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Marseille & Aix-en-Provence


Since 2005, “The International Music School of Provence” offer music lessons in Marseille & Aix-en-Provence for all types of instruments : Violin, Alto, piano, Singing, transverse flute, alto saxophone, Guitar & Solfeggio.

Violin courses & Alto in Marseille & Aix-en-Provence

Michael Pon

Cours de Violon & Alto Professeur Michael PON

Born in Sydney, Australia, Michael PON began her musical studies at the age of 5 years with the Piano. A 8 years, He began to learn the violin with the Suzuki method (https://imsp.fr/la-methode-suzuki/), Thanks to the teaching of Miss Yvonne GANNONI. It will guide him to various degrees necessary for the accomplishment of his career professional violinist and teacher in Australia, Europe and the United States.

After completing his secondary studies, Michael PON perfected the practice of the violin, and at the same time devoted himself to the study of Music Education. He obtained the title of Professor Suzuki for teaching in all schools in the world. Among his teachers, Examples include : M. Harold BRISSENDEN (Honorary President of the Suzuki Association of the Education of the Talent in Australia), Professor John KENDALL (Founder & Honorary Life Member of the Suzuki Association in America), M. Tsuneo KOBAYASHI (Professor / instructor looking for Talent Education and the teaching of the violin, Japan), M. Yasuki NAKAMURA (President of the Suzuki Association “Pan Pacific”), Professor William STARR (Director of the Suzuki program at the University of Tennessee, U.S.A.), and Miss Hiroko SUZUKI (Instructor at the International Academy of the Suzuki method, Violin teacher, and Niece of Dr. Shinichi SUZUKI). Include also other teachers such as Miss Miwako ABE (Former Assistant to Sandor VEGH), M. László KISS (Conservatory of music in Sydney) and M. Goetz RICHTER (Concertmaster of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra).

In addition to his duties as Professor, Michael PON is also a professional violinist, and he has played with orchestras in Australia and abroad, such as the National Chamber Orchestra of the Opera of Australia, the National Philharmonic Orchestra (Australia), the Orchestra of Academy of music in Paris (France), Flaine Music Festival Orchestra (France), the Sydney Opera House Orchestra (Australia), and the Sydney Philharmonic Orchestra (Australia). At the present time, It is the violin soloist of the Ensemble Henri Tomasi (France).

Michael PON taught the Suzuki Method (https://imsp.fr/la-methode-suzuki/) for the Violin and the Alto #8217, also in Classes for beginners, as well as the traditional method for violin and viola in Australia, Europe and the United States. He was lecturer at the Waverley high school (Australia) and at the Lycée Scots in Sydney (Australia), and he is the founding member of The International Music School of Provence, France (http://imsp.fr/).

Michael PON is the holder of a Licence of music, option violin, of a Licence of the Music Education, a violin Concert Licence, Diploma of Professor of violin for the Suzuki method teaching, as well as a diploma in Direction d'Orchestre (http://m.PON.free.fr/)

He is currently Professor Coordinator of stringed Instruments, and teaches violin and viola at The International Music School of Provence, France (https://imsp.fr/).

Courses Piano in Marseille

Kate Walker

Born in Australia, north of Brisbane, Kate started learning piano at the age of 6 and has passed several AMEB piano and theory exams. (Australian Music Examinations Board) throughout his childhood. At the age of 9 years, She added the cello to her musical studies, performing in a number of orchestras and ensembles at school and in the local community. Kate has been nominated twice for the State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP) of the Queensland Conservatorium during its years of
high school. Besides, she was a cellist for eight years with the Moreton Bay Symphony Orchestra (MBSO), touring locally, national and even in New Zealand. En 2018, She obtained a Bachelor of Arts with a specialization in music and psychology., and a language degree with specialization in French at the University of Queensland. She then obtained the mention very well for her specialization in music. En 2019, Kate moved to France to undertake a master's degree in art therapy at the University of Paris, with a specialization in music therapy, which it obtained in 2021 with honors. Since 2021, Kate works as a music therapist with people of all ages, in various contexts such as psychiatric hospitals, seniors' residences, schools, retirement homes and community centres.

Musician, Therapist and educator with multiple passions, Kate embodies the importance of music education and creativity for all ages. She joined The International Music School of Provence in 2023.

