Music Collection and Dance Corner Canada

Piano Lessons

The Music Collection offers piano lessons for students of all ages and abilities from beginners to advanced. Learn to play for fun, or prepare for Conservatory Exams. All styles are available; classical, pop, jazz, rock, blues. Piano students can often begin lessons around five years old, but we also offer piano teachers with training in early childhood education. These instructors are available to teach pre-reading instruction to four year olds. Many of our piano teachers are also available for private or group theory instruction, including preparation for Royal Conservatory or Music Theory Exams.

Piano Available for

Ages 4 and up, beginners and up

Start At Any Date

Begin this week or the next!
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Length of Lessons

30 minutes, but hours lessons available

Need an Instrument or Supplies?

Sales & Rentals are available

Piano Teachers

Irina Beshai
Irina Beshai - Piano

Irina Beshai is a Ukrainian-born Pianist, Piano teacher, and Accompanist. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education, which includes piano performance and Choir conducting. Irina has played piano since she was five years old. She has experience teaching piano for over fifteen years in Ukraine, Greece, and Egypt. She is knowledgeable about different styles and genres of Music. Irina has been working with London College of Music and Trinity College of Music in preparation for the students to receive Graded Certificates and Diplomas in Piano Performance. She believes that the most satisfying part of music education for the teachers is observing the progress students make through the time of mastering piano.

don boland
Don Boland - Piano, Guitar and Bass Guitar

Don Boland is a very positive influence in the art of learning. He is a professional studio musician and has owned and operated a recording studio for over 30 years. Written and performed music for TV and various Media forms. As a multi-instrumentalist Don focuses on teaching piano/guitar/bass and trumpet. All of his students are taught how to read music-how to develop their ear for music-how to improvise and the practical application of music theory. Students have the option of preparing for music exams and Kiwanis Music Festival. Many of Don’s students have to gone on to University to further study music. He has taught all ages from 5-75 years old.

Julia Bryant
Julia Bryant - Voice, Guitar, Piano

Julia Bryant is a 20 year old student, who is attending Memorial University School of Music. Julia has been involved in music since she was 18 months old. Beginning with KinderMusik, she then moved onto piano, which was then pursued at MUN School of Music. From such a young age, Julia has loved music, and she is excited to be able to share her interest in Voice and Piano with her students. Julia loves playing classical music, as well as new, popular music. In her free time, Julia loves reading exciting books and walking her dog.

michael fagan
Michael Fagan - Piano, Clarinet

Born in St. John’s, Michael Fagan began studying piano at the age of 7. As a student in the music program at St. Bonaventure’s College, Michael began playing the clarinet at the age of 9, in later years learning mallet percussion, alto and baritone saxophone, and melodica. After graduating from St. Bonaventure’s College in 2010, Michael went on to complete a Bachelor of Music degree from the Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Music in 2014, studying piano under the guidance of Dr. Kristina Szutor. While at MUN, Michael accompanied on piano for the MUN Festival Choir and Wind Ensemble, as well as numerous chamber ensembles, as well as playing clarinet in the MUN Wind Ensemble. Michael later graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education degree in 2016. Michael has also accompanied for many churches, organizations and events across St. John’s and the Avalon Peninsula, including St. Teresa’s Parish, St. Paul’s Parish, the Basilica of St. John the Baptist, the Canadian Bible Society, the Kiwanis and Rotary Music Festivals, and on several recordings with the CBC, MUN Wind Ensemble, MUN Chamber Orchestra, VOWR, and St. Bonaventure’s College. Michael has accompanied many choirs, both for schools and professional organizations, including the Philharmonic Choir of the NSO, the Oriana Women’s Choir, St. Bonaventure’s College, and more. Michael is also active in the community as a freelance pianist for various concerts, weddings, funerals, parties, dinners, and more. Michael enjoys working with his students, and watching them work to reach their fullest potential!

Krystal Knee
Krystal Knee - Piano

Krystal has been playing piano since the age of five and has been professionally teaching for over twenty years. Music Collection colleague Don Boland was her teacher when she completed the grade eight/nine Royal Conservatory of Music exams. As a certified Music for Young Children instructor, she has had students as young as three, and in private piano students over the age of sixty. She has both a B.A. and B.Ed. from Memorial University and has been a substitute teacher for many years. Krystal has prepared many students for the Kiwanis Music Festival and Royal Conservatory of Music exams. Although classically trained, she enjoys helping her students have fun in all styles of learning.

Olena Kolokolova
Olena Kolokolova - Piano

Olena is a highly motivated Ukrainian music piano teacher and accompanist with over 25 years of experience in a multicultural teaching ambience. Her music journey began at eight years old with piano lessons. This journey led her to obtain a bachelor degree in Music Pedagogy with a specialty in Piano. She worked as a piano teacher at the Music School and accompanist in the classical and popular Music Festivals in Ukraine and Poland. Subsequently, she followed her professional career as a Piano, Pedagogy and Theory professor at Montemorelos University, Mexico. Simultaneously, she volunteered as an accompanist of Sacred Music in the churches and prepared students for the Music Festivals in Monterrey (Mexico) and Texas (USA). Her passion for piano teaching led her to specialize in pedagogy and the philosophy of the Suzuki International Method. This method inspired her to use fun and creative new learning strategies where students can share their love for playing the piano. Olena's conviction is that the study of musical instruments not only brings us joy and satisfaction but also can be an excellent tool for developing and building a child's personality and help in growing a child's human and academic potential. Olena used to organize with her students community service programs called "Music for Share" where they offered concerts to nursing homes, carrying the joy of music to disabled people, and concerts for collecting funds for people suffering from wars and natural disasters. In these events, children learn how their musical talents can bless others in need. She likes to spend her free time in nature with her family and friends, her two dogs and two adopted cats.

