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.

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Meet Our Teachers

Melissa, Maria, Sophie and Kasia - Prairie Songstress Music Teachers

Melissa, Maria, Sophie and Kasia - Prairie Songstress Music Teachers

Saskatoon Guitar Lessons Teacher - Melissa Nygren

Melissa Nygren

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.




Sophia's music experience ranges from three competitive international tours and festivals with the Saskatoon Children's Choir, to provincial music festival competitions in solo piano for both recital repertoire and Canadian repertoire. She is currently studying music at the University of Saskatchewan with a principal instrument of piano. She is currently in the Greystone singers, including recording projects, and performing with the Saskatoon Symphony orchestra. Sophia has vocal experience ranging from opera to pop and anything in-between. While Sophia spends most of her time studying classical music she loves to play guitar, flute, ukulele, (as well as the previously mentioned piano and voice) and loves to teach all genres of music.

Saskatoon Guitar Lessons Teacher - Maria Himbeault

Maria Himbeault

Ever since Maria Himbeault first picked up the guitar, she has been taking lessons at Prairie Songstress Music. She is happy to have the opportunity to pass down her knowledge as an instructor. Maria has experience in the teaching world as an 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 loves to teach and watch her students learn and grow at Prairie Songstress Music!

Saskatoon Mandolin and Guitar Lessons Teacher - Kasia Thorlakson

Kasia Leigh

Growing up in small town Kinistino, Kasia Leigh didn't have many resources to learn how to play stringed instruments so she took up the challenge on her own. Starting at 12 years old, she has since taught herself how to play 7 instruments including the guitar, mandolin and has recently started on the banjo. Kasia is also passionate about singing and songwriting. Her hard work allowed her to play in Saskatoon's bluegrass trio 'In With The Old' for the past 4 years, touring Canada and showcasing in the United States. She is excited to further her teaching experience with the Prairie Songstress Music team! Kasia offers guitar and mandolin lessons.

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Aeryal Mongovius

At the age of 6, Aeryal Mongovius began taking guitar lessons at Prairie songstress music. She grew a passion for preforming and writing music over the years. She recently preformed at Ness Creek, and won The Sasktel Searching For Stars competition in November of 2018. She has always loved playing music and is looking forward to teaching! Aeryal will be offering in-home guitar lessons in Saskatoon’s east side areas.


Jovan Larre

Jovan has been playing and performing across Saskatchewan for over 2 decades in a wide variety of bands. The genres of these bands included everything from heavy metal to classic rock to folk to alternative to country and bluegrass. She loves and has studied many styles of music through playing guitar, banjo, piano, bass and drums. Over the years Jovan has taken part in creating original music for 4 albums and has covered hundreds of songs. She is skilled in Lead guitar, rhythm and finger picking and loves sharing her knowledge with her students. Jovan will be teaching in-home guitar lessons in Saskatoon’s west side areas including Hampton Village, Confederation Park, Westview and Dundonald.