RCM Certification Program

ELEMENTS OF EVALUATION: What to Listen for When Assessing Our Students


This interactive workshop will explore criteria for evaluating musical performances. Discover how the systematic approach to assessment can be applied in your studio and learn about becoming a member of the RCM College of Examiners.


Building Bridges: Getting Started with Beginner Students


Explore strategies for introducing your students to the RCM Certificate Program. Learn how to determine the appropriate level for your students and discover how to transition beginners from your method of choice into the program.


About the Presenters

Janet Lopinski

Janet Lopinski

Janet Lopinski, senior director of academic programs at the RCM has enjoyed a multi-faceted career as a pianist, teacher, adjudicator, lecturer and author. She has inspired and mentored students and teachers across North America.

Heather Smith

Heather Smith, NCTM, enjoys an accomplished career as a music educator, administrator and community arts advocate. She is a U.S. Regional representative and member of the College of Examiners For the RCM Certificate Program.

Carey Worrod

Carey Worrod is the education manager in digital learning at the Royal Conservatory of Music. He uses his teaching experience to create engaging educational products for the 21st century student.