Woodwind and Brass Lessons

Private Woodwind and Brass Lessons are great for those who want to learn for fun, or prepare for RCM exams. For students in school band, private lessons can greatly enhance not only a child’s proficiency, but also interest in their instrument. Private instruction will help them advance faster thanks to the one-on-one attention they usually don’t receive in a group band program. Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Brass lessons are available for ages 8 or 9 and up, including adults and seniors. Children younger than age 8 typically do not have the lung capacity to handle wind instruments. Music Collection also offers Band Instrument rentals and sales.

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Winds Overview:
Ages:8 or 9 and up, beginners and up
Start Date:Any time throughout the year
Length:30 minutes, hours available
Exam Prep:Available, but optional
Locations:Clarinet: St. John’s, Mt Pearl
Flute: St. John’s
Brass: St. John’s
Styles:Classical, Jazz, Improv, Rock and more

Woodwind Teachers - Flute and Clarinet

Meghan Collett Flute Instructor
Meghan Collett - Flute

Meghan studied flute, voice and music theory for a number of years and completed the Grade 8 Royal Conservatory of Music Flute examination and Grade 7 Conservatory Canada Voice examination. She taught flute for 4 years, successfully preparing students for the Kiwanis music festival, conservatory examinations and auditions. After taking a break from teaching to complete her M.Sc. with a focus in Music Perception, and teaching psychology to school-aged and University students, she is excited to be back teaching flute at the Music Collection.

Michael Fagan Piano Instructor
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!

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Debbie Parsons - Piano, Flute, VP 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 theory teacher Debbie offers over twenty eight 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.

Brass Teachers - Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium

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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.

Private Music Lessons

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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.