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Year: 1999 – Province: Quebec

Certificate of Achievement Recipients

Jacques Lévesque

School: Polyvalente des Baies

Principal: Jean-Claude Cormier
Grades/Subjects Taught: Music

Teaching approach:

  • Create exciting projects to draw students into music.
  • Use flexible lesson plans that allow the teacher to follow up on areas that students respond to.
  • Push students to surpass expectations and give their all.

Outstanding achievements:

Established guitar group, unique at that point in Quebec. He arranged music set for other instruments so the students would have pieces to play.

Students have won numerous awards:

  • stage band placed second at the All-American Music Festival in Florida
  • junior stage band won its category at the St-Hubert jazz festival
  • stage band took first place at the Prix Essor (a province-wide competition) in 1996, 1998 and 1999
  • guitar group won gold medal at Montréal Jazz Festival.

Created and directed several musicals, including, most recently, Le rock voisine la Bolduc, which included 82 music and dance numbers.

Wrote a music instruction series for flute, xylophone, guitar and voice.

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