Program Outline

The musical ear is a musician’s most valuable asset.  Training the musical ear is not something that happens all at once and at the last moment, it needs to become an integral part to learning music from early on, just like learning to brush one’s teeth.  The skills developed through Ear-Training will make the learning and performing of music much easier, faster, and more enjoyable.  The Ear-Training program helps students learn how to effectively practice intervals, chords, chord progressions, playbacks, rhythm clap-backs, and rhythmic reading to match their instrumental level.

Offered in three levels:  RCM Grades 3 -5, 6 – 8, and 9 – 10.
Crystal Wiksyk

Program Details

Term 1: Sept 17 - Oct 26
Term 2: Jan 28 - Mar 4

Sat • $126/term • Downtown
RCM Grades 3 - 5: 2:00 - 3:00 pm • Term 1 only
RCM Grades 6 - 8: 3:00 - 4:00 pm • Term 1 only
RCM Grades 9 - 10: 3:00 - 4:00 pm • Term 2 only




Crystal Wiksyk

Crystal studied theory and teacher training with Rodney Webster at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Her further theory studies with Dr.Roman Toi of the Royal Conservatory of Music. She was trained in piano with David Bulmer and Phylis Shuldt; jazz with George Essihos. Crystal’s piano Teacher Training was with Winifred Wood, and included classes with Dr.Robin Wood and Edward Parker. Crystal is the Co-author of the Sound Advice theory and ear-training program published by Frederick Harris Music.