Teaching days: Wednesdays
Studies: Technique in pop and jazz music, CEGEP Lionel-Groulx
Influences: Rock, jazz, pop, classical music & bluegrass
Frédérik began his musical journey at the age of 8 when he started learning the guitar. Over the years, he will also have learned to play a variety of other instruments including bass, drums, piano, harmonica and mandolin. This passion for music, which has continued to grow, led him to complete studies at Cégep Lionel-Groulx in the professional technique of pop and jazz music. After a year of university studies in jazz performance at McGill however, he decided to change disciplines and is currently studying video game design.
This change in academic directions does not diminish his passion for music teaching which remains alive and well. Frédérik has been teaching music for over 6 years now in a variety of contexts. Whether in a musical day camp, in a group or in private with students of all ages, his teaching experience continues to grow. His primary concern is to teach the student what he or she wants to learn and to go at his or her own pace regardless of their level. Not only will mastery of the instrument be on the menu but also; the history of music, theory, ear training and improvisation as needed or at the request of the student.
His musical influences are diversified to say the least; from Frank Zappa, The Beatles, Stravinsky, Beethoven, Guthrie Govan to The Fleet Foxes. These are just a handful of the bands and musicians who have fueled his insatiable curiosity to learn and discover new music. Rock, jazz and pop music are probably his biggest passions, although classical music, bluegrass and all that is experimental are not far behind.
With many shows behind him and an album with his band: Paradox Plaza, he has a growing passion for composition, mixing and musical production. Frédérik is an accomplished musician who is just waiting to share his knowledge with his students and to arouse their curiosity all the while having a fun in the process.