About the Teachers

Meet the teachers of Rosewood Park Music School.

Carol Shellenberg

DIRECTOR, YAMAHA GROUP TEACHER, AND FLUTE LESSONS


Carol Shellenberg began her music adventure playing the flute in the Regina Lions Band at the age of eight. For many years she was involved with the concert and marching aspects of the band program. At the age of ten it was recommended that Carol began taking private lessons. Over the next number of years she completed grades two through nine of The Royal Conservative examinations. She was also involved in competitions in the city of Regina, Sask. Along with flute Carol was a part of the music scene in Regina through voice, and piano in her youth. As of late Carol has graduated with her Bachelor of Music from Ambrose University where she enjoyed being a part of choir, orchestra, and solo flute performances. While Carol continues to pursue her musical career, she is also working on her Early Childhood Education through Lakeland College.


Carol has been a private flute teacher for a number of years, and has had a number of students ranging in musical experience and age. For the last year Carol has also worked as a musical instructor to children in earlier years (6 months - 3 years of age) teaching the basics of music and demonstrating a wide variety of musical genres. Carol thoroughly enjoys teaching music, as she believes it equips an individual with a lifelong love and knowledge for a universal language.


Carol is now excited to begin her journey of Music Director at Rosewood Park School of Music!

Maria Guidos-Albert

TEACHER, PRIVATE VIOLIN & PIANO LESSONS


Maria Guidos-Albert is a Saskatchewan native, and after living in Manitoba and Ontario for over 20 years, is now based in Regina. She is a violinist and a pianist, having her Performance A.R.C.T.s in both instruments. She is an alumni of Brandon University with a Performance Degree in Violin, and has studied with Ernest Kassian, Francis Chaplin, Gwen Hoebig, Nandor Szederkenyi, Dana Mazurkevich, and Sally Thomas, in both private and summer studies.


Previous Concertmaster and Principal Second Violin in the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and of numerous chamber, and small ensemble orchestras, she is presently a member of the Regina Symphony Orchestra.


Guidos-Albert is an active chamber player, including ensembles such as the Timmins Symphony Quartet, and presently, a quartet comprised of Regina Symphony players (Amelia Borton, Andrea Hedlund, and Megan Zak), duos, trios, and ensemble works with people such as Simon Fryer, Natalie Williams Calhoun, Amelia Borton, Oxana Ossiptchouk, Marcelle Guidos, and Natalia Chabukiani.


Teaching since 1983, Guidos-Albert has a full studio of private lessons and chamber coaching.

Ethan Perron

TEACHER, GUITAR LESSONS


Ethan Perron picked up his first electric guitar at the age of nine and to this day has a hard time setting it down. He enjoys playing with other musicians and overall loves making music a part of his everyday life. Ethan has become a skilled guitarist through lessons and countless hours of practice. He has grown his guitar playing abilities through the years, learning many different styles of play. He’s very comfortable in the blues, classic rock, and pop genres, as well as dabbling in flamenco, classical, and funk. Playing both acoustic and electric guitar, he is versatile in the music he plays. 

Ethan believes in learning music through the experience of playing, with each song used as an opportunity to build on the basics in a fun way. He has experience with kids, with his highest level of experience being with children during hockey summer camp. Ethan is excited to share his skills and love of music through teaching and cannot wait to help students fall in love with guitar the same way he did.

Bethany Gadd

TEACHER, PIANO LESSONS


Bethany has been playing piano since age five. She is a third-generation music instructor, and in addition to the firm grounding she has received in piano technique and musical expressiveness, she brings an infectious delight to the task of teaching. She synthesizes a passionate musicality with an interest in the mechanics of healthy playing and a fascination with the theoretical aspects of music-making.


Bethany has attained her Royal Conservatory Level 8 Piano and Level 9 Harmony certifications. She is currently studying piano performance with Jenn Crawford. Bethany has played in performance masterclasses with guest clinicians Gordon Gerrard, Philip Chiu, David McIntyre, and others, and has participated in the Regina Music Festival. She accompanies congregational singing in church regularly and has participated as a singer in the Saskatchewan Youth Choir.