Courses Piano in Marseille

Irène Ranson

Born in Paris, Irène Ranson began playing the piano at 14 years and enters the conservatory of Aix-en-Provence in 15 years in the class of Clara Woringer where she obtains the Diploma of End of Studies (FDEA). She continued her studies at the Kiev Conservatory (Ukraine), in the specialized piano cycle with Alla Kachenka's teacher. En 2008 passionate about pedagogy, she began teaching piano and musical training in Paris and at the same time obtained the Bachelor of Musicology at the University of Paris VIII.

For several years, Irène Ranson also devotes herself to theatre and plays classical and contemporary authors on stage..

En 2021, parallel to her job as an actress, Irène Ranson joins The International Music School of Provence.

Courses Vocals in Marseille & Aix-en-Provence

Rosanne Laut

Born in the Netherlands, Rosanne has followed a musical path that began with the violin. She loved the instrument and developed an ear for classical music. At the age of 15 years, She began her first singing lessons and joined several choirs, where she learns to sing not only classical religious music, but also opera and operetta and the musical comedy repertoire.

After completing her studies as a primary school teacher with a specialized diploma in music education for children, She has worked for more than 15 years in primary schools, where she was, in addition to teaching, Responsible for annual productions in musicals and choirs.

When she moved to France in 2010, she entered the Aix Conservatory to work on her personal voice and choral conducting. She also took classes in opera and early music. She graduated with a personal program in 2016 with "distinction" from the jury.

During his studies, She continued to teach music in international schools, both IBS and SVIS, the last of which she is currently a music teacher. Parallel, she worked for the AVA association where she was responsible for musical theatre classes for children and adults, She directed a German women's choir for several years and teaches private lessons to students as young as 7 years to 83 years !

Rosanne has produced several solo programs, which she performed in France, in the Netherlands and Germany, but she also collaborates with musicians all over Europe. She worked temporarily with two choirs in France, the Southern Region Choir under the direction of Michael Piquemal and the Phocaean Choir in Marseille, with whom she sings in operetta productions at the Théâtre de l'Odéon in Marseille.

Courses Transverse flute & alto saxophone in Marseille

Joyce Gabbrielli

It is at the age of 7 years since Joyce began her musical journey with the piano. Very quickly, she also took up the violin and flute, and finally on alto saxophone a few years later. During all his school studies in Sydney (Australia), from primary school to high school, she continued the practice of flute and saxophone by being part of many orchestras of all musical genres (Classic, jazz...). She took exams with the AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board) and Trinity College London, including one time she won an award for best result from the state of New South Wales. For the exercise of these 2 instruments at the baccalaureate, she was nominated for the ENCORE program, an annual event that allows the best students in the state to show off their talents.

During his graduate studies, she was asked to give music lessons, in private homes but also in a music school. Arrival in France, she was part of the Boulogne-Billancourt orchestra as a saxophonist and today, she enjoys playing other instruments such as the guitar, the battery and the cajón.

Thanks to its rich and international experience, Joyce is a versatile musician with a passion for sharing the joy of music, not only with his own children but also those of The International Music School of Provence.

Courses Guitar in Marseille


Manuel Neyssensas began learning the classical guitar at the age of 5 years. He obtained his diploma at the Menton Conservatory in 2011, and in the meantime was introduced to jazz and contemporary music on the electric guitar, from which he obtained the diploma of completion of studies in 2014 at the Roquebrune-Cap-Martin School of Music.

After a bachelor's degree in 2016 and a master's degree (With honors) in 2018, He is currently completing a doctoral thesis in musicology at the University of Nice Côte d'Azur.

He teaches classical guitar, as well as electric and folk guitar (blues, Pop/Rock, Metal), since 2016.


Enzo BRACASSACCours de Guitare par Enzo BRACASSAC

Born in Marseille, Enzo BRACASSAC begins his musical studies on violin with the Suzuki method (https://imsp.fr/la-methode-suzuki/) at the #8217 age of 3 years with Michael PON, his teacher. Enzo then returned to the Marseille Conservatory at the #8217 6 years while continuing the Suzuki method at the same time.

The following year #8217, he started playing guitar at the #8217 Carry-le-Rouet School of Music. At the #8217 age of 15 years he returned to the Marseille Conservatory in graduate school in guitar and 2019 gets its mention award “very well at #8217 unanimity”. That same year he participated in the awards ceremony of the Marseille Conservatory and won the Scotto Prize. #8217 It was then that #8217 he wanted to start sharing his guitar know-how with the Suzuki method at The International Music School of Provence (http://imsp.fr/).

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