Michel Ross is an educator, pianist and conductor based in Toronto. He holds a Master of music from the University of Toronto and a Baccalauréat en éducation from l’Université d’Ottawa. Michel is a French and music teacher with the Toronto District School Board, and has recently written a French children’s book — Je ne veux pas aller à l’école! — which was published by AIM Language Learning last summer.
Michel learned the basics of AIM from his mother, who has used the method very successfully in her own teaching. He has been teaching with AIM since 2006 with students from pre-school through grade six. As a native French speaker, Michel has found it very gratifying to empower his students to actually use French in and out of class. This is manifested in the breadth of spoken production and interaction activities in the AIM program as well as scaffolded reading and writing tasks. Michel is in the process of becoming a certified AIM teacher, and has co-hosted a number of AIM workshops in and around Toronto.
Michel conducts the Toronto Children’s Chorus Boys’ Choir, and is the pianist for the Toronto Children’s Chorus Main Choir. He has performed with them in Argentina, Brazil and Sweden at international music festivals and events, and appears on their award-winning album, Sounzcapes: From Our Lands.