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Guitar (Individual lessons)
- Teacher : Louis Trépanier
- Additional information: In person at lycée Claudel. Use of instruments of the Lycée.
Whether you are a beginner or a guitar virtuoso, Louis Trépanier knows how to inspire you with his passion and his expertise at guitar. Louis Trépanier has been a musician and guitar teacher for more than twenty years. He is a founding member of Canada’s Guitar Quartet and a guitar sector coordinator at the Ottawa University School of Music, where he is an adjunct professor. Louis has extensive experience teaching guitar at all ages and levels. Bilingual English-French teacher. More information about Louis Trépanier. Please make sure to bring your own guitar to class.
Saxophone (individual lessons)
CP to Terminale (Annual Program)
- Teacher : Yves Lacoursière
- Additional information: In person at lycée Claudel.
It knows how to laugh and cry, it can bring sweetness or power to every piece of music. It is considered one of the closest instruments to the human voice and has the magical power to take the listener through a very varied emotional landscape.
More than 170 years ago, Adolph Sax wanted to build an instrument with a warm sound. Always as fascinating and harmonious, the saxophone remains among the most beautiful pieces of brass in the world.
Incomparably versatile, few styles resist: traditional music blues, rock funk and soul, jazz of course, but also electro and metal – there are few other instruments in as many genres.
Piano (Individual lessons)
- Additional information : In person at lycée Claudel. In English only
Piano – individual lessons :
One on one lessons with a professional teacher.
Natalia studied music in Toronto Glenn Gould School of Royal Conservatory of Music. She obtained a degree in music education from St. Petersburg State Conservatory and Kharkiv High Music School in Ukraine. She continued her music education in The Academy of Music in Tel-Aviv. Natalia performs regularly as a soloist with orchestras, as an accompanist in many chamber music recitals with various musicians and played as a collaborative pianist in Regina Music Club Competitions. In the last few years, Natalia worked as a recital accompanist in Regina University and Conservatory of Performing Arts. She is an experienced music teacher. She enjoys a lot teaching piano and music theory. Lessons available in English.
I grew up in a small town and began playing piano at a very young age, and participated in our local festival competition every year, also playing trombone in various community ensembles and also played guitar, participating in open mic nights with vocalists. This experience led me to pursue my music studies at uOttawa under the study of Frédéric Lacroix as well as a joint biology degree, including collaborative work with instrumentalists and vocalists. I have been teaching for approximately 5 years, both privately and at various institutions throughout the city. My main goal with my students is to foster their love for music and help them develop learning and practicing skills that they can use in all areas of their life. I take a comprehensive approach with my students and include ear-training, composition, theoretical study, listening exercises and standard method book instruction to create a well-rounded curriculum that is tailored to the needs of the individual students. One of my favourite things about teaching is developing the teacher-student relationship and getting to know my students’ interests and aspirations to try to make the educational content as relevant to each student as possible, and use their skills and successes to help them develop their weaker skills. “ Lessons available in English.
Aude Urbancic :
Pianist Aude Urbancic holds a diploma in collaborative piano from the University of Montreal, a Masters degree in music in piano interpretation from the University of Ottawa and a Baccalaureat of music from Mount Allison University. Her professional activities include teaching piano, working with students from the University of Ottawa and being musical director of multiple choirs. She also works with the National Arts Center as a rehearsal pianist and is one of the
judges of the New Brunswick Competitive Festival of Music. Lessons available in English or French.
Graduated with a Concert Pianist Diploma with High Distinction in Azerbaijan, she has been teaching in Canada for over 25 years and is a member of the Ontario Registered Music Teacher’s Association (ORMTA). She teaches students of all ages and most of them pass Royal Conservatory exams with distinctions. Her students also participate in the annual Kiwanis Music Festival- many have obtained first-third places. Mme Shiriaeva has performed at concerts as a solo pianist and accompanist.
She enjoyes her career as a music teacher immensely. It brings her great pleasure to see how students progress from simple pieces to professional levels. In the past several years, many of her students became teachers in the Ottawa-Gatineau region in music schools. She is happy to get to know all of the students and help them achieve growth in the beautiful world of music! Lessons available in English.
A recent graduate of the University of Ottawa Baccalaureate in piano performance, Mary Hadwen is a pianist and active teacher managing a private music studio as well teaching violin and piano in the elementary school system. She has performed as a soloist and in a variety of chamber ensembles at the University of Ottawa in recitals and masterclasses; she attended and performed at the Waterloo Music Festival Quartetfest participating in masterclasses as a chamber musician with Angela Park, Leopoldo Erice, Rachel Mercer and the Penderecki String Quartet. She enjoys sharing her love for music and exploring many different styles and genres with her students who range from ages 4 to 88. Lessons available in English or French.
Violin (Individual class)
- Teacher : Tianping Chen and Erik Johnson
- Additional information: In person at lycée Claudel.
Mme Tianping (Mary) Chen :
Tianping (Mary) Chen began violin studies at the age of 4 in Shanghai and furthered her performance studies with teachers from the Queen’s University. At age of 10, she starts piano as secondary instrument. She plays in different orchestra include Kingston Symphony Orchestra and Ottawa Chamber Orchestra. She has been teach both violin and piano in the Ottawa/Gatineau Region include Ottawa School of Music and Capital Music Academy since 2011. In addition, she has run private studios which providing lessons to hundreds of children over her 10 years of teaching experience. Ms.Chen love to providing love as well as music experience to her students. Lessons available in English.
M. Erik Johnson-Scherger
Erik Johnson-Scherger began classical training on the violin at the age of 6, and followed that through to the completion of a Master’s of Music from the University of Ottawa in 2019, where he studied with Yehonatan Berick and Yosuke Kawasaki. Erik also holds a Bachelor’s of Music Performance and a Diploma in Chamber Music from Wilfrid Laurier University, where he studied violin, viola, and chamber music with Jerzy Kaplanek and other members of the Penderecki String Quartet, in addition to studying improvisation with Kathryn Ladano. Erik’s current projects include Duo d’Asyl with classical guitarist Simon Berniquez, with whom he won Ottawa Chamberfest’s 2019 ChamberPints competition, as well as the chamber-jazz quartet Side-Eye and Grace, whose first album, Liminal Spaces, was released in March 2020. Erik is also a member of the Phosphor Quartet, a newly formed, Ottawa-based string quartet with a mandate to program classical and contemporary music in new, postmodern contexts. In addition to serving as violin soloist for the Canadian premiere of Tyler’s Suite in 2019, put on by the Ottawa-based choral ensemble Tone Cluster, Erik has performed with the Kingston and Ottawa Symphony Orchestras as a section violinist and mandolinist, given concerts of avante-garde and improvised music with the NUMUS String Orchestra and Improv Ensemble, and has served as sideman, session musician, and/or bandleader for country, rock, disco/R&B, and jazz projects. He is passionate about drawing on these diverse musical experiences to provide a well-rounded pedagogical framework for his students, including both traditional classical repertoire and the study of improvisation as a vehicle to improve musicianship and instrumental technique
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