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! Just contact us for a pro-rated fee. 

Private MUSIC LESSONS and Suzuki Method

Private lessons are offered in blocks of 30, 45 or 60 minutes. Students can select their teacher at registration and teachers will be in touch shortly thereafter to schedule your lesson day and time. 

TEACHER: Colin Enright

Flute
TEACHER: Danielle Baro

Saxophone
TEACHERS: Matthew Souaid, John Vana

TEACHERS: Contact us

Préville is pleased to offer Suzuki instruction for young children in Violin and Harp with certified Suzuki Method teachers.

Suzuki Violin*
TEACHER: Heather Weinreb
TWO LOCATIONS: Collège NDL (Longueuil) & Downtown Montreal

Suzuki Harp
TEACHER: Justine Azar

*Suzuki violin students please also register for group class (below). Group class is mandatory and the cost is covered in your private fees.

Private Lessons Pricing starts from $27 per 30-minute lesson.

*Instalment payments available. Fees are pro-rated if 30-week session has already started.

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.

All group classes and ensembles run for 30 weeks beginning September 24, 2022 and ending June 10, 2023.  
Fees can be paid in up to three instalments: at registration, January 6, 2023 and March 31, 2023. Fees are prorated if the session has already started. Join anytime!

Share musical moments with your child, letting yourself be carried away by sounds, melodies and finger plays.
Children and parents explore various materials and make sound objects and instruments resonate together. An awakening to music through sensory discovery.

For over 25 years, Emmanuelle has been making music and creating projects for children in museums, schools, daycare centres and at various festivals. Discover her project, Tigouli!

AGE GROUP: 6 months – 12 months (pre-walking)
TEACHER: Emmanuelle Lizère
Contact us for details!

AGE GROUP: 12 months – 18 months
DAY & TIME: Saturdays 10am-10:45am
PLACE: Collège NDL
TEACHER: Emmanuelle Lizère
PRICE: $450

AGE GROUP: 2-4 years old
DAY & TIME: Saturdays 9am-10am OR 11am-12pm
PLACE: Collège NDL
TEACHER: Emmanuelle Lizère
PRICE: $450 (for 30 weeks – $15/class)

*All participants 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. 

LEVEL 1 is intended for absolute beginner students. 

LEVEL 2 is intended for young students who have completed Level 1 or who have had previous experience. 

LEVEL 1:
AGE GROUP: 5-6 years old
DAY & TIME: Saturdays 9am-10am OR Saturdays 10am-11am
PLACE: Collège NDL
TEACHER: Anne-Catherine Vana
PRICE: $450 (for 30 weeks – $15/class)

AGE GROUP: 7+ years old
DAY & TIME: Saturdays 11am-12pm
PLACE: Collège NDL
TEACHER: Anne-Catherine Vana
PRICE: $450 (for 30 weeks – $15/class)

LEVEL 2:
AGE GROUP: 5-6 years & 7+ years
DAY & TIME: Saturdays 12pm-1pm
PLACE: Collège NDL
TEACHER: Anne-Catherine Vana
PRICE: $450 (for 30 weeks – $15/class)

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.

LEVEL 1 is intended for absolute beginner students. 

LEVEL 2 is intended for young students who have completed Level 1 or who have had previous experience. 

LEVEL 1 & 2:
AGE GROUP: 8 years +
DAY & TIME: Saturday 10am-11am
PLACE: Collège NDL
TEACHER: Alexandre Bernier
PRICE: $450 (for 30 weeks – $15/class)

The guitar has always been the ideal accompaniment in songs.  In this class, we will study a variety of chords and rhythms drawn from popular music as well as techniques particular to classical guitar, while learning to read tablatures, chord charts and musical scores–the key to unlocking a full musical repertoire!

LEVEL 1 is intended for absolute beginner students. 

LEVEL 2 is intended for young students who have completed Level 1 or who have had previous experience.

LEVEL 1 & 2:
AGE GROUP: 13+ years 
DAY & TIME: Saturday 12:30pm-1:30pm
PLACE: Collège NDL
TEACHER: Alexandre Bernier
PRICE: $450 (for 30 weeks – $15/class)

Group class is an essential part of the Suzuki method. Participation in the group class is mandatory for Préville Suzuki private lesson students and the costs are covered in your private lesson fee. 

AGE GROUP: All Suzuki violin students 
DAY & TIME: Saturdays 11am-12pm
PLACE: Collège NDL
TEACHER: Heather Weinreb
PRICE:  Included in your private lesson fee

AGE GROUP: All Suzuki violin students 
DAY & TIME: Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm
PLACE: Downtown Montreal 
TEACHER: Heather Weinreb
PRICE:  Included in your private lesson fee OR $140 (28 weeks) for students not taking private lessons with Préville

The Préville preparatory choir is led by South Shore Children’s Chorus director, Zoé Dupont-Foisy and offers an exciting group singing experience for singers who are too young to join the SSCC! Many parents ask about singing lessons for their 5-7 year olds and this is the perfect opportunity to learn musical skills and begin to understand choral discipline and technique. Singing together provides some of the best early musical training, plus it’s fun!

AGE GROUP: 5-7 years old
DAY & TIME: Saturdays 10am-11am
PLACE: Collège NDL
TEACHER: Zoé Dupont-Foisy
PRICE: $450 (for 30 weeks – $15/week)

No previous singing or choir experience is required to join this group activity! Montreal-area choral director, Zoé Dupont-Foisy, leads a fun hour of singing from a diverse repertoire of songs spanning classical, jazz, Broadway and pop genres! This is a feel-good activity that will leave you humming for the rest of the weekend.

AGE GROUP: 16+ years old
DAY & TIME: Saturdays 11am-12pm
PLACE: Collège NDL
TEACHER: Zoé Dupont-Foisy
PRICE: $10 annual membership fee

All that is required to join the Préville String Orchestra is a rudimentary ability to read music and your instrument! Préville violin teacher, Yason Bedoshvili, leads string players through a satisfying hour of rehearsing and playing music together. 

AGE GROUP: All ages welcome!
DAY & TIME: Saturdays 1pm-2pm
PLACE: Collège NDL
TEACHER: Yason Bedoshvili
PRICE: $150 (for 30 weeks – $5/week)

Director, Juan Carlos Valladares Gea, leads a group of beginner to intermediate level guitarists in playing multi-part ensemble pieces together.
A rudimentary ability to read music is required.

AGE GROUP: 14 years +
DAY & TIME: Saturdays 1pm-2pm
PLACE: Collège NDL
TEACHER: Juan Carlos Valladares Gea
PRICE: $450 (for 30 weeks – $15/week)

The South Shore Children's Chorus:
A préville fine arts centre partner

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 not only to develop musical skills, but also to learn cooperation and communication while having 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.

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

AGE GROUP: 8-17 years old

Elementary School Choir
DAY & TIME: Tuesdays 5:30pm-7pm
PLACE: CEC – St. Andrew’s Presbyterian
TEACHER: Zoé Dupont-Foisy
PRICE: $395

High School Choir
DAY & TIME: Tuesdays 6:30pm-8:30pm
PLACE: CEC – St. Andrew’s Presbyterian
TEACHER: Zoé Dupont-Foisy
PRICE: $455

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