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Department of Music teacher-training

The Music Teacher-Training Course is aimed at students and former students of the CNSMD in Lyon or Paris (and hold a DNESM) in the relevant specialisation.

The teacher-training course is offered in the following specialisations: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, piano, percussion, harp, organ, accordion, guitar, early music, singing, choral conducting, accompaniment for teachers, writing, musical culture, jazz and electro-acoustic music composition.

The course takes two years to complete and no reduction in the length of the course is possible. It leads to a Music Teaching Certificate and also to a ‘Grade de Master’ Diploma (officially recognised as being equivalent to a university master’s degree).


Head of Department: Karine Hahn
Educational framework: Anne-Cécile Nentwig

Science of education: Valérie Louis

Didactics : Karine Hahn, Valérie Louis, Dominique Clément, Pascal Jemain,
Joël Schatzman, invités extérieurs

Practices and artistics cultures: Charlotte Ginot-Slacik/Claire Lapalu

Research and production of writings:  Noémi Lefebvre, Valérie Louis, Anne-Cécile Nentwig

Professional Environment – Artistic and Cultural Education – Mediation: Karine Hahn, Anne-Cécile Nentwig

Tutoring nternships in the discipline: professors from CRR and CRD partners

Tutorials, ensemble music workshops: Jean-Louis Bergerard, Philippe Grammatico, Didier PuntosHugues SoualhatFrédérique Thouvenot

Seminars, project monitoring and research papers: all of the teaching team, personalities, qualities, guests according to the chosen themes


Additional details

One-year professional residency in string quartet

Get a one-year professional residency in string quartet, classical, contemporary, pop, jazz & world music !

The National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Lyon offers a professional training residency in string quartet allowing to deepen its practice and to perform for a year, in collaboration with the Opéra de Lyon and cellist Vincent Ségal for the 2021-2022 season.



Training Course | strengthen, open and enrich your repertoire
  • Chamber music lessons supervised by the team of teachers from the CNSMD Lyon
  • Artistic accompaniment in current music by cellist Vincent Ségal (world repertoires, polyrhythms, improvisation, arrangement)
  • Cultural mediation, participation in Master Classes
  • Additional courses may be chosen among the CNSMD Lyon offer (subject to availability)
Stage | give your future a boost

The selected quartet will be associated with several concerts produced by the CNSMD de Lyon and the Opéra de Lyon, as a quartet or with Opera Underground guest artists of the season.
Along with various professional partnerships (Belle Saison, Pro Quartet, etc.)

Application | timetable and conditions

• October 14th, 2021

Deadline for submitting applications : send your quartet CV and the copy of the highest diploma of each member of the Quartet on

• October 22nd, 2021

Hearing in Lyon after selection on file
15 minutes free program
it may include a contemporary piece

• November,  2021

Start of residency in Lyon, France


Admission fees (for information purposes only)

general fee to be paid by the Quatuor : 178 €
individual schooling fees to be paid by each Quatuor’s member : 529 € + 91 €

Certain concerts may be subject to pay. This training is qualifying but not leading to qualification. It could be if the quartet or one of its members wishes to enroll in a longer course within the CNSMD (after a competitive entrance examination).

Sophie Leleu
sophie.leleu @
+33 (0) 4 72 19 26 91
+33 (0) 6 83 82 57 15