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.Meet our Instructors »
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Folk Overview:
Ages: 4+ for Ukulele
7+ for Mandolin, Banjo
Start Date: Any time throughout the year
Length: 30 minutes, hours available
Locations: St. John’s, Mount Pearl

Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele, Bouzouki Teachers

Darryl Collins – Guitar, Classical Guitar, Mandolin, Bass, Banjo, Ukulele
Darryl holds a B.Mus. with honours from St. Xavier. He offers over 25 years of teaching experience in all styles of guitar, bass, and mandolin. Darryl also currently teaches classical guitar at Memorial University and performs with the band Miss Conduct.

Rowan Sherlock – Piano, Violin/Fiddle, Viola, Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, Folk Group, Theory
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 is also the violinist 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. 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, as well as having performed at countless wedding ceremonies and functions as an ‘event musician’ over the past number of years. Rowan has performed on stage with many well-known musicians such as Duke Special, Nicola Benedetti and Dame Evelyn Glennie.

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.

Greg Tobin – Guitar, Ukulele
Greg has been a musician for over 25 years and a music instructor for over 15 years. Touring with bands across Canada and abroad, Greg has worked with Princess Cruise lines in the Caribbean, resorts in the Dominican Republic and traveled as far as Moscow, Russia to perform music.
When he is not performing with local bands, Greg also produces music for other artists and writes music for internet, television and radio. As an educator Greg has been the instructor at Academy Canada for the music recording arts program and has run songwriting and performance camps.

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 including Les Miserables. In his last year of high school he formed the rock band Roundelay with his best friends and they are still going today, recording and gigging all around town. He is currently in his fifteenth year of teaching guitar with The Music Collection. He holds a degree in philosophy from Memorial University.

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St. John's, Torbay Road 738-2982 hello@musiccollection.ca
Mount Pearl 368-0789 mountpearl@musiccollection.ca


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