Group Guitar Lessons
A musical learning experience that goes further
Diane Dewar is a real music passionate and was looking for group guitar lessons in Montreal a few years ago. She's a special person to me because she has been following my musical teacher career for the last 8 years.
In the beginning, Diane came to take a few private lessons I was giving in my apartment in Outremont. I had recently moved to Montreal and was beginning my guitar teacher career.
Our friendship was growing naturally and it was for the pleasure of playing the guitar. The first years of acoustic group guitar lessons i created were given at Accès-Cible Jeunesse Rosemont. In 7 years working there, I probably have taught to at least a hundred guitarists. Diane did everything that was possible in her classes. She was always present and motivated, she invited her friends to register to the classes and she also attended some of my professional concerts. What I feel I owe her the most is that she pushed me to get organized, to renew and remain an interesting guitar teacher. In 2014, came a time in my life where I wanted to do the thing in my own way. I wanted to create my own guitar and mandolin music school in Montreal.
The Ensemble Music
More than that, she followed me in what I wanted to do. Most of the time, I try to please my customers and offer them what they want. But making this transition in my life with Mando Montreal, I was going to inevitably put aside this "popular music guitar teaching" style that I had developed. Inspired by what I had experienced in France and in Greece, I created my own specialized acoustic music guitar and mandolin school. She followed me and took up the classical guitar challenge. They took up the challenge, because she was not alone. That’s the trick with a good guitar group lesson. They become a team, it creates friendship and it motivates them to continue.
The Studio Sessions
Diane keeps me busy. In addition to her weekly guitar classes, she comes to my studio twice per month to compose an record music. As the result of this musical complicity and a good friendship, she brings her texts and her musical ideas that I help her put in music. We dim the lights and let ourselves go with our creativity! We sing, we play and we record everything. Once again Diane pushes me to get organized and stay interesting as a musician. Thank you Diane!