PROFESSORS

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Vincent Boudreau, Founder and Director


Sonart musique was founded by his director Vincent Boudreau.  With his loved for music and teaching, Vincent always has more than one project on his mind.

In 2002, Vincent Boudreau graduated from the Conservatoire de musique de Gatineau. He was the recipient of the Wilfried Pelletier scholarship for the best final exams.  He also completed his master at l’Université de Montréal and did other studies after university in Los Angeles. Vincent won many competitions such as CIMF, Jeunes artistes de Radio-Canada et Cégeps en spectacle. 

Our director, Vincent Boudreau, has participated to different musical projets with Radio-Canada, other artists and with The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.  With BAM, his percussion band, Vincent did concerts in more than 30 countries.

BASS PROFESSORS
    

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Donald Prince


A graduate of "Berklee College of Music" from Boston. Donald has a great knowledge of stringed instruments. A specialist in musical application and various modern techniques related to the bass and guitar, he approaches music from the students perspective.

Having 35 years experience as a professional musician, on stage and in the recording studio, he has more then 120 original compositions and a multitude of musical arrangements in the progressive rock and jazz fusion genre.

He fashions his teachings in making sure the student is at the centre of his/her professional endeavours, in offering a personalize syllabus for each one of them.

Whatever your objective, playing your favourite songs around a campfire, help you perform in a band, or the pursuit of a serious musical career, Donald has everything you need to help you reach your goals in a relax and pleasant atmosphere.

GUITAR PROFESSORS
     

Justin

Justin Saintonge


Justin Saintonge makes his debut at the classical guitar at the age of ten. He then takes guitar lessons with Vincent Boudreau for a few years and then enrolls in sound design training at Musitechnic school in Montreal in 2009.

Justin was a member of several rock bands since his teens, before making the jump himself as a guitar teacher for eight years. He loves to share his passion for guitar (electric, acoustic and classical) whether students are young or older.

Justin is the guitarist and songwriter of the rock band Aarsen. He had the opportunity to participate three times in D-Tox Rockfest in Montebello and the Outaouais Festival of Emergent. Aarsen also ranked in 2nd place in the competition of the Omnium du Rock in 2012. Justin has recorded two singles "Better Late Than Never (2008)" and "Lost In Transmission (2011)."

Justin was also the guitarist and songwriter for the formation Analog 5. This band saw their single "Questions sans réponses" play on Radio X waves throughout Quebec in 2009. The band was also ranked among the five finalists in the competition "Clic ton Band" in 2010.
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Félix Dallaire


Félix Dallaire is now completing his studies at the Conservatoire de musique de Gatineau with his teacher Patrick Roux.  During the summer, Félix studies at the Domaine Forget, a summer school where musicians follow masters class given by the best musicians in their field. Félix won the fist place of the Guitar Contest of Domaine Forget. The price: the recording of his demo. Félix has participated to many prestigious guitar contests where he was a finalist. Also, in April 2017, Félix was soloist for the Symphonic Orchestra of Gatineau.

DRUM PROFESSORS
    

Charles

Charles St-Jean


Charles started drumming in 1968 at the age of 14 years old. From 1969 to 1973, Charles learned the rudiments of drumming while playing with the LaSalle Cadets of Ottawa which was one of the finest Drum and Bugle Corps in North America. In 1972, LaSalle Cadets won the top drums award at the World Championship held in Boston, Massachusetts. Charles started teaching drums in 1974 and during the following years went on to teach in Ottawa, Carleton Place, Aylmer, Sault Ste-Marie, Kingston as well as consulting in Montreal. From 1979 to 1985, Charles was also a key member in the Canadian Judges Association for Drum and Bugle Corps. Charles is now a member/administrator of the Heritage Hands Ottawa Drum Club and also teaches at the SONART Music School in Gatineau.
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Emmanuel Jean

Emmanuel has been part of the music world since the age of 12 years old. In High School, he was part of the school band as a percussionist. Since then, Emmanuel joined a couple of metal bands that are known in Canada, the United State and in Europe.

Emmanuel graduated from the Lionel-Groulx Cegep in music interpration (drums). He not only knows about metal, but also about jazz, blues, country and other popular styles.  Plus, he has a background in singing, music theory, guitar, piano and bass.

He is now part of the Sonart family and eager to share is passion for music with his students.

SINGING PROFESSORS
    

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Béatrice George-Lemire


Music is a passion for Beatrice. She starts taking music and harp classes at the age of 7. She performs on several stages. In Paris, where she lived for 12 years, she sings and plays harp, for example on the Quais de Seine or at the Théâtre du Châtelet. She specialises in music during high school and succeeds at the International Baccalaureate.

At only 18, she is accepted at the Paris Conservatory, in the current and amplified music program. The two years spent there make her evolve at an unbridled pace. She then pursues her studies and obtains her diploma in current music in 2015.   She launches her project Stormee Rock. She composes and interprets her songs and music. She works with musicians and gives performances. She is also part of an event group called Aperitubes performing for weddings and other events. Curious and enthusiastic, she sings and plays several instruments, including piano, guitar and harp.   She took singing lessons with different teachers and finally with Arnaud Vernet. She constantly allows herself to evolve vocally in different styles. She loves to share her experience and her knowledge with others. Finally, teaching in a playful way becomes a passion
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Marc-André Jobin


Originally from the Eastern Townships, Marc-André Jobin established himself in the region when he attended the University of Ottawa where he obtained a first degree in Nursing and then he continued his studies in Administration. At the end of his Bachelor of Administration, he was attracted by studies in music and therefore also completed a Bachelor of Music. Also, in parallel to music, he continues his with his nursing profession with Aboriginal dispensary when replacements in the Cree of James Bay are required.

