Teachers 2022

Stéphanie Lépine

INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED AND EXPERT VIOLIN A talented violinist for over 20 years, she was born and still evolves in a family of musicians. She attended college in classical music and honed her training with renowned Irish violinist Kevin Burke and ethnomusicologist and musician Lisa Ornstein. She is a founding member of ...
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Éric Beaudry

GUITAR A native of St-Côme in the Lanaudière region of Quebec, Éric was introduced to traditional music from an early age. He was influenced by the family repertoire, starting to sing and play guitar at the age of ten, accumulating the songs of his father and grandfather. His passion for ...
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André Brunet

INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCE AND EXPERT VIOLIN Born in 1976 in Lacolle in Montérégie, André Brunet was drawn to music from an early age. His parents, having noticed this strong attraction, quickly encouraged André to develop his passion for music. From then on, the violin became the instrument of his great talent ...
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Visiting teachers

Jean-François Berthiaume

Jean-François Berthiaume

Atelier de danse Percussionist, caller, stepdancer and researcher, Jean-François Berthiaume has a rich and varied background, and is an artist in high demand. After more than twenty years in the service of traditional dance, he is recognized as one of the most original callers.  Jean-François is the percussionist for the ...
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Laurence Beaudry

FIDDLE BEGINNER Laurence Beaudry studied the violin with Pierre Laforest, Arthur Garami, Ludmila Dieche Monique Laurendeau, and Pascale Beaudry. She studied at the University of Quebec in Montreal and in Quebec City, where she obtained training for the Vivaldi Movement teaching method. She was a member of the group The ...
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Marie-Pierre Daigle

YOUTH CLASS Growing up in St-Pamphile, a small village nestled in the Quebec Appalachians, Marie-Pierre Daigle left the nest, as a teenager, accompanied by a violin. Destination: Major cities. Mission: Learn the language of music. She studied in classical music at Cégep de Drummondville, and in jazz at UQAM. After ...
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Catherine Planet

VIOLION INTIATION Catherine Planet started playing the violin in Moncton (NB). The instrument was placed in her hands by the Acadian culture. She began with ten years in classical, both in Moncton, and later in the city of Sept-Îles (Qc.). Although she loves classical music, she naturally turned to improvisation, ...
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Jacinthe Dubé

MASTER CLASS – SINGING Jacinthe Dubé was born in Quebec in 1976. She specializes in the research, interpretation and teaching of traditional Quebec songs. She is a founding member of the traditional a cappella song group Galant, tu perds ton temps, with which she has performed in several concert halls ...
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Michel Bordeleau

MANDOLINE Michel Bordeleau is multi-instrumentalist and singer: guitar, mandolin, banjo, violin, percussion and podorythmie. Active for thirty years in the world of traditional music, with more than twenty album career, it continues to renew and innovate. For many, he is one of the important links between the old and the new ...
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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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Dâvi Simard

SLOW JAM David “Dâvi” Simard is a multi instrumentalist, composer and arranger who works mainly in the field of traditional music, recording, audiovisual, electronic music and education. He has contributed and continues to contribute to a variety of projects, notably with Cirque Alfonse, L’Oumigmag, Les Mercenaires du terroir and many ...
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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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David Boulanger

VIOLIN INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED/EXPERT Born in Saint-Hubert, in Montérégie, David starts to play the violin at eight years old. It is during his teenage years that he finds a passion for Québec traditional music. Always increasing, this passion leads David on the big professional stages at the beginning of his 20s with La Part du ...
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