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The Heart of Intervals Music Studio

While the name is new, Intervals Music Studio had its beginnings quite some time ago.

It all started as a little seed in the heart of a passionate young music student who wanted to make a difference in her little corner of the world. We’ve seen many changes over the course of the years as we blossomed from a handful of piano students to serving music lessons and music classes to 300+ families in the St. John’s, Newfoundland region annually. Through it all, our heartbeat has remained the same – we do it for the love of music.

Our Passion

Music and connections.

Music is a powerful tool. Whether you sing in the shower or pursue a master’s degree in music performance, music possesses the power to impact your life– and those around you–forever. We want to be part of that journey and are excited to share our passion with you!
Our Educators


We’re blessed to have a wonderful team of music teachers and educators who see music education and performance as more than a job. We seek to inspire JOY during each and every music lesson, performance, training session, and group music class. We’re enthusiastic about fostering a lifelong love and appreciation for music and the arts.

Click on the links below to learn more about our outstanding Educators and Staff.

Click on the links below to learn more about our outstanding Educators and Staff.

Gillian Harris

Gillian Harris, Office manager

Background: Gillian was born and raised in St. John’s, and has an educational background in both office administration and accounting. She has four children, ages 14 through 24, and has spent much of her adult life raising and caring for children (our beloved Miss Rachel just happens to be one of her kiddos!). Gillian started with Intervals almost 10 years ago and has been with Robyn and the team throughout the growth of the business. Actually, before working with Intervals, her own two small boys were part of Miss Robyn’s very first Kindermusik classes ever. I guess you could say she believes in what we’re doing on a personal level. 

Gillian is passionate about growing and nurturing young lives, and is responsible for the daily operations and scheduling for Intervals.

Hobbies/Activities: Gillian loves reading, puzzles, walks, and spending time with her family.

Abi Schwartz

Abi Schwartz, Private piano/voice instructor and Triple Threat Troop leader

Hometown: St. John’s, Newfoundland  


Abi has been passionate about music for as long as she can remember. She is currently a first year B. Mus/BBA student at Memorial University, studying voice with Dr. Jane Leibel.  She has completed her Grade 9 voice and Grade 8 piano RCM exams under the direction of Noreen Greene-Fraize and Grade 10 Theory and History RCM exams, under the direction of Susan Quinn. She has also been active in the local musical theatre community, participating in shows such as Our Divas do Christmas, The Little Mermaid, and Billy Elliot. 

Abi credits her many amazing teachers for helping her to learn and grow as a person and musician, and is so excited to share what she loves with her students!

Hobbies/Activities:  Dancing, spending time with family and friends, running, and reading

Favourite quote:

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” 

Bernard M. Baruch

Abra Whitney

Abra Whitney, Licensed Kindermusik Educator, and Voice, and Piano Instructor

Hometown: St. John’s, Newfoundland  


Abra is a very active member of the local arts scene in St. John’s and holds a BMus in Vocal Performance and an MMus in Choral Conducting, both from the University of Alberta. She has been a singer, actor, clinician, conductor, and educator for the past 6 years in St. John’s, and recent credits have included Chorus Master/Ensemble for Opera on the Avalon’s Shanawdithit and The Phantom of the Opera, Mary, Only Young (RCA), Florinda, Into the Woods (Opera on the Avalon) and Alto Soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Bay of Islands Musical Arts Chorus in Corner Brook. Abra has also been a featured soloist in Our Divas Do Christmas (TaDa!), An Evening of Andrew Lloyd Webber (Theatre St. John’s), and From Eve to Mary (Blackmore, Duff). As a producer/performer, Abra has created her own shows celebrating the music of Edith Piaf, Nina Simone, and Gladys Knight & the Pips. Abra has also been a member of Shallaway, QVE, ProCoro, and is a current member of Projekt Chamber Voices and Lady Cove Women’s Choir.

She is very passionate about community music-making, and the overall benefits for all ages, especially through group singing and learning. What we are able to learn about ourselves on a deep, personal level through music translates into all aspects of our life, and enriches our interactions, understanding of each other, and compassion for the world around us!

