A one-of-a-kind tool to help music students!

Developed by music teachers for music teachers.

It’s FREE!

To Register:

1.      Create an RCM account

2.      Check the ‘I use iSCORE’ checkbox on the My Account page

3.      Indicate whether you are a Teacher, Student or Independent Student

That’s it!  Now go to the iSCORE tab.  If you are a student, you will be able to select your teacher from the list of teachers.  If you are a teacher you will be able to invite your students to join your class.  Click on the ‘ISCORE PORTAL’ button at the top of the page to go to your iSCORE portfolio.

Please click below to learn more about iSCORE.

STUDENTS                                             TEACHERS

Introduction to iSCORE (English)

Introduction à iSCORE (français)



What exactly is iSCORE?

iSCORE is a web-based practice and communication tool. It is designed to help motivate students to take responsibility for their practising and overall music learning and music creation. iSCORE makes it easier for students to set goals, create new work, edit and share their work and respond to feedback from teachers, peers and parents. It also makes it easier for teachers to communicate with their students and help their students become independent learners. It includes a text annotation tool and links to recording and notation software.

Read all the latest news about iSCORE at musictoolsuite.ca

Will iSCORE add practice time?

iSCORE changes the way students use their practice time. iSCORE has features that help students organize their practice tasks. These features make music practice more effective and efficient.

What about screen-time concerns?

iSCORE capitalizes on the keen interest many students have in digital technologies by integrating these technologies into music practice and thereby making practice more enjoyable for students. The iSCORE tool is a positive, screen-based experience, requiring active and creative engagement on the part of the student. iSCORE is used to support and enhance – not replace – instrumental learning and the relationship between teacher and student.

Are there teacher resources for iSCORE?

Yes! Visit iSCORE iDEAS to learn more. 

What about privacy on the Internet?

iSCORE is not part of the worldwide web. It is stored on a private server. Individual portfolios cannot be found through search engines (such as a Google search). All accounts are password-protected.

How do I sign up?

  1. To use iSCORE, you need both an RCM account and an iSCORE account.
  2.  If you already have an RCM account, log in and check the “I use iSCORE box.”    Select “I will use iSCORE as a teacher.” Name your class and click SAVE.
  3. If you do not have an RCM account, you can register for one.

How do I sign up my students?

  1. Before you can sign up your students, they must create an RCM account.
  2. When your students have their accounts, log in to the RCM website and click on “iSCORE Portal.”
  3. Click on iSCORE Manage (top right).
  4. Click on “My Classes” (in the side menu).
  5. Click “Invite Students.”
  6. Enter students’ email addresses (unique email address for each user).
  7. Click “Send Emails.”
  8. Your students will then receive an email inviting them to join your iSCORE class.

A Message for Teachers

We believe iSCORE will be an exciting and worthwhile addition to your repertoire of music teaching tools. We are studio teachers too, and we have developed this cutting-edge digital tool to help our students and your students develop a life-long love of music and improve their skills as musicians.  iSCORE is designed to help your students enjoy their practising, direct their own learning and share their progress with others.  In other words, it is designed to help motivate and inspire your students and to improve your job satisfaction too!

Please check out the links below and to the left to find lots of information about iSCORE – how it works and how it was developed.  We hope you’ll try out this tool and give us your feedback by e-mailing iscore@rcmusic.ca

We look forward to hearing from you and having you join our dedicated iSCORE community.


Why use iSCORE?

  • iSCORE makes practising more fun!
  • iSCORE makes it easy to see your progress!
  • iSCORE gives you targeted feedback from other music students!
  • iSCORE makes you part of an encouraging music community!
  • iSCORE motivates you to practise!


What exactly is iSCORE?

iSCORE is a set of free, online tools that can help make your practising more enjoyable and more effective. With iSCORE, you can make audio recordings and upload video recordings of your own performances, save them, share them with other students and your teacher, and see feedback written on top of your video recordings. You can also use iSCORE for composing and improvising and saving all your favourite music.

Read all about iSCORE at: iscorenews.com

Will iSCORE add practice time?


How do I sign up?

  1. Register for an RCM account if you don’t already have one.
  2. Your teacher will send you an invitation to join one of his/her iSCORE classes.
  3. Follow the instructions in this email to get your iSCORE account and join your teacher’s class.

Can I use iSCORE if I don’t have a teacher?

  1. Yes.
  2. Register for an RCM account if you don’t already have one.
  3. Log in and check the “I use iSCORE box.” Select “I will use iSCORE as an independent student.”

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