Estelle Poulard has taught music for many years. She created her company, Le Petit Conservatoire d’Estelle, to teach children of all ages.
Estelle started her own musical apprenticeship when she was seven years old and began playing an instrument (the clarinet) at the age of eight. She studied for close to 18 years at different music schools and conservatories, perfecting the art of her instrument with specialized teachers (in clarinet, chamber music, orchestra, music history).
After completing her studies, with many prizes and awards along the way, she turned to teaching her favourite instrument. Later, she obtained a position in a high school with a music major to teach chamber music, clarinet and theory to students in secondary levels 1 to 5.
Today, she devotes most of her time to her conservatory.
With musical awakening lessons, students explore music melodically, rhythmically, and physically.
Children learn to play rhythmic and melodic percussion instruments (drums, triangle, xylophone, bells, among others). They also take part in listening sessions and in activities designed to further the recognition of sounds and instruments. Songs and nursery rhymes are a regular part of the curriculum. Musical awakening is meant to develop musical culture, listening skills, concentration and motor skills in students.