INSTRUMENTS






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EXTERNAL PROGRAM, CONSERVATOIRE DE MUSIQUE DU QUÉBEC 


WHAT IS THE EXTERNAL PROGRAM? 

The external program was developed by the Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique du Québec and is recognized by the Quebec Ministry of Education. Intended for music teachers working in the private sector or in music schools, it offers a “classic” music education program. Using a developmental approach, it proposes learning through levels of progression designed to help students perfect their technical, musical and auditory skills. Each level suggests precise methods: exercises, studies, and pieces by Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary composers.

The program recommends a course in music theory (see description section below) offered at Sonart. This course teaches the fundamentals of musical language.

Students interested in taking the external program are invited to pass a yearly review (examination) for their desired level. Reviews take place in late May at the Conservatoire de musique de Gatineau. Students who pass both the performance exam (instrument) and the theory exam for their level receive a certificate from the Conservatoire.

The external program is divided in three categories: Éveil, for students ages 5 to 7; Général, with eight levels of assesment, for ages 8 and up; and Pré-conservatoire, for pre-college-age (high-school) students or the ones that are considering a career in music. Interestingly, Secondary IV and V students at the Général or Pré-conservatoire level may be eligible for extra academic credits. However, in order to qualify they must submit a request to their school together with their certificate from the Conservatoire.

MUSIC THEORY

Theory is the basis of all musical training. It teaches students the different elements of musical language. The study of music theory is divided into three main areas: theory, solfège and musical dictation.

Music theory covers the signs and symbols used to write music and the rules that govern them: for example, notes, staves, clefs, note values, rests, bars, etc.   

In rhythm and melodic solfège, the student learns to sing (or “solmize”) a piece of music while naming the notes, holding each for its correct rhythmical value, and keeping time (by clapping, tapping, etc.).

Musical dictation teaches students to identify the notes they hear (ear training). The instructor plays a musical phrase several times, and the student names or writes down the notes. In this way, the student learns to compare different sounds, notably the relative pitch (higher or lower) and distance (interval) between two notes.

Of course, the lessons are tailored to each student’s age, current knowledge and skill level.

 
Guitar

Guitar


There is no age to learn how to play the guitar. Designed for students of all ages from beginners to advanced players, the guitar program will allow you to learn and perfect different styles of music. Lessons are available for classical guitar, acoustic guitar and electric guitar.

The guitar lessons include a wide range of subjects including; guitar techniques, sheet music comprehension, playing different styles of music.

General objectives:
- Develop a great posture and handle the instrument with ease
- Develop a good hand position, and bet on flexibility and relaxation when you play
- Develop good synchronism with your hands
- Develop technical fluency
- Develop your memorization

Specific onjectives:
- Fisrt of all, master first position notes
- Melodic reading
- Rythmic reading

Discover the guitar teachers:
Félix Dallaire
Justin St-Onge
Donald Prince
Louis-Charles Garneau

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Musical Theory


Sonart Musique's music school offers a musical theory program suitable for young children. This course is an introduction to music where children can learn the basics of music while having fun. Contact us to learn more about the musical theory lessons, ideal for toddlers.


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Drums


With personalized training programs ranging from beginner to advanced, the drum lessons include a wide range of techniques and exercises that will allow you to master: snare techniques, drumming techniques, coordination, groove and sheet music comprehension. The techniques and songs that will be practiced are chosen according to your different music interests. 

General objectives:
- Discover and evaluate student's natural skils
- Determine personal Learning criteria: concentration, memorization, uptake and informationretention time, motricity
- Exercises and repertoire will be adapted to each student's personality

Specific objectives:
- Evaluate and develop student's hearing capacity and natural motricity
  •  Drum stick handling
  • Drumming mouvement: forearms, wrists and fingers
  • Rhythmic counting
  • Hearing and verbal reproduction of sounds
  • Coordination development between motricity, hearing and erbalization
- Maintain and improve student's focus
  •  Memorization exercises
  • Rhythmic reading that prioritize alternation (snare)
  • Listening to musical pièces.
To read about the drum teachers:
Vincent Boudreau (only available for workshops)
Charles St-Jean

 

 

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Singing


Can anyone sing? Yes! Anyone with a desire to sing can develop their voice and learn to sing. Through a personalized program designed for students of all ages and level (beginner to advanced), presented by a qualified singing teacher, you can improve the scope, size and tone of your voice.

