In addition to private, in-person and/or group lessons, I am excited to now offer online Theory, Vocal, Piano and Examination Preparation Lessons online!
I recognize the potential in each one of my students. With my customizable approach, I’ve seen my Quinte area students’ self-esteem and skill-set consistently rise. I love what I do and it makes me happy to be able to share my passion with others. Since starting as a private teacher in 1989, my results are a testament to the fact that my system works.
I’m a patient, adaptable, and professional Music Teacher ready to help you reach your goals. Get in touch today so we can start working together.
Voice, Piano & Theory Lessons
I specialize in Voice, Piano and Theory Lessons, and know how to reach my students with the right balance of personalized attention, patience, practical training, and positive encouragement. I make learning fun through a variety of engaging and outside-the-box activities. Get in touch today to schedule a lesson at your convenience.
Tailored to your needs! Over 20 years of experience working with Vocalists, Woodwind, Brass, Piano and Strings.
For more information, please contact me below, at your convenience.
I am excited to now offer Piano, Theory and Voice Lessons online!
Teachers need to be able to motivate and guide students towards success. As an experienced and passionate Music Teacher, I believe in an approach that gives students positive, constructive ways to learn. I design my lessons according to my students’ needs, with an emphasis on confidence-boosting activities.
For more information, please contact me below, at your convenience.
Tailor-made Educational Services
An active member of the Ontario Music Teachers’ Association, Michael Faulkner holds the Bachelor of Music Degree from Queen’s University, Kingston and is also a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music A.R.C.T. (Piano and Vocal).
Known for his musical insight, beautiful tone, and technical command, Michael began his music studies at the age of four, participating in numerous music festivals and receiving many top awards and distinctions.
Over Michael’s 28 year working in music, he has enjoyed a rewarding career as a teacher, performer, and Conservatory Canada Examiner.
In addition, Michael maintains a thriving music studio and directs many popular Cantata’s and Recitals for his local community.
Alongside a life-long passion for music, Michael is an avid animal lover and enjoys skiing and hiking.
Michael teaches students with a wide array of educational levels. If you need an experienced Music Teacher, feel free to call or email so that we can set up an initial evaluation session at your convenience.
A community choir for singers of all ages under the direction and accompaniment of Michael Faulkner.
Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. at St. Columba Presbyterian Church, Belleville 520 Bridge St. E.
New Members are always welcome!
There will be Christmas and Spring Concerts for the benefit of our community.
For more information and to register please contact Michael Faulkner at:
(email) michaelfaulknerschoolofmusic.com (website)
"Let's Make a Choir"
Please visit one of the below links for a sneak peak at this year's:
Stay tuned for more musical updates!
A Charlie Brown Christmas Soprano https://youtu.be/Jri_Y8vA3IM
A Charlie Brown Christmas Alto https://youtu.be/CKoZaAc_bBM
A Charlie Brown Christmas Baritone https://youtu.be/dsH3JOLDfRk
A Charlie Brown Christmas Bass https://youtu.be/IkdTKP9fUAw
A Charlie Brown Christmas Demo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amM9xHU7C3U
We Need a Little Christmas Mister Santa Soprano https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCADqhMPg20
We Need a Little Christmas Mister Santa Alto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xgnDxhZpQc
We Need a Little Christmas Mister Santa Baritone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBfz3-2s0rI&t=2s
We Need a Little Christmas Mister Santa Bass https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INvDW-Cr6qI
We Need a Little Christmas Mister Santa Demo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1hfyWGHNn8
A Festive Noel Part 1 (Soprano/Tenor) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Kz1aq_UbYs
A Festive Noel Part 2 (Alto/Bass) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LykUTMlc0JU
A Festive Noel Demo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_o4pWr4qLU
Once Upon a December Soprano https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL4-yOarHTc
Once Upon a December Alto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U8K5pMzJzs
Once Upon a December Baritone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mrQMJtgGAk
Once Upon a December Bass https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgoX2hLzD3s
Once Upon a December Demo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NRSuH-uccs
Crossing a Bridge Soprano https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14DcgnIKogU
Crossing a Bridge Alto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYTFZ5IiCA4
Crossing a Bridge Baritone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeSVCu4aiqk
Crossing a Bridge Bass https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCQ76boSXRI
Crossing a Bridge Demo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T71yTOVmdPc
My Christmas Tree Soprano https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mghov5UF9RU
My Christmas Tree Alto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aj80PsnrM8o
My Christmas Tree Baritone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxExeMFxuu4
My Christmas Tree Bass https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp1J8uvJQj8
My Christmas Tree Demo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U15gv9mrsxw
Come, O Come, Emmanuel Soprano https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4vHBcvLPUs
Come, O Come, Emmanuel Alto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHVuxPMLtEY
Come, O Come, Emmanuel Baritone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOs5_kBEsdM
Morning Star Soprano https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGrn2CljNa0
Morning Star Alto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J84RrBKUpsg&t=39s
Morning Star Baritone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPVjj_8nvoU
Chosen By God Soprano https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRWZ8PfRNd4
Chosen By God Alto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEE337Jyudo
Chosen By God Baritone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkeW09V_P_4
O Little Town of Bethlehem Soprano https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrkpUgSPgX0
O Little Town of Bethlehem Alto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPdl84zB-Bg
O Little Town of Bethlehem Baritone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg_dZ4SCFf0
He Come From the Glory Soprano https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZZd5CEAc0E
He Come From the Glory Alto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob61DBKLMmA
He Come From the Glory Baritone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MWDvq2kb8c
Why Do the Shepherds Sing? Soprano https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_S6p5gvbpI
Why Do the Shepherds Sing? Alto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZJyI7gIxOQ
Why Do the Shepherds Sing? Baritone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIoCAkj3lmo
Morning Star (Finale) Soprano https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns_b_-1ZilI
Morning Star (Finale) Alto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-OqiciGWsM
Morning Star (Finale) Baritone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9Zk2afg4t8
Morning Star Entire Cantata Demo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPj1AWZXEBo&t=58s
A Christmas Blessing Soprano https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEXzzO4Hcq4
A Christmas Blessing Alto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k1IOsCqs_g
A Christmas Blessing Tenor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W98dz_g040
A Christmas Blessing Bass https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDFqSIol3qg
A Christmas Blessing Demo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz8TGKZHEWQ
MICHAEL FAULKNER SCHOOL OF MUSIC.
