The Open Program exists since 2007. For amateurs who want to improve their instrument playing and useful fundamental musical skills such as ear training, solfege, and harmony.
Our team of professors is made up of experienced instructors who understand the needs of each student. They provide information allowing you to reach the different stages in your development, and at the same time, they give the proper guidance to help you construct your project.
Whether you are a high school or college student, or a working adult, the schedules and flexibility of instruction are an excellent way to progress quickly.
Throughout the year, auditions define your progress and allow you to determine your areas for improvement and will also be the stages preparing you for the end-of-year concert.
The teaching, oriented towards playing and collective practice, will bring rigor and spontaneity to your work. Learning is based on the study of “jazz” improvisation and interpretation, but it is also geared towards modern music (groove, rock, reggae, afrobeat, etc.). It is also ambitious in allowing you to become versatile in your musical practice by addressing areas such as the transcription of various instruments, composition, and arrangement and writing your music. The use of computerized music (Computer-Assisted Music) is also addressed to allow you to use this new method of expression as effectively as possible.
THE COURSES REVOLVE AROUND THREE MAJOR AXES:
HARMONY/MUSIC THEORY COURSE
Learning how to feel better the music I want to play; to address the information that will allow me to be autonomous in my approach.
Learning to master the instrument I use to express myself which becomes the vehicle to execute the music I have in my head.
Learning to play in a group, building connections with other musicians, knowing how to arrange my music and transmit it to others.