Meeting Dates

Next Meeting Details

May 3rd, 2023 – General Meeting 9:30 AM; Guest Speaker 10:30 AM: Ildiko Skeldon – Mock Exams: Intermediate Levels. The location will be at the South Arm United Church, 11051 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC. (map)

Ildiko Skeldon the Senior RCM Examiner will be conducting Mock Exams on two of our member’s students. A level 5 and a level 8 mock exam will be given and then discussed with the attendees. Please bring along the level 5 and level 8 repertoire and etude books, and a pen or pencil to write with. 

Bob Kohl will also be in attendance, featuring RCM books and popular Etude selections, in addition to other materials.

Speaker Bio: Ildiko Skeldon is a Senior RCM Examiner with over 30 years of examining experience. Her role as a Senior Examiner has taken her to centres throughout Canada, as well as numerous centres all over California, Washington State, and Colorado. She is a certified teacher with RCM in both piano and theory, for Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.
A member of the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators Association, she has adjudicated extensively through the provinces of BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
Her influential teachers have been Audrey Mallinson, Kum-Sing Lee, Robert Silverman, Pawel Checinski,  Dale Reubart, Robert Rogers, Ivan Moravec, and Anton Kuerti. She also had summer studies at the prestigious Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary.
Ildiko served as our Richmond Branch President from 1991 to 1997 and was a member of the BC Provincial Council in various capacities, for over 20 years.
Perks for BCRMTA Members:
Discounts include:
Indigo/Chapters – educational materials discount of 20%
• may purchase the iRewards card for $20 instead of $35.
Staples –
• claim teacher’s discount at checkout
The Vancouver Chopin Society -
• 15% discount for individual tickets
• 20% on season tickets
Vancouver Recital Society –
• 15% discount on single tickets
WashWorld – Steveston Hwy & No. 4 Rd –
• show your membership card & get 10% off oil change
Please consult your Progressions Magazines for the latest discounts, and the method of attaining these discounts.

.2022-2023 General Meetings and Guest Speakers / Luncheon

All Branch meetings and programs are scheduled but NOT confirmed at this time. We will be continuing to update members via email as each date nears.

General meetings are usually held at South Arm United Church, 11051 No. 3 Road, Richmond, B.C. (map

October 5, 2022 09:30am – General Meeting, 10:30am – Online Social Gathering
November 2, 2022

09:30am – Guest Speaker & General Meeting: Bob Kohl (from Long & McQuade Vancouver): Pop-Up Store for Christmas/Seasonal/ Canada Music Week Books 25% discount on Zoom. 

10:30am – Guest Speaker: Dr. Tom Green on pieces in the new RCM syllabus that are not included in the new books on Zoom.

December 7, 2022 11:00am – General Meeting, 11:45am – Christmas Luncheon at The Lakeside Grill at Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club (5460 No. 7 Road, Richmond, BC).
February 1, 2023 09:30am – General Meeting, 10:30am – Guest Speaker: Jarred Dunn on Exploration of Mozart Sonatas on Zoom.
March 1, 2023  09:30am – AGM, Election & General Meeting, 10:45am – Bob Kohl (from Long & McQuade Vancouver): new publications 25% discount on Zoom. 
April 5, 2023 09:30am – General Meeting, 10:30am – Guest Speaker: Dr. Ross Salvosa on Breaking Free from Oppressive Pedagogical Inheritances on Zoom.

April 19, 2023

(in person) 

09:30am – Executive Meeting, 10:30am – Guest Speaker: Christopher Norton on his compositions in the new RCM syllabus.

May 3, 2023

(in person) 

09:30am – General Meeting, 10:30am – Guest Speaker: Ildiko Skeldon on Coffee with a Senior RCM Examiner. 
June 7, 2023 09:30am – General Meeting, 10:30am- Guest Speaker: Year End Luncheon.