I MET MICHAEL WHEN I JOINED HIS CHRISTMAS CANTATA CHOIR IN 2013 AT HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH IN BELLEVILLE ONT.
I ARRIVED WORRIED THAT I WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO LEARN THE MUSIC AND SING ON KEY AS IT HAD BEEN OVER 30 YEARS SINCE I PARTICIPATED IN CHORAL MUSIC. FROM THE VERY FIRST PRACTICE I KNEW I WAS IN THE RIGHT PLACE WITH THE RIGHT TEACHER IN THE RIGHT CHOIR! HIS PATIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND PASSION FOR MUSIC SWEEP EVERYONE ALONG WITH HIM INTO A WONDERFUL SPACE OF HARMONY AND COMPANIONSHIP.
SINCE JOINING HIS CHOIR I HAVE GONE ON TO TAKE PRIVATE VOCAL LESSONS IN HIS STUDIO, SING AND PERFORM IN FRONT OF AN AUDIENCE, NARRATE AND HAVE EVEN BROUGHT THE JOY OF CHORAL SINGING TO MY WORKPLACE TO SHARE WITH THEM. I AM LEARNING THEORY, TECHNIQUE, BREATH CONTROL, SELF CONFIDENCE AND LOVING EVERY MINUTE OF IT.
MICHAEL ENCOURAGED ME TO SING IN 2 OF OUR LOCAL FESTIVALS THIS YEAR AS WELL. I REMEMBER WATCHING AND LISTENING TO AND MARVELING AT OTHER PEOPLE’S COURAGE TO SING IN FRONT OF OTHERS AND WISHING I WAS BRAVE AND CONFIDENT ENOUGH TO DO THIS. MICHAEL HAS GIVEN ME THIS COURAGE AND CONFIDENCE AND HAS OPENED A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF POSSIBILITY TO ME.
I CAN HARDLY WAIT TO PARTICIPATE IN MICHAEL’S NEW CHOIR AND ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO JOIN IN AND SING!
THANK YOU MICHAEL,
JUST A NOTE TO SAY HI! FROM ME AND MY PIANO STUDENTS WHO EVERY YEAR ASK IF YOU ARE COMING BACK TO BE THEIR EXAMINER! THEY LOVED YOU BEST OF ALL OF THEM. WE ARE ENJOYING SEEING YOU ON YOUTUBE, AND I JUST SHARED YOUR RECORDING OF "HOMEWARD BOUND" WITH AN OLD FRIEND WHO PLAYS THE VIOLIN AND FAVOURS FOLK TUNES.
KEEP THE GREAT SONGS GOING, AND ALL THE BEST TO YOU! YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT HAS CAUSED MY EXAM STUDENTS TO BLOSSOM, AND FOR THIS I THANK YOU, MICHAEL. THEY ALWAYS WANT TO KNOW WHO THE EXAMINER WILL BE, HOPING THEY'LL GET TO PLAY FOR YOU AGAIN!
HELEN GOFF, ORLEANS, ONTARIO
"I CAN’T EVEN BEGIN TO THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR THE LAST 8 YEARS. SINGING HAS BEEN SUCH A BIG PART OF MY LIFE, THANKS TO YOU AND I CAN’T BELIEVE MY LESSONS ARE OVER.
YOU’VE BEEN THE MOST AMAZING ROLE MODEL AND I CAN’T IMAGINE HAVING ANYONE ELSE AS MY TEACHER.
THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY YEAR IS ALWAYS THE ROTARY AND STIRLING MUSIC FESTIVAL AND I’VE ALWAYS LOOKED FORWARD TO OUR SUPER LATE MONDAY NIGHT LESSONS.
YOU’VE TAUGHT ME SO MUCH AND I’LL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL.
I’LL MISS YOU SO MUCH NEXT YEAR, BUT DEFINITELY WANT TO COME BACK TO YOUR RECITAL NEXT YEAR TO SEE YOUR NEW TALENTS.
THANKS AGAIN FOR EVERYTHING AND GOOD LUCK WITH EVERYTHING YOU DO!"
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
I must tell you how much Michael Moreau's playing contributed to the worship service at St. Columba on November 12. The Remembrance service is a treasured one for this congregation, and the addition of a live trumpet, played with such talent, created a powerful moment of remembering for all. Many people commented on how much they appreciated Michael's contributions to the service, and how well he played. I, myself, was deeply moved not only by his playing, but also by the manner in which he conducted himself in worship and in the fellowship time before and after the service. Such maturity and respect shown by a talented young man. He will certainly be invited to participate in our worship service again.
I was also quite touched by Michael's desire to contribute the honourarium he was given to our Christmas Sharing donations. This contribution is not public knowledge, of course, but the Elder who is looking after our contributions to Christmas Sharing was visibly moved by Michael's generosity. Michael spoke to him personally to hand him the cheque. I wanted to you to know about Michael's heartfelt gift for those who need some help at Christmas.
My Corey also spoke with Michael to suggest they play together again. Their leading of 'O Canada' was done with confidence and skill, and encouraged the congregation to sing with national pride. They played very well together. Corey has since mentioned he would like to follow up on that idea, perhaps for a recital or festival.
Michael represented your music studio very well at St. Columba. We are deeply grateful for his presence and his music. As his teacher, I know you are already quite proud of him, and this is certainly a testimony to how your teaching is affecting the lives of your students, and those of the people who benefit from their talents.
We did not have an opportunity to thank you for your contribution to mom’s service. Everything went very well and that was much appreciated.
In addition, I unfortunately only get to hear Andrew sing once per year and every time I see significant improvements; in a good part from the excellent coaching that he is receiving.
Well done and thanks again,
David Powell and family
As you could feel during the 'concert', those in attendance very much appreciated the program you put together for our group. From your comprehensive introductions to the talent and poise displayed by Logan, Corey, Peyton and Andrew and your accompaniment & playing with Logan, it was a treat for the eyes and ears. Thank you for your skill in teaching music, as well as stage presence and other skills that make a performance polished.
Anne and I heard many appreciative comments during the afternoon.
Please pass on our thanks, again, to the four. In years to come we expect to be able to say, "I heard them in Belleville; their talent and dedication was unmistakable." And thank you.
It was so nice to meet you in person this weekend! Thank you for your beautiful accompaniment, as well as your support and encouragement of Brooke and Alicia right from exams through to recital. We really enjoyed our time in Ontario and hope we’ll have an opportunity to be back at a Conservatory Canada event in the future.
With many thanks,
Thank you again for accompanying Emily at the recital on Saturday evening. She had a great time and we totally appreciated you being able play for her, so kind of you to do that for the kids! I hope that our paths cross again soon.
All The Best,
Lisa and Emily
Thanks for the Youtube tracks of choir songs. They are very helpful.
I appreciate the time you took to do this for the choir.
I can’t thank you enough for the tremendous experience in Music that Dixon received from you over the last 7 years. He made a lot of people happy in our families and has a base that I believe will both last him a life time and be there for him, should and when he engages in more musical education.
From a parents standpoint, I can’t tell you how much I respect the courage needed to get up, compete and be judged in front of a crowd of people...not to forget of course, the work ethic, discipline and dedication required to get you there.
I don’t know where it goes from here but we will be in touch as soon as we get organized and/or need some advice.
A sincere thank you,
Thank you for your update!
I love the midi e exams! Such flexibility and I love being involved in their exam.
I really enjoy your relaxed and friendly interaction with our students.
I just want to send a quick note to say thank you. Yesterday was a really hard day of grieving for me. I sat down to practice my pieces and the heaviness lifted. By the time I was playing the Guaraldi piece I was feeling much better, to the point that I asked Logan if I could play it for him! That's a big deal for me. Anyway, after 30 years away from it, playing the piano has become an amazing source of peace and healing for me. And Logan's comment when I told him how I'm feeling about it was that I have the right teacher for that to happen.
Kendra is really enjoying singing and as I know many of the songs, we are able to sing them together at home which is very special.
Thanks for all you are doing with them.
I also wanted to give feedback on this past exam with Michael Faulkner for Elisabeth Marchl-Alfing. It was a pleasure to work with him and he had a great balance of setting my student at ease and keeping it professional. Her experience for a first exam couldn’t have been better, and I was very pleased with the critique as well after the fact. It was encouraging and accurate, with useful points for her to apply in her future learning. Thank you CC for providing such a top notch adjudicator, and thank you to Michael!