— Program is based on the learning techniques put in place by Didier Lockwood.

The student will acquire a way of working specific to the strings, allowing him to master the instrumental technique and to acquire a real artistic dimension in jazz and improvised music.

The period of study is lasting 2 semesters (1 year).

Weekly classes take place on Mondays from 10am to 7.30pm, from the end of September to the beginning of June (190h).

— The content of the training:

At the end of the program the student will obtain the CMDL certificate.

The candidate must:

  • Be at least 18 years old

No musical diploma is required

Annual tuition fees: 3000 euros.

But if you use a personal fund to finance your studies, the CMDL gives you financial support by lowering the tuition fees to 2000 euros a year.

Le compte personnel de formation

In France, all employees and jobseekers aged 16 and over have since 1 January 2015 a personal training account (CPF). The CPF is part of the compte personnel d’activités (CPA). After opening your CPA, you will be able to choose your training, create and complete your training file, and then apply for funding. To use your DIF/CPF hours, you must apply for financial support. Depending on your case, your financial support may be your employer, your Fongecif or your Opacif, the OPCO (former OPCA) of your company, Pôle emploi or your Region. To create your CPA and access the CPF, visit the new portal / Open since March 2018.



Afdas is the training partner of culture, communication, media and leisure professionals; it is both an Opco, Octa and Opacif for companies and employees in the sector.

Two AFDAS financing solutions are available to you depending on your status:


Le plan de développement des compétences

To benefit from it, you need to :

– have a minimum of 2 years of professional seniority. This is calculated from the first day worked as an intermittent.

– justify 48 gigs during the last 24 months


Congés individuel de formation (CIF)

To benefit from it, you need to :

– Professional seniority of 2 years

– Activity volume of 220 working days or fees spread over the last 2 to 5 years. On these 220 days of work, you must justify: 60 days over the last 24 months or 30 days, over the last 12 months.



Regions are mobilized to help young people to train and facilitate their professional development. Check with your region to find out about the financial schemes put in place.



Aide individuelle à la formation (AIF)

When the existing financing mechanisms cannot take charge of your project, partially or entirely, get closer to your Pôle emploi advisor to see if you can benefit Individual Training Assistance (AIF) which will help to finance the tuition fees.


A reform of financial schemes in France is under way. Those informations may soon change. We will not fail to update them, thank you for your understanding.

Application deadline :  30 June 2020

Results : Beginning of September 2020



  • 1 Identity photo
  • 1 Cover letter
  • 1 Curriculum Vitae
  • The links of your video recordings (at least in trio): your interpretation of two pieces of your choice

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