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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Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele, Bouzouki, Accordion Teachers

Michael Boone – Guitar, Mandolin, Bass, Bouzouki

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.

Michael Boone – Guitar, Mandolin, Bass, Bouzouki
Mike Boone is a multi-instrumentalist whose musical range spans traditional NL music to modern jazz. He holds a B.A. with an Advanced Major in Music from STFX University as well as a B.MusEd from Memorial University. You can see Mike playing with the band Rum Ragged who in 2016-17 was awarded Folk/Roots Album of the Year by Music NL and nominated for an ECMA in the Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year category. As a musician and educator he passionately plays, teaches, and promotes music, both traditional and contemporary.

Marijn Emanuel Companjen – Guitar, Classical Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Ukulele, Cajon
Marijn Emanuel (Manny) was born in The Netherlands and has studied and performed in Spain, The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, and Canada. His repertoire is a compilation of Flamenco, Spanish, Classic, Jazz, Blues, Rock and Folk music and brings twelve years of teaching experience. Marijn Emanuel began his training with his first guitar lessons at the age of five. He studied classical guitar with Louis Ignatius Gall a student of master guitarist Andres Segovia at Conservatorium Hogeschool, a renowned musical conservatory in The Netherlands. In 1994, he began taking lessons in flamenco guitar. It conquered his heart and led him to study with triple Concurso de Cordoba winner Paco Serrano, Spain and with flamenco guitarist and master Luthier Francisco Manuel Diaz in Granada, Spain. Marijn Emanuel is also an accomplished flamenco percussionist, having extensive experience playing both the cajon and the udo. His professional flamenco career started in 1996 when he became a guitarist and percussionist for the flamenco group Potage. He has also been a member of: Norte y Sur (1999) and Fuego Andaluz (2001-05). Marijn’s eighteen years of experience in teaching, performing, and accompanying flamenco dance classes and has worked extensively with renowned flamenco dancers, singers, guitarists and percussionists around the world. He has toured with the Televised Paperclip Magazine tour, a rock and jazz group in The Netherlands in 1996. Marijn Emanuel moved to St. John’s in 2005 and has made local appearances as Featured Performer in TADA productions Our Divas do Christmas III (2007), a Performance with the World Jazz Orchestra at the St. John’s Jazz Festival (2005), Sound Symposium’s World on a String concert (2011), and has appeared several times on Roger’s Channel 9 Out of the Fog and CBC Radio in the past seven years. He is currently completing a music degree in classical performance guitar at MUN’s School of Music.

Matthew Glover – Violin/Fiddle, Accordion, Ukulele

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.

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St. John’s, Torbay Road 738-2982
Mount Pearl 368-0789

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