Jean-Michel - BAH Teacher #2357

About Jean-Michel
Jean-Michel is a highly accomplished voice teacher based in Montréal, offering lessons available online, in his studio, or in the student's home. He is a distinguished graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music with an Artist Diploma in Opera Studies, also holding a Master of Music and a Bachelor of Music from Université de Montréal. His expertise is further enriched by fellowships and numerous accolades such as the Jacqueline Desmarais Foundation award. Fluent in English and French, Jean-Michel teaches voice, music theory, and solfege. His teaching philosophy emphasizes the natural tone and emotional expression through technical proficiency. Book an interview with Jean-Michel for expert and versatile voice instruction.

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I teach voice with one principle in mind: the purpose of technical work is to reveal our true voice and better communicate our emotions. I truly believe that no matter our level, it is important to develop a natural tone that respects the fundamental principles of good vocal technique. Therefore, everybody can optimise their voice, regardless of their level! Nourishing my students' interest and motivating them through reaching their goals on their own journey is very rewarding for me, no matter how far they want to go with the instrument or how advanced they currently are with their musical knowledge.

Name: Jean-Michel (Full name will be provided upon registration)

Age: 30's

Gender: male

I have attended the following schools earning the following degrees: - Curtis Institute of Music - Artist diploma in Opera studies - Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal - Fellowship - Université de Montréal - Master of Music - Université de Montréal - Bachelor of Music My principal teachers included Marlena Malas and Lyne Fortin.

-Jacqueline Desmarais Fondation for young Canadian singers - Bourse Abbé-Gadbois (French melodie competition)

Since 2011, I have been an active member of the professional classical scene. I work regularly with all the major classical music ensembles of Quebec such as the Opéra de Montréal, the Orchestre Métropolitain, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Les Violons du Roy. Over the course of my young career, I have not only had the chance to train myself with the greatest masters of the international lyric milieu, notably at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, but I have also been able to learn the complex mechanics of the profession with the most prominent performers of our generation.

English

French

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).

Lessons in your home

Jean-Michel is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas

Online lessons

Jean-Michel can provide online instruction. While other platforms are possible BAH strongly recommends the use of the Zoom video conferencing platform as it is optimized for music lessons and audio quality.

Jean-Michel's Studio Location

Jean-Michel offers lessons from his studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.

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