JAZZ PIANO LESSONS WITH MICHELLE GRÉGOIRE
Lower Mount Royal, Calgary.
*CHORDS AND JAZZ VOICINGS
*IMPROVISATION AND JAZZ THEORY
*COMPOSITION AND ARRANGING
*TECHNIQUE AND INJURY PREVENTION
*KEYBOARD SKILLS FOR INSTRUMENTALISTS
*JAZZ ADVANCEMENT FOR CLASSICALLY TRAINED PIANISTS AND TEACHERS
*KEYBOARD AND WRITING SKILLS FOR SINGER-SONGWRITERS
*UNIVERSITY JAZZ PROGRAM PREPARATION
*CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND BUSINESS OF MUSIC
*LEARN ON A NEW YAMAHA PIANO
*27 YEARS OF TEACHING AND PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE
Pianist and composer Michelle Grégoire has been celebrated as one of Canada's most significant jazz talents. Grégoire's music appears regularly on XM Radio and Galaxie satellite jazz programs and made several top ten lists on programs all over North America. She has toured across Canada with her quintet and was featured at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, the Ottawa Jazz Festival, Prairie Scene Festival and more. An active freelance musician and educator since 1984, Michelle Grégoire maintains a solid reputation as a sideperson and band leader having appeared with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Peter Appleyard, the Vancouver Ensemble of Jazz Improvisation, Kenny Wheeler, and the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra to name a few. In June 2009, She has been a guest performer and composer with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra and was recorded by CBC Radio and aired nationally on various CBC Radio programs.
Grégoire holds two jazz degrees from St. Francis Xavier University (1988, 1990), a Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from the Florida State University (1993) and has attended several residencies in Banff where she worked with Maria Schneider in 2002, Kenny Wheeler in 2004 and several composers in residence in 2006-07. Grégoire has also studied privately with world-renowned composer Bob Brookmeyer and pianist Dave Restivo among others. Michelle Grégoire is new to Calgary and has recently relocated from Winnipeg.