The Centre culturel franco-manitobain wishes to open a violin school for the 2023-2024 season. In order to launch this school, we are looking for teachers or violinists who wish to become teachers. These teachers will receive free training in violin pedagogy at the CCFM.

You have been playing the violin for a few years and have reached an intermediate or advanced level? This course offers you the chance to share your musical knowledge in French by becoming a certified teacher! You also know how important it is to provide quality instruction from the very beginning of a violin student’s learning. If you have questions about :

How to teach body alignments to avoid injury and promote a beautiful sound?

How to develop good technique so that the student can develop their full potential?

How to present learning objectives that will be motivating for both young and old?

This course is for you!



Start of the class: October 2022

End of the class: April 2022

Certification, face-to-face support, email support, teaching opportunity, student gig:

May 2023, including teaching materials

Information and Registration:


Class Description:

The course will be divided into 10 modules, each of which will include a video and the theoretical material. Five group meetings by videoconference are planned after modules 2-4-6-8-10. These meetings will be an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the material. The certification and the face-to-face support is scheduled for May as well as a small concert of your students.


Philosophies and teaching methods:

This course is based on the holistic teaching philosophies of Orff, Kodaly, Dalcrose, which will be applied in conjunction with the Claude Létourneau method, a method renowned internationally for the quality of its pedagogy in terms of the foundations of violin teaching. For the teaching of toddlers and beginners, the Orff, Kodaly and Dalcrose principles will be applied in conjunction with the Claude Létourneau method.



This training will be certified by L’enfant musical, an organization renowned for the quality of its musical education since 2004.


Instructor: Claudine St-Arnauld

A professional violinist and former member of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Claudine currently devotes herself to her passion for teaching. Certified in the Orff program at the University of Manitoba, she has been directing her own early music school, L’Enfant Musical, for the past 20 years, dedicated to the development of the child through music according to the Orff, Kodaly and Dalcrose philosophies. Having obtained 4 stages of violin teaching from the Claude Létourneau method, Claudine has been teaching violin for over 30 years and communicates her passion to students of all ages and levels. She has taught violin and early music to francophone children in Manitoba for over 20 years, and now continues her teaching and violin career in her hometown of Quebec City.

Ms. St-Arnauld obtained from the Conservatoire de musique du Québec the Diplôme d’études Supérieures mention Prix du Conservatoire (Master’s level), First Prize in Chamber Music, First Prize in Solfeggio, First Prize in Dictation. She continued her studies in violinistic perfection in the class of the late Yehonatan Berick at the Faculty of Music of McGill University.

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