Spring is in the Air: Big news last week from Val d’Espoir in Gaspésie …
Fred la marmotte did not see his shadow and has predicted an early spring for Québec! Préville is following suit and offering a new session of classes for Préville Online! that will begin March 8. If every day is feeling like groundhog day, change it up and start your Spring early by taking a class. At least one night of the week won’t feel like all the others!
New Online Classes
We are excited to announce that for our Spring session, Préville welcomes Broadway choreographer and educator, Michael Dauer, who will lead a seven-week Broadway Jazz Masterclass that will focus on technique, strengthening and character development through movement. We can’t wait!
Solon McDade will be back hosting his Musical Meet Up and will add a new activity for Spring: Fiddle Group! Fiddlers of all levels can get together and work on their fiddle tunes and technique every Tuesday night with Solon as their host.
Alison Notkin will be teaching Voice Explorations this session, which welcomes intergenerational participation. The focus for the Spring will be singing together, in Voice Explorations: Songs and Harmonies!
Also new to our staff will be Craig Commanda, a multidisciplinary Anishinaabe artist, who will teach Beadweaving techniques to ages 10 and up, using Hama beads! Participants will work up to being able to create cool 3D sculptures, much like the ones taught during Craig’s workshop at Concordia University.
Art and sewing classes filled up quickly in the Winter, so we’ve added several new classes, such as Oil Painting for Adults and Drawing for Kids and Teens. All beginner and youth classes include a supply kit that is delivered to your door!
Benefits to Learning Online
It’s true that we are missing our time together in the studio and in class. However, our community has been vocal in sharing the unexpected benefits they’ve noticed taking classes online. Convenience is a big one, followed by time saved in not having to travel across town to a lesson. Parents with more than one child have noticed savings in child care (cost and hassle) when only one parent is available to help out at night — it’s not necessary to bundle the whole family into the car to deliver one sibling to a lesson!
In your words…
I started singing lessons at the Centre d’art de Préville and I am really very satisfied with the online platform as well as my teacher. I learn a lot while having fun! My kids also went to summer camps and they really liked the arts-science-sport concept.
– Jessica C.
I just had my first ukulele lesson on Préville Online: it was great! I absolutely loved it. The online experience has far exceeded my expectations. I even believe that the class works better online because I can mute myself and practise without disturbing everyone. The teacher, Alison Notkin, is excellent! Very cool!
– Bernard L.
Registration is on now!
The Spring session will begin March 8 and run until April 24. Many classes include activity kits and delivery. Register early if you can! Most of our Winter classes filled up very quickly!
We’re looking forward to welcoming you soon!