Mrs. Josee Desjardins

Piano Teacher

Josee Desjardins

SAA Member

Josée Desjardins was raised in Kapuskasing, Ontario. She started piano lessons with Mrs Rita Séguin at the age of 10.

In 1986, Josée obtained an Honours Bachelor of Music with Distinction from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, where she studied with Marjorie and Garth Beckett.
While finishing her Bachelor’s degree, Josée was initiated to the Suzuki Philosophy of music teaching, and became engaged in a long-term Suzuki Teacher Training Apprenticeship with Gail Lange of Guelph, Ontario. She has been teaching piano with the Suzuki Method ever since. After moving to the Montreal area in 1991, Josée became actively involved in the local Suzuki music community. She now directs Institut Suzuki Montreal (ISM), which offers Suzuki piano and string students an exciting music-filled workshop every July.

Josée currently resides in Ste-Julie, Québec. In 2011 she obtained a Diploma in Advanced Music Performance Studies from Concordia University in Montreal, where she studied piano with Gregory Chaverdian. She continues to study with Mr Chaverdian.