Lesson times available: fall/winter 2020-21

At this time, all after school lesson times have been filled by returning students! However, I have two daytime lesson slots available: Mondays at 2:00 PM and Tuesdays at 12:45 PM.

These times are ideal for adult students – learn more about my lesson offerings for adults by CLICKING HERE.

If you’d like more information, contact me by following the link below:

Enroll Now: Harmonia Girls’ Choir!


Harmonia is accepting new members for the 2019-2020 season!

Now entering its fifth season, Harmonia is Sirens’ premiere educational program for girls between the ages of 11-18. Have fun, make new friends, and discover the joys of singing in a group – Harmonia is a community where girls can feel safe to find their voices through music. Focus is placed on strong vocal technique, musicianship, and music theory, all while having fun, of course! Harmonia is under the direction of Kelsea McLean, with pianist Andrea Ellis, both experienced music educators.

“Harmonia is my favourite activity any of my kids have ever taken. My daughter is always singing! She loves the girls in the choir. She loves Kelsea and Andrea. She is learning so much. The concerts are wonderful. My wife and I thank our stars every day that the Sirens have developed this educational service aspect to their choir. She…

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Lesson time available

Happy New Year!

I’ve recently had a lesson time open up on Fridays 4:30-5:00pm. Send along an email inquiry if you are interested (please note that this time is held for school-aged students).

Inquiries may be sent by filling out the form below.

Enroll now: Harmonia Girls’ Choir seeking singers for 2017-18!

Harmonia Girls’ Choir, now entering its third season, is Sirens’ premiere educational program for girls between the ages of 11-18! Have fun, make new friends, and discover the joys of singing in a group – Harmonia is a community where girls can feel safe to find their voices through music. Focus is placed on strong vocal […]

via Enroll NOW! Harmonia seeks singers for 2017-18 school year — Harmonia Girls’ Choir

Soft Snow @ AITO

I am very excited to be involved in this year’s 2017 edition of Art in the Open – this is the annual event where our beautiful downtown Charlottetown becomes transformed into an interactive gallery. I will be at the piano, along side some of my dear musical friends/colleagues, to perform a work in collaboration with Mille Clarkes and Gerard Clarkes.

SOFT SNOW is a live musical performance and video projection experience taking place during Art In The Open . Art à ciel ouvert. Three scheduled performances at 7pm / 8:45pm / 9:30pm at The Carriage House (behind Beacsonfield Historic House). Each performance is 15 mins.

Music composed by Gerard Clarkes.
Video projection by Millefiore Clarkes.
Performers: Andrea Ellis (piano), Kelsea McLean (soprano), Shannon Scales (soprano), Suzanne Campbell (mezzo soprano), Sam Lantz (flute).

Inspired by the poem John Browns Body by Stephen Vincent Benét – SOFT SNOW contemplates the cycle of peace and war, and the emergence of hope after battle.


New this year: Adult Piano Lessons

Have you always wanted to play the piano but never got around to learning? Or, did you grow up taking piano lessons and now want to revisit the keyboard?

For the 2017-18 teaching year, I am pleased to offer private instruction for adult students. For beginners, we will work primarily from the Adult Piano Adventures course; for those revisiting their piano skills, we will assess your level together and take it from there!

Lesson details:

  • Studio based out of Charlottetown (Parkdale area);
  • Sessions will run from the weeks of September 11 to November 27 (Fall Term), and January 8 to April 2 (Winter term); 24 lessons total
  • Lessons are one-hour, weekly sessions;
    • Available times are Tuesday and Thursdays afternoons between 1pm-3pm;
  • Limited space available – maximum 4 spots;

Please contact me directly for more information regarding tuition, policies and questions.

Post-concert happiness…

It has been almost a year since I made the decision to leave the arts administration world, and focus all my energy as a freelance musician and private music instructor. I had a fabulous time accompanying with the Indian River Festival Chorus this spring. The choir stepped up to every challenge, the music was just challenging enough for me to really dig into my personal practice, I got to work with my close friend/colleague Kelsea McLean, and to top it off, I was able to play among the uber talented Atlantic String Machine.

Until next year!

Indian River Festival Chorus Performance

Over the past few months, I have been working with the the Indian River Festival Chorus as their collaborative pianist – the choir has been fantastic, and of course, it is always a pleasure to work with my friend and colleague Kelsea McLean.

The beauty of nature, the changing seasons, and the simplicity of life… The ECMA nominated Atlantic String Machine and the Indian River Festival Chorus come together to deliver a programme of pastoral gems on a beautiful Indian River afternoon.  Under the direction of Kelsea McLean and pianist Andrea Ellis, the Festival Chorus will bring life to Randall Thompson’s Frostiana: Seven Country Songs. This work will take the audience through various musical settings of famed author Robert Frost’s most celebrated poetry. Performing works by Handel, Tchaikovsky and Cohen, The Atlantic Spring Machine depicts the rebirth of spring, the warmth of summer, and the changing of seasons in our own lives with their own set of classical and cross-over favourites. Together, the ensembles will deliver a rousing “Gloria” by Canadian composer Timothy Corlis.

Tickets can be bought online through the Indian River Festival website