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Jean-Luc Therrien


Jean-Luc Therrien

RCM Certified
Having over 25 of experience playing the piano and 8 years teaching and giving masterclasses in music academies around the world, my approach as a teacher is to give my students (from any age and level) the basic tools they need to gain independance when they practice, accomplish their short term goals and truly master the piano music they wish to work on in the future, whether it's for fun or for preparing for an exam/performance. I can teach in English, French and a litte bit in German. As a teacher, I put together a plan taylored for each student's needs and goals. I also teach in a positive and encouraging environement whilst demanding discipline and the best effort from my students. To set up a trial lesson, send me a message and tell me more about yourself and what you're hoping to accomplish on the piano. I look foward to hearing from you!

Instrument / Discipline

  • Piano

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • Online
  • Teacher's home
  • Teacher's studio

Specialist designation

  • Piano - Elementary
  • Piano - Intermediate


  • 2021 - The Rebanks Family Fellowship and Residency Program - The Glenn Gould School (RCM)
  • 2020 - Artist Diploma - The Glenn Gould School (RCM)
  • 2018 - Advanced Certificate in Performance - University of Toronto
  • 2016 - Master of Arts - Universitat Mozarteum Salzburg
  • 2014 - Diplômes d’Études Spécialisées en Musique (equivalent to a Bachelor in Music Performance) - Conservatoire de Musique de Trois-Rivières

Professional development

  • DOMAINE FORGET PIANO PROGRAM - Summer program for young pianists to get private lessons and play in masterclasses with renowned professors. - 2014
  • FONTAINEBLEAU SCHOOLS OF MUSIC AND FINE ARTS - Summer program for a selected group of musicians and architects from around the world to develop projects that combine music and fine arts/architecture. For musicians, this program also provides them with countless opportunities to perform chamber music. - 2018
  • International Stepping Stone (CMC) - 3rd Prize - 2014
  • Mauro Paolo Monopoli Prize International Piano Competition - 3rd Prize and Audience Prize - 2015
  • ORFORD MUSIC ACADEMY - Summer program for young musicians to work with renowned professors on their solo repertoire as well as chamber music repertoire with other musicians at the academy. - 2016
RCM Credentials
RCM Certified