Gabriel Dubreuil is a violin, fiddle and viola teacher in North Vancouver and in Roberts Creek, BC. He works as a live and studio session musician and tours with his group Early Spirit. Gabriel is the musical director for the Bad To The Bow youth fiddle groups (Gibsons, BC) and also directs adult fiddle groups in Gibsons and in North Vancouver (beginner to intermediate levels). As well as being classically trained, Gabriel is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music (BMUS, Jazz Violin Performance & American Roots Music).
Gabriel offers private lessons and workshops for students of all ages, beginners to advanced. Lessons are positive and focus on ear training and intonation, good posture, timing, and beautiful tone.
Students are encouraged to participate in the recital at the end of each term. Families and friends are welcome to come cheer you on!
Book a Lesson
Email Gabriel at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a free trial lesson, or call/leave a message at (857) 316-8228.
Gabriel is not only a great violinist but also a great teacher. I have been taking violin lessons from him and find him to be a professional, disciplined and patient teacher. He cares about his students’ progress and comes up with easy exercises for his students to overcome their challenges. I would recommend Gabriel to any violin student seeking a fun, and yet goal-oriented and positive violin teacher.
- Kam D, Student
Gabriel, I just must tell you again how much I enjoyed our day together. Your talent and your teaching ability and your enthusiasm are infectious. The mini-workshops were absolutely amazing and I hope they can be incorporated into every festival, in every discipline, going forward. I think the group learning such as you did today is even more valuable than one-on-one because it engages everyone.
- Sue C, Sunshine Coast Festival of the Performing Arts
Lessons should always be fun and dynamic! I believe that students should have the freedom to explore various musical styles within the realms of classical repertoire, jazz styles and roots music, while developing a solid technical foundation. I help guide my students towards achieving their personal musical goals and strive to inspire them and make them appreciate music in a new light!
RATES: My rate for the 2018-19 season is $60 for 1-hour lessons, $45 for 45-minute lessons, and $30 for 30-minute lessons.
BILLING: Billing will be by semester tuition. I will send invoices for the semester once your lesson time has been scheduled and confirmed. Payment for the Fall semester can be made as a single cheque or e-transfer, or in three instalments payable with post-dated cheques. All cheques are to be received at the first lesson of the semester. If you will be away for any lessons, please let me know before the semester starts.
CANCELATIONS: I will make up or refund a maximum of two missed lessons over the entire year. Make up lessons will be at then end of the semester - the week after the recital.
MAKE-UP LESSONS: Make-up classes will be the week of December 10 and June 4 (to be confirmed based on my schedule)
COMMITMENT: I will require all students to commit to a full year of study, from September 2018 until June 2019. If you need to stop your lessons, I require four (4) weeks notice.
PRACTICE: You are expected to practice every day, and to show up prepared for your lesson with all lesson materials.
STUDENT AGREEMENT: I will ask all my students and parents sign a form in the fall acknowledging my studio policies, including my cancellation policy and practice expectations.
RECITALS: I strongly encourage all my students to participate in the end-of semester recitals! This is a great opportunity to show everyone what you have learned!