I like a 25% / 75% approach between technical exercices and pieces (or songs), and I always adapt my teaching to the students interests.
I use vast array of exercices to develop both hands on the guitar, I even invent new ones every week, for different difficulties that my students are having.
I also incorporate theory in my teaching, which I like to blend with technical exercices, therefore the student is learning both theory and technique, hand in hand.
In terms of learning pieces/songs, I use many multimedia tools such as drum backing tracks, slowed down recordings, pdf sheet music, etc. The ability to share my screen has been a wonderful new asset to my teaching, I can analyze music with my students as we watch the score together for example.
All of that sums my teaching pretty well. I like having fun while teaching and keeping the experience light and pleasant for the student.
I am a professionnal musician, teaching guitar as a sideline of my career for more than 10 years. I am now according more time to teaching due to the actual situation. I have studied all the way to the Doctorate level, as a classical guitarist (Yes, you can do a doctorate in guitar) and I have been performing here and there around Canada and the US since then.
Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) - University of Montreal
Master of Music (M.Mus.) - San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) - Montreal Conservatory of Music
Performer and composer - The Canadian Guitar Quartet
Since February 2014
Teacher in classical guitar - Cegep de Trois-Rivières
Since Feptember 2018
Recording of my composition Empty Houses for broadcast on CBC Radio-Canada radio
Portugal International Composition Competition
Finalist and Canadian representative in an international composition competition
Concerts as a composer-performer in the Netherlands and Switzerland.
Mappa Mundi (2017) - ATMA Classic
Carlos Prieto and Johanne Goyette
Goya Blue (2017) - Self-produced
Forestare Baroque (2016) - 2xHD
André Parry and René Laflamme
Compositions and arrangements
Works published by Oz productions
- Hommage à Takemitsu
- Couleurs de soie
- Les années syncopées
- Empty Houses
- Fille de cuivre
- Les années d’automne
- Quatre jours
- Tuscany scenes
- La rosa herida
- Voir l'ombre tomber
- Désert blanc
- Ed Burke
Renaud is s superb teacher. He is not only extremely knowledgeable, but more importantly, he is patient, plans his lessons carefully and thoroughly communicates the information clearly and simply. Highly recommended!
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