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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, Online
Styles: Musical Theatre, Pop/Rock, Classical and more

Voice Teachers

Kristina Bernardo
Kristina Bernardo - Voice, Trumpet

Kristina graduated from Memorial University where she received her Bachelor of Music under the vocal instruction of Shelley Neville. Kristina’s time at MUN was spent performing with the MUN Chamber Choir, MUN Festival Choir, the Jazz Gals, and the MUN Jazz Ensemble where she was described as singing with “poise, grace and serious power.” Kristina also performed with the MUN Opera Workshop playing Tweedle Dum in Will Todd’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and was cast as the Witch in Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel.” Kristina also enjoys singing many different genres including traditional folk, contemporary, pop and rock. She has a love of musical theatre and has performed in shows with Peter MacDonald Productions, Theatre St. John’s and Atlantic Light Theatre. Kristina is also passionate about both instrumental and vocal jazz and has been involved with many groups over the years for both. She is currently the vocalist for Jazz East Big Band, and you can hear them perform in many local events around St. John’s. Kristina loves music and hopes to be able to share this love and joy with a new generation through teaching in a safe and welcoming environment. Kristina is offering lessons in both voice and trumpet and cannot wait to see your happy faces! Let’s make some music!

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.

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Jenna Maloney - Violin, Voice, Guitar, Ukulele, Bodhran

Jenna Maloney is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and fourth year MUN French student from St. John’s. She has performed in various festivals and shows around Newfoundland, including the NL Folk Festival, FOVP Lantern Festival, George Street Festival, Music NL Week, East Coast Music Week, and several Tada Events and Opera on the Avalon productions. She has also shared the stage with Tarahan and Sullivan’s Songhouse during the 2018 Gathering Festival in Southeast Ireland. In 2021, she released her debut Christmas single, “evergreen”. Aside from her work as a solo artist, she has been a part of multiple groups, notably as the bassist for Conway (2016-2022), and as part of duo Port-aux-Poutines alongside Axel Belgarde (since 2022), as well as having mentored numerous youth bands with Fergus O’Byrne’s Young Folk at the Hall (since 2016).

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!

Faye Shepherd
Faye Shepherd - Piano, Voice, Flute, Guitar, Ukelele, Cello

At the age of 4, multi-instrumentalist Faye Shepherd began learning music and has never ceased to be immersed and surrounded by it. Her belief that music learning needs to be loved by the student has guided her teaching style for over 30 years. Faye uses adaptive music learning & teaching applications (such as Piano Marvel & Hook Theory) as well as her Bachelor of Music and Music Education degrees and countless other music courses to make sure her students are having fun while they grow as musicians. Shepherd was owner & proprietor of her own music studio in Calgary, Alberta where, aside from teaching and running the day to day schedules of nearly 100 students and teachers, she was performing regularly. Recently returned home to St. John’s, NL, Faye looks forward to new student relationships and teaching Music Theory, Composition, Royal Conservatory and Conservatory Canada, Chording & Improvisation and Musical Theatre. When she isn’t living and breathing music Faye likes to draw, paint, snuggle her cats and fall asleep during movies.

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Beckett Spurrell - Piano, Voice, Melodic Minors (Early Child 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.

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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