Louise Deschamps joined the Victoria Conservatory of Music Faculty in September 2021, teaching Contemporary Violin, Fiddle, Electric Violin, and viola at the VCM’s Westhills/Langford location.
Originally from New Caledonia, Louise Deschamps was born and raised until adolescence in Noumea. Her early years on the instrument were founded primarily in Classical music style at The Music Conservatory of New Caledonia.
After immigrating to Vancouver Island, Louise became a versatile violinist/fiddler after she enrolled in a 4-year program in Classical and Jazz for violin under symphonic orchestra maestro Marlin Wolfe and multi-instrumental virtuoso musician Daniel Lapp. She studied voice under Sheila Sommerville and Teresa McQuarrie with the vocal jazz ensemble and Malaspina choir at Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo BC.
With on-going experiences and exposure to a diversity of worldwide cultural music genres, Louise continues to guide, counsel, perform and share with others her passion and her broad knowledge for this soulful artform. Her musical journey has led her to connect and play with wonderful musicians and groups from: New Caledonia, Canada, Algeria, Brazil and Latin America.
Louise welcomes students of all ages, of all levels, and of all musical backgrounds, who will expand their technique fundamentals throughout a selection of world music styles.
World music styles provided are the following : Latin/Afro-Brazilian/ Reggae/ Calypso/ Mediterranean/ New Age/ Techno/ Middle.Eastern/ French Popular Musettes/ Jazz/ Blues/ Gospel/ Celtic/ Old Time and many other.
Students will be shown how to study efficiently, how to positively face music challenges and how to stay inspired through it all. Through various approaches and insights such as Sight-reading training, Ear-training and Tactile-training, you will explore and learn the fundamentals of the music language.
You will discover how to become effortless, creative, dedicated, passionate and ultimately how to become artistically expressive. Just like any other spoken language, you will be able to develop and expand your vocabulary skills in music and on the instrument.
Louise offers lessons from 45 mins to 1 hour in length all throughout the year.