music program

Music is our specialty at the Préville Fine Arts Centre!  Join us and learn how to make the music you enjoy. We offer individual and group lessons for a variety of instruments. There is something here for every age and budget. No one should have to live life without music to cheer them on!

Has the session already started? No problem! Registration is always open for private lessons! Just contact us for a pro-rated fee. 

Private MUSIC LESSONS - In-person and/or online

Private lessons are offered in blocks of 30, 45, or 60 minutes. Lessons are available throughout the week. 
Contact us for location and teacher availability. Students can select their teacher when they register.

Private Lessons Pricing:
30 min: $25/lesson
45 min: $33/lesson
60 min: $40/lesson

*Installment payments available. Pro-rated if 30-week session has already started.

7-week Spring session: April 23 to June 11.
PLEASE NOTE: No class May 21.

Group music classes are an excellent choice for young children and beginners of all ages. Students who learn together each week gain confidence, stay motivated and experience the joy that making music together inspires.

Join Grammy® Award Winner and two-time JUNO-nominee, Jennifer Gasoi in classes that will spark your child’s imagination and deepen their love and appreciation for music of all genres. 

In this introduction to music class, Jennifer uses songs, fun props, instruments and musical games to open up the world of music to little musicians. Her classes reflect her musical expertise as well as her passion for encouraging those around her to live life to the fullest.

NEW for 5-6 year-olds: Jennifer’s class for 5-6 year-olds will include basic ukulele instruction!

AGE GROUP: 6 months to 2 years old*
DAY & TIME: Saturdays 9am-9:45am
PLACE: Collège NDL
TEACHER: Jennifer Gasoi
PRICE: $105

AGE GROUP: 3-4 years old*
DAY & TIME: Saturdays 10am-10:45am
PLACE: Collège NDL
TEACHER: Jennifer Gasoi
PRICE: $105

AGE GROUP: 5-6 years old
DAY & TIME: Saturdays 11am-11:45am
PLACE: Collège NDL
TEACHER: Jennifer Gasoi
PRICE: $105
We lend a ukulele to each student during the lesson.

*Participants 6 months to 4 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver

Regardless of the instrument you play, basic training at the keyboard is indispensable. Piano group classes provide students with a “hands-on” approach to basic musical concepts. In addition, if an interest has been piqued, this course can serve as an introduction to private piano lessons. 

Group 1:
AGE GROUP: 5-6 years only
DAY & TIME: Saturdays 11am-12pm
PLACE: Collège NDL
TEACHER: Anne-Catherine Vana
PRICE: $84

Group 2:
AGE GROUP: 7 years +
DAY & TIME: Saturdays 12pm-1pm
PLACE: Collège NDL
TEACHER: Anne-Catherine Vana
PRICE: $84

Group 3:
AGE GROUP: 7 years +
DAY & TIME: Saturdays 10am-11am
PLACE: Collège NDL
TEACHER: Anne-Catherine Vana
PRICE: $84

Acoustic guitar has always been the ideal accompaniment in songs. The acoustic technique more specific to folk, pop and blues is played using a pick on the guitar’s six metallic strings. In the class, we will study a variety of chords and rhythms drawn from popular music and learn to decipher the tablatures and chord charts for your favorite tunes.

The classical guitar is a plucked string instrument. Most of the music composed for this solo instrument comes from Europe or South America. With six nylon strings, it is played with the fingers only and produces a soft and melodious sound. In this class, we will study the different techniques and scales particular to classical guitar. We will also learn to read musical scores, the key to unlocking a full musical repertoire!

AGE GROUP: 8 years +
DAY & TIME: Saturday 12:30pm-1:30pm
PLACE: Collège NDL
TEACHER: Alexandre Bernier
PRICE:  $84

Learn to play popular music on the ukulele; it’s fun for the whole family! Originally a folk instrument, the ukulele has four plucked strings and is similar in many ways to the guitar. In this group class, we will learn a series of chords and instrument-specific techniques with the objective of playing well-known tunes while having a good time.

AGE GROUP: 8 years +
DAY & TIME: Saturday 10am-11am
PLACE: Collège NDL
TEACHER: Alexandre Bernier
PRICE: $84

This class is offered via our Préville Online! program. An ideal option for those who can’t make our in-person classes on Saturday! Class description.

AGE GROUP: All ages. *Children under 10 will require adult accompaniment.
DAY & TIME: Tuesdays 7pm-8pm
PLACE: Online via Préville Online!
TEACHER: Alison Notkin
PRICE: $105

Watch Jennifer Gasoi perform
“How Does Pink Lemonade Get Pink.”

Musical Theatre with the South Shore Children's Chorus

This special program is aimed at young artists who have a passion for the arts and who wish to explore singing, acting and dancing!

Préville and the South Shore Children’s Chorus (SSCC) join forces to provide an opportunity for young artists who are dedicated and passionate about singing, acting and dancing. Participants  perform in Préville’s Holiday Revue, as well as a year-end staged musical cabaret, which in 2022, features numbers from The Wizard of Oz and Wicked!

Auditions
This program is led by SSCC Music Director, Zoé Dupont-Foisy. Auditions will be ongoing during the Spring and Summer. To book an audition or for more information, please email the Music Director at: zoe@cers-sscc.org

About the SSCC
The SSCC, a choir for children and youth aged 8-17, is a bilingual community committed to the musical development of youth through singing and performance in an ensemble. While learning proper vocal technique, choristers get to surround themselves with other people their age who are equally passionate about musical performance.

The choral experience is a great way for youth to not only develop musical skills, but also learn cooperative, communicative and creative skills, all the while having a ton of fun and making friends for life! There is nothing more rewarding for young singers than working together towards the common goal of creating a meaningful and beautiful product that they can share with their families and the world.

The SSCC is an affiliated group. 

2020-2021 End of Year Music Concert – Featuring Préville’s Private Music Lesson Students