François - Music Teacher # 1933

Music is not only great for the soul but is also one of the greatest activities to boost your brain function.

- François

Information about François

Teaching Philosophy

La musique est le langage du coeur et des tripes. Je crois que tous peuvent apprendre à jouer de la musique de leur façon, comme on peut apprendre une langue. Ainsi la musique n'est pas seulement un baume pour l'âme, mais aussi une excellente manière de stimuler et développer diverses fonctions du cerveau humain.

La concentration est l'essence de l'apprentissage. Afin de rester stimulé, il est essentiel d'aborder l'apprentissage comme un jeu plutôt que comme une tâche. Après tout, on veut apprendre à jouer de la musique, non pas à la 'travailler'. Je crois également que l'improvisation est un outil pédagogique et artistique puissant. Ainsi, des jeux d'improvisation sont souvent utilisés durant les cours.

Nous avons chacun nos motivations d'apprendre à jouer de la musique, toutes les raisons sont bonnes pour bien faire ! Le contenu des cours est adapté en fonction des intérêts et objectifs de l'étudiant. Je crois qu'il est tout à fait possible, même souhaitable d'apprendre dans le plaisir et dans une ambiance décontractée, idéalement décomplexée. L'attitude est une clé du succès !


Music is the language of the heart and guts. I believe that everyone can learn to play music, as we can all learn to speak. Music is not only great for the soul but is also one of the greatest activities to boost your brain functions. I also think that improvising is a strong learning and artistic tool. That's why improvisation is often used during my classes. I believe that one can have many good reasons to learn to play music ; it is always a good idea !

I think the best way to learn is to be well focused, to be 'in the zone'. A great way to achieve that is through a playful state of mind. After all, the main target is to play music, not to 'work it'. I believe in learning in a fun and laid back mood, focused on one's goals and dreams. Attitude is one of the keys to success!

General Info

Name: François (Full name will be provided upon registration)

Age: 30's

Gender: male

BAH Teacher No. : 1933

Education

Après avoir complété des études en guitare jazz à l'Université Laval et en composition mixte à l'Université de Montréal, je suis allé étudier la composition de musique de film à l'UQAM. Diplômé précédemment d'une technique en musique pop/jazz au Collège Notre Dame de Foy, j'avais également suivi les programmes de concentration musique au secondaire. J'y avais joué de la basse électrique dans plusieurs ensembles. Parallèlement à cela, j'ai suivi des cours de guitare avec plusieurs professeurs dont Louis Leblond, Michael Gauthier et Don Ross.


I have a DESS+ in film scoring from UQAM, a BA in music from UdeM, a Major in jazz performance from ULaval and a DEC+ from CNDF in pop/jazz music.
I studied guitar privately from the age of 11 to 19 and was in music programs during high school were I played bass guitar in various ensembles. My latest guitar teachers are Louis Leblond, Michael Gauthier and Don Ross.

Special Skills & Training

Passionné par la musique depuis la tendre enfance, j'ai été rapidement en contact avec de nombreux styles. Merci à mes parents de nous avoir amené à des concerts et des festivals. J'ai donc commencé à jouer dans des groupes dès l'age de 11 ans. Ayant évolué dans plusieurs formations, j'ai beaucoup appris au fil des concerts, enregistrements et rencontres avec des musiciens exceptionnels. L'improvisation a toujours fait et fera toujours partie intégrante de ma pratique instrumentale.

Interested in music from early childhood, I have always listened to a lot of music. Big thanks to my parents who have brought me to many concerts and festivals. So I started playing in bands early in life and did my first performance at the age of 11. Then I was involved in several bands, learning through various stage and recording experiences, meeting a lot of great musicians who not only inspired me, but also taught me a great deal. Improvisation has always been a big part of my practice and will always be.

Awards and Distinctions

Prix Souches - Auteur-Compositeur-Interprète 2018
Nominations GAMMIQ 2015-2016-2018
Deux fois demi-finaliste Automne 2009
United Kingdom Songwriting Contest
Demi-finaliste Concours Clermont-Pépin Avril 2005
Saint-Georges-de-Beauce
Premier prix Concours d’excellence du Campus
Notre-Dame-de-Foy en guitare classique Février 2005

Prix Souches - Best Singer-songwritter 2018
Nomines GAMMIQ 2015-2016-2018
Twice semi-finalist fall 2009
United Kingdom Songwriting Contest
Semi-finalist Clermont-Pépin contest April 2005
Saint-Georges-de-Beauce
First Prize Classical guitar Concours d’excellence CNDF Febuary 2005

Languages

English, French

Rates and Policies

Rates and Studio Policies

Registration Fee: $25.00 (One-time lifetime registration fee may be used by all family members)

Rates for instruction:

30 minute private lesson: $39.00
45 minute private lesson: $49.00
60 minute private lesson: $59.00

Travel charge: additional $15.00 per visit (for lessons in a client's home as opposed to my studio)

1. Cancellation Policy

Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.

2. Cessation (quitting) Policy

A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.

3. Illness Policy

Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.

BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.

No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.

4. Rescheduling Policy

Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.

Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy

Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.

It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.

5. Evaluation Period

There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).

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Lessons in Studio

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Lessons in your Home

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