Hobbies and Activities: Cooking/baking, choral singing, hiking, and spending time with my cat Milo and dog Jacket!

Favourite Quote: “You’ll never do a whole lot unless you’re brave enough to try”. -Dolly Parton

Casey Pearce

Casey Pearce: Guitar teacher

Hometown: St. John’s NL

Background: Even from a very early age, music has always been part of Casey’s life. At just 7 years old, he decided that guitar was the instrument for him, and he’s never looked back! He loves learning new styles and techniques, and enjoys playing classical, blues, jazz, folk, rock, and pop. Casey has performed in several Kiwanis Music festivals and has received the honor of qualifying to play classical guitar in the Rose Bowl for the past two years.
Casey is involved with a number of choirs and ensembles at Holy Heart of Mary High School, but his real passion is playing in the jazz and concert bands under the guidance of Robert Lee, of whom he has the highest respect. In addition to pursuing his own solo guitar discipline, he is part of a classical guitar ensemble under the guidance of his awesome teacher, Steve Murphy, and is a member of the Atlantic Guitar Society. He plans to further his studies at Memorial’s School of Music in the fall of 2021.

Casey looks forward to sharing his love of music and guitar with new musicians, guiding them forward in their musical journey.

Hobbies/Interests: Mountain biking, hiking, soccer, woodworking, spending time with friends and family

Favorite quote: “Where words leave off, music begins.” ~H. Heine

Melanie Cleal

Melanie Cleal: LIcensed Kindermusik Educator

Hometown: Seal Cove (originally Marystown)

Ever since Melanie was a little girl, she always dreamed about becoming a teacher. Although her career has led her down a different path, one thing has always remained constant – her desire to work with young children. She has worked with children in various different capacities, but found her true love of Kindermusik when she began it with her own daughter. Melanie is so excited to have the opportunity to join in making some magical family memories!

Hobbies: Figure skating and spending time with family.

Quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou

Stephanie Fowlow

Stephanie Fowlow, Licensed Kindermusik Educator 

Hometown: Paradise, Newfoundland 


Stephanie is a wife and loving mother of two beautiful, sweetly silly, and energetic little girls. She has always had a love of music and a heart for children. Piano lessons and vocal training were part of her own growing up years, and definitely sparked her interest in the arts. Stephanie has many years of experience working with children of all ages and has also spent some time studying child development. She first experienced the joy of Kindermusik when her oldest daughter was a baby, and she fell in love with itright away. Kindermusik allows her to combine her passion for music and her love for children.

Hobbies/Activities:  She loves to make up songs and have dance parties in her kitchen with her daughters, as they cook and bake together.

Favourite quote: Kind words are like honey–Sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. 

Robyn Pearce

Robyn Pearce,  Voice and piano instructor, Play a Story Instructor, Licensed Kindermusik educator, and Studio Director

Hometown: St. John’s, Newfoundland


Music is a main thread in the tapestry of Robyn’s life. It was part of her everyday—from singing with her mom and brothers while doing the dishes, to her piano lessons or singing in the church choir.  Music touched everything.  Robyn discovered fairly early on that she loved to teach as well.  Combining teaching and music was not only a logical choice, but also a way for Robyn to share a piece of her heart with others.  She received her BA in Music in the United States, and also spent extensive time traveling the US and Canada as part of 3 different gospel musical troupes. 
Her little studio started way back in her parent’s living room around 1997, and over 20 years later, it has blossomed into Intervals Music Studio.  She’s thankful for her family and for the dedicated staff who work alongside her to reach the next generation of minds with the gift of music.

Activities/hobbies:  Robyn loves to hike with her family and their dog, Kiki.  She’s up for trying new things —even if it’s the roller coaster she promised she would NEVER ride.  She also loves quiet time with a good book…or a really good Netflix series.

