Private Music Lessons (Hybrid)

Music is our specialty at the Préville Fine Arts Centre!  Private lessons for a variety of instruments are currently taught using our hybrid model (online and/or in-person, following COVID-19 safety protocols). In person group classes and musical ensembles are currently on hold. We invite you to visit our Préville Online! – Music Program for a large selection of online music classes.

Private MUSIC LESSONS (HYBRID)

Lessons are offered in blocks of 30, 45, or 60 minutes. Contact us to find out more about teacher availability. As of Fall 2020, new and returning students will be able to directly select their teacher when they register.

Violin
TEACHERS: Olga Semenova, Anne St-Cyr, Anastasia Virlan, Ophélie Jobin
PRICE: Fees

Cello
TEACHERS: Amanda Keesmaat
PRICE: Fees

Upright Bass
TEACHER: Solon McDade
PRICE: Fees

Harp
TEACHER: Justine Azar
PRICE: Fees

Suzuki Violin
TEACHER: Ophélie Jobin
PRICE: Fees

Suzuki Cello
TEACHERS: TBD
PRICE: Fees

Suzuki Harp
TEACHER: Justine Azar
PRICE: Fees

Flute
TEACHER: Danielle Baro
PRICE: Fees

Saxophone
TEACHERS: Matthew Souaid
PRICE: Fees

TEACHERS: Contact us
PRICE: Fees

Semi-Private Lessons
Semi-private lessons are also available for voice and most instruments. Lessons shared between two people are ideal for siblings and/or friends. Parents are responsible for finding the two students who will share the lessons prior to registering. The Préville Fine Arts Centre is not responsible if one of the students discontinues in the middle of the session.

Note: Due to COVID-19,  group lessons are currently on hold. Hybrid Private Lessons are available online or in-person with COVID-19 safety protocols.

The Suzuki Method was conceived in the mid-20th century by Shinichi Suzuki, a Japanese violinist who desired to bring beauty to the lives of children in his country after the devastation of World War II. As a skilled violinist but a beginner at the German language who struggled to learn it, Suzuki noticed that children pick up their native language quickly, and even dialects adults consider “difficult” to learn are spoken with ease by children at 5 or 6. He reasoned that if children have the skill to acquire their native language, they have the necessary ability to become proficient on a musical instrument. He pioneered the idea that preschool age children could learn to play the violin if the learning steps were small enough and the instrument was scaled down to fit their body. He modeled his method, which he called “Talent Education”, after his theories of natural language acquisition. Suzuki believed that every child, if properly taught, was capable of a high level of musical achievement.

Pupils take both individual and group courses. The price for individual lessons includes the group Suzuki classes. 

TEACHER: Ophélie Jobin
PRICE:  Fees

The Suzuki group lessons are intended for Suzuki method violin students aged 3-18. The purpose of these classes is developing ensemble skills, learning in a group setting and creating a peer group to encourage and motivate the students. The public is welcome to come observe classes and learn more about this string instrument and the Suzuki method!
Note: The price for individual Suzuki violin lessons includes the group Suzuki classes.

*Due to pandemic-related health and safety considerations, Préville is planning to offer hybrid group activities: those who wish, can participate in person (up to our class size limit) and others may participate online.  As per usual, Préville reserves the right to make changes to class availability.

Level 1
DAY & TIME: Saturday 9am-10am
PLACE: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
TEACHERS: Ophélie Jobin
PRICE: Fees

Level 2
DAY & TIME: Saturday 1pm-2pm
PLACE: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
TEACHERS: Ophélie Jobin
PRICE: Fees

Pupils take both individual and group courses.  The price for individual lessons includes the group Suzuki classes. 

TEACHER: TBC
PRICE: Fees

The Suzuki group lessons are intended for Suzuki method cello students aged 3-18. The purpose of these classes is developing ensemble skills, learning in a group setting and creating a peer group to encourage and motivate the students. The public is welcome to come observe classes and learn more about this string instrument and the Suzuki method!
Note: The price for individual Suzuki violin lessons includes the group Suzuki classes.

*Due to pandemic-related health and safety considerations, Préville is planning to offer hybrid group activities: those who wish, can participate in person (up to our class size limit) and others may participate online.  As per usual, Préville reserves the right to make changes to class availability.

AGE GROUP: 3 to 18 years old
DAY & TIME: TBD
PLACE: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
TEACHER: TBD
PRICE: Fees

Description coming soon.

AGE GROUP: 5 to 18 years old
DAY & TIME: TBD
PLACE: Collège Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes
TEACHER: Justine Azar
PRICE: Fees

Has the session already started? No problem! Join us anytime!  Your fee will be prorated at registration.