Private Woodwind Lessons are great for those who want to learn for fun, or prepare for RCM exams. For students in school band, private lessons can greatly enhance not only a child’s proficiency, but also interest in their instrument. Private instruction will help them advance faster thanks to the one-on-one attention they usually don’t receive in a group band program. Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone lessons are available for ages 8 or 9 and up, including adults and seniors. Children younger than age 8 typically do not have the lung capacity to handle wind instruments.
Meghan Collett – Flute
Meghan studied flute, voice and music theory for a number of years and completed the Grade 8 Royal Conservatory of Music Flute examination and Grade 7 Conservatory Canada Voice examination. She taught flute for 4 years, successfully preparing students for the Kiwanis music festival, conservatory examinations and auditions. After taking a break from teaching to complete her M.Sc. with a focus in Music Perception, and teaching psychology to school-aged and University students, she is excited to be back teaching flute at the Music Collection.
Michael Fagan – Piano, Clarinet, Theory
Michael has completed a Bachelor of Music (2014) and a Bachelor of Music Education (2016) from Memorial University of Newfoundland. He began studying piano at the age of 7 and clarinet at the age of 9, under the tutelage of Margaret Murray-Reed (piano), Lorne Buick (clarinet), Paul Bendzsa (clarinet), and Dr. Kristina Szutor (piano, MUN School of Music).
Michael is very active in the local music community as the accompanist of the Philharmonic Choir of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra (PCNSO), as an accompanist (and occasional Director) at St. Teresa’s Parish, and accompanying for numerous churches, organizations, and events throughout the year in the St. John’s and surrounding area. Michael has also recorded for numerous projects, including CBC Radio One, St. Bonaventure’s College, MUN Chamber Orchestra, MUN Wind Ensemble, VOWR, and more.
Michael looks forward to sharing his passion for music with his students!
Peyton Morrissey – Clarinet, Piano
Peyton is entering her second year at the MUN school of music. She has been taking piano lessons since the age of 3, beginning with the Music for Young Children program, then continuing to complete Grade 9 under the Royal Conservatory of Music. She began playing the clarinet at the age of 11 and is now pursuing the instrument as her major in university. Most recently she was awarded the Calvin G. Powell Memorial Scholarship by the School of Music. Along with playing piano for St. Patrick’s church on Sunday mornings, Peyton also enjoys partaking in productions in the musical theatre community, and is an avid dancer. She looks forward to sharing her love and dedication to music with all her present and future students!
Sarah Newell – Saxophone, Piano
Sarah is currently in her third year of her undergrad at the MUN School of Music. She started taking piano lessons at the age of 5 and worked her way to completing grade 9 of the Royal Conservatory of Music. Sarah started playing saxophone at age 12 and is now currently studying under Dr. Christine Carter at the MUN School of music. Most recently she has been involved in productions with Gros Morne Summer Music in Corner Brook as well as the MUN Jazz band, chamber choir and wind ensemble. Sarah also enjoys skiing, travel and the great outdoors. She looks forward to sharing her love for music with her students!
Megan Spencer – Piano, Flute
Megan Spencer is a Grade 12 student at Holy Heart of Mary High School. She has been playing piano since the age of 5 beginning with the Music for Young Children program. She has successfully completed Grade 8 in the Royal Conservatory of Music exams as well as Advanced Rudiments in Theory. Megan has been playing the flute since the age of 9 and has completed several Royal Conservatory of Music exams. She has received the Gold Award for Atlantic Canada in the Royal Conservatory of Music flute exam in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Megan is a member of the Newfoundland Symphony Youth Orchestra, as well as the Holy Heart of Mary Concert Band and Jazz Band. She also played flute in the pit orchestra for Holy Heart’s production of 42nd Street. In addition to her musical interests, Megan is involved in multiple dance classes.
Holly Winter – Voice, Clarinet
Holly is a singer, clarinetist and educator from Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is currently pursuing a degree in Clarinet Performance and Music Education at Memorial University studying under Christine Carter. Holly has been teaching since 2014 and has completed the Halifax Music Co-op teacher training program. She has studied musical theatre and acting at Neptune Theatre School and with the DaPoPo Theatre company including taking a original play on tour in Germany in 2009.
Singing has always been Holly’s passion whether it was belting out to the spice girls in her kitchen (circa 1996) to performing with the top High School audition choir in Halifax and everything in between. Her singing achievements include Alto soloist in the Halifax Music Co-op’s production of Handel’s Messiah (2015), Martha in Saint’s Alive!’s production of the Secret Garden (2007) and Vocal Coach of the Halifax Music Co-op Jazz Choir (2016). Holly has performed and trained in many styles including musical theatre, jazz, pop and classical.
She has been principal and bass clarinetist of the Halifax Music Co-op since 2014 as well as founder and leader of the Chalumeau Clarinet Ensemble. Holly loves teaching students of all levels and ages.
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