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The band course was developed in order to allow you to meet musicians, share a passion and develop an energy with members of a group to present together, a musical piece in front of the public during our concerts (at Christmas and June).


This is a custom-made music program that follows the evolution of each member of the group, whether on drums, guitar, piano, bass or vocals.


The course will allow you:

• develop your instrument with inspiring teachers,


• learn to play together and on the pace in a stimulating environment,


• perform in a full band your favorite songs.


FOR WHO? : These are classes open to everyone, with or without experience in music. The groups will be divided by age group (9 to 13 years and 14 to 17 years).

Eveil Musical

Musical Theory

AWAKENING 3-4 years


The awakening class for 3-4 years is presented as a musical journey in the musical universe of Pixie, the fairy.

Each week, the children, accompanied by the Pixie, will explore a different world to learn the various musical instruments, sounds, rhythms and tones. They will have to help the fairy to find the music that has disappeared.

The journey starts at the very first class when Pixie prepares her adventure. She will have to ask for the help of her new friends, the notes, who will accompany her on her excursion.

By visiting the various worlds, children will have the chance to play with instruments such as piano, drums, vocals, guitar, violin, percussion and others, while being immersed in a magical world through musical games, and educational and funny stories.


Join Pixie and go on an adventure too!




This group class is for children ages 5 and 6 who are interested in music, but who do not know the various instruments offered or who are unsure of their choice.


Through the 12 weeks of the course, young people will have the chance to discover several instruments and try them out. Every week, an instrument will be presented to the group. There will be a short theory portion, for example: how to spot notes on the piano, learning a short piece and a game part.

The purpose of this course is to allow children to become familiar with the various musical instruments and to have fun while learning about the various musical concepts.


On the program: piano, vocals, percussion, guitar, violin, wind instrument, drums and others.





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.


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.


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


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
Mathieu Péloquin

Simon Medeiros

Emmanuel Jean






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:
Justin St-Onge
Donald Prince
Christ Habib

Clay Moon



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:
Éliane Bouchard

Anita Molnar

Véronica Canelea Camelia
Marc-André Jobin
Hélène Larose
Colette Coughlin

Emma Bastidas-Burley



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

Véronica Canelea Camelia



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


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

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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.