This thread is for those who have completed or are thinking about pursuing music education through the RCM system. Share your questions and experience here. To learn more about the RCM: http://www.rcmusic.ca/ContentPage.aspx?name=home http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Conservatory_of_Music Here's my question: Personally I am planning on going for my Grade 2 Rudiments and possibly Grade 3 Harmony this summer. I have completed 4 years of RCM-based theory in high school and am currently majoring in music at York University, where my theory professor is an ARCT and former RCM faculty. Also working through preparatory texts: "Elementary Rudiments of Music" (Barbara Wharram) "The Basics of Harmony" (Grace Vandeldool) Is this sufficient preparation? Should I maybe look into a private instructor?