Studies: Jazz interpretation, at UdeM
Influences: Rock, Pop, Jazz, Metal, Electronic
Christian discovered drums at the age of 13 when he started secondary school. He went on to play in the school band and took private lessons with Charles Allicy (pop drummer) and Michel Viau (classical percussionist). This gave him the solid training he needed to go on to study jazz drums at Cégep Marie-Victorin and jazz interpretation at the Université de Montréal.
Since discovering the Ableton Live production software while playing with La Famille Ouellette (with whom he won the Francouvertes in 2016), he has taken on a series of musical projects that make extensive use of his computer (TV shows, Dumas, Rocket de Laval, Laroie, Heartstreets, etc.). This has given him another string to his bow as a musician and teacher.
By using his software skills, students will be able to learn their favourite songs as quickly as possible (isolate, remove or record the drums, slow down, loop a difficult section, do musical notation, etc.). The student will of course first learn the basic techniques (hands, feet, height and distance of the bench, etc), the rudiments, the grooves and the writing of rhythms so as to have a solid foundation. For Christian, technique is very important but it must also serve to play music.