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ENJOYMENT ● MINDFULLNESS ● RESPECT

Music Coaching

...who is it for ?

« Le Coaching Musical is for all pianists looking to evolve in their practice. Asking for the external view of a coach means having the humility to recognize your gray areas, it means feeling that somewhere there are tools to clear blockages generating frustration.

I've been playing the piano since childhood and I've been a pianist on stage since I was 16. It was there that I experienced my greatest joys and some moments of absolute despair. These ups & downs invited me to question in depth my desire for music, the meaning of “success” or “failure”, and how to love myself with my good qualities and faults.

 Whether or not music is "your real job", I welcome you with pleasure and kindness in my studio for an open discussion on your musical practice. I will listen to you play without prejudice, I will share with you what I think about that by shedding light on what seems to me to be already firmly established, and by pinpointing the areas uncertainty or doubt."

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...which tools for which objectives ?
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● pleasure to transmit and share

● active and caring listening

● varied, current and open musical culture, and 20 years of professional musical practice

● mastery of music, graphics and video software (Sibelius, Ableton Live, Pixelmator Pro, Final Cut Pro)

"As a priority, I will adapt to your desires and needs: my task will be to accompany you in the realization of an artistic project such as the production of an album or the preparation of a concert.


After an initial listening session, I will guide you step by step through the arrangement of each of your compositions, the writing of the scores, the interpretation, the creation of the repertoire and the recording in my studio, on my Kawai piano RX2.

At the same time, I will assist you with the video recording of the recording sessions, the sound mixing, the graphic charter of the project, the setting up of your YouTube channel and a livestream concert, the publication of your titles on the streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, etc.).

Le Coaching Musical is a 360° offer!

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" 1. build a repertoire "

Here are the 3 courses of work for our first sessions.


● what is the source of my musical concept?
what emotion is going through me?
● how to
give shape to the concept by means of my self and my instrument?


▶︎ capture the music like picking a fruit from the tree, and process it in order shape it like we would prepare a dessert.


I also offer the service of creating a piano arrangement of your composition: I will provide you with the score in PDF format and the recording of a demo to serve as your guide.

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" 2. recording your own music "
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“Recording music is an exciting exercise that I have been doing since 2009. It is also a difficult task because it brings us face to face with our flaws and weaknesses.

 

I will gently assist you in accomplishing this by welcoming you to my home, in a calm and inspiring place: the Nantes countryside is a delight for the senses in every season. The atmosphere is conducive to work and introspection while remaining relaxed.

 

A day of recording on my Kawai RX2 and under my musical supervision lasts 7 hours (10 a.m. - 1 p.m. then 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.). The piano will be tuned (at 432Hz) before your arrival, the microphones and the camera will be set: the studio will be ready for recording.

 

You can plan to record between 2 and 4 tunes per day."

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" 3. releasing your work "

“I was lucky to be interested in the many facets of the profession of musician from the very beginning. Today, at 38, I master the entire music distribution chain and will accompany you in this process, which has become necessary for the popularization of your art."


• Introduction to the basics of video recording (positioning of the camera, editing, calibration, etc.) 
• Introduction to
sound mixing (choice of aesthetics, positioning of microphones, editing of tracks) 
• Creation of
your YouTube channel (banner, thumbnails, publications, playlists, metadata…) 
• Setting up
a livestream concert on your YouTube channel at the end of the recording or when the album is released. 
Creation of your label and publication of your titles on streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, …) 
• Creation of
Facebook and Instagram posts and stories (templates, practices, hashtags)

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" how much does it cost ? "

Each Musical Coaching session lasts 2 hours and costs 99€.

 

A piano arrangement is priced by the hour and includes up to 2 revisions (version 1, 2 and 3). This will take at least 3 hours and 150€ per title


A day of recording on my piano and under my musical supervision costs 500€


Accommodation and meals on site are 60€ / day.

2h - 100€

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...some testimonials
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Samuel - March 2022 : “Meeting Armel in his chalet in the Nantes countryside for 2 hours of coaching around the piano is undoubtedly the best inspiration I have had in a long time.

 

With him everything is simple, in the sense that nothing is complicated: he welcomes you barefoot (naturally, since the weather is nice!), he smiles when he welcomes you (naturally, since it's in his nature!), he encourages your confidence (naturally, since he doesn't need to crush you to feel good himself!)

His mentoring and his advice are like his piano playing: delicate, precise, built with gentleness and kindness. He will easily detect what’s holding you back in your music, just as quickly and skillfully as he finds the right notes for his improvisations. This touches your heart and brightens your horizon. Of course, this is coaching and not a purely technical course, so there is no point in expecting to change your playing technique without looking closely at what is troubling you inside.

 

Artists who shine as much with their talent and authenticity as with their kindness and humility are certainly the most interesting. Armel is proof of that. A beautiful person."

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Hae-Won - May 2022 : “It was after seeing Armel speak and perform live as part of the “Instant Piano” program that I contacted him. I had initially wanted to meet the organizer of the Live concerts at “Mon Oncle”, but it was Armel who appeared as a star. He was magnetic. I saw the Person before the Musician.

 

As I have faith that the world is synchronous at all times, in all places, in all circumstances, I knew even before meeting him that he was going to respond with a quick Yes to my request for an appointment for

a musical coaching. And what a meeting! Thanks to him, I allowed myself to widen my perspective of the world and of myself as a pianist composer. I learned to transcend my hesitation to play “my own music”. I had taken up the piano 4 years ago on a small digital Kawaï after a sudden stop 30 years ago. “Step out of your patterns!” he said to me. It was both melodic and rhythmic patterns but also psychological and emotional patterns that I had become attached to. “Allow yourself to buy an acoustic grand piano that will resonate with your compositions!” he added. “Immerse yourself also in music made of dissonant notes!”, he continued. 
That year, Armel was just my coach and my mentor. And today, in 2022,
he is my artistic director. What a joy to evolve as a musician with him. I also love his creative drive as an entrepreneur. It is not only his Piano that is Sacred. Armel is the CEO of Sacred.

2h - 100€

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