PROFESSORS

BASSE  | GUITAR  |   DRUMS  |  SINGING  |  PIANO  |  VIOLIN
Donald Prince
Marc-André Jobin

MARC-ANDRÉ JOBIN
P
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VÉRONICA CANELEA CAMELIA

Singing and Piano






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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.

 

AVAILABILITY : Aylmer on Thursday nights

                            College Saint-Alexandre on Tuesday nights

GUITAR PROFESSORS
     

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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.

 

AVAILABILITY : Aylmer on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday night, and Saturday during the day

                            College Saint-Alexandre on Tuesday nights

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Clay Monn

 

Clay began his studies at the age of 8 with the Suziki method until he was 12 years old. Subsequently, he continued his studies at the Guitar Academy Outaouais where he studied with Bruno Roussel. The following year, he was accepted at the Conservatoire de musique de Gatineau where he studied with Patrick Roux. Clay begins his second year of college at the Conservatoire. For the past three years, he has been fortunate to participate in the prestigious Forget estate camp where he finished third in the 17 and under category this summer.

 

AVAILABILITY : Aylmer on Friday nights

                           

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Christ Habib

 

Christ Habib started learning to play guitar at the age of 6. He was accepted at the Conservatoire de musique de Gatineau at the age of 10. During his musical career, Christ had the chance to perfect himself for many years at Domaine Forget's famous guitar workshop. He has also participated in masterclasses given by renowned international artists including Pepe Romero, Judicael Perroy, Odair and Sergio Assad, Matteo Mela, Lorenzo Micheli Ana Vidovic, Marcin Dylla and many others.

 

Christ has distinguished himself in numerous competitions, the most recent of which is the Pierre-de-Saurel Music Competition, where he wins the first place in classical guitar as well as chamber music in guitar duo with Félix Dallaire. He has also been ranked as a finalist in several international competitions, including 3rd place in the Boston Academy of Guitar International Competition this summer and 2nd place in the 2016 Domaine Forget International Guitar Competition.

Last April, he won a Majority Award following his chamber music competition at the Quebec Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Arts.

He is now pursuing his second year of Master's Degree in Music with Patrick Roux at the Conservatoire de Musique de Gatineau.

 

AVAILABILITY : College Saint-Alexandre on Monday nights

DRUM PROFESSORS
    

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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.

 

AVAILABILITY : Aylmer on Thursday nights

                            College Saint-Alexandre on Monday and Tuesday nights

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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.

AVAILABILITY : Aylmer on Monday and Tuesday nights, and Saturday during the day

                            College Saint-Alexandre on Wednesday nights

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Simon Medeiros

Simon began studying percussion at the age of 6, and is currently completing his second year at the Conservatoire de musique de Gatineau with Alain Lamothe. In recent years, Simon has been part of the Orchestre symphonique de Gatineau for the 2014/2015 and 2016/2017 seasons as well as this year. He is also a recipient of the Alexandre Leblanc-Lainess Scholarship (percussion) in 2017 (Intermediate Conservatory) and in 2018 for the Superior level. He joins us this year to share his passion for percussion and share his knowledge.



AVAILABILITY : Aylmer on Wednesday nights and Friday nights. 

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Mathieu Péloquin

Introduced to music by his family when he was very young, Mathieu discovered a passion that led him on a rich musical journey. Following his college studies (specializing in percussion), he participated in the intensive drum program led by the renowned Chuck Burrows in Ottawa, and qualified for a spot in the University of Montreal's enriched jazz drum program, graduating in 2017.

 

In the course of his career, Mathieu has had the opportunity to work with several professional musicians and to help establish several groups in the region. He is a regular guest musician with the Orchestre Symphonique de Gatineau (OSG), and over the past decade he has recorded with the Mike Gauthier Trio, Les Mosquitos, La Cavale, Antoni Gilbert, Charabia, Buzz Live Band, and more.

 

A passionate and dedicated teacher, Mathieu views his students’ development as a personal goal. Inspired by his own teachers, he offers a progressive program adapted to each student’s needs—and rhythm, of course!



AVAILABILITY : Aylmer on Tuesday and Wednesday nights

SINGING PROFESSORS
    

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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".

 

AVAILABILITY : Aylmer on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights, and Saturday during the day

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Véronica Canelea Camelia

Music has become one of the main activity for Véronica at 5 years old, when she began to sing in several children choirs who participated to music shows, festivals, opera representations. Two years later, she was admitted to a specialized music school where she learned the piano.

After university, where she studied specialized psychology and pedagogy, in order to obtain her primary school teacher diploma, she was admitted at the Music University.

Singing in ensembles like Madrigal National Choir, the Academis radio Choir, Patriarchal Ortodoxe Choir or Children and Youth Symbol Choir, gave her the oportunuity to works with well-known such as Marin Constantin, Riccardo Muti, Sasha Getz, Iosif Conta, Kent Nagano, Christian Macelaru, James Judd, Vladimir Jurowski.

Her passion for music followed her in Canada where she sung for ensembles and bands. It also brought her to our school, where she can teach and share her passion for singing and piano with her students.

 

AVAILABILITY : Aylmer on Monday nights, and Saturday during the day

                          COllege Saint-Alexandre on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

 

 

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.

 

AVAILABILITY: Aylmer on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights

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Éliane Bouchard


Music has always played an important role in Éliane’s life. She began learning piano and music theory in 2006 at the École de Musique de l’Outaouais Inc. (ÉMOI). She then followed and completed the extern program of the Conservatoire de Musique de Gatineau. She interprets in concert the musical pieces learned every year on several occasions: class concerts, end-of-year concert, at the Concours de Bourse de l’ÉMOI, and also at the Festival de piano de Gatineau. Her musical interests are diverse, ranging from baroque music to the Beatles. Éliane also has a strong interest in Biology, which she is currently studying at the University of Ottawa. With everlasting enthusiasm, she enjoys sharing her love of music with her students. .

 

AVAILABILITY: Aylmer on Monday nights

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Colette Coughlin


Collette comes from a family where the love of music and piano was shared through her grandmother. Music was an important part of her live, she learned at a young age to play the piano. Colette completed the program of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto in piano during her teen years. Later on, she followed the program Music for Young Children. Colette loves to teach to children as well as the adults, specially the ones new to the study of the piano.

 

AVAILABILITY: College Saint-Alexandre on Monday nights

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Anita Molnar


Anita studied piano with Thérèse Paquette in Montreal and continued her studies under the banner of the Conservatoire de musique de Toronto with her teacher Marie-Claude Dubé. Anita also pursue her passion for singing. She is currently a graduate student at Carleton University where she is studying classical voice with Maghan McPhee. A mother of three and grandmother of five grandchildren, Anita is the perfect person to teach all age groups: kids, teens and adults.

 

AVAILABILITY: Aylmer on Wednesday nights.

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Emma Bastidas-Burley


Emma has studied many instruments such as the violin, the drums or the guitar. However, her passion is for the piano. Shehas been studying the piano since she was 7 years old.  She started her studies with L’école de musique de l’Outaouais ( ÉMOI). Emma was part of the Orchestre Symphonique des Jeunes de l’Outaouais where she played for the Christmas concert in 2013. Emma loves working with children, in fact she was a counsellor for the Sonart Summer Camp during the summer 2017. She loves teaching but loves even more sharing her passion for the piano.

 

AVAILABILITY: Aylmer on Thursday nights and Saturday during the day. 

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.

AVAILABILITY : Aylmer on Tuesday nights and Saturday mornings

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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.

AVAILABILITY: Monday and Wednesday nights.