Teacher : Coraline Felix
PIANO and SINGING
Coraline Félix teaches piano and voice at Service de Garde Les Copains. She studied music in Switzerland at the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, a school specialized in music education through movements and rhythmic games. She obtains the equivalent of RCM level 10 in piano.
She arrived in Vancouver in 2005 and continued her musical training by studying voice and choral direction. She directed North Vancouver’s francophone choir Les Voix du Nord for two years, and was hired as a soloist by the francophone choir of Maillardville Les Echos du Pacifique to sing in their interpretation of France Levasseur-Ouime’s composition ''Elles s'appelaient Marie.'' She sings at the moment in the soproano section of the semi-professional choir, the Vancouver Peace Choir.
She has worked for the past four years at the VSO School of Music as an assistant and teacher in training in Colourstrings classes, music education based on Kodàly, Dalcroze and Orff.
At the Service de Garde, Coraline is dedicated to teach piano and voice in a playful and creative environment, while helping the child build self-discipline and self-confidence.
Teacher : Estelle Copery
Estelle holds a certification in piano pedagogy from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Canada. She is a member of British Columbia Registered Music Teacher's Association (BCRMTA) and Piano Teacher's Federation. Her special piano training for young children and infancy includes ColorKeys, a piano pedagogy method from Finland Estelle is a professor of piano at the School of Music of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. She also teaches piano at the French school, L'Ecole Rose-des-Vents and at L'Ecole Anne Hebert in Vancouver. Estelle has a university degree in fine arts and a master's degree in arts administration from Boston University. She also has experience teaching at the university level. Estelle has also been a volunteer with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra since 2011, and was a member of the 2011-2013 Volunteer Planning Committee. Music was an important part of his childhood, his brother was also a musician (he played violin, viola and piano). Estelle has a friendly, patient personality and provides a fun and creative learning environment for her students. She also hopes that her students will benefit from the many wonderful things that music has to offer and cultivate appreciation for art and music throughout their lives.