Gabriel – Saxophone, Clarinet


Saxophone Teacher/Clarinet/flute

  • Teaching: 10 yrs
  • Studio: Villeray
  • Intersection: De Liège/Lajeunesse
  • Metro: Jarry, Crémazie
  • Languages: EN, FR
  • Lesson formats: In-studio, at-home, online

Price per lesson

Saxophone, clarinet or flute Lessons:

Level:  beginner, intermediate, advanced

As a teacher, my goal is to help every student, regardless of their current level, to fulfill their potential as an instrumentalist, musician and artist. I believe it is very important to work on all these three aspects, putting the emphasis on  one or the other from time to time, according to the students evolution. In that way, we make sure to keep the joy of learning alive!

  • Curiosity and creativity is encouraged
  • The technical and theoretical aspects of my classes are always in service of musicality
  • Have as much fun as possible playing music!

In the first lesson, we will talk about your musical tastes, your short and long term objectives. We will analyze your musical strengths and weaknesses in order to get you moving straight away in the right direction.

I look forward to meeting you and seeing how I can help you in your musical journey!


  • Masters degree in jazz performance at McGill University
  • Undergraduate degree in jazz performance (saxophone) from Université de Montreal
  • DESS in film scoring from UQAM

Saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger, Gabriel Genest moved from Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean to Montreal in 2013. As a saxophonist and clarinetist, he currently works as a sideman with many ensembles in the jazz, singer-songwriter and world music scenes. He also leads his own ensemble, the Gabriel Genest Quintet.  An album is scheduled to be released later in 2019.

His compositions are also performed by the McGill and UdeM Chamber Jazz Ensembles, as well as recorded by the  Université de Montreal’s Big Band under the direction of Ron Di Lauro. He also contributed as one of the main arrangers for the Forever Gentlemen with Garou, Roch Voisine and Corneille

Since moving to Montreal, he teaches jazz saxophone and jazz combo at Activités Culturelles de l’Université de Montreal, and also teaches  saxophone and clarinet in his studio. He also teaches instrumental clinics (saxophone, clarinet and flute) in many high schools of the metropolitan area.

Rue Chateaubriand Montreal, Quebec H2P Canada

Gabriel offers at-home lessons in the following locations:

Villeray, Ahuntsic.

A 15$-20$ surcharge will be added for at-you-home lessons.

Online video lessons available

  • Zoom
  • Skype
  • Face Time