Language and Music for Life, Haute-Loire region:
Language and Music for Life (LMFL) offers an International Summer Music and Languages Course for children, teenagers and adults in the College du Lignon, Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, in the Haute-Loire region of south-central France. Designed primarily for highly motivated musicians with a level of musical knowledge enabling them to derive maximum benefit from high quality tuition, the course is open to musicians preparing for national, international exams or competitions, and to skilled amateurs. The program also offers students a choice of French, German, Spanish or English language courses. We accept students of all ages, with a lower age limit (for an unaccompanied minor) of 13 years old and no upper age limit (adults included).
International Summer Music and Languages Course:
Our International Summer Music and Languages Course includes instrumental and voice tuition, Master classes, composition & conducting classes as well as language courses. The classes are conducted by fully qualified and experienced teachers and internationally known performers.
- For English-speaking students we offer the opportunities to learn or improve French, Spanish or German
- For non English speakers we offer English as Foreign Language (EFL)
Our language classes are conducted by specialist teachers, all of whom are native speakers. The language classes can be taken in small groups (4-6 students) or one to one, according to the student's precise needs.
The basic course, consisting of one, two, three or five one hour sessions a day, aims to help develop competency in oral communication, to develop a more in-depth knowledge of grammar, and to enrich the student’s vocabulary by using appropriate teaching material suited to individual needs. A range of different types of material is used, including video and audio cassettes, but the emphasis is always on improving listening and speaking skills.
Music Classes include:
- Violin Master classes
- Violin one-to-one tuition
- Violin - classical Master class
- Violin - Rock and jazz
- Viola/Violin Master class
- Viola/Violin one-to-one tuition
- Cello Master class
- Cello one-to-one tuition
- Double Bass one-to-one tuition
- Guitar - classical
- Harp Master class
- Flute one-to-one tuition
- Bassoon and Flute
- Bassoon and Flute one-to-one tuition
- Clarinet - classical
- Clarinet one-to-one tuition
- Improvisation Class
- Sax Master class
- Music theory class
- Oboe/ Cor anglais
- Brass jazz
- Percussion , Drums, Timpani and more….
- Percussion workshop
- Percussion Master class
- Piano Master class
- Piano one to one tuition
- Electric Guitar
- Piano – classical
- Voice - classical
- Jazz vocal tuition
The composition classes are divided into two sections: an individual lesson of 1 hour every two days and a seminar in English every other day. The content of the one-to-one lessons will vary according to the student's level and will be aimed at creating a new composition during the course, to be performed at the final concert (performers and time permitting).
Diverse composition techniques will be studied according to the student's aesthetic preferences from traditional tonal harmony to more elaborate musical expression. Students will learn about musical scripting software, particularly using Sibelius notation software.
We also offer Conducting Classes.
For further information on any of the courses available including dates and fees, please email via our Contact Us page.