Sylvie Duchesneau

Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Saxophones, Piano

clarinetNEW! Audition Prep Classes with Sylvie:

    • Book a block of 10 sessions to prepare your music auditions!
    • If you are short on time book a block of 5!
    • Work specifically on technique, embouchure, sound, musicality, your solo pieces or Band pieces, repertoire for competitions, concerts and auditions.
    • Audition prep classes will help you understand what is required for a music audition.
    • Working with Sylvie will help reduce audition anxiety.
    • Receive suggestions on choosing and preparing music best suited to you.

In addition to private lessons Sylvie gives master classes in clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophones and piano for anyone who wants to play and enjoy music.

If you are retired and want a new activity, or if you play but it has been a long time, or you are looking for a challenge and some new music then this is the perfect place for you! Sylvie also offers day lessons ..

With more than 25 Sylviayears of experience Sylvie is an intuitive teacher helping students get to the source of their sound and bring the music to another level. Sylvie loves music and sees it as a means of free self-expression. Specialization in Adult teaching ”retired or not”.

Sylvie is an accomplished and versatile musician. She has played all around the world in a variety of ensembles: solos, duos, trios, quartets, orchestras, big bands, Klezmer bands, a funk band, a clarinet choir, wind ensembles and military bands.

Sylvie earned a master’s degree in music performance on Bb and bass clarinets at the Université de Montréal with André Moisan (OSM). She freelances for different groups, and regularly performs with several different ensembles in the National Capital-Outaouais region including: l’Orchestre de Gatineau; The Ottawa Jazz Orchestra; Nimbus Clarinet Trio; Dragonfly (clarinet/bass clarinet / duo); Ebonies in Harmony (2 clarinets and piano); and the Sylvie Duchesneau Duo (clarinet and piano).

Sylvie is a proud to contribute to the music programs of the Health Arts Society of Ontario (HASO) in the Ottawa region.

“Playing music with heart!”

J’ai beaucoup d’expériences auprès des étudiants adultes de tous âges, adolescents et jeunes enfants. Mon enseignement est en fonction des buts de chacun. Ma préoccupation première est votre succès. La musique c’est ma passion.

J’offre des cours privés de musique ainsi que des cours de groupe, enseignant la clarinette, la clarinette basse, les saxophones et le piano aux personnes désirant apprendre à jouer et apprécier la musique.

J’ai plus de 25 ans d’expérience. Mon approche est aussi intuitive : j’aide les gens à trouver la source de leur ‘son’ et ainsi, guider leur musique vers un tout autre niveau. Je suis une grande passionnée de la musique que je considère comme ‘le’ moyen d’expression de soi.  « Jouant avec cœur! »

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