Owner / Piano & Voice - (Beginner to Advanced)
Carla Humphreys is the owner and operator of Music Central Ltd. She currently teaches piano and voice and has her ARCT in Piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She has studied vocal performance at the University of Calgary.
Carla has been teaching piano since 1971 and voice since 1990. She loves to share her passion for music with students of all ages and levels. Carla is fully qualified to prepare students for examinations, festivals and other competitions and performances.
Piano & Voice - (Beginner to Advanced)
Sheila Paton received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance from the University of Lethbridge in 2008. She brings over 10 years of experience teaching voice, piano and theory and is fully qualified to prepare students for exams, festivals, other performances and competitions. She has participated in choirs across the province including the University Singers (U of L), Foothills Centennial Chorus and Mount Royal Youth Choir. She has also participated in choral competitions at the local, provincial, national and international levels. She has also taken the opportunity to experience music and culture exchanges to Cuba and Scotland. Sheila grew up in Okotoks and is looking forward to sharing her love of music with the community that has given her so much.
Voice - (Beginner to Advanced) / Piano – (Beginner to Early Intermediate)
Cristina joins Music Central this year after completing a Master of Music in Voice Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, a Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto and a Diploma in Theatre Performance from Mount Royal University. She is also a talented piano teacher with level 9 from the Royal Conservatory of Music. Cristina has over 8 years of teaching experience in music and drama, group and individual classes. Cristina will be a great asset to our teaching staff. Her goals as a teacher are to find the unique voice of every student through fun and creative teaching methods. She wants every student to become well-rounded and proficient through technique and artistry so they can make music with confidence. She is thrilled to be joining the Music Central team!!
Violin / Piano – (Beginner to Advanced)
Cathy has been with Music Central for 20 years. She has over 30 years of teaching experience and we are very happy to welcome her back this year. Cathy has a degree from the Western Board of Music in Violin and Piano. She is fully qualified to prepare students for examinations and festivals or any other competitions and performances. Her knowledge and experience is very evident in the progress of her students. Welcome back Cathy!!
Violin / Viola – (Beginner to Advanced)
Micaela began fostering her love of music at age 6. Her passion has taken her to learning 3 different instruments, piano, violin and viola. She has taken private lessons in all three and has achieved level 7 piano, level 8 violin and level 9 viola as well as level 9 harmony. Micaela has participated in the Mount Royal University Junior Orchestra program, Conservatory Sinfonia and the Calgary Youth Orchestra where she currently uses her talent. She continues to explore different repertoire and searches for improvements by participating in master classes with Chris Sandvoss. She has recently worked with guests such as Michael van der Sloot, Dan Scholz, Sharon Wei and Jeremy Berry from the Callidore quartet. Music Central is very happy to welcome Micaela to our teaching team.
Piano / Flute – (Beginner to Advanced)
Music Central welcomes Gaetan, who holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivieres. He brings over 18 years of teaching experience in piano and flute. His passion and commitment is to help his students succeed in achieving their goals. Many of his students have excelled in exams and festivals and also won at provincial and national competitions. He believes that every student needs an individual approach that is suited to their personality. Although Gaetan has considerable experience training students for exams and competitions, he enjoys, just as much, teaching students who just want to learn for their own pleasure. He is always happy to help anyone in exploring or perfecting the art of music.
Piano - (Beginner to Level 5 RCM)
Treena has been teaching piano at Music Central for 4 years. She brings over 20 years of experience teaching and is dedicated to the progress of her students. Treena loves to work with all ages and abilities to find their best way of learning. She is versatile and willing to give her all to each student including preparing them for examinations, festivals and other performances. Her sweet loving personality and her love for music and teaching is definitely an asset to our studio. We look forward to another wonderful year for you and our students.
Piano - (Beginner to Level 4 RCM)
Megan is coming back for her 5th year teaching at Music Central. She has completed the requirements for level 8 with the Royal Conservatory of Music. She has continued her studies and now plays at a Level 9-10. She is a very talented and sensitive pianist and has proven herself as a teacher. Megan is kind and gentle, very patient and willing to give her students her full attention. She is able to prepare students for examinations and festivals. Music Central is very happy to welcome her back for another year.
Piano - (Beginner to Level 4 RCM)
Daniella is returning for her 3rd year as a piano teacher for beginner to RCM Level 4. She is a dedicated musician and talented teacher. She is currently working toward Level 10 with the Royal Conservatory of Music. She will prepare students for examinations, festivals, recitals and other performances. Daniella loves teaching and sharing her passion for music.
Guitar / Ukulele - (Beginner to Advanced)
Jeff has been teaching guitar (acoustic, electric, bass) and ukulele at Music Central for 4 years. He has over 20 years of teaching experience including a degree from the Red Deer College of Art. He is able to take students of any age and ability. Jeff is a passionate musician and is excited to continue sharing his knowledge. As a well rounded musician, Jeff is passionate in teaching his students in whatever genre they wish to pursue.
Guitar / Bass / Drums / Ukulele - (Beginner to Advanced)
Jean-pascal (JP) has completed 3 years of classical guitar in 1995 and received his Bachelor of Music degree in 1999 in Jazz Guitar performance at the Université du Québec a Trois-Riviéres. JP has over 25 years of teaching experience in Guitar, Bass guitar, Drums and Ukulele. When JP is not teaching he enjoys touring as a professional freelance musician. He has toured across Canada over the past 30 years and through the USA twice in the early 2000’s. JP is a very popular teacher at Music Central and we welcome him back to our teaching team this year.