Voice Lessons

Our singing or voice lessons are offered in private, one-on-one instruction. The Music Collection has instructors available to teach everything from today’s artists to classical arias. Students learn proper breathing technique, how to project, and of course have proper pitch. We also offer the option to pursue exams in the Royal Conservatory of Music. Our students have the option of performing in one of our two recitals and local festivals.

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Overview of Private Lessons »

Voice Overview:
Ages: 6 and up, beginners and up
Start Date: Any time throughout the year
Length: 30 minutes, hours available
Exam Prep: Available, but optional
Locations: St. John’s, Mount Pearl
Styles: Musical Theatre, Pop/Rock, Classical and more

Voice Teachers

Charlotte Fowler - Voice

Charlotte Fowler discovered her passion for performing at age 4 when she first started music lessons. She is currently a student at Holy Heart of Mary High School, and has been involved with the many of the artistic programs there including the Holy Heart Chamber Choir. Charlotte has also been a devoted member of Shallaway Youth Choir and is currently a member of the senior ensemble, Camerata. In past years she has been a member of Shallaways Chamber Choir, Exsultate and the neurodiverse ensemble, Lauda. She has also worked with many of the younger ensembles through the choirs apprenticeship program, most recently with Vivo, which consists of choristers from grades 4-6. In her own musical studies she has completed RCM certificates in both Voice and Theory, receiving a First Class Honours in her grade 8 Vocal exam in June of 2018. Charlotte is excited to begin teaching this year and hopes to inspire young artists through Classical, Folk, and Musical Theatre styles of Voice.

Leanne Kean Voice, Guitar Instructor
Leanne Kean - Voice, Guitar

Leanne obtained her “Voice Technique & Musicianship” specialist certification from Berklee College Of Music (based in Boston, MA) in 2013 which focused on vocal technique, music theory and ear-training. She recently attended the “Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop 2018” (acquiring the professional development course on campus) at the Boston Conservatory. She enjoys teaching many contemporary genres; including pop, (classic) rock, soul, folk, NL, musical theatre & jazz. She performs in the local music scene through-out the year as a solo singer for many different venues (weddings, dinner music, local productions, pub matinees, corporate parties, tribute shows, back-up vocals, sporting events & fundraisers) She was a showcased singer for “Our Divas Do Christmas” in 2006/2016/2017. She was also a featured performer in local shows such as; The “NSO Silver Ball” The “Frosty Festival” and touring theatre shows “Summer Of Love”, “How Sweet It Is; James Taylor” and “1975”. She has an extensive background and formal training in voice, piano and acoustic guitar and was an active competitor on a provincial/national level for several years. She was also the lead singer for a well-known local band, “Miss Conduct” (a top 40 cover band) playing in the downtown scene from 2011-2013. She thoroughly enjoys working with kids and teens in helping them hone their skills and encouraging them to express themselves. Her lessons include the focus on singing technique, diaphragmatic breathing, body alignment, physical relaxation, diction & vowel articulation, overcoming performance anxiety, confidence building, theory for singers, and maintaining vocal health. She also provides beginner guitar lessons for vocalists who want to learn how to accompany themselves through the use of chords, finger-picking/strumming techniques, easy guitar tab, beginner theory, and learning how to sing and play at the same time.

Allan Locke Guitar Instructor
Allan Locke - Guitar, Classical Guitar, Bass, Pop/Rock Voice

Allan Locke attained a B.Mus. in Theory/Composition from MUN in 2005, whereby he was named to the Director's List "in recognition of sustained academic and musical excellence". His primary instrument at MUN was classical guitar, though he sings and plays many other instruments proficiently. Allan has been teaching at the Music Collection for ten years, and he has been performing, writing, and recording all types of music for almost twenty years. Allan has performed with many musical ensembles, including the MUN Jazz Band and the MUN Festival Choir, and he currently plays with the band Miss Conduct. Allan has also attained a Master of Employment Relations degree from MUN in 2010.

Julianne Meaney Voice, Ukulele Instructor
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.

Savanna-Muscat
Savanna Muscat - Euphonium, Trumpet, Trombone, Low Brass, Voice, Piano

Savanna Muscat was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario. She completed her B. Mus in Euphonium and Classical Voice at the University of Windsor and is currently pursuing her M. Mus at Memorial University in Newfoundland. During her music journey, she started teaching privately and in the school system in piano, voice, and brass. Aside from her teaching career, she is an avid performer, both in the instrumental and choral world. Vocal highlights include singing alongside the Windsor Symphony Orchestra in productions of Candide, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Mozart’s Nozze de Figaro (Marriage of Figaro), Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Mozart’s Requiem, and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly; touring with Mid-America Productions to perform Ola Giejo’s Sunrise Mass at Carnegie Hall, and singing in the Canadian premiere of Whitacre’s The Boy Who Laughed At Santa Claus. Instrumental highlights include playing lead trumpet in local Broadway productions of Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Little Shop of Horrors, and Seussical; and playing alongside Windsor Symphony Orchestra in Side x Side x Side concert with euphonium solos in Holst’s First Suite in Eb, Appermont’s Noah’s Ark, Whitacre’s October, and Holst’s Mars from The Planets.

Monike Porter Voice Instructor
Monike Porter - Voice

Lyric soprano Monike Porter was raised just outside of Halifax Nova Scotia, with a passion for music which stemmed from a deep love for Shirley Temple musicals. She studied at Acadia University under Paula Rockwell and graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance in 2015, having performed in many operatic productions and concerts. Most notably, while at Acadia she performed the role of Dame Doleful in Edwin Penhorwood’s Too Many Sopranos and was a featured soloist in Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the Acadia University Orchestra. She has also taken part in opera programs in Canada and internationally, such as Halifax Summer Opera Workshop and Yorkshire Opera Workshop in the United Kingdom. Ms. Porter recently graduated with a Master of Music degree in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance from Memorial University of Newfoundland under the guidance of Shelley Neville. While at Memorial she participated in two scene productions with the MUN Opera Workshop in which she performed the roles of First Lady in The Magic Flute and Servilia in La Clemenza di Tito among others.

Rebecca Spurrell Piano, Voice Instructor
Rebecca Spurrell - Piano, Voice

Rebecca is a graduate of Memorial University with a major in music and a minor in mathematics, studying piano under Timothy Steeves. Their entire life, Rebecca had their mind set on teaching music as their life long career plan. In high school, Rebecca completed the Royal Conservatory program up to level 9, and has taught numerous students of all ages and levels, from preschool aged children to middle aged adults, in theory and techniques, piano and voice. As well, they have taught rhythm, theory and techniques in snare drum, bass drum, and glockenspiel in their local army cadet corps for four years. Rebecca knows how important it is to understand and work with the needs of their students on an individual basis, and strives to provide an inclusive and enjoyable learning experience in every lesson.

Private Music Lessons

Guitar Lessons
Guitar

& Bass Guitar+

Violin and Strings
Strings

Violin, Cello, Viola, Fiddle

Woodwind and Brass Lessons
Winds

Woodwind, Brass

Drum Instruction
Drums

+ Percussion

Folk, Accordion, Banjo, Mandolin
Folk

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.