Classes’ Descriptions


HARPS (harps 1 and 2)

Teacher: Jessie Fleet

Welcome to young harpists or future harpists 7 years old and up. We are offering a beginners’ program (Harps 1) and a special program for harpists with some experience (Harps 2). Please note that harps will be provided* for beginners but the others will have to bring their own instrument. They will be locked up at night if you wish to leave them there overnight. To rest the fingers, there will be other activities alternating with the classes.

note: a fee (maximum 40$) might be added to rent the harps for beginners.

Private lessons are available: 30 min. = 30$ / 45 minutes = 45$


Welcome to violinists, violists, cellists and double-bass players 5 years old and up.
Private lessons: all strings players may choose to take a few private lessons.
30 min. = 20$ /45 min. =30$

Our teachers: Yvrose Philippe-Auguste, Chantal Paitich, Jean-François Marquis,  Stéphanie Belzil, Brigitte Amyot. (a few more to be announced)

many groups to choose from:

A) Introduction to strings: 5-6 years old/ 7 years old and up

B) Primary ensembles : 7 to 11 years old/ 1 to 2 years of playing/ none to weak sight reading.

C) Orchestras: children and teenagers 8 and up (can play and read) (grade 2 to 6 RCM of Toronto)

D) Teenagers more advanced/special program (=grade 7 and up Royal Conservatory of Toronto)

E) Adults’ group

A) INTRODUCTION TO STRINGS (5-6 years old)(7-8 years old)
We will learn the basics to play the violin and some rhythmic formulas. Also we will have some dance classes, percussions workshop and Arts and Crafts projects for a complete artistic workshop well structured and a lot of fun.

* a 25$ fee might be added to rent cellos for beginners.


These small strings ensembles are for students who have been taking private lessons for at least a year. It is designed to encourage and improve their sight reading abilities, using pieces with two or three different voices and games that make reading fun. We will introduce some basic theory and rhythmic formulas. This year, we are adding special activities in between strings classes. These groups will be joining other groups at some point to create a big ensemble.


Strings orchestras regrouping different levels (the music parts are given to match the musician’s level).
Our program will encompass different genre. We will introduce some theory and rhythmic formulas. We will have group and sectionals rehearsals, and for some pieces, we’ll combine a few groups together. We will also have some cello group classes. This year, we are adding special activities in between strings classes.

D) ADVANCED  PLAYERS                                                   

This group is for Instrumentalists grade 7 and up of Royal Conservatory of Toronto. We will look at technique, repertoire, style, Chamber Music.

E) ADULTS’ GROUP (5 to 8 people)

Mixed levels small group (the music parts are given to match the musician’s level). Our program will encompass classics (Bach, Mozart and others), light classic, waltzes and some fiddling. We will work on some bow technique, left hand gymnastic and vibrato.


(only 20 places available)
Teacher: Michèle Amyot

Description: Mixture of movements from “rap” and “hip-hop” dances on rhythmical and popular music. Very varied movements, most steps are standing up, structured according to very definite dance techniques.

We are offering a complete dance accessible for boys and girls from 7 to 15 years old, beginners or experienced. You will have a lot of fun learning different dance techniques which could be used in your future development.

Coordination (feet, arms, head and body), flexibility, rhythm, mobility, concentration, team work, self confidence, individual artistic personality. For this class you must bring clean running shoes that will remain in the classroom. Wear comfortable clothes.

BD WORKSHOP (9 to 15 years old) (20 places only)

Teacher: Carle Amyot

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Description: Creation of Comic strips

Concepts: History of Comic Strips, panning, wide shot, close-up, medium close-shot, tight shot, medium shot.

Comic Strips process: Brain Storming, screenplay, writing plan, layout, board, inking.

Drawing technique: pure contour, modified contour, geometric synthesis, portrait from photographs, contrast drawing, rapid sketch.

Styles: American, “Superdude”, Japanese”Manga”,Belgian.

Explored tools: pencil (Slaeder Mars lumograph 8b to 4h), pen and ink, graphic pen, blue pencil, stump tool, eraser.

Please note: For this Workshop, classes will be given mostly in French but the teacher is bilingual and can communicate in English with the students.  For this class you don’t need to bring anything. You may choose to bring your own tools. Please identify your belongings.