Music school

We'll wake the artist within you

We teach the art of music

We've been teaching musicians and artists for the past 30 years.

Coda Music School was founded in Longueuil, QC in 1993, where it grew for 20 years on Sainte-Hélène street and almost four years in the Estuary. Since 2007, Coda has opened a second school to serve clientele in and around Ville Saint-Laurent. It is located on Thimens Blvd near the Bois Franc district.

Over the years, Coda has always maintained a reputation of offering quality lessons given by experienced teachers. Their courses are adapted to the needs of each individual student, be they: development, learning, discipline, personal culture, pleasure, well-being or challenges. With individualized courses, Coda is there for you, regardless of your age or your musical level.

A tax receipt is available for students under age 16. Furthermore, Coda is an educational institution recognized by Revenue Québec (accreditation number 14-07-0160), that permits music professionals to deduct their expenses related to the development of their art and practice

Don't hesitate to contact us! It is our pleasure to respond to your questions!


Coda offers courses for everyone from 7 to 77 years and from all skill levels.

We adapt to the student's goals and can offer lessons in both popular and classical music.

The students will have the opportunity to play in concerts twice a year on a voluntary basis.

  • Singing
  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Violin

The team

  • Benoit Robitaille

    Guitar, Bass

    Benoît Robitaille received his PhD in composition from Université de Montréal. After his studies, he returned to the guitar, a joy he has cultivated since youth, which he now shares with his students who span all levels of development. His musical background allows him to venture into multiple styles and cultures.

  • Jeanne Laforest

    Piano, Voice

    Jeanne has been immersed in the art of music since birth. Born in Québec, she learned violin and piano from the age of 5. She discovered the voice when she joined la Maîtrise des Petits Chanteurs de Québec. Having learned a lot of classical choral repertoire, she also acquired multiple experiences with touring, harmony and stage band as well as various pop bands where she discovered solo singing. She spent the majority of her summers at Camp Musical St-Alexandre was where she further developed her musical skills and was exposed to multiple different instruments.

    On the piano side, she has participated in several competitions and completed her training at the l'École Préparatoire de L'Université Laval. She continued her studies in music at the Notre-Dame-de-Foy Campus in Pop and Jazz Voice and Piano. During the three years of her collegial studies in Quebec, she gained teaching experience in piano and voice. Her on-stage experience grew by performing all over Quebec, whether it be as a jazz duo or with her vocal group, De Si Belles at Cégeps en Spectacle (Two Time National finalist). De Si Belles has also lead her to perform in several festivals in Quebec and even in France! She is now currently in Montreal to continue her studies in Jazz Vocal Performance at McGill University. Jeanne is currently at The Sibelius Academy University of the Arts in Helsinki. She will be back in september 2019.

  • Thanya Iyer


    Thanya Iyer is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist (violin/piano/voice)/ composer/band leader/music teacher/mango juice enthusiast/psychology student and researcher. Thanya grew up submerged in the art of Indian Carnatic vocals, violin and dance. After her completing a double major in music and science at Vanier College, Thanya's multicultural curiosity led her to collaborate with a variety of artists whether its classical, jazz, pop to country- blues or Indian fusion. Iyer has toured and performed at festivals across Canada and the U.S., including the Montreal International Jazz Festival, Guelph Jazz Festival, Winnipeg Jazz, Calgary Folk Fest and the True/False Film Festival. Thanya's main projects include: Thanya Iyer, a genre-bending experimental jazz collective; folk singer- songwriter, Pompey; and MAWMS, a 5-piece chamber choir. Thanya's passion for helping others led to her teaching music and inspiring and motivating youth to find their passion. Along with touring, performing, and studying, Thanya has spent the past 10 years gaining experience as a music teacher. She strongly believed that music is about joy. Finding joy through music playing independently or with friends is one of the many beautiful facets of life. On the verge of completing a bachelor in psychology, she is currently working on a publication of her thesis, researching the effects of early musical training on children's musical abilities.

  • Othniel

    Voice, Trumpet

    Othniel began his musical journey in adolescence by learning the trumpet. When he started his professional study at Cégep de St-Laurent on trumpet, it was there where he discovered a strong passion and the possibilities of the human voice and started singing in various projects. Equipped with a professional DEC (Vincent Morel) and a Bachelor's degree in jazz voice (Madeleine Thériault), Othniel leads both a teaching career specializing in voice and theatre as well as a career as a performer/trumpet player.

