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Learn | Play | Enjoy
Mando Montreal provides both structured and enjoyable learning and networking environment for the mandolin and guitar community. It presents an entertaining program of activities like: private lessons, adult group lessons, online lessons, student concerts, mandolin & guitar orchestra workshops, masterclass, podcast interviews and useful blog articles in order to promote the playing of the instruments.
Director & Founder of Mando Montreal
Multi-instrumentalist musician, mandolin & guitar teacher, arranger, composer and conductor, Jonathan is an active musician in Quebec since 1998. His musical talents brought him to work in popular, jazz, contemporary music, dance, literature and film music composition fields. He studied guitar at the Cégep de St-Laurent and film music composition at Université du Québec à Montréal. He perfected his classical and jazz mandolin playing in masterclasses studying with renowned musicians worldwide.
Graphic Design & Development
Talented entrepreneur and retired dancer, Charlotte creates the necessary graphic materiel for the events communication at Mando Montreal. She also closely assists Jonathan in project development since the beginning.
Blogger & Researcher
Jean write weekly about his favorite subjects providing articles for Jean's Blog. Passionate mandolinist and retired from his french teacher career, he studied piano, composition and flute in his youth.
Photographer & Videographer
Mathieu is active at Mando Montreal with his camera! Visual artist, painter and music lover, his paintings are exposed in public and private collections worldwide. He is present in every event with Pollux and records our best moments!
What we have accomplished
(so far since september 2014...)
- 2nd edition of the Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra Workshop
- 1st summer classes semester
- Creation of the Mando-Show Interview Podcast
- Creation of the Tips & Tricks Blog
- June Mando Montreal Students concert
- Jazz Mandolin Lessons
- Acoustic Guitar Lessons
- Vidéo Jonathan Bélanger & l'Orchestre Mando Montréal
- Christmas student Concert
- Classical mandolin & guitar classes
- Online Skype Lessons
- Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra Workshop 2015
- Creation of Jean's Blog
- 1st Video Shooting with Mathieu Laca
- Masterclass with american mandolinist August Watters
- Initiation to 140 childrens at Camps Musical du Père Lindsay
- Annual student concert
- Launching of Mando Montréal
- Masterclass with Israeli Grammy nominated mandolinist Avi Avital
- Private mandolin lessons for adults & childrens
- Mandolin group style « workshop »