New app offers music lessons
Samuel Champagne knows a thing or two about music. The classically trained tenor has taken the stage at major venues like the Bell Centre and has sung alongside the likes of Andrea Bocelli. So the creation of an app to assist students in finding the best educators to nurture their musical aspirations was a true passion project for the Ottawa native.
Variety of genres available
The Tempo Music Lessons app, which launched in October and is initially focused on the Montreal area, is a digital hub for anyone wanting to take music lessons, whether they’re a novice or simply looking to expand their repertoire. Champagne says the app is for anyone who wants a high-quality music education and that the goal is to help students build a solid, lifelong foundation.
Though lessons are available across all genres, the app has a strong focus on classical music. He says that while his initial interests in music were restricted to pop, having a highly trained classical instructor broadened his horizons and appreciation for classical music. Champagne says he is hoping to pass this experience on to students.
Quality music education
Available for both Android and iOS, the app will simplify the process for students or parents wanting to find a qualified instructor. All teachers are either university or conservatory educated and have passed a background check.
Users just download the app and start selecting based on their choice of instrument, which include double bass, oboe, or English horn, as well as more theoretical lessons like history and composition. Once a teacher is selected, students can then reserve their lesson slot from availabilities provided for a 30, 45, or 60-minute lesson. Lessons can be given virtually or in person at the teacher’s studio or the student’s home.
Students can get a five per cent discount for four classes or 10 per cent for eight classes. Points can be earned towards rewards such as concert tickets, music supplies, or free lessons.
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