His passion for music and especially for vocal art has gradually taken an important place in his life. He has long studied singing with Madame Fernande Chiocchio.

In 1988 he was a finalist in the contest Ontario Pop. Since 1993, he is part of the chorus of Opera and participated in over 25 productions including most recently that of "Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticana".
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Neige Farmer


Founder, main composer and singer of the retro musical band Saphir Avenue, Neige has had a passion for singing since the age of four. A natural autodidact, and surrounded by artistic parents with a background in song, Neige gave her first public performance
accompanied by her guitar in February 2002 at Le Petit Chicago in Gatineau. Since then,working with various bands, and through the Arts and Letters program at the Cégep de l'Outaouais, Neige has acquired a variety of literary, compositional, recording and vocal interpretation skills as well as plenty of performing experiences. She also works with a group of children at La Maison d’accueil Mutchmore, offering singing workshops and cultural knowledge related to the musical world since 2015.

CLARINET PROFESSORS
    

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Louis-Charles Garneau


Louis-Charles de Garneau, 22 years of age, is currently studying the interpretation of the classical clarinet at the Music Conservatory of Gatineau under the tutelage of Mr. Yves Léveillé. It is rock music and heavy metal that have piqued his interest when he was barely 13 years old. To be more precise, it is when he started taking private electric guitar classes with Mr. Frantz Gendron, guitar teacher at l'École secondaire de l'Île.

Once he completed high school, he made a decision about his future. That is when his parents and his music teacher at Grande-rivière High School, Mr. Jean Bilodeau, convinced him to audition for the Conservatory in clarinet, an instrument that he had played throughout his secondary studies. Once accepted, he discovered the magical world of classical music. He basks in that universe sin 2010 and he is currently completing his Bachelor’s degree in clarinet.

PIANO PROFESSORS
    

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Hélène Larose


Hélène Larose studied piano, singing and classical guitar at the Gatineau Conservatory of Music and privately with several singing teachers including Gary Pereira, member of The Tenors. She also studied at the University of Ottawa.

Piano teacher and Director of the music school Sonart, Helen also acts as a music librarian for the symphony orchestra of Gatineau. In the past, she served as a substitute teacher in music at schools in the area, she is also the cofounder and coordinator of the concert series Enfin vendredi / TGIF for les Productions musicales YL and she acts as agent for the Canadian Guitar Quartet.
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Fabien Tousignant


Born in Cochrane, Ontario, Fabien Tousignant has been an active member of the national capital’s music scene since he graduated from university in music. He has studied piano with Jean Desmarais, Luc Léonard, Jean-Paul Sévilla, Andrew Tunis and Renelle Belisle, and organ with Rachel Laurin, Raymond Daveluy and Karen Holmes. From 2011 to 2014 he was the Assistant Organist at Christ Church Cathedral under the direction of Matthew Larkin. He also regularly lectures on musical topics with Opera Lyra Ottawa and Retraite en Action. In addition, he works closely with Sandrae Savard, with whom he forms the Duo d’Hull. Since September 2014 he has been the Organist and Director of Music at Trinity Anglican Church, Ottawa and consequently the Artistic Director of the Music at Trinity concert series.
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Roxanne Léveillé


Roxanne Léveillé is introduced to music very early on in life when she starts her piano formation. Fascinated by the sound of the clarinet, she starts learning the instrument at nine years old. Roxanne studied music and dramatic art at the Conservatoire de musique et d'art dramatique du Québec à Gatineau between 1999 and 2009 and received with honours after these ten years the Chamber Music Award and also an award in clarinet by unanimous vote from the jury.

During her studies, Roxanne received many scholarships. By two times she was given the Couleur FM scholarship for academic excellence, she was awarded three times for her excellence in orchestral excerpts exams, received the scholarship of the Orchestre symphonique de Gatineau, the scholarship from Club Richelieu with her name engraved on the Conservatoire's award plaque. Finally, she was awarded last May the prestigious medal from the Lieutenant Governor of Québec.

Since the summer of 2009 Roxanne is part of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and is being coached in London (Ontario) by the clarinet masters: Kimball Sykes and David Bourque. She took part in the orchestra's tour with the musical director Alain Trudel. The orchestra played concerts in many cities of Ontario and Québec: London, Toronto, Kingston, Stratfort, Kitchener, Mont-Tremblant, Ottawa and Montreal.
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Alexandra Provost

After eight years of practicing the piano, Alexandra has completed her formation in piano classic. Through the year, Alexandra has participated to many musical event such as Festival Concours de musique de Lanaudière, Secondaire en Spectacle and the Festival de musique Allard where she received scholarships and won first places.

For more than five years, Alexandra has taught the piano to children and adults. Her mission is to teach to the best of her qualifications while sharing her passion for piano to her students.

VIOLIN PROFESSORS
    

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Mihaela Tudorache

Mihaela has been practicing the violin since the age of 8 years old and she is now a student at the Conservatoire de musique de Gatineau. Miheala has been a part of many musical events where she had the chance to perform. However, it is through teaching that she prefers to share her passion for the violin and classical music.

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Hannah Levis Galdino

Hannah has been playing violin since the age of 6. She is a student of Brigitte Amyot, is in the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy and in the 13 Strings Junior ensemble. She has participated in various concerts such as the Viennese Dubutante Ball and the National Arts Center and OYO collaboration “Close Encounters”. She loves teaching music to others and is very passionate about playing.