Violin, Fiddle, Cello, Viola, Bass Lessons

Learn the classics, toe-tappin’ Fiddle or both! Violin lessons can begin for students as young as five years old, Cello or Viola at seven years old. We also have Double Bass lessons available. Lessons for Adults available. Music Collection offers qualified and experienced string teachers that will instruct you in the style you prefer at a pace that works for you. Rental Violins are available.

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Strings Overview:
Ages: Violin: 5+, beginners & up
Bass: 7+, beginners & up
Start Date: Any time throughout the year
Length: 30 minutes, hours available
Locations: St. John’s, Mount Pearl, Online
Styles: Fiddle (on Violin), Classical, Modern

String Teachers

Laura Chadderton
Laura Chadderton - Trombone, Trumpet, Brass, Piano, Violin/Fiddle

Laura Chadderton is a bass trombonist from Corner Brook, NL. She recently completed her Bachelor of Music (Comprehensive) degree in Trombone at Memorial University of Newfoundland, under the studies of Dr. Karen Bulmer (Dean of Music, MUN) and Cathy Stone (Professor of Low Brass, U of T). She is currently a student of MUN’s Bachelor of Music Education program, where she is preparing to teach K-12 music in the public school system. While at MUN, Laura performed with many groups, including MUN Jazz Ensemble, MUN Wind Ensemble, MUN Brass Ensemble, and Paddy Wagon Trombone Quartet. As well as discovering a love for conducting, Laura learned many teaching techniques throughout her post-secondary education, in brass, piano, strings, woodwinds, and percussion. Laura has a passion for teaching others the joys of music and is committed to creating a supportive and fun environment for her students to learn in. Laura is currently offering lessons in brass, piano, and violin, and cannot wait to see your admiration for music grow!

Rob Pittman Drum Teacher
Rob Pittman - Drum Kit, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Double Bass

Rob Pittman is a multi-instrumentalist with a wide-ranging musical background spanning over twenty years. He has performed bluegrass, hard rock, opera, and everything in between across Canada and around the world. Currently, Rob plays drums for Women of Rock, guitar for That ‘90s Band, and works as a studio musician recording, producing, and mixing for a wide range of artists. Rob spends his spare time cycling and spending time with his pets.

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.

Private Music Lessons

Guitar Lessons

& Bass Guitar+

Violin Lessons

Violin, Cello, Viola, Fiddle

Woodwind and Brass Lessons

Woodwind, Brass


+ Percussion


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.

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