Private Music Instruction

Since 1971, the Ministère has granted additional credits to students taking courses in programs offered by private institutions supervising music studies. Made available for use by private music teachers, these recognized programs offer enriched vocal or instrumental music instruction.

The programs developed by these institutions involve a variety of instruments, usually classified as stringed instruments (violin, viola, etc.), woodwinds (clarinet, saxophone, etc.) or brass instruments (trumpet, French horn, etc.). Programs in vocal music and percussion are also part of the curriculum at many of these institutions.

In Québec, several hundred secondary school students take private music lessons outside of the school system with teachers who are supervised by these institutions. The current  system of accreditation allows students to obtain additional credits for the vocal or instrumental musical instruction they receive. However, a student enrolled in both private courses and a recognized special arts education project will be granted only the credits associated with the project.

418 644-5686
Direction des encadrements pédagogiques et scolaires
Ministère de l'Éducation
Édifice Marie-Guyart, 13e étage
1035, rue De La Chevrotière
Québec (Québec)  G1R 5A5

For parents

  • Request to obtain additional credits in music

For institutions

  • Accreditation request form