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Coaching and Lessons

The disciplines offered are:

  • Musical Theatre

  • Singing

  • Acting 

  • Violin

  • Music Theory

Lessons and coachings are offered in-person in Montreal (Quebec, Canada) or via Skype. Description for all services can be found below.

Musical Theatre Coaching


The musical theatre coachings are offered from professional to amateur level, for auditions or performances.


From interpretation to vocal placement, to analyzing the words and the music.


Marie-Pierre has been a musical theatre coach since 2009. She has coached dozens of professional artists and young beginners for auditions and shows in Montreal, Toronto and New York, both in French and English. She has refined her expertise and is comfortable coaching all types of castings and vocal ranges. In a coaching session, arts will be merged, links will be created between the words and the music.


Retranscription or arrangement of sheet music service can be offered.


From the moment she began to sing, something in the room changed: The bell-tone purity of her voice, the simplicity of her approach (which yet embodied profound sincerity) were quite literally like nothing else we had heard. Ever. Then she read her scenes and more mesmerizing magic still. She was fresh, original and possessed of a palpable, blazing intelligence. In short, if you’re reading this to assess working with Marie-Pierre — in English OR French — let me put it this way: You should be so lucky.

David Spencer

Lyricst-librettist (The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Weird Romance), author of The Musical Theatre Writer's Survival Guide and theacher at BMI

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I had the chance to be coached by Marie-Pierre for a last-minute singing audition. This investment has paid off! I greatly appreciated Marie-Pierre's availability, dedication and professionalism. She immediately put me at ease. Her knowledge of acting, lyric analysis and vocal techniques makes her a valuable and unparalleled coach. In addition, Marie-Pierre generously shares her experience in musical theater and supports the person she mentors as best she can. I can't wait to learn more from this passionate and inspiring artist!

Sarah-Maude Laliberté

Actor, singer, dancer

+ Cast in the large-scale musical theatre production Tootsie

Marie-Pierre is not only a passionate coach and an exceptional artist, she is also someone with incredible charisma and generosity.

We had the chance to work with her when Diego was asked to audition for a role in a musical. We won't hide it, we contacted her in a bit of a panic, because we had no idea where to start and we had a short deadline to prepare all the material. We were really impressed by Marie-Pierre's way of working, who always listened and guided us brilliantly at each stage. She immediately saw our child's potential and helped him develop his skills.

Diego had a lot of fun working with Marie-Pierre, because he felt well supervised and he learned while having fun. 


From text analysis, vocal placement, performance to managing expectations following the audition, everything is covered. Since then, we have continued with voice lessons on a regular basis and a year later a new musical theater opportunity presented itself. Marie-Pierre guided Diego throughout the process and this time he landed the leading role in a large-scale musical that will be touring throughout Quebec over the coming months. In total, 75 performances are planned.

Marie-Pierre even surprised us with a cake and a party balloon during one of our coaching sessions.

We highly recommend Marie-Pierre for her professionalism, her coaching skills and her expertise in the field. As Diego says: “She’s the best!”

Diego Flint Djebari (& Hanen Djebari)

Actor, singer, dancer, athlete
+ Cast in a large-scale Quebec musical theater (2024)

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Marie-Pierre de Brienne is the greatest enthusiast of musical theatre that I know ... and her passion is contagious! As she masters together the content of a text/scene, the art of performing and requirements of vocal technique, she always has the right words to coach us. In addition, she creates a fun environment and constantly aims for the best of us: we always leave a work session with her more confident and we perform better afterwards. I highly recommend working with her.

Jocelyn Lebeau

Actor, host, director

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It has been a privilege for me to work with Marie-Pierre. She has taught me so much, both on a technical and a personal level. Her finesse, compassion and dedication will always amaze me. She opened so many doors, allowed me to evolve and surpass myself. Never could I have gotten where I’m at now without her. It’s an experience I will never forget with a totally unique person.

Mathilde Beauchemin

Musical theatre performance student

+ Admitted at Ste-Therese’s Musical Theatre Performing Program


Marie-Pierre shows a great experience in musical theatre, but an even greater sympathy. All stress, fears and anxieties disappeared as soon as our coachings started. She knows how to bring out the most human aspects of our art, while emphasizing the technical aspects necessary to get there. I learned a lot during my sessions with her. Marie-Pierre is an artist with enormous expertise and immense sensitivity; it is with great pride that I follow her advice every day.