The singing lesson includes several components: vocal technique, songs, different styles of music.

General objectives:
- Get flexibility and relax when you sing by developing a good posture
- Develop your ear for music
- Learn to sing in a group
- Become a pro in memorizing
- Get a great sens of rhythm

Specific objectives:
- Clap your hands the right way in a song
- Learn many breathing techniques
- Be at ease in front of an audience
- Learn your spot in a musical piece
- Prove you can sing with a musicianor an orchestra
- Be a part of a mini-concert

Singers are not the only ones who can benefit from singing lessons. Anyone interested in drama, animation or other performing arts can develop the potential of their spoken and sung voice through singing lessons.


To learn more about the singing teachers:
Marc-André Jobin
Neige Farmer
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Piano


There is no age to learn the piano. Available for students of all ages and all levels (beginner to advanced), the piano lesson is customized to each student to focus on the musical styles that interest you and your goals.

The piano lesson includes several components: solfege, music theory, coordination and groove.

Genral objectives:
- Develop music's love and taste with clear explanations, while awaking student's imagination. It's a good thing to hear musical pièces firsthand to create a Learning desire
-A positive, calm and jorful interaction between the teacher and his student will help to consolidate trust and enhance student's confidence and motivation
- Be mindful about student's posture: using a feetrest can be necessary to ensure a better balance, or make him cross his feet
- Look after the hand to be well positioned ( ball, little dome or bridge), while watching wrist's height ( not too low, not too high), before studying scales and arpeggios
- Look constantly at the possible muscular contrations on the arms and shoulders. The student must be used to release them while preserving a great hand position
- The student must learn to count early
- HElp the beginner to awake his imanigation. Then, he should be happy and proud to create different shades using images, colors and invented stories.

Specifics onjectives:
- Use an enticing method for the beginner
- Show a good understanding of the posture at the piano
- Read a score with ease
- Play at a stable rhythm
- Wake your musical sense
- Be a part of a mini concert


To learn more about the piano teachers:
Roxanne Léveillé
Fabien Tousignant
Marc-André Jobin
Hélène Larose


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Clarinet


There is no age to learn the clarinet. Available for students of all ages and all levels (beginner to advanced), the clarinet lesson is customized to each student to focus on the musical styles that interest you and your goals.

The clarinet lesson includes several components: solfege, music theory, coordination and groove.


To learn more about the clarinet teachers:
Roxanne Léveillé
Louis-Charles Garneau
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Violin


You want to learn the violin, or perfect your technique? For students of all ages and all levels (beginner to advanced), the violin lessons include several components: bow technique, music reading, coordination, groove. The lessons allow you to explore musical styles that interest you, classical, folk , electric violin. The curriculum is tailored towards the interests and favourite music styles of each student.

General objectives:
- Develop a great posture
- Develop a good violin and bow's handing
- Develop your rhytmic sense and ear
- Master full-lenght bow's handling with a good left hand synch ( fingers changes) and bow's changes
- Develop your memorization

Specific objectives:
- Develop some basic bowing:
  •  Grand détaché legato
  • Low part and up part détaché
  • Black-semiquaver
  • Full-length bow, black- semiquaver on extremities



Learn more about the violin teachers:
Hannah Levis Galdino 
Mihaela Tudorache

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Bass Guitar


You're a bass guitarist at a beginner or advanced level? Enjoy a program tailored to each student, based on musical styles that interest you. Through a bass guitar lesson you can learn and master: playing technique, music reading, music theory, coordination, groove.

General objectives:
- Develop a great posture and handle the instrument with instrument with ease
- Develop a good hand position and bet on flexibility with ease
- Develop good synchronism with your hands
- Develop technical fluency
- Develop your memorization

Specific objectives:
- First of all, master first position notes
- Melodic reading
- Rhythmic reading

To learn more about the bass guitar teachers:
Donald Prince
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Auditions preparation


You want to pursue studies in music ? To prepare for an audition at cegep, music conservatory or university, take advantage of Sonart Musique's intensive preparation for auditions. In addition to practicing your songs and refining your technique, you will enjoy the experience and guidance of a teacher who has been through the same process.

For more info on this program contact us at 819-557-0776 or by email reception@sonartmusique.com
 

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Sonart Musique knows pretty much every qualified musiciens in the Outaouais region, which makes us able to offer lessons for every type of instruments and supply to the very specific needs of our clients. You have an idea, a special music project? Let us know about it, we will help you achieve your goal.