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Mando Montreal is a music school that offers teaching expertise and music lessons for mandolin, guitar and ukulele aficionados. Located in downtown Montreal, it offers an entertaining program of activities such as:

  • Private Lessons

  • Group Workshops

  • Online Courses

  • Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra Workshop

  • Concerts

  • Blog

Jonathan BElanger

Director & Founder of Mando Montreal


Multi-instrumentalist musician, teacher, arranger, composer and conductor, Jonathan is an active musician in Montreal Canada since 1998. He studied guitar at the Cégep de St-Laurent and completed a film music composition degree at Université du Québec à Montréal. His musical talents have brought him to work in popular, jazz, contemporary music, dance, literature and film music composition fieldsHe has also perfected his classical and jazz mandolin playing studying with renowned musicians worldwide.

Jonathan’s passion for music and teaching is readily apparent simply by listening to the quality if his music.
— Barry C.

Denis Ferland

Guitar Teacher


Studio musician and experienced accompanist musician, Denis holds a bachelor degree in classical guitar graduated from UQAM university. He has been active in the music scene in Quebec since 1999. Author-composer (SAS-31), Denis has several albums and tours to his credits. (Gaële, Jérôme Minière, Joseph Edgar, Daran, Michel Faubert, Brigitte Saint-Aubin, Patrick Michaud, Alexandre Désilets, Pierre Flynn)

Denis is extremely helpful and patient teacher. He knows how to dosage effectively exercises and theory while guiding you through new pieces. Music is well chosen and helps to improve my musicality. Thoroughly enjoying learning this way!
— M.Santos

Rodrigo Simoes

Mandolin & Ukulele Teacher


Multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger, Rodrigo began teaching music in his home country at the MPB Conservatory in Brazil. Bachelor in Music, he has been living in Canada since 2015 and is currently in the process of obtaining a prestigious Master's degree in Jazz Interpretation from the Université de Montréal. Founding member of the "Club du Choro de Montreal", he has to his credit several music productions and tours. (Azadoota, Eddie, Gavin Libotte, Adam May, Robin Gorn and Paulinho da Viola)

Rodrigo is both a superb musician and a sensitive teacher. He adjusts easily to capitalize on students interests and work with their abilities. He is always encouraging and it’s fun to learn from him!
— J.Ryley

Mando Montreal Music School

Located downtown, Mando Montreal offers together with it's teachers a weekly program of private and group music lessons.

  • Classical, Jazz & Folk Mandolin

  • Classical & Acoustic Guitar

  • Classical Pop & Jazz Ukulele