    With over a hundred original compositions (comédie musicale jeunesse) to his name, Othniel is committed to pass on his passion for vocal art to children from 7 to 77 years. He specializes in music that 'grooves': jazz / r'n'b / soul / funk / gospel / pop. Current and past projects include The Gioventu Orchestra, St. Ange, Ardesco vocal ensemble and The JB Pumped Singers (including vocals for Jamie Cullum, Holy Cole, Zachary Richard, Sam Roberts, Colin James and Jeri Brown).

  • Tanya Karamanos

    Violin, Viola, Piano

    Having begun her musical studies at the age of four, Tanya has been surrounded by classical music since her early childhood. She was nominated for musician of the year at her high school graduation at Place-des-Arts in Montreal, Quebec. As a pianist, Tanya studies with many influential piano pedagogues on the Montreal piano circuit. Moreover, she has also played in piano masterclasses for Suzanne Goyette and Loraine Prieur. As a teenager, Tanya won 1st prize at many classical piano competitions in Montreal. Loving both piano and violin, Tanya decides to focus on her violin studies when she completes her collegial studies with great success in classical violin under the tutelage of famed violinist Vladimir Landsman at the École de Musique Vincent-D'Indy in Outremont, Quebec.

    In 2009, Tanya completes her Bachelor's degree in Music at Université de Montréal. After completing her bachelor's degree, she is admitted to the Graduate Diploma of Advanced Performance Studies at Concordia University in Montreal which she completes with great success in 2011. At Concordia University, Tanya had the privilege of studying classical violin performance under the late Yaela Hertz. Tanya recently completed her Master's Degree in Music in violin performance at the University of Akron in Ohio with great success. Through the years, she has also developed an affinity for the viola.

    She also holds a Certificate in Leadership from Concordia University which she was pursuing while attending the University for the Graduate Music Performance Program.

    Parallel to her concerts and teaching, Tanya is regularly invited to perform alongside contemporary musicians of the Quebec and Canadian scene.

  • Sébastien Rousseau

    Guitar, Bass

    Sébastien started playing the guitar at the age of 10. Having a great interest in the instrument, he completed a DEC in music at Cégep de Sherbrooke under the direction of François Léveillé. He then pursued a Bachelors in Jazz Performance at Université de Montréal under the direction of, among others, Mike Pucci, Michel Donato and Ron Di Lauro. He's developed his experience by performing and touring internationally with several different musical projects as well as working as a guitarist for the Royal Carribean International. Sébastien has been teaching guitar for over 6 years.

  • Marie-Jeanne Éthier

    Piano, Voice

    Marie-Jeanne Ethier has played the piano since the age of 11. She took private lessons for several years until she started her degree in Jazz Piano at Cégep St-Laurent. She is currently pursuing her collegial studies, driven by her love of music. She is happy to pass on her passion to her students at Coda Music School!

  • Julie Renaud

    Piano, Voice

    Julie was introduced to the world of music and performing arts from a young age. Having been exposed to an assortment of instruments throughout her childhood and adolescence (the piano, voice, guitar, ukulele and the baritone), she decided to pursue vocal performance at Cégep Marie-Victorin where she obtained a DEC in popular music. During her studies, she honed her craft of vocal technique, explored and developed many other talents; this included the drums, studio production as well as participating in several musical theatre productions under the direction of Nathalie Deschamps, which included “Ste-Carmen de la Main” by Michel Tremblay and Daniel Bélanger. It was with this show that she had the opportunity to tour in Cameroon. Having a vast field of interest, Julie embarked on a second DEC, this time in jazz piano. During her live performances, her goal is to touch audiences through folk, jazz, blues and latin music.

  • Julieta Cervantes

    Piano, Voice and Violin

    Julieta Cervantes is a singer and multi-instrumentalist. In 2019, she obtained a jazz voice bachelor of music diploma in addition to a minor in music education from McGill University.

    Born in Montreal, she started to play piano when she was three years old. She also received a formal musical training at FACE elementary school where she learned violin, flute, choir and music theory among many other things. Later on, Julieta had the opportunity to continue her musical studies in Mexico under the supervision of teachers such as Svetlana Logounova and Alejandro Mercado. While in Mexico, she was able to work as a piano, violin and voice teacher acquiring international working experience. Working with children made her develop an interest in children’s psychology and in 2014, she obtained a certificate in Gestalt Therapy (Children’s Behaviour concentration) from the Instituto Mexicano de Psicoterapia Gestalt.

