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Presentation of “LILAS” from “Parfum d’Arbres”, Videos of our last concert, and music championships results

An audio presentation of the piece “Lilas” from the “Parfum d’arbres” musical collection is now available on YouTube.


April 23rd’s Concert/Guitar 2.0 Videos

April 23rd’s Concert / Guitar 2.0 videos are now available on YouTube. See below for a playlist of this event.

Our members stand out in musical championships


Musical Championship of the Capital 2017
Collège Jésus-Marie de Québec

Noé Brivot, 12 years old, from Guylaine Beaulieu’s class
– Saturday, May 13th 2017 / Participation to the finals of the championship in the instrumental cagegory, regular class guitar, 10 to 21 years old. Noé  finished in 3rd place with a note of 90%, with a 150.00$ award. The presented musical piece was “Petite pièce” of Wolfgang-Amadeus Mozart / arr. C. McKinnon / Judges: Monique Pagé, Ariane Lajoie et Maurice Laforest.

– Sunday, April 30th 2017 / Preliminary trial for the championship in the instrumental category, regular class guitar, 10 to 21 years old. Noé obtained a note of 90.5% and thus accessed the finals of the championship. The pieces that were presented are “Jésus que ma joie demeure” of Johann-Sebastian Bach / arr. C. McKinnon and “Petite pièce” of Wolfgang-Amadeus Mozart / arr. C. McKinnon / Judges : Anne-Marie Bernard et David Jacques

Bravissimo Musical Championship of La Prairie
Centre multifonctionnel Guy-Dupré de La Prairie

Pascale Duchaine, 11 years old of the class of Martin Egan
– Sunday, April 30th 2017 / Guitar category. She obtained a note of 95% / gold medal with distinction. The presented piece was “Le funambule” of Claude McKinnon. Judge: Caroline Simard.

Three new affiliated professors

We welcome three new affiliated professeurs. They followed with Mr. McKinnon a formation internship for teaching the McKinnon method, including the 1st degree in the musical formation program recognized by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’enseignement supérieur du Québec.

Frédéric Jacques, from St-Alfred de Beauce, currently studies classical guitar in the class of the Claude McKinnon. Since two years, he is the artistic director of the “Rock Jam La Renaissance” festival of Beauceville. He teaches in private.

Martin Egan, from Châteauguay, has a baccalaureate in popular music from Université du Québec à Montréal. He has an impressive guitarist roadmap : director, conductor and composer for many shows and tv shows on TVA and Radio-Canada channels. Since 2007, he teaches classical and popo guitar at Jocelyne Laberge music school, in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

Olivier Guilmette, from St-Georges de Beauce, is currently pursuing a baccalaureate in music teaching at Université Laval. He has experience in teaching guitar in private and in different primary schools in the region of Beauce.


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