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. 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.
TEACHER: Solon McDade
Private Lessons Pricing:
30 min: $25/lesson
45 min: $33/lesson
60 min: $40/lesson
Fall 2021 session runs from Oct. 2 to Dec. 11
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.
I’ve got a song in my heart, it’s waiting to be sung
It’s always ever-changing, it’s really never done
How it will sound, I never know
And when I sing it from my heart it leaves a golden glow.
– From the song, “Buttercup,” Jennifer Gasoi
Participants 6 months to 4 years old must be accompanied by one 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.
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!
Guitar Group 1
AGE GROUPE: 8 years +
DAY & TIME: Saturday 11am-12pm
PLACE: Collège NDL
TEACHER: Alexandre Bernier
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.
Watch Jennifer Gasoi perform
“How Does Pink Lemonade Get Pink.”
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 SSCC join forces to provide an opportunity for young artists who are dedicated and passionate about singing, acting and dancing. Participants will perform in Préville’s Holiday Revue, as well as a year-end staged musical cabaret, featuring numbers from The Wizard of Oz and Wicked!
The Fall program will focus on vocal technique and small ensemble singing, under SSCC director, Zoé Dupont-Foisy. The Fall session culminates in a performance of a holiday revue!
Fall Program (14 weeks*)
AGE GROUP: 8-11 years (elementary choir); 11-17 years (high school choir)
DAY & TIME: Tuesday 6pm-8pm; 14 weeks, Septembre 14 – December 14
PLACE: CEC, Saint-Lambert
TEACHER: Zoé Dupont-Foissy
*Participants may register at any time; fees will be pro-rated.
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.
2020-2021 End of Year Music Concert – Featuring Préville’s Private Music Lesson Students