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 lessons are offered in blocks of 30, 45 or 60 minutes.
- Students can select their teacher at registration.
- Teachers will be in touch shortly thereafter to schedule your lesson day and time.
TEACHER: Sophie Lemaire
TEACHER: Maria Gacesa
Préville is pleased to offer Suzuki instruction for young children in Violin and Harp with certified Suzuki Method teachers.
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.
This group class is for beginner saxophone players, from 7 years old to adult.
Participants will learn saxophone basics using an innovative saxophone called a Nuvo jSax.
This lightweight and compact instrument allows students to begin learning at a younger age, and simplifies the learning process for everyone!
Contact us for details.
Do you sing, play a horn, or play the bass, drums, guitar or keyboards and dream of playing in a band? This is the activity for you!
Contact us for details.
Make lasting musical memories with your child, exploring a wide range of sounds and instruments, and learning new songs and rhymes. An awakening to the magic of rhythm, vibration and sound – in short, to music!
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!
*All participants must be accompanied by a caregiver.
*Please note: Intro to music classes run for 29 weeks, and begin Saturday, September 23, 2024.
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.
NEW! AGE GROUP: 3-4 years old
DAY & TIME: Saturdays 9am-10am
PLACE: Collège NDL
TEACHER: Xiaoni Chen
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!
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.
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: 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
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.
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.
Most group classes and ensembles run for 30 weeks (Sept. 16, 2023 till June 8, 2024 – unless otherwise noted).
- Most group classes work out to $15/h.
- Fees listed are for the full 30-week session
- Fees can be paid in up to three instalments:
- at registration,
- December 9, 2023 and
- March 16, 2024.
- Please note that fees will be prorated if the session has already started.
So, join anytime!
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.
AGE GROUP: 8-17 years old