    When she returned to Montreal, Julieta studied voice with Bohdanna Novak and Anja Strauss as well as choral conducting under the supervision of Patricia Abbott. Now, she is actively involved in the Montreal’s Choral scene. She is currently a member of the OPCM choir which led her to be a chorister for international artists such as Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman as well as doing shows such as Lord of the Rings in Concert. In the past, she was a member of choirs such as the Chorale du Gesù, McGill’s University Chorus and McGill Jazz Choir (where she had the opportunity to share the stage with recognised musicians such as Theo Bleckmann).

  • Sabrina Fournier

    Piano, Voice

    Born in a musical family, Sabrina Fournier is a huge musical theatre nerd. By age four, she sang the theme song to the youth radio show 275-allô on Radio-Canada (in exchange for strawberry tartlets and a UDA contract). She started piano at 7 years old and kept playing all the way through high school and her many summers spent at Camp Chanson de Petite-Vallée. She has been participating in tribute show for various québécois artists for the last 5 years at Festival en chanson de Petite-Vallée. She is completing a college degree (techniques professionnelles de musique et chanson) in jazz voice this year at cégep de Saint-Laurent.

  • Ariane Nadon

    Piano, Voice and Guitar

    Ariane has a passion for music, art and history. She has been playing the piano since the age of ten, played classical and electric guitar during her five years of high school and graduated in Jazz singing at Cégep de Saint-Laurent. During this three-year journey she excelled in music theory, jazz improvisation, harmony and the analysis of pieces.

    She is a versatile artist in many styles including jazz, blues, funk, rock, pop and "Latin rhythms" such as samba and bossa nova. She has performed many concerts, solo and in groups. Accompanied in particular by the jazz pianist and composer Marianne Trudel during a show at the House of Culture Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie.

    Ariane will take great pleasure in helping you learn and discover music.

Upcoming events

  1. Spring break
    March 2nd to March 8th 2020
  2. Winter session 2020
    January 6th through June 7th 2020
    Registration: 514.771.9107
  3. Coda Music School Concert
    December 15th, 2019 1:00pm
    Salle Claude-Léveillée, Place des Arts
    Tickets: From november 23rd at 10:00am, 514.842.2112 or buy online
  4. Fall session 2019
    From September 3rd through December 8th 2019
    Registration: 514.771.9107 starting August 19th 2019
  5. Summer session 2019
    From June 12th 2019 through August 15th 2019
    Registration: 514.771.9107
  6. Year-end concert
    For students of Tanya Karamanos, Benoît Robitaille and Jasmine Paradis.
    June 9th, 2019 13:00
    Salle Claude-Léveillée, Place des Arts
    Tickets: 514.842.2112 or buy online
  7. Year-end concert
    For students of Thanya Iyer, Othniel, Sébastien Rousseau, Alice Éthier, Marie-Jeanne Éthier and Joany T. Levesque.
    June 9th, 2019 16:00
    Salle Claude-Léveillée, Place des Arts
    Tickets: 514.842.2112 or buy online
  8. Winter session 2019
    January 7th through June 9th 2019
    Registration: 514.771.9107
  9. Spring break
    March 4th to March 10th 2019
  10. Coda Music School Concert
    December 9th, 2018 1:00pm
    Salle Claude-Léveillée, Place des Arts
    Tickets: From november 17th at 12:00pm, 514.842.2112 or buy online
  11. Fall session 2018
    September 4th through December 8th 2018
    Registration: 514.771.9107 starting on August 20th 2018
  12. Summer session 2018
    8 courses beginning on June 13th
    Registration: 514.771.9107
  13. Year-end concert
    For students of Tanya Karamanos and Benoît Robitaille.
    June 10th, 2018 13:00
    Salle Claude-Léveillée, Place des Arts
    Tickets: 514.842.2112 or buy online
  14. Year-end concert
    For students of Thanya Iyer, Othniel, Sébastien Rousseau, Jeanne Laforest and Laura Mozlan.
    June 10th, 2018 16:00
    Salle Claude-Léveillée, Place des Arts
    Tickets: 514.842.2112 or buy online
  15. Spring break
    March 5th to March 9th 2018
  16. Winter session 2018
    January 8th through June 11th 2018
    Registration: 514.771.9107

Contact us

1900 boul. Thimens, suite 204 Saint-Laurent, Québec H4L 5L5

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