Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele Lessons

Lessons for Mandolin, Banjo, Accordion, plus other Folk/Traditional instruments. We offer instruction in Bluegrass, Celtic, Newfoundland plus traditional and modern styles. Our instructors will show you the proper technique and can teach students how to read music and play by ear. Looking for Fiddle or Bodhran lessons? Check out our Violin/Fiddle page and our Drums and Percussion page for instructors and more information.

Available for

Beginners & Up
Ukulele: Ages 4 and up
Mandolin or Banjo: 7+

Start At Any Date

Begin this week or the next!
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Length of Lessons

30 minutes, but hours lessons available

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Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele Teachers

Madeline Carter
Madeline Carter - Violin/Fiddle, Mandolin

Madeline Carter is a fiddler originally from Aulac, New Brunswick who has been playing for 14 years. Playing a variety of different genres of music including Celtic, Country, and Folk, she also composes her own music. Along with her sisters, they make up “The Carter Girls” and their debut album "Crossing Borders" was released in July of 2020 featuring 6 original tunes. The album was recorded at "The Loft Studio" in Moncton, New Brunswick with the help of Studio Engineer and good friend Tyler Vollrath. Now living in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Madeline has recently graduated and received her diploma for Music Performance Business and Technology at College of the North Atlantic. She is gigging full time with duo partners Richard Parsons Jr and Darcy Scott and her band Saving Throw as well as being a backup fiddler for many local bands. She hopes to have a career in the music industry and continue her love and passion of music for many years to come.

darryl collins
Darryl Collins - Guitar, Classical Guitar, Mandolin, Bass, Banjo, Ukulele

Darryl holds a B.Mus. with honours from St. Xavier University. He offers over 25 years of teaching experience in all styles of guitar, bass, accordion, banjo, ukulele and mandolin. He has taught students from the age of 5 to seniors. He has experience in many styles including rock, country, folk, fingerstyle, jazz, classical, and improvisation. He has written two guitar books, one on technique and the other on jazz styles. Darryl has also taught the secondary guitar course at Memorial University. He performs regularly around town with local bands "Miss Conduct" and "The Outfit".

Matthew Hardy - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Double Bass

Music has been a passion of Matthew’s since getting his first guitar and learning the basic power chords necessary to play all of his favorite Green Day tunes. After discovering his love for music extended beyond punk rock, he pursued a career in classical double bass. Now Matthew has performed with numerous ensembles such as the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, Jazz East, and as the principal bass player for the College Light Opera Company in Cape Cod Massachusetts. He received his Bachelor’s of music performance (honours) from Memorial University, his Master’s in music performance from McGill University in Montreal, and was the 2019 winner of the Memorial University Concerto Competition.

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Jenna Maloney - Violin, Voice, Guitar, Ukulele, Bodhran

Jenna Maloney is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and fourth year MUN French student from St. John’s. She has performed in various festivals and shows around Newfoundland, including the NL Folk Festival, FOVP Lantern Festival, George Street Festival, Music NL Week, East Coast Music Week, and several Tada Events and Opera on the Avalon productions. She has also shared the stage with Tarahan and Sullivan’s Songhouse during the 2018 Gathering Festival in Southeast Ireland. In 2021, she released her debut Christmas single, “evergreen”. Aside from her work as a solo artist, she has been a part of multiple groups, notably as the bassist for Conway (2016-2022), and as part of duo Port-aux-Poutines alongside Axel Belgarde (since 2022), as well as having mentored numerous youth bands with Fergus O’Byrne’s Young Folk at the Hall (since 2016).

