Our Teachers

Enrich Your Life… Enrich Your Mind
Professional music teachers in Okotoks Alberta

Music Central Ltd.
Cimarron Park Bay
Okotoks Alberta  T1S 2E6

Phone:  403-938-2700
email:   okotoksmusic@shaw.ca

Carla Humphreys

Piano
Carla is the owner of Music Central and Allegro Music Calgary, and  is currently completing her ARCT in piano.  She has been teaching for 43 years and has developed a strong sense of interpreting her students’ needs to guide them in the best direction for their fulfillment.  Carla will be preparing students for Festival and RCM exams. As the owner of Music Central Carla hopes to inspire staff and students to always do their best.  Carla will teach from beginner to Grade 9 RCM, and will prepare students for Festivals and RCM Examinations.

Cathy

Violin, Piano
Cathy teaches violin and piano. Cathy has an Associate Diploma from the Western Board of Music, which is comparable to an ARCT from the Royal Conservatory. Cathy also has taught for many years, and this will be her 13th year with this studio. She is able to take from beginner to advanced in both piano and violin, and also teaches Theory components that apply to the different grade levels. She will also prepare students for examinations and festivals.

Ron

Piano
Ron teaches piano. He has a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Alberta. Ron has taught in Calgary for approximately 35 years, and this will be his third year with our studio. He is able to teach beginner to ARCT level piano, as well as all levels of Theory, Harmony, History, Counterpoint and Analysis. He will also prepare students for examinations and festivals.

Jamie

Guitar and Piano
Music Central is happy to welcome Jamie to our teaching staff.  He will be teaching guitar and substituting as a piano teacher for our staff.  Jamie has been teaching for seven years and this will be his first year with Music Central.

Elena

Piano and Flute
Elena has recently moved to Canada from Russia.  This will be her first year teaching.  She plays piano at a grade 8 RCM level and flute at a grade 9 RCM level.  She will teach beginner to Grade 2 piano students, and beginner to intermediate flute students. She will also prepare students for Festival and RCM examinations. She is a very talented musician, and we look forward to having her on our teaching staff.

Loryn

Violin
Loryn has been a student at Music Central for many years, and has demonstrated a strong command of the violin.  She will be teaching beginner to Grade 4 RCM level students. Loryn will also prepare students for Festival and RCM examinations. This will be her first year with Music Central, and we welcome her to our staff.

Megan

Flute
Megan has been a student at Music Central for several years, and has demonstrated her knowledge and talent of the flute.  She will teach beginner to intermediate level students. This will be Megan’s second year with Music Central and we look forward to another good year.

Mike

Guitar
Mike is well known in Okotoks, and brings his excellent reputation and guitar skills to our staff.  He will be teaching beginner to advanced level students. This will be his second year with Music Central, and we are pleased to welcome him back for another year.

Jake

Drums
Jake teaches drums. This will be his first year with Music Central. He is a young gifted drummer who finds teaching exciting and relates well to the young student. He will be teaching beginner to Intermediate level students. We are pleased that Jake is on staff with Music Central this year, and welcome him to our team.

Erin

Guitar
Erin has taken guitar lessons at Music Central for several years. She went on to more advanced instruction and has done very well. This will be her first year teaching with Music Central. She will take beginner to intermediate level students and we are happy to welcome Erin to our teaching staff.

Corey

Trumpet, Clarinet, Saxophone, Other Brass and Woodwind Instruments
Corey is a former High School Band teacher, and is familiar with all the band instruments. Trumpet is his main instrument, however he is very accomplished as a teacher in other brass and woodwind instruments, including clarinet and saxophone. Corey has been teaching at this studio for more than 16 years.

Madeline

Violin, Fiddle
Madeline teaches violin and all styles of fiddling. She has been teaching for 6 years, and this will be her fourth year with Music Central Ltd. Madeline has Grade 10 Royal Conservatory in violin, and is a very talented and accomplished performer. She can teach from beginner to advanced in classical violin and all styles of fiddling.

Leighton

Piano
Leighton teaches piano. He recently completed his Grade 10 RCM exam, and has now been accepted to the Piano Program at the University of Calgary. This will be his fourth full year teaching with Music Central, and he will take students from beginner to Grade 8 RCM. Leighton will prepare students for Festival and RCM exams. He has been a valuable asset to Music Central and we are happy to welcome him back for another year.

Cassidy

Piano, Flute
Cassidy teaches piano and plays at a Grade 10 RCM level. She is also a gifted Flutist. She will be teaching piano students from beginner to Grade 4 RCM, and beginner to intermediate Flute students. Cassidy will prepare students for Festival and RCM examinations. This will be her second full year with Music Central and we are happy to welcome her back.

Andrea

Voice
Andrea is a voice instructor and has completed her master’s degree in Vocal Performance. She performs with the Cowtown opera in Calgary, and has been a very valuable asset as a teacher on our staff. She will prepare students for festival and RCM examinations. We extend our welcome to her as she begins her second year with the Music Central staff.

Joanne

Piano
Joanne teaches piano and is working at a Grade 8 RCM level. She is able to take students from beginner to Grade 2 RCM level. She will prepare students for Festival and RCM examinations. This will be Joanne’s second year teaching with Music Central, and we extend a welcome back to her.

Christina

Piano
Christina teaches piano and can teach students from beginner to Grade 7 RCM level. She has a diploma from the Red Deer College of Art in classical music, and is preparing to do her Grade 10 RCM exam in January 2015. She will prepare students for Festival and RCM exams. This will be her second full year with Music Central and we look forward to another great year with her.

Samantha

Piano
Samantha has taken lessons at Music Central for several years, and is now working at a Grade 8 RCM level. Samantha acted as a substitute teacher for us last year, and has proven herself ready for a teaching position this year. She will teach beginner to Grade 2 RCM students. We are happy to welcome Samantha to our teaching staff.

Sierra

Piano
Sierra has taken lessons at Music Central for several years, and is now working at Grade 7 RCM level. She also was a substitute teacher for us last year, and has shown her skills as a teacher. She will take beginner to Grade 1 RCM and we are pleased to welcome her to our staff.

Savanna

Piano (MYC)
Savanna has been teaching with Music Central for three years and this will be her fourth full year on staff. She is working at a Grade 9 RCM level, and can take students from beginner to Grade 4 RCM. Savanna will prepare students for Festival and RCM exams and we are happy to have her join us for another year. Savanna also teaches Music For Young Children in Okotoks in the studio of Dora Hall, as well as at Allegro Music in Calgary.

Guitar Lessons for all ages

We have had a wonderful experience ever since coming to Carla Humphreys and Music Central with all four of our children. Our children have developed a love for music and have even enjoyed practicing and working hard on their lessons. Carla’s kindness and positive encouragement combined with her experience and expertise has led our children to want to please her each week, and motivated them to practice what she has taught them at home. This hard work has lead to their success and enjoyment of their instruments, and an overall love and appreciation for music and the arts. We have also felt that the diligence and discipline developed in their music lessons, has had a positive effect on their school work and other areas of their lives. We are very pleased with Music Central and would wholeheartedly recommend it to all our friends.

Angie and Jason Leishman

Alberta Music School