About us

About préville

Join the Préville community, where we bring the arts to life!

The Préville Fine Arts Centre is a not-for-profit organization that has been a leader in bilingual, arts-based education ever since 1974, when it was founded by musician and visionary, Belva Thomas. Préville is led by General Director, Veronica Thomas and overseen by a dedicated board of directors.

Located in Saint-Lambert on Montreal’s south shore, Préville welcomes learners of all ages,  offering a wide variety of activities in music, dance, the performing and visual arts, robotics, technology, languages and more.

In the Fall of 2020 we launched The Préville Dance Academy, followed soon after by our amazing virtual school, Préville Online! which allows us to reach an even wider community.

Whether learning in person or online, Préville is committed to offering its community accessible, inclusive, high-quality programming at the lowest possible cost.

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The Préville Art Center’s mission is to offer programs in the field of music (its main activity) and the fine arts, with the aim of involving young people and their families in the cultural richness of the arts.

The Board of Directors is made up of dynamic members with backgrounds in the fields of arts and non-profit organizations. Our managing team, with their many contacts in the world of the arts, knows how to build a team of visionaries, artists, and art-lovers with the same vision and passion for arts education. Each year, more than 50 talented teachers accompany more than 750 children and adults of all ages. This extended team is supported by more than 89 dedicated volunteers.


To offer the best possible work environment to our staff and teachers, the Préville Fine Arts Centre complies with the following policies: