Préville Online!
music program

Music is our specialty at the Préville Fine Arts Centre!  Join us online and learn how to make the music you enjoy. We offer specialized, live classes as part of our Préville Online! music program. Keeping small class sizes encourages maximum participation and teacher interaction. Excellent sound quality and new, embedded recording technology are just a few of the extra bonuses that come with our custom-built online learning platform.

All class times are  Canadian Eastern Timezone (ET).

Online PRivate Music Lessons - Spring 2021

If you are looking for online private music lessons, please visite: Private Music Lessons (Hybrid)

Spring 2021 session begins March 8!

Online Music exploration Classes

The Music Explorations classes are an excellent way for musicians of all levels to unlock or un-block their creative potential. Classes are designed to cultivate freedom in playing, your ear for listening and your confidence in sharing your musical voice with others. Have fun in a non-judgemental class with encouraging experts leading the way.

When you take a class with Alison Notkin you are treating yourself to a moment of the week where you can relax and just enjoy the music. In Voice Explorations Songs & Harmonies, Alison invites you, along with your friends and family for an hour of singing together. Each week she will guide the class through voice warm ups, singing songs, and discovering the art of creating beautiful harmonies. It will be a time for all generations to meet up and be together, learning songs to sing all week long!

AGE GROUP: All ages welcome! *Children 10 and under will require and adult to participate.
DAY & TIME: Wednesdays 5-6pm
PLACE: On our Préville Online! platform.
TEACHERS: Alison Notkin
PRICE: Fees

Students will learn to create the sounds they hear and imagine through interactive learning. In discovering how music works at the piano, students build a knowledge toolbox for learning by ear, improvising and composing music. Class projects tie into each student’s creativity with regular opportunities to collaborate and play for peers. 

Beginner class: basic to no prior piano experience.
Intermediate class: some knowledge of major/minor scales & chords. (Maximum 6 students per class).

Note: Students will require a piano or keyboard for this class.

Beginner Class
AGE GROUP: All ages
DAY & TIME: Tuesdays 5pm-5:45pm
PLACE: On our Préville Online! platform.
TEACHERS: Becky Reesor
PRICE: Fees

Intermediate Class
AGE GROUP: All ages
DAY & TIME: Tuesdays 6pm-6:45pm
PLACE: On our Préville Online! platform.
TEACHERS: Becky Reesor
PRICE: Fees

Playing the ukulele is like having a whole band in your hand! Experience the fun and ease of learning  ukulele through song. Learn to play and create in a warm, welcoming and non-judgemental environment. Build your skill set of chords, bass lines, strumming and picking and learn how to embellish a song through arrangements, catchy licks and solos. Get ready to learn songs and maybe even write a few catchy tunes of your own! Anything is possible with Alison and her Ukulele Explorations class as she has a deep knowledge of music, songwriting skills and a natural, beautiful ability to engage with her students. 

Note: Participants must have their own instrument for this class.

AGE GROUP: Teens and Adults (Ages 13+)
DAY & TIME: Wednesdays 7pm-8pm
PLACE: On our Préville Online! platform.
TEACHER: Alison Notkin
PRICE: Fees

Online GROUP MUSIC CLASSES - Spring 2021

Préville Fine Arts offers several online group music classes. Small class sizes (max. 8) and live teacher interactions make these classes a sure success! Please consult the list below for class details.

Little Artists allows children ages 5-7 to explore music and art in a cozy, engaging one-hour class. Led by Alison Notkin and Stéphany Hernandez, participants will be divided into two groups of a maximum of six students, spending 30 minutes singing and playing music, and  30 minutes exploring different visual art media, such as painting, drawing and sculpture. Each registration includes a supplies kit delivered to your home!

At registration choose between English, French or bilingual instruction.

AGE GROUP: 5-7 years old
DAY & TIME: Saturdays 9:30am-10:30am
PLACE: On our Préville Online! platform.
TEACHERS: Alison Notkin, Stephany Hernadez
PRICE: Fees

Learn to create and record multi-track music! Boris Petrowski, owner of Mixart Studios in Montreal mixartstudios.com, is a composer, arranger and recording engineer in all genres of music from hip-hop to folk, metal to symphonic. For over 30 years he has been working with some of the top artists from around the world, such as Sam Roberts, Lara Fabian, Nathalie Choquette, U2 and many more. Mixart Studios Music and Software Techniques is a 7-week online course requiring no previous recording experience. We will use BandLab, a free online software compatible with both Apple and Windows, to learn the basics of creating, recording, mixing and producing music.  We will also look at examples of recording techniques used in professional recording studios (Logic Pro / Pro Tools). A session at Mixart Studios is included in this course (dependent on government Covid-19 safety regulations).

An Akai Mini Play – Standalone Mini Keyboard and USB Midi Controller, will be loaned to each student for the duration of this 7-week course.

Group 1:
AGE GROUP: Teens
DAY & TIME: Mondays* 7pm-8:30pm
PLACE: On our Préville Online! platform.
TEACHER: Boris Petrowski
PRICE: Fees

Group 2:
AGE GROUP: 18 years + 
DAY & TIME: Tuesdays* 7pm-8:30pm
PLACE: On our Préville Online! platform.
TEACHER: Boris Petrowski
PRICE: Fees

*NOTE: Weekday is subject to change according to Boris’ recording schedule.

Are you missing playing live music with other people? Come and play! Multi-instrumentalist and Juno award-winner, Solon McDade, grew up surrounded by music and musicians. He’ll be the host of Préville’s Musical Meetup! What’s your genre? Celtic, Blues, Bluegrass, Folk, Jazz…even some Classical! Join Solon each week and learn to accompany, sing and solo over your favourite tunes in a guided, safe and friendly jam session on Préville’s Online! All levels, all instruments, all ages welcome!

Note: Students will require their own instrument for this class.

AGE GROUP: 13 years +
DAY & TIME: Tuesdays 7pm-8pm
PLACE: On our Préville Online! platform.
TEACHER: Solon McDade
PRICE: Fees

Are you missing playing live music with other people? Grab that fiddle and come and play! Multi-instrumentalist and Juno-award winner Solon McDade grew up surrounded by music and musicians. He’ll be the host of Préville’s Musical Meetups – Fiddle Group!  Play and enjoy the company of fellow beginner/intermediate fiddlers in a warm and welcoming environment. Solon will teach and accompany you through traditional Celtic music with a variety of jigs and reels. His deep knowledge of musical styles and performing experience will make this class a fun way to celebrate Spring!

Playing level requirements for this class: Basic understanding of 1st position, ability to play in G major, D major and A major keys. (Intergenerational class, all ages are welcome.)

Note: Students will require their own instrument for this class.

AGE GROUP: All ages. *Children 10 and under will require and adult to participate.
DAY & TIME: Fridays 7pm-8pm
PLACE: On our Préville Online! platform.
TEACHER: Solon McDade
PRICE: Fees