Robin Lush
Robin Lush - Piano

Robin has studied piano since the age of 5, learning classical piano through RCM up to Level 9 and completing certification for Level 8. She has taught numerous students of various skill levels and ages, from age 5 to adult, including successfully teaching students through higher-level RCM examinations. Her experience ranges from RCM, Alfred Piano, Bastien Piano, as well as teaching chording and melody playing by ear. In her day-job Robin owns and operates her own business, Decorating Den Interiors. Robin loves to continue having an outlet for sharing her musical skills and helping others meet their goals in piano. Robin’s greatest joy in teaching is helping her students learn to love the piano and expressing themselves through music!

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.

Frank OBrien
Frank O’Brien - Piano and Voice

Frank was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and has been partaking in piano lessons since age 3, and in voice lessons from the ages of 10 to 17. He has achieved his Grade 10 Royal Conservatory of Music Practical Piano Exam, and his Level 9 Harmony Theory exam, also with the RCM. In June 2023, he graduated from the School of Music, Memorial University with a Bachelor of Music (B.Mus (Hons)), with a concentration on piano and music composition. Frank also has worked as a tour guide with O’Brien’s Whale and Bird Tours for the past five years. In his spare time, Frank enjoys taking his dogs on walks, hanging out with his friends and family, and improvising on the piano. Frank has always had a keen interest in helping those of all ages reach their full musical potential, and very much looks forward to doing so at The Music Collection!

miranda osmond
Miranda Osmond - Piano

Miranda is a third year student at memorial university completing a Bachelors of Arts with a major in English. She hopes to continue studying at MUN and work towards a Bachelor of education to become a school teacher. Miranda has completed her royal conservatory of music grade eight piano examination certificate. She has completed the theory portion and also studied the grade nine repertoire. Throughout high school she played clarinet in her high school concert band. Along with an interest in music, Miranda also took part in ballet for many years. She looks forward to meeting new students and helping them learn to play piano.

Debbie Parsons
Debbie Parsons - Piano, Flute, President of Operations

Debbie has been with the Music Collection from the beginning. In 2000 she was responsible for the opening of the Dance Corner, a division of the Music Collection, to provide customers with a large selection of bodywear, shoes and accessories for dance, skate, cheer, and gymnastics. As a piano and flute teacher Debbie offers over thirty years of experience. Her music studies were accomplished though the Royal Conservatory of Music and Kindermusik International. Many of her current and past students have received accreditation through the RCM and have successfully performed in the Kiwanis Music Festival. Debbie has taught private students from the age of three to seniors. Group classes for newborn and parents to older teens in junior high and high school. Recently she started a class at Easter Seals for persons with a disability to explore dance through music and free movement. She loves teaching and sharing her love of music with others.

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.

rebecca spurrell
Beckett Spurrell - Piano, Voice, Melodic Minors (Early Childhood Music Groups)

Beckett Spurrell is a Newfoundland-born musician and teacher from Southwest Arm. Since they were a child, they had a dream of teaching music to young children. Now, through Musical Collection and Melodic Minors, their dream is finally coming true. Beckett has a Bachelor of Music from Memorial University (2017) and a diploma of Early Childhood Education from the College of the North Atlantic (2023). They have been a voice and piano teacher with Music Collection since 2016, and a early childhood educator since 2021. In addition, Beckett also has around 3 years of band instruction experience in an army cadet corps. With their knowledge, education, and love of teaching children, Beckett hopes to bring music, movement, and fun to the life of you and your child.

Robyn Stacey
Robyn Stacey - Piano, Saxophone

Robyn Stacey was born and raised in Oshawa, Ontario. She began playing piano at the age of 10, and started playing saxophone in school at 12. From a young age Robyn wanted to be a teacher, and when she got involved in music she decided to work towards becoming a music teacher. She completed a Bachelor of Music at Queen’s University with a focus on saxophone and education. Following this, she attended Memorial University of Newfoundland and completed a Bachelor of Music Education. She has spent the past seven years working for the NLESD as a music teacher, and recently as a teaching and learning assistant. Throughout her musical career, Robyn has had many years experience both playing in, and conducting wind ensembles, jazz bands, and choirs. As both classroom and private music teacher she has prepared many students for the Kiwanis Music Festival and a variety of other performances, and her students have had great success. Robyn is passionate about education and music. She understands the importance of quality education and meeting the needs of all students. She has experience teaching music to students from preschool age to grade 12, and is always excited to share her love of music with others.

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.