French Café Songs

Learn to sing songs from the classic French Café Music repertoire (Piaf, Trenet, Montant, Brel, Brassens, etc.) as well as some more modern songs. For each song we learn, we'll work on the lyrics pronunciation and translation and we'll look at its meaning, history and cultural background, including obscure historical references embedded in those lyrics. And of course, we'll work on pronunciation, so in the end you'll even improve your French.

No prior experience required in singing, playing an instrument, or any music theory. Some basics of French would be helpful, but no worries, we will not talk (much) about grammar, conjugation or spelling, except to help with the songs.

Links to some songs we might do:
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Willing to Teach for Trade (Skill-Sharing)?: No: Not teaching in exchange for lessons
Instrument(s) Taught: guitar
Musical Genre(s): Swing, Gypsy Jazz, Manouche, French Café, Chansons
Level(s) Taught:
Ages Taught:
Youth (under 18)
Adults (18 and older)
Scheduling/Availability: day or evening
Online Lessons Available?: Flexible: can teach online and in-person