Students are taught in a nurturing and enjoyable environment. Praise is awarded with every accomplishment building confidence and self esteem. Music should always be fun, but it also requires effort and commitment. Daily practice is expected to ensure steady progress and positive results. Music lessons are a costly investment, and parental involvement is essential for the success of their child’s musical development. Progress reports are provided on a regular basis either in written form or by verbal communication, and in the near future, electronically.
The Music Development Program Assessment Center:
The East Bay Conservatory of Music is host to one of the original founding assessment centers for the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program. The Royal Conservatory, founded in 1886 in Toronto Ontario Canada, is the core of the assessment program establishing a international standard. The Alameda County / Fremont assessment center was established in the winter session 2003.
Students participating in The Music Development Program are adjudicated with the highest assessment standard. Parents can be assured that markings are granted in a non-biased and objective manner no matter where the assessment took place. The integrity of the assessment program is widely recognized by other academic institutions internationally. Academic transcripts may be obtained for submission for college application despite whether the applicant is pursuing music or not.
Students may complete their Associates diploma, which is equivalent to a three-year bachelors degree and it is next to the highest academic standing awarded by the Royal Conservatory, through The Music Development Program. The highest standing awarded by the Royal Conservatory is the licentiate diploma. Students can specialize in Performance, Pedagogy, Theory, Composition and Music History. Upon completing Level 9 requirements, including practical and theoretical subjects, students are free to begin pedagogical studies and develop their teaching skills at the East Bay Conservatory of Music under the supervision and guidance of professional staff.