Michel-Olivier - Teacher #3461

- Composition
- Organ
- Percussions
- Piano
- Singer-Songwriter
- Trombone
- Trumpet
- Voice
- Xylophone

- Composition
- Counterpoint
- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Appreciation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- English
- French

Teaching Philosophy

I am passionate about teaching students the concept of time vibe in music. As an educator, my primary objective is to create an inclusive environment where everyone has the opportunity to express themselves within the continuous flow of musical time. I believe in enabling my students to experience the next level of musical production and development, fostering their understanding and appreciation of this fundamental aspect.

My role as their teacher is to guide and educate them on the intricacies of musicology. Through lessons and discussions, I aim to provide them with a solid foundation in understanding and interpreting the time vibe in various musical compositions. By exploring rhythm, tempo, phrasing, and other elements, I empower my students to delve deeper into the essence of music and unleash their own creative potential.

Ultimately, I strive to instill in my students a heightened awareness of the time vibe, enabling them to connect with music on a profound level and express themselves authentically within its rhythmic framework.

Musical Education

I firmly believe that musicology offers a remarkable means of expressing the depths of one's soul. It is through my continuous practice and exploration of music that I have developed a passion for sharing this art form with my students. As an educator, my ultimate goal is to ensure that every individual comprehends and appreciates the beauty of music. This is precisely why I am driven to teach not only my instrument but also impart my broader knowledge and insights about music.

Special Skills and Training

I began my classical piano lessons at the tender age of 3 and have been playing ever since. As a child, I had the incredible opportunity to join Les Petits Chanteurs de Laval, a choir I remained a part of for 9 years. We embarked on world tours, performing at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York City, Washington D.C., California, France, Italy, and Spain. Our hard work and talent led us to numerous competition victories. During my time at Joseph-François-Perrault High School, I developed an interest in the trombone and pursued it further. I had the chance to showcase my skills in front of the entire school, receiving admiration from both my peers and the principal. The joy I felt while performing was indescribable. In 2019, I participated in the Jazz Festival of Montreal, where I played the trombone with the Blues Camp. Additionally, in 2023, I had the privilege of performing at La Maison Symphonique de Montréal with my private music college, Vincent D'Indy. Currently, I am studying jazz trombone at Concordia University. Beyond these experiences, I have also been actively involved with musical ensembles such as Harmonie Laval and L'Orchestre des jeunes of Laval-Laurentides. Moreover, I had the opportunity to share my musical knowledge by teaching music to 5-6-year-old children at my mom's daycare. Music has been an integral part of my life, and I am grateful for the diverse range of experiences and opportunities it has afforded me.


30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00

There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable

NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher


1. Cancellation Policy

Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.

2. Cessation (quitting) Policy

A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.

3. Illness Policy

Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.

BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.

No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.

4. Rescheduling Policy

Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.

Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy

Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.

It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.

5. Evaluation Period

There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).