julianne meaney
Julianne Meaney - Voice, Ukulele, Beginner Piano

Julianne started her music career as a 7-year-old taking voice lessons at The Music Collection. She is now a graduate of Memorial University's Bachelor of Music program and a devoted teacher. She has been featured in a number of local operas, musical theatre productions and pop music concerts; with highlights including the role of Alice in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (MUN Opera, 2019), Denise in La marriage aux lanternes (MUN Opera, 2015) and Belle in Scrooge (Peter MacDonald Productions, 2014). Julianne has won several awards for her participation in the Kiwanis Music Festival, most notably the prestigious Senior Vocal Rose Bowl Award in 2018 for the top performance in the festival by a senior vocalist. Since beginning her teaching career in 2015, Julianne has shared her passion and enthusiasm with musicians of all ages and abilities. Her students have gone on to have great success in the Kiwanis Music Festival, performances in musical theatre productions and increased their confidence and love of music. Julianne's unique background of training in singing, acting, and performance gives her a unique skill set that includes musical genres such as Musical Theatre, Traditional, Opera/Classical, popular music and songwriting.  She loves working with voice and beginner piano and ukulele students to find technique, expression and confidence in music.

rowan sherlock
Rowan Sherlock - Piano, Violin/Fiddle, Viola, Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, String Ensemble

2021 Music NL nominee for ‘Music Educator of The Year’, Rowan Sherlock is a trained Classical violinist and pianist; having studied his craft in Waterford Institute of Technology Music School in Ireland for over 20 years, he then went on to undertake a BA in Music Composition and Classical violin performance, then followed by completing his MA in Music Composition under the tuition of the acclaimed Irish composer Dr Marian Ingoldsby. Rowan has in the past lead such orchestras as the South Eastern Region Youth Orchestra, the W.I.T Youth Orchestra, and has also toured internationally with the National Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ireland. He has performed with acclaimed Irish groups ‘In The Willows’, ‘Gypsi Swing’ as well as well-known Irish traditional band ‘Newfoundland’ with whom he has toured with extensively. Currently a member of local band Rugged Shores, Rowan has worked as a violin, piano and music theory teacher in schools across the South-East of Ireland as well as performing nationally with various groups. Rowan has performed on stage with many well-known musicians such as Duke Special, Nicola Benedetti and Dame Evelyn Glennie.

matt snow
Matt Snow - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele

Matt Snow has 17 years experience playing both bass and guitar and is able to effectively teach students of all ages and skill levels. Through his years of study and performance, Matt is well versed in a wide range of musical styles from jazz and blues to hard rock and metal. Matt is able to offer advanced musical theory instruction in the areas of scale / chord relationships, key development and analysis, modal and CAGED theory and improvisation. Matt also has a minor in Musicology from Memorial University of Newfoundland that is centered on theory, rudiments, instrumentation analysis, ear training and transcription.

joe tucker
Joe Tucker - Guitar, Ukulele

Joe began his guitar playing career at the tender age of 13. He has played with various choir, jazz bands and musical productions in his teenage years. In his last year of high school he formed the rock band Roundelay with his best buds and took on the role of lead singer and guitarist. Although the rhythm section of this band currently resides in bc, they have still managed to work together on new material and are able to gig when the stars align. Other bands include alternative rockers Another North, alt-country rockers Youngtree and the Blooms, rowdy grease rockers the Corroborators and the band Presto Magic which covers everything from modern indie rock to classic rhythm and blues. Primary roles in each band are lead guitar and in most cases backing vocals. In addition to these main gigs he plays regularly as a sit in with Mark Bragg, as a bass player with Len O'Neil and friends and as lead guitarist for "grieve a diva" (Aretha Franklin tribute). Joe has been teaching guitar for over 15 years at the Music Collection and has since added Ukulele and Bass guitar to the roster. He is a self proclaimed borderline music theory nerd and holds a BA with a major in philosophy and a minor in psych.

Private Music Lessons

Guitar Lessons

& Bass Guitar+

Violin Lessons

Violin, Cello, Viola, Fiddle


+ Percussion

Woodwind and Brass Lessons

Woodwind, Brass


Mandolin, Banjo +

Ensembles & Groups

Enabling students a chance to apply their skills in a group, rehearsing and performing together. Inspiring, yet fun and informal. Drumline, Vocal Performance, Rock Band or Ukelele.