Jan. 23 12 - 1 p.m. EA1064 $375
Speechworks RCM
Grades 1 - 3
90510 Becky Sunday Sep. 26 - Jan. 23 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. EA1064  $375
Speechworks RCM
Grades 1 - 3
90511 Elizabet Wednesday Oct. 6 - Jan. 19 6 - 7 p.m. EA1068 $375
Speechworks RCM
Grades 1 - 3
90512 Becky Wednesday Oct. 6 - Jan. 19 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. EA1064 $375
Speechworks RCM
Grades 4 - 6
90500 Elizabet Saturday Sep. 25 - Jan. 22 10 - 11:15 a.m. EA1068 $465
Speechworks RCM
Grades 4 - 6
90501 Jennifer Saturday Sep. 25 - Jan. 22 10 - 11:15 a.m. EA1067 $465
Speechworks RCM
Grades 4 - 6
90573 Susan Saturday Sep. 25 - Jan. 22 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. EA1064 $465
Speechworks RCM
Grades 4 - 6
90502 Becky Sunday Sep. 26 - Jan. 23 1 - 2:15 p.m. EA1064 $465
Speechworks RCM
Grades 4 - 6
90539 Elizbet Thursday Sept. 30 - Jan. 20 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. EA1068 $465
Speechworks RCM
Grades 4 - 6
90503 Arlene Thursday Sep. 30 - Jan. 20 7:30 - 8:45 p.m. EA1070 $465
Speechworks RCM
Grades 4 - 6
90504 Elizabet Wednesday Oct. 6 - Jan. 19 7 - 8:15 p.m. EA1068 $465
Speechworks RCM
Grades 1-3
30013 Becky  Wednesday  Feb. 2 - May 25 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. EA1064 $375
Speechworks RCM 
Grades 1-3
30016 Elizabeth Wednesday Feb. 2 - May 18  6 - 7 p.m. EA1068 $375
Speechworks RCM 
Grades 1 - 3
30020 Arlene  Saturday  Feb. 5 - Jun. 4  12 - 1 p.m. EA1070 $375
Speechworks RCM 
Grades 1 - 3
30014 Elizabeth Saturday Feb. 5 - Jun. 4 9 - 10 a.m. EA1068 $375
Speechworks RCM
Grades 1 - 3 
30026 Susan Saturday Feb. 5 - Jun. 4 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. EA1064 $375
Speechworks RCM
Grades 1 - 3
30011 Becky Sunday Feb. 6 - Jun. 5 9 - 10 a.m. EA1064 $375
Speechworks RCM
Grades 1  - 3
30012 Becky  Sunday Feb. 6 - Jun. 5 12 - 1 p.m. EA1064 $375
Speechworks RCM
Grades 1 - 3
30017 Becky Sunday Feb. 6 - Jun. 5  2:15 -3:15 p.m. EA1064 $375
Speechworks RCM
Grades 4 - 6
30018 Elizabet Wednesday Feb. 2 - May 18  7 - 8:15 p.m. EA1068 $465
Speechworks RCM 
Grades 4 - 6 
30001 Elizabet Thursday Feb. 3 - May 26 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. EA1068 $465
Speechworks RCM 
Grades 4 - 6
30031 Arlene  Thursday Feb. 3 - May 26 7:30 - 8:45 p.m. EA1070 $465
Speechworks RCM 
Grades 4 - 6
TBA Jennifer Saturday  Feb. 5 - Jun. 4 9 - 10 a.m. EA1067 $465
Speechworks 
Grades 4 - 6
30025 Jennifer  Saturday Feb. 4 - Jun. 4  10 - 11:15 a.m. EA1067 $465
Speechworks RCM
Grades 4 - 6 
30005 Elizabet Saturday Feb. 5 - Jun. 4 10 - 11:15 a.m. EA1068 $465
Speechworks RCM
Grades 4 - 6
30006 Susan Saturday Feb. 5 - Jun. 4 11:30 - 12:45 a.m. EA1064 $465
Speechworks RCM
Grades 4 - 6
30007 Becky Sunday Feb. 6 - Jun. 5  1 - 2:15 p.m. EA10664 $465

 




Talk to us

If you need a hand registering or have a question about our programs, we would love to help you!