Emmanuell Clews

Musical theatre performance student

+ Admitted at Ste-Therese’s Musical Theatre Performing Program

I had the opportunity, but above all the chance and the pleasure of having Marie-Pierre as my coach. Thanks to her professionalism, her incredible talent, and her constant support, I was able to push my limits at every single one of our coaching sessions. She always had effective techniques and the right words to motivate me, helping me to constantly surpass myself, and allowing me to reach levels that I never thought I would reach in such a short period of time.

For me, our moments together were much more than just singing and acting lessons, because Marie-Pierre has a love for musical theatre that makes her coaching captivating and exciting. Her contagious passion, her knowledge and her expertise allowed me to discover musicals that I did not know existed and her sound advice will be useful to me throughout my career. I am grateful that our paths crossed. I recommend her to all musical theatre enthusiasts without hesitation.

Charlotte Gervais

Musical theatre performance student

+ Admitted at Ste-Therese’s Musical Theatre Performing Program

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I had an audition for a musical theater recently and let's face it, the score was extremely complex and very difficult to learn. I only had a week so I immediately contacted Marie-Pierre because she is renowned for her expertise and knowledge in musical theater. His sense of humor and kindness instantly put me at ease. Very professional, she did not let me leave until I had carefully integrated all her instructions both musically and in interpretation. I highly recommend Marie-Pierre as a coach!

Anne-Justine Guestier

Actor, singer

I have had the chance to work with Marie-Pierre on the professional stage as well as to be coached by her from time to time. Similar to the performer she is on stage, Marie-Pierre is a generous and rigorous coach. Her vision, experience and knowledge of musical theatre are more than relevant. She is detail oriented and meticulous, which allows us to deliver a performance that lives up to our full potential. She is dedicated, her approach is clear and one feels equipped and ready when leaving a coaching session with her. I for sure recommend working with her!

Frederique Cyr-Deschenes

Actor, singer

+ Admitted at Ste-Therese’s Musical Theatre Performing Program

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Marie-Pierre is a fantastic coach. Her teaching style is constructive and she provides very good tools to work with. Multi-skilled, she teaches excellent techniques to use in the art of stage acting and singing. I was coached by her several times, including for on camera acting (Clash, VRAK TV), and I loved her way of analyzing a script. I recommend working with her for anyone who wishes to receive training in this business!


Guillaume Borys

Actor, singer, dancer

+ Cast on the TV show Clash

Choices are many when it comes to choosing a singing, an acting or a voice coach. But a coach who herself is an accomplished artist, who not only works in the business and has a well reknown name but especially the talent that leaves you speechless, it is rather rare. Who better to know the instrument than a passionate and curious performer who uses it, studies it and teaches it regularly? Marie-Pierre is sweet, generous and has a boundless humility. And she makes me laugh and she helps me understand and love my job every time, all at once. Not only is she a great pedagogue and an exceptional artist, Marie-Pierre also smells good even via Skype. Try to beat that... Im-pos-sible.

Shauna Bonaduce

Actor, voice actor, singer

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Marie-Pierre is a performer of the highest caliber, having performed with the industry’s top creatives and artists. She is a caring and passionate person with an undeniable love for the work she does. An opportunity to study with her and gain insights into her process and knowledge in the art of musical theatre cannot be missed!


Michael Esposito II

Actor, singer, dancer

Coaching and Singing Lessons

The levels of coachings and singing lessons are offered from professional to amateur. For work, for personal development or simply for fun. The class format develops over a longer period of time to refine the acquired knowledge.The coaching format is for singing auditions or to consolidate work before performances. Since the interpretation of a musical piece is expressed through words and melody, we will analyze the music as well as the lyrics. We will talk about vocal technique, vocal exercises and the body’s involvement.


Retranscription or arrangement of sheet music service can be offered.

Coaching and Acting Lessons

Whether it’s for the stage or the screen, the levels of coachings and acting classes are offered from professional to amateur. Classes are offered over a longer period, while coachings are perfect before auditioning or to fine-tune material before performances. If it’s for an audition, we can choose the scene or scenes together, so that the material is appropriate for the actor’s casting type. We will go through all the steps to set up the material, be it text analysis or stage directions.

Violin Lessons

Violin lessons are offered from advanced to amateur level. This class is particularly appreciated by young people. Whether you want to start with the instrument or consolidate the work done at school, our journey is always through fun and precision. The student must have their own violin, in the size that suits them. It is possible to determine the appropriate size together.

Music Theory Lessons

Music theory lessons are offered from advanced to amateur level. The rules of music are numerous. This notion is necessary for anyone wishing to advance in their understanding of music, whether for performance or composition.

© Marie-Pierre de Brienne, 2025
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