Though primarily trained in the classical tradition, her musical interests extend into other genres. Jazz improvisation and harmonization are directions that particularly intrigue her.


Bethany aspires to lead her students into both well-developed skills and a lifelong love and understanding of music.

Gabe Omolida

TEACHER, PIANO LESSONS


Gabe was born in the Philippines and moved to Canada at the age of 9 where he started to play the piano. Playing quickly turned into a passion as he went through the Royal Conservatory of Music program. Gabe has completed the required theory tests and piano practical exams throughout. He is now currently a third-year student taking a Bachelors of Music Performance with Piano as my major, Dr. Katherine Dowling as the key professor during these studies.


Also involved heavily in the community as a member of our music committee and a regular collaborative pianist for choirs; the Regular Choir, Chancel Singers, and Contemporary Group. On top of everything, Gabe enjoys singing in choirs as a member of the Halcyon Choir and a member of the University of Regina Chamber Choir.


Gabe has been teaching piano for a number of years and is now looking forward to continuing at the Rosewood Park School of Music.

Sarah Schell

TEACHER, PIANO LESSONS


Sarah has been playing piano since she was seven years old. She is currently studying piano under the instruction of Jenn Crawford. Sarah has participated in the Regina Music Festival several times throughout her piano career. In addition to piano, she played the trumpet within her school band and was involved with the Regina Christian School choir.


Although she mainly focuses on learning classical pieces, Sarah has taken a liking to the jazz and blues genre. She also enjoys exploring different arrangements of Christian and Pop music. Sarah believes that exposure to a variety of genres is key to producing a well rounded musician. She encourages young musicians to do the same.


Sarah’s love for music is a key reason for wanting to pass down her knowledge to younger students. She enjoys working with children and is eager to lead her students in their musical journey. Sarah’s patience, kindness and musical knowledge is what will shine through her piano instruction.

Johanna Kwon

TEACHER, YAMAHA GROUP LESSONS & PIANO LESSONS


Johanna is thrilled to embark on her new piano teaching adventure in Regina at Rosewood Park School of Music. She has been playing piano since the age of 4 and holds an ARCT diploma in Performance and Piano Teaching through the Royal Conservatory of Music.  She started teaching piano since 1997 with students ranging from ages 3 to adults and has been involved in Kiwanis festivals, concert band and jazz band playing percussion and trumpet. Her music teaching experience includes private piano lessons, Kodaly & Orff, and Yamaha group classes. Johanna has completed her Yamaha Grade 5 in Fundamentals and Piano. She is enthusiastic about teaching and loves engaging her students in fun-filled learning that contributes to self-development and overall wellness. Johanna enjoys playing ensemble music and has played in handbell choirs on and off since 2000.

Debbie Strugari

TEACHER, FLUTE LESSONS


Debbie is a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music, with an ARCT in Flute. She is also a Registered Music Teacher with the Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers Association. Recently she passed the audition for the Regina Symphony Orchestra, has become a member of the National Flute Association and has played in a variety of flute orchestras.


Currently, she is preparing for RCM Grade 10 piano certification and has been certified as an Elementary Piano Teacher Specialist. 

She believes that music lessons are the greatest gift you can give your child. Music lessons from an early age help inspire creativity, discipline and responsibility in preparing for their lesson, self-expression, concentration, patience, determination, muscular co-ordination, poise and self-confidence. 


Her teaching philosophy is that students learn best when they are taught in a patient, kind and compassionate environment where they are challenged and motivated to learn. Debbie believes that lessons should be a good balance of learning new concepts, with the bar moving slightly higher within an atmosphere of success and satisfaction with what is being achieved. Students will be encouraged and recognized for doing their best. Her hope is that I will help to ignite a spark that will support life-long learning and curiosity, and help stimulate the student to want to keep learning and exploring for all of their days.