At Prairie Songstress Music we empower students to build their confidence with music.
Our guitar, voice and songwriting lessons are customized to each students ability and learning style so they can experience success.
Our teachers are experienced and professional musicians.
We offer both in-home and in-studio lessons.
Meet Our Teachers
Prairie Songstress Music is owned and operated by Melissa Nygren. As a singer/songwriter she has had the pleasure of touring across Canada and overseas. She has released 5 albums with her two bands and continues to write, record and perform. This experienced prairie songstress has never hesitated to spread her music in a journey that’s taken her from the back porch to big stages in more than a decade of writing, performing and collaborating.
Sophie James-Cavan has loved music since she first began music classes at the age of 2. She has performed in two international music competitions with the Saskatoon Childrens Choir and has had experience performing with the Saskatoon Opera Company. Sophia is incredibly passionate about music and enjoys playing piano, flute, guitar, ukulele, and voice. Sophia has experience teaching piano and she can't wait to start teaching voice with the students at prairie songstress Music!
Taylor Telfer started singing before she could walk. Her love for music continued to expand as she discovered it's therapeutic value and began experimenting with kirtan and meditation music. She enjoys performing as a singer/songwriter and the opportunities it provides for her to develop and grow as a musician. Taylor hopes to help her students find as much joy and fulfilment in music as she has always found. She believes that music brings people together and is excited to connect with her students through song!
Music is Palima Shrestha’s passion. She began singing as a toddler and at 9 years old, she picked up a guitar and hasn’t put it down since. She has experience in classical and contemporary guitar, songwriting, singing and keyboard. Palima also enjoys performing at various events around the city. She loves teaching at Prairie Songstress Music!
Ever since Maria Himbeault first picked up the guitar, she has been taking lessons at Prairie Songstress Music. Now she is excited for the opportunity to pass down her knowledge as an instructor this year. Maria has experience in the teaching world already as assistant instructor in many dance classes for younger students. She is passionate about music, and enjoys playing various instruments including the tuba, euphonium, trumpet, piano and ukulele. She also enjoys singing and song writing. Maria can't wait to teach and watch her students learn and grow at Prairie Songstress Music!
Substitute & Additional Teachers
At Prairie Songstress Music we get full fast! That's why we also have a few other fantastic teachers we recommend and will put you in touch with when our roster is full.
Music has been a huge passion for Jenn Elash all her life and it eventually led her to want to teach and coach to help others accomplish their musical goals. Starting out playing piano classically and then flute, she then found her passion with the guitar, both acoustic and electric and now ukulele. Jenn is forever learning new material to pass on to others wanting to learn. Whether it be a hobby or something one wants to pursue as a career, playing music can be invigorating and amazing for one’s soul. The beautiful aspect of music is that it never gets dull, there’s always something new and exciting to learn! Jenn offers individual and group lessons, as well skyping and facetiming.