Favorite quote:  Maya Angelou: I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Noelle Cullen

Noelle Cullen, Licensed Kindermusik educator

Hometown: St. John’s, NL 

Background: Noelle has a varied musical background from her years of vocal training (Sister Katherine Bellamy and Marilyn Murphy), to playing trumpet in her school’s jazz band.  She spent 12.5yrs working in the retail industry, honing her managerial and customer relations skill set. Life took her down a brand new road in 2013 when she became a first time Mom. While her own two children were enrolled in the Kindermusik program, she was presented with an amazing opportunity to combine her 2 passions – children and music!  Noelle was a perfect fit for our Intervals Kindermusik team and became a licensed Kindermusik educator in September 2016.  She loves being able to connect and make memories with her Kindermusik families each week.

Hobbies/Activities: Spending time with family and friends. 

Amy Dalziel

Amy Dalziel, Private piano instructor and Play a Story instructor

BMus (Mount Allison), MMus (Memorial University), ARCT

Hometown: Dartmouth, NS

Teaching SpecsLicensed Kindermusik Instructor

Background:  Amy is thrilled to return to St. John’s and find work that combines her two main passions: playing piano and teaching. Her teaching style provides an enthusiastic and engaging learning environment to bring out the creativity and curiosity in each student. Having spent two years performing and teaching in London, UK, Amy is excited to share her musical experiences and continue making new ones!     

Hobbies/Activities I enjoy: Playing piano, travelling and working on her new musical endeavour – the pipe organ.

Favourite quote: Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference – Winston Churchill

Ella Antle

Mary Antle,  Private piano/voice instructor, Uke Crew instructor,   and Triple Threat Troop leader

Hometown: St.John’s, NL

Background: Ella has loved music from a very young age and her passion grows with each passing year. She has studied voice, piano, and music theory for many years and has most recently started studying the bass guitar. Ella is very grateful that she has had such supportive teachers such as Joan Woodrow and Ronalda Hutton-MacDonald.
Ella is also a dedicated student of dance and enjoys the musical connection she can make through this beautiful art form. Because of the positive learning experiences she has had herself, Ella is passionate about helping young musicians develop a love of music in a welcoming environment.
In addition to interning as a private instructor, Ella is one of our Kindermusik classroom assistants. Kindermusik has fuelled her passion for sharing her knowledge and love of music with others. She loves learning and making music with her Kindermusik friends on Saturday mornings–and It is obvious that the students absolutely adore her!

Hobbies/Activities: Spending time with my family, writing songs with my sister, and playing boardgames.

Favourite quote: Every moment is a place you’ve never been.

Mary Antle

Mary Antle,  Private piano/voice instructor, Uke Crew instructor, and Triple Threat Troop leader

Hometown: St.John’s, NL

Background: Mary has always been passionate about music.  She started voice and piano at a very young age, and continues her music journey as  part of several bands and choirs at her school. She currently studies piano with Joan Woodrow, voice with Ronalda Hutton MacDonald, and saxophone with Emily Follett. She is  a dedicated dancer and dance assistant.  Mary also frequently performs locally and around the island with her sister as a folk duo.

Mary has seen how much teachers can inspire students on their musical journey.  She is very excited to share her passion and love for music with her own students. In addition to private instruction, Mary can be found on Saturday mornings assisting in our Kindermusik classrooms.  She absolutely loves making music with these littlest musicians.  If you happen to peek inside the classroom, you’ll undoubtedly see one or two of her music friends glued to her side! 

Hobbies/Activities: Spending time with family, having game nights with friends,  and writing and performing songs with her sister. 

Favourite quote: Life is good!

Our Families

We value you!

We love getting to know you. We share in your victories and struggles. We delight in the connections you make with other families at our studio. We’re so grateful that you allow us to share our heart for music education with your family each week.



What Parents are Saying

Ashley Harris – “Your studio has been such a constant in my life as a mother! It is so warm and welcoming. We have felt a sense of community rooted in the natural and wonderful experience of sharing music that stays with my children as they grow. Happy memories – all of them.”

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