In addition to stage performances and recordings, Jean-François Desrosby shares his passion for classical guitar with students around the world. His sensitive and musical interpretation, his technical virtuosity and his ability to transmit his knowledge make him a sought-after instructor in Canada and elsewhere.
University education, master classes, lectures and coaching in artistic performance
In addition to teaching music performance or instruction in a university setting, Jean-François Desrosby gives individual lessons or master classes. He also offers specialized conferences for conservatories, universities or festivals in addition to offering private coaching in artistic performance (remote or in person). He is an important player in the modernization of music education programs that are underway at the University of Sherbrooke.
He developed a more modern approach to teaching guitar, drawing on scientific principles first developed in the world of high-level sport. His work in biomechanics and performance psychology makes him an important reference in the field of new original guitar techniques. He holds a doctorate on the subject and published a book on this research in 2011.
His qualities as a passionate communicator and a talented interpreter are also strongly solicited by solo guitarists for advanced lessons.
Conference or master classes
Optimization of the technique using a biomechanical approachThe sports biomechanics approach provides new ways for musicians to overcome technical blocks. This approach is effective in improving the playing techniques for any instrument. The flexibility of the biomechanical approach allows everyone to adapt these tricks to their own morphology and technical approach. Discover in a conference or workshop the physiological mechanisms that can optimize your guitar technique and prevent injuries related to instrumental practice. This presentation provides basic anatomical concepts and concrete solutions based on research results in sports biomechanics. Duration: 60 to 180 minutes Contact him
Optimizing performance through mental preparation
This thematic workshop introduces, in an accessible language, the mechanisms that hide behind performance anxiety. Several concrete tracks are explored to make this anxiety a powerful ally for optimizing stage performance.“In my work on the optimization of guitar technique using a biomechanical approach, I quickly realized that a parameter was blurring the cards. I could greatly increase my potential, but unfortunately the performances were not always those expected under stress. My research into the field of sports kinesiology led me quite naturally to look at sportsmen and their mental preparation for performance. I found elements applicable to instrumental practice.” Jean-François Desrosby
Duration: 60 to 180 minutesContact him
Individual lessons and coaching in artistic performance via Skype and FaceTimeJean-François Desrosby also teaches remotely with Skype or FaceTime tools. Depending on their needs, students can pursue long-term training or receive individual coaching sessions in biomechanics or performance psychology.
Required EquipmentGood-quality video camera High-speed internet connection
Payment for lessons or coaching sessions can be made via PayPal or Interact. Contact him
Student AwardsCountless students have refined their interpretation and technique with Jean-François Desrosby. Many have received scholarships or have distinguished themselves in competitions.
Grant of Canada Council for the Arts
Grant of Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec
Winners of several prizes in provincial and national music competitionsAndré-et-Maria-Bandrauk Scholarship Ernest-Sylvestre foundation Scholarship Christian-Carbonneau Scholarship
Grant of Office Québec-Amériques pour la jeunesse
Grant of Fondation des Arts de Laval
Scholarship from Conservatoire de musique de Québec
Winner of University of Sherbrooke Orchestra concerto competitionScholarship from University of Ottawa Scholarship from University of Sherbrooke Cégep en spectacle finalist Scholarship in musicology, University of Ottawa Jacques-Joubert Grant Guitar loan from Jeff Stinco — guitarist of Simple Plan