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. In these early years she completed grades two through five of The Royal Conservative examinations on piano as well as flute and has most recently completed her Grade 10 in flute performance. 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. Carol 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 her work in her musical career, she is also working on her Early Childhood Education through Lakeland College.
Carol has been a private flute and piano teacher for a number of years, and has had a number of students ranging in musical experience and age. 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 using Yamaha and Music Adventures. Carol thoroughly enjoys teaching music, as she believes it equips an individual with a lifelong love and knowledge for a universal language.
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.
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.
TEACHER, PIANO LESSONS
Gabe Omolida began piano lessons at the age of 9, the same year he arrived to Canada. This hobby quickly turned into a passion as he went through the Royal Conservatory of Music program with private teacher Gilbert Proulx until grade 12. He took the required theory tests and piano practical exams throughout his journey with RCM, and stopped after Level 10 when he entered into his first year of university. He was taught by Dr. Katherine Dowling for his entire undergraduate program, and is now graduated with a Bachelors of Music Performance Degree. He is now currently taking further lessons with Janice Denike, a teacher who has also taught his undergraduate professor, in preparation for his Master’s Degree auditions.
Furthermore, Gabe is involved heavily in his church as he is a member of the music committee, as well as the primary accompanist for the choirs/soloists and keyboardist for weekly services. His other activities includes singing in choirs, accompanying for other musicians, and playing tennis and volleyball. Lastly, he has been participating in Regina Music Festival since grade 10 and has since been enjoying the performing experience of it.
He has been teaching piano since 2019 as a private teacher from his own home. But, due to COVID-19, he had to let all his students go. Now, Gabe is looking forward to continuing to teach at Rosewood and to share his passion for music to his students!