Music school

We'll wake the artist within you


Security guidelines for Coda music school.

Note that the Coda School team is learning like you to deal with the new mandatory health measures. If you have a concern before or during your class at the School, please let us know.

Expected behavior in school

  • Before entering the building where the Coda school is located, make sure you have no symptoms of COVID-19
  • Everyone must wear a face cover when entering Coda School and for all movement within the building.
  • Observe social distancing guidelines by keeping a safe distance of 2 meters between other persons.
  • Disinfect your hands at the entrance to the building and in Coda School.
  • Restrict movement in Coda School.
  • Avoid touching door handles and walls.
  • Do not lend equipment.
  • Teachers should disinfect affected surfaces after each individual lesson.
  • Always use the same room and disinfect the screen panels as well as the equipment handled before leaving the premises.
  • The person having to leave Coda School must respect the rule of 2 meters of distances with the other people present.
  • It is not possible to use the waiting room, except for a child who is expecting his parent or the start of his class or for a parent who must accompany a small child.
  • If a staff member or student has symptoms, immediately leave Coda School so as not to expose bystanders, report it to the coordinator and call 514-644-4545.


  • Interac e-transfer only accepted.


  • Disinfect your hands on your return, before entering Coda School.


  • A few masks will be on sale from your teacher if needed.


  • Wear your mask to go to the photocopier.
  • Only one person at the photocopier at a time.
  • Disinfect the device before use.
  • Only the teacher can touch the photocopier

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.

  • Tanya Karamanos

    Violin, Viola, Piano

    Tanya is currently in leave and will be back in September 2021. 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • Simone Dumoulin

    Piano, Voice and Guitar

    Simone Dumoulin started playing the piano at the age of 8 and continues to this day. In 2016, she played at Carnegie Hall during the Crescendo Competition. She started singing and composing at the age of 12. She obtained her DCS in jazz piano at Cégep St-Laurent, did an appearance at La Voix, and published her first EP in 2020. She performs her own compositions in Montreal and teaches the piano since 2019.

Upcoming events

  1. Fall Session 2021
    September 6th through December 11th 2021
    Registration: 514.771.9107
  2. Winter Session 2021
    February 8th through June 13th 2021
    Registration: 514.771.9107
  3. Holidays Break
    December 7th 2020 to January 10th 2021
  4. Spring break
    March 2nd to March 8th 2020
  5. Winter session 2020
    January 6th through June 7th 2020
    Registration: 514.771.9107
  6. 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
  7. Fall session 2019
    From September 3rd through December 8th 2019
    Registration: 514.771.9107 starting August 19th 2019
  8. Summer session 2019
    From June 12th 2019 through August 15th 2019
    Registration: 514.771.9107
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Winter session 2019
    January 7th through June 9th 2019
    Registration: 514.771.9107
  12. Spring break
    March 4th to March 10th 2019
  13. 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
  14. Fall session 2018
    September 4th through December 8th 2018
    Registration: 514.771.9107 starting on August 20th 2018
  15. Summer session 2018
    8 courses beginning on June 13th
    Registration: 514.771.9107
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Spring break
    March 5th to March 9th 2018
  19. 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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