With over 15 years of music teaching experience, Jenna Dennison is an active private music teacher both in-person and online. Private music lessons are available over live video, or in person from her studio in Ville-Émard, as well as at the student's home. (NB there is a cat present for lessons held at her studio.) Lesson prices vary depending on the instrument and travel time, and lesson duration is flexible as per the student's needs.
For information or to register for lessons, please write to Jenna through the contact form below, or send her an email at:
dennison [dot] jenna @ gmail [dot] com
In-home lessons are a minimum of 60 minutes (which can be two consecutive 30-minute lessons) and have an added travel fee by borough:
$10 Sud-ouest, Verdun
$13 Lasalle, Notre-Dame-de-Grace
$15 Montreal West, Westmount, Nuns' Island
Highland bagpipes require more in-person learning than most instruments, because of the musical expression and the oral traditions embedded in the culture. Jenna is passionate about keeping this tradition alive through innovative teaching. She has studied piping under Jordon Anderson, Fraser Clark, Sean Patrick Reagan, and at the College of Piping.
Montréal Piping &
The MPDS is a once-a-week session of group classes for beginner bagpipers and drummers. Jenna is a teacher at the school, as well as its director and Pipe Major. She designed its four-year curriculum to teach the fundamentals and get pipers & drummers ready to join any pipe band!
For more information, see the school's website at:
Jenna's primary passion is understanding how music works. She can teach you to write in the style of the composer or era of your choice, how to arrange music for any ensemble, the nuances of notation, or even the art of creating just a beautiful, simple song. The sky is the limit when you start a new piece.
"Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind." -Johannes Brahms
Have questions? Comments? Feedback? You can email Jenna through the form below.
"Her method is ideal. It's rare to find someone who can perform well AND teach. That is a gift ... to her students :-)"
Tom McCurdy, Washington, USA
"Her YouTube bagpipe strike in tutorial: it was technically perfect as I have come to expect from her.
She is a really good teacher. Thank you, Jenna, for imparting your knowledge and creativity to us."
"She is a musical wizard. Her instructional videos are very well done. As is always the case!"
"Thanks for being such a great teacher! I'm very lucky to learn with her!"