Former teachers

Claudine Arcand

Beginning violin | Born in Lachine near Montréal, Claudine began learning the violin at the age of five. She continues her studies with reputable violinists like Natalie Cadotte (Pierre-Laporte High School of Montreal), Daniel Godin, Marc Belanger (Cégep de Drummondville), Stéphane Allard (Collège Lionel-Groulx) and Martin Foster (UQAM). In 1992, ...
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Emmanuelle LeBlanc

Piano et classe de maître Composer and dancer Emmanuelle LeBlanc is one of the most accomplished female multi-instrumentalists in folk music today. As a percussionist, she is a widely recognised master of podorythmie and was touring internationally as a professional percussive dancer by the age of fifteen. Emmanuelle has a ...
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Éric Favreau

Éric Favreau

Master class Éric Favreau comes from a family of traditional musicians and has spent a great deal of time playing with other fiddlers, learning their repertoire and studying their varied styles. Éric has explored and exploited various sources including archives and personally made field recordings and has accumulated a rich ...
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Guillaume Turcotte

Guillaume Turcotte

PIANO Guillaume started study the piano at the age of 7. Coming from a family where the music was present, he learned at a young age how to harmonise and accompany. First a classical, popular and jazz pianist, he perfects itself on the guitar, mandolin, accordion, piano and flute. Professional ...
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Jean Duval

Classe de maître 2015 Jean Duval is a pioneer of flute playing for traditional music in Quebec. Composer, multi- instrumentalist and ethnomusicologist, he has been involved in Québécois, Irish and Scottish traditional music circles in North-eastern North America since the early 1980s. He was a member of Phenigma from 1990 ...
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Jean-Marie Verret

JEAN-MARIE VERRET Porteur de tradition BIOGRAPHIE Many Quebec natives born before the quiet revolution keep memories of Saturday evenings moving to the sounds of the violin and the accordion. As privileged witnesses of this era anchored in popular imagery, four generations of Verret of Lac-Saint-Charles perpetuated the musical traditional repertoire ...
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Marc Maziade

Guitare Recently nominated at l’ADISQ in the “Arranger of the year” category and at the Canadian folk music awards in the “Producer of the year” category, Marc Maziade was interested in music and in the Québec identity from an early age. Influenced by composers such as Béla Fleck and John ...
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Marie-Pierre Lecault

Crédit Photo: Guillaume Morin- Folktographe Violon débutant Musicienne de terrain énergique, violoniste versatile, curieuse et audacieuse, Marie-Pierre Lecault est très active sur la scène musicale québécoise et internationale. Originaire de Val-David dans la région des Laurentides, Marie-Pierre habite Montréal depuis une douzaine d’années. Bachelière en interprétation du violon classique (2006), ...
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Martine Billette

Piano Born into a family of great traditional fiddlers from Ste-Barbe, Quebec, Martine put on her first pair of dancing shoes at the age of four while taking lessons with Serge Mathon.  After spending a couple of years with Serge, Martine continued to learn the art of dancing from other ...
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Nicolas Boulerice

Classe de maître He grew up with the family repertoire and the songs collected by his father. His passion for traditional music led him to Ireland and France, where he learned to play the hurdy-gurdy. A young, talented and charismatic musician, Nicolas has been roaming the folk circuit for the ...
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Nicolas Pellerin

Violon intermédiaire, avancé et expert C’est chez-lui, à St-Élie- de-Caxton, qu’il découvre très tôt la musique et la chanson traditionnelles. Il obtient un diplôme collégial en musique traditionnelle en 2003. À ce moment, il est membre des Langues Fourchues. Ensuite, en 2004, il changera de groupe pour tourner aux côtés ...
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Olivier Demers

Violon Trained as a violinist and also a solid guitarist, Olivier started out in chamber music and later moved on to jazz. His great versatility allowed him to work with a wide range of artists (La Bottine Souriante, Michel Faubert, The Bills, Dany Bédar, Boom Desjardins, Les Ours, Mario Pelchat, ...
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Pascal Gemme

VIOLON INTERMÉDIAIRE, AVANCÉ, EXPERT Pascal Gemme is one of Quebec’s national treasures as well as one of her most popular traditional musicians. With a degree from St-Laurent College (Montreal) in arranging and classical/jazz guitar, he has since been searching for seldom-heard songs and melodies, interpreting them in his unique and ...
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Pascal Miousse

Violon intermédière, avancé, expert & classe de maître Composer, singer and stringed multi-instrumentalist Pascal Miousse is one of the most accomplished guitarists and fiddle players of his generation. Equally adept on the fiddle and lead guitar, he is a powerhouse of melodic improvisation and sheer energy, engaging listeners with his unforgettable musical ...
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Pastelle LeBlanc

Classe de maître Piano accordion, mandoline, piano, percussive dance et vocals Composer, dancer and accordionist Pastelle LeBlanc is among the most accomplished Acadian musicians of her generation. Raised in the heart of the small Francophone village of Mont Carmel, Pastelle was surrounded with traditional music from an early age. By ...
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Réjean Brunet

Piano Réjean started playing québecois traditional music as a very young boy. After performing with his brother (André, well-known for his work with la Bottine Souriante and the Celtic fiddle festival) as a duo and recording three albums, Réjean joined La Volée d’Castors. He toured with them for 8 years, ...
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Simon Beaudry

Guitar/ bouzuki Hailing from Saint-Côme, Québec, an environment where tradition is still very much alive. Simon inherited a solid family musical background from both his grandfathers (one a fiddler, the other a singer) and went on to polish his craft by earning a music degree at Joliette College. He started ...
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Simon Marion

Simon Marion Simon Marion est un compositeur de musique et arrangeur qui travaille sur diverses scènes de la musique folk , traditionnelle à la musique pop depuis 1997. Multi- instrumentiste , il a commencé à jouer du violon à l’âge de 5 ans et a ensuite été diplômé par la ...
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Stéphane Tellier

Guitare Musicien autodidacte, Stéphane Tellier provient d’une famille avec une longue tradition musicale. Reconnu comme l’un des meilleurs guitaristes de jazz manouche au Québec, le musicien se fait tout d’abord connaître à Montréal au sein des groupes Blues Gitan et Rouge Tzigane.  En 2004, il fait la tournée des Triplettes ...
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