The Team
Lisa Gillam
Owner/Operator
B. Mus., B. Mus. Ed

Lisa has been teaching music since 1994. She has taught in the private studio setting as well as in public and private schools in Canada, Thailand and Taiwan. Lisa is an active singer/songwriter and can be found performing somewhere in St. John's on any given weekend. Lisa writes all the songs, games and curriculum for the Munchkins and teaches many of the classes. She says she is at her absolute best when surrounded by her little students!

Sharon Vaughan
B. Mus., B. Mus. Ed.

Sharon retired from the Eastern School District in 2012 after teaching music at Goulds Elementary for 31 years. Widely considered to be one of the best in her field, Sharon is just as excited about working with children today as she was when she first started teaching. Known for bringing untold patience and a passion for teaching to the classroom, Sharon is enjoying this stage in her career and loves working with her Munchkins. (And the Munchkins certainly enjoying working with Miss Sharon!)


Colleen Beson-Nolan
B. Mus., B. Mus. Ed.

Colleen retired from the Eastern School District in June of 2013 after a distinguished teaching career of 33 years. 28 of those years were spent at Mary Queen of Peace Elementary where she was known for having the most amazing school choirs. Colleen's choirs have performed at numerous choral festivals around the city, and she has become well-known for excellence in choral and classroom teaching. Colleen is very pleased to have joined the team of teachers at The Munchkin Music Factory!






The Munchkin Music Factory
Leanne Kearsey
B. Mus., MMT

Leanne is a music therapist who has been working with Eastern Health for the past 7 years. She has many years of experience teaching music privately and thoroughly enjoyed her time as a kindergarten English teacher while living in Korea. Leanne is thrilled to join the Munchkin Music Factory team!
Alice Breen
B.A.

Alice is very excited to be joining the Munchkin Music Factory team! A member of the award winning Lady Cove Women’s Choir, Alice has been working with children for many years as a Kindermusik Educator, a preschool teacher, and now at the Association for New Canadians working with newcomer children and families. Alice cannot wait to share her love of music with all the little “Munchkins” out there!
Catherine Rogers
B. Mus. (Hons), B. Mus. Ed (Candidate)

Catherine is a horn player, pianist, and singer from Wabush, Labrador. She has been teaching private music lessons part-time since 2008, and soon she will have a Bachelor Degree in Music Education from MUN. At school, Catherine is a member of the Chamber Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Brass Quintet, and Chamber Choir, but she still has lots of time and energy for the wonderful kids at The Munchkin Music Factory!
Ann Connolly
B.A, B. Ed (French/Linguistics)

After 30 rewarding years of teaching Music and French in the NL school system, Ann still loves making music with munchkins, young and older! That's why she can't wait to be a part of the birthday party team at The Munchkin Music Factory. Singing and playing music have been her life. Ann is a founding member of Lady Cove Women's Choir and is organist at St. Pius X Church. Family music has always played a huge role in Ann's life (trumpet, guitar, and piano) and now she would like to share it with the Munchkin Music Factory family.