Initiation to the violin

Introduce your children to the violin while developing their musical knowledge.

This course aims to introduce the violin to children and it also has the vocation to be a bridge between the musical awakening courses offered at the cooperative and individual lessons.

In this course we will learn the violin basic techniques such as position, handling of the bow and the musical notes. In addition, we will work on the theory necessary for learning a musical instrument while continuing to develop our rhythmic and melodic senses.

This course is specially designed to incorporate gradually the discipline necessary for learning a musical instrument.


5-6 years


Monday from 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm



Equipment that the student must provide

A violin, a wooden crayons, a pencil.

Violin initiation

Shannon Bowles
Plateau Mont-Royal

Violin lessons in Greenfield Park

Shannon Bowles’ early musical education began in her home town of Nelson British Columbia where she studied with Wendy Herbison. Upon graduating from high school, Shannon studied for a year in Saarbrüken Germany with Margareta Adorf, in Calgary with Bill Van der Sloot, Toronto with Erika Raum, and most recently in Ottawa with David Stewart where she studied for a year with full scholarship. Shannon completed her Bachelors of music and Artist Diploma at the Glenn Gould School of Music.

As an orchestral musician, Shannon has performed as concertmaster of the Royal Conservatory Orchestra, and associate concertmaster of the Symphony of the Kootenays. She has also performed as a member of the Orchestra Symphonie de la Francaphonie, National Academy Orchestra and the Nelson Songfest Orchestra among others. Shannon currently performs regularly with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. Also active as a chamber musician, Shannon has recently performed works including the Schumann Piano Quintet, Brahms Clarinet Quintet and the Elgar Piano Quintet.

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Montreal Music Teachers’ Co-op

514 544-4636
4220, Drolet St. local 1
Montréal, QC